State & National News

Obamacare ruling expected today

January 31, 2011

Today, Judge Roger Vinson is expected to decide the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and 26 states filed a lawsuit…

Politics

Future ECAT riders

January 31, 2011

Here is the list of Pensacola city employees losing their city car take-home privilege: Airport Airport Director Airport Law Enforcement Engineering City Engineer Energy Services of Pensacola Area Manager Admin Officer, Engineering Measurement Services Leader Technology…

News

UWF students warned of abduction attempt

January 30, 2011

ARGO ALERT Earlier this afternoon, a female was approached from behind in what appeared to be an attempted abduction at or near the Fountains Apartments near campus, but she was able to escape the assailant and…

News

Cliffnotes of Hayward ethics code

January 29, 2011

✓ Significantly strengthens the conflict of interest rules and gift rules beyond what is the current minimum standards in the Florida Statutes. ✓ Tightens the rules on gifts to City officials and employees ✓ Prevents former…

Politics

Mayor Hayward knocks out 2 To Do items

January 29, 2011

Mayor Ashton Hayward continues to work at a furious pace knocking off two more items on this “To Do” list during his third week of office. Press Release: Three weeks into the job, and Pensacola’s new…

News

Medic shot

January 29, 2011

This sounds like it’s part of a gang initiation. ECSO Press Release: Escambia County deputies are investigating a shooting that left an Escambia County emergency medic wounded. At around 9:03 p.m. Friday night, deputies responded to…

State & National News

Egypt on Fire

January 29, 2011

I received a link to this website from a colleague in the Middle East: “The people in Egypt are under governmental siege. Mubarak regime is banning Facebook, Twitter, and all other popular internet sites Now, the…

News

Questions for DPA meeting today

January 28, 2011

Today George Hawthorne, CEO of Diversity Program Advisors, unveils his plans for Brownsville Middle School. The meeting is at Pensacola City Hall on the second floor, 1-4 p.m.. It will be broadcast on the city’s website.…

News Politics

People stunned over SRIA decision

January 28, 2011

Not since McGuire Martin ran the Santa Rosa Island Authority to promote his business and personal interests and squash any competition has Pensacola Beach politics come across so backwards. The committee vote to force DeLuna Fest…

Politics

Lies and lack of substance kill aquairum

January 28, 2011

The ECUA Board voted 4-1 to not delay the demolition of the Main Street Sewage Plant. For over a year, Bill Young has promoted his idea—a world-class aquarium built using the old storage tanks at the…

Buzz

Buzz: City staff may lose take-home car privileges

January 27, 2011

There is a quite rumble at City Hall. Mayor Ashton Hayward is cracking down on city staff taking home city vehicles. Who and how many cars involved hasn’t been announced. This doesn’t apply to police.…

News

SRIA says Deluna Fest must buy weekend

January 27, 2011

What is missing from the daily newspaper’s report on the SRIA committee meeting last night is SRIA board member Ed Guernsey telling the DeLuna Fest organizers that they had to pay the Triathlon $12,000 minimum for…

News

Aquarium for Pensacola still wants delay

January 27, 2011

I got this Facebook message: Hi Rick, Aquarium invited you to ECUA board meeting. Vote on delay of demolition of treatment plant. ECUA board meeting. Vote on delay of demolition of treatment plant. Today, January 27…

News

Bath Salt siezed

January 26, 2011

Power of the Blog….ECSO Press Release: Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputies are visiting smoke shops, convenience stores and other retailers and confiscating the now illegal “Bath Salts.” Immediately following an emergency rule made by Florida Attorney General…

News

Aquarium founder blames Rowe

January 26, 2011

Press Release: We were taken in by Rodney Rowe because of his self-purported political clout and understanding of running a not-for-profit. Mr. Rowe introduced himself to me back in October as the Campaign Manager for Governor…