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Owens talk of Judicial Center

Newly-elected Public Defender James Owens had the Blanchard Judicial Center buzzing yesterday. Long-time employees were dismissed and told to pack their things and not return to work today. There is a persistent rumor that more will happen today. We hear that the locks on the PD offices have been [...]

Boone Report: Pate is back

News: Pate Goes Back To Council On Thursday by Sean Boone Last month City Council voted down a staff recommended lease amendment for the Pate Stevedore Company on port property. But with a few number adjustments presented on Monday to the Committee of the Whole, Pate might now get another [...]

Sansom resigns from college

Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom has resigned from his vice president position at Northwest Florida State College. This is the statement that he read to the House: " Members, before we get started I'd like to make a brief, personal announcement.   Together with my family, I have decided to [...]

Craig will join ECSO

David Craig, the producer and founder of the Reality News Network, will a part of the Morgan administration in the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. Craig will be in charge of the ECSO's community relations. Craig served as Morgan's press adviser during the campaign. Note: Sheriff Morgan [...]

Open letter to Pensacola City Council

January 2, 2009 Dear Council Members: At its meeting on December 11th the City Council failed to approve the Pate Stevedore Company ("PATE") Lease Amendment #1. I attended that Council meeting and made some comments regarding Lease Amendment #1 (the "Amendment"). I also submitted a written [...]

Pratt joins blogosphere

From Pensacola City Council-elect Megan Pratt: I mulled creating a website vs creating a blog for a while. Finally bit the bullet and started a blog since it was faster than creating a website. It is located at http://meganprattd9.blogspot.com/. I have just put my first legitimate content up, on [...]

Bigger ECSO presence on the beach

Sheriff-elect David Morgan plans to reactivate the law enforcement reserve program. These volunteers will be used to give the ECSO a stronger presence on Pensacola Beach and other parts of Escambia County. "I don't know why the prior administration let this program lapse," says Morgan. "These [...]

Salamander halts 98 Bypass

The goal of the Hwy 98 Bypass it to reduce the driving time from Pensacola to Panama City to one hour and 45 minutes. The price tag is $3 billion for the toll road. The cost for the environmental impact study is $20 million - $3-$4 million extra for the salamander study. Read more.

Ticket sports host convicted

Scott McKinney, co-host of "Southern Sports Tonight" and "Morning Wrap" on 98.1 FM The Ticket, pleaded guilty Jan. 2 to nine counts of theft and one count each of organized fraud, money laundering and racketeering. The Daily News reports: "Eight of the theft charges involved money taken from [...]

Walker Holmes: Chapter 6

The Walker Holmes mystery "Deadline" continues. Remember the events depicted in this novella are fictitious. Any similarity to any person living or dead is merely coincidental. I have used some real places, but the characters are unique. And as always with my writing, please forgive the [...]

News Channel ratings

LA Times reports: "Fox News racked up its seventh straight year as the most-watched cable news channel, delivering an average prime-time viewership of 2.1 million, 40% more than 2007, according to data released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. CNN placed second with 1.3 million, up 69%, while [...]

Studer Group offers scholarships

Press Release Studer Group will be hosting an institute on Pensacola Beach that will teach attendees skills needed to produce better bottom line results during tough economic times. Best practices in staff accountability, selection, development and customer service will be some of the topics [...]

Staff delays CMP to Jan. 28

The Pensacola City Council received a memo from interim City Manager Al Coby informing them that a City Council Workshop on the master developer agreement has been set for Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. As I feared, the city staff is slowing down the CMP process to a crawl. Citizens approved the CMP in [...]

Special Session has limits

Next week, the Florida Legislature will hold a special session to deal with the state budget crisis. There are some limits placed on the session by Senate president Jeff Atwater and House Speaker Ray Sansom. The lawmakers can not consider any changes to the alcohol or tobacco taxes. They can [...]

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