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Crawfish Festival is booming

Just got back from the Fiesta Crawfish Festival. The IN staff took a break and walked done to Bartram Park. The crawfish are excellent!

Maybe why ECSO K-9 unit suspended

2005 was a very bad year for the K-9 unit...particularly two deputies that cost the ECSO at least two lawsuits. February 2005 Gulf Breeze teen, Addison Salter, is bitten by K-9 after a disturbance at Valentine’s Day dance. Salter later won a lawsuit against the ECSO. James Sullivan, [...]

Santa Rosa does well on FCAT, too

While 12 out of 38 elementary schools in Escambia County equaled or exceeded the state average for the percentage of students who did 4.0 or higher on FCAT writing test. Santa Rosa County had 11 out of 14 schools equal or exceed the state average of 73. ORIOLE BEACH ELEM: 89 BERRYHILL ELEM: [...]

Looking deeper at FCAT scores

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas' press release and the PNJ article on the FCAT are based on the percentage of students that did 3.5 or greater on the FCAT writing test. A higher standard is the percentage of students who did 4.0 or higher. The state average is 73. Escambia County had 12 Elementary [...]

Jim Paul deserves some FCAT credit

Former Superintendent Jim Paul deserves some credit for the increase FCAT writing scores over the past seven years....but don't expect Malcolm Thomas to mention it in his press releases. In fact, new Superintendent Thomas has also failed to mention how the cash reserves that Paul built up have [...]

ECSO dogs shutdown

WEAR TV 3 reported last night that K-9 unit at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office has been temporarily shutdown by the Department of Justice. According to WEAR, the Department of Justice - which is investigating complaint filed against the McNesby administration - says the ECSO was not properly [...]

“Why we are firefighters”

This comment was posted elsewhere on the blog. I think it deserves more attention: After the pension workshop I had a few thoughts I felt compelled to write down… you; however, are not compelled to read this. Feel free to share this page of ranting… I type fast… I appreciate the forum [...]

Gun Shots

Gun Shots

Pensacola shop owner sent me this photo: "I enjoyed reading your article about the shootings in Pensacola. On a recent Saturrday I got to work to discover a bullet hole in one of my store front widows. I thought you might like the picture. The police officer who came out really just wrote [...]

Blog stats

Rick's Blog began in the spring of 2006. To date, I made 4,016 posts - about four per day. We have had 27,386 comments - an average of 6.8 comments per post. Of course, we have also had 267,607 spam comments.

McCollum-early favorite for GOP race

Political analyst Roger Stone reports Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is the early favorite to be the Republican nominee for Governor if Charlie Crist choses to run for the U.S. Senate. A recent Fabrizio-McLaughlin poll of Republican primary voters showed the AG with about 30% of the vote [...]

College board meets to discuss status of Richburg

The Board of Trustees of Northwest Florida State College meets today to discuss the status of its college president, Bob Richburg. Richburg was recently indicted by a Tallahassee grand jury. He has retired from the college before and was rehired one month later....Yes, he is getting a pension and a [...]

Buzz: Florida Senate passes consolidation

Just got a text message the local bill to form a consolidation commission passed the Florida Senate, YEAS 38 NAYS 0

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