News

Daily has good Sunday issue, plus ad first

April 3, 2011

The Pensacola News Journal scores high marks on its news coverage of the state retirement system proposals and the property tax giveaways. It also scored a first—a news section that has a full-page ad as its…

News

Other Local Embezzlement Cases

April 2, 2011

Tina Mitchell embezzled $856,126 from five local homeowners associations between 2006 and 2009 while she worked as an association representative for Montgomery Management Associates. She pleaded guilty in February 2010 to three counts of money laundering…

Thelma-Manley
Politics

Thelma Manley: Background on the case

April 2, 2011

The daily newspaper claims as one of its victories the arrest and prosecution of Thelma Manley. They should. When the Front Porch board members brought them the story in 2007, the paper ran with it. Their…

Buzz News

Buzz: WALL-E quits, moves to court security

April 1, 2011

The robot nicknamed WALL-E, which is being credited with aiding in the peaceful end of an eight-hour standoff Thursday morning in Cantonment, has quit SWAT and asked to be transferred to court security. The newest member…

News

Apple adds breathalyzer APP to iPhones

April 1, 2011

Apple has a new application for its highly popular iPhone. The App converts the cellular phone to a breathalyzer. Using the tracking chip in the phone, the App determines if you are in bar or have…

State & National News

Rubio in the limelight

April 1, 2011

Florida’s junior U.S. senator, Marco Rubio, is taking led on the federal debt debate. According to the New York Times, in the space of 24 hours, Rubio penned an opinion article opposing a higher debt limit,…

News

Pensacola hosts USS destroyer…in Mobile

April 1, 2011

Press Release: The USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) will be commissioned June 4, 2011 at the Alabama State Port Authority docks in a ceremony co-hosted by the City of Pensacola and the City of Mobile.…

Politics

Federal Audit: ECUA did not comply with grant requirements

April 1, 2011

According to a recently released audit, ECUA only spent $1.09 million of a $149.2 million federal grant for Main Street Wastewater Relocation Project with minority-owned contractors and only $4.9 million with women-owned businesses. ECUA officials concurred…

Buzz

Thomas: No plan to cut SROs

March 31, 2011

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas called to say the rumors of him reducing School Resource Officers aren’t true. The District is negotiating its contract with the sheriff’s office. “I intend to put the same amount in the budget…

Education

Reply to blocking Rick’s Blog

March 31, 2011

I received this email from the school district this afternoon: “Ricksblog.biz is not blocked; however, if RicksBlog.biz contains an entry that includes any key/inappropriate word then that entry is blocked for our users. Limits on domain…

Education

Buzz: Thomas may reduce or remove SROs

March 31, 2011

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas was overheard this past week discussing the school resource officers. He said that he was considering reducing the number of SROs or eliminating them entirely from schools. Budget will be tight, no doubt,…