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Walker Holmes, Deadline Chp. 2

The first chapter of the Walker Holmes mystery was well received. Readers met Walker, some of the staff of the Pensacola Insider and Big Boy. Chapter 2 introduces a few more characters. Remember the events depicted in this novella are fictitious. Any similarity to any person living or dead is [...]

PNJ writes Hall editorial, nine days later

The daily newspaper takes on Sam Hall for leaving a council meeting early to avoid a vote and possibly lying about a trip to Atlanta. The event happened on Dec. 11. The editorial is published on Dec. 20. Were there so many other opinions that needed to be published first? Was this such a [...]

Van Galen gets Wisc. chancellorship

UWF Vice President for Advancement has been recommended to be the next Chancellor for University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Read news-uwrf-chancellor-recommendation

ECSO sheriff settles with Jeff Van Camp

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office has settled with former deputy Jeff Van Camp - or more accurately McNesby's insurance carrier did. Van Camp has been reinstated as the head of Crimestoppers at the ECSO. There was a lump sum payment also. We will make a public records request for the [...]

How journalism will survive

From Online Journalism Review: Activist newsrooms don't have to abandon journalistic principles, says Robert Niles. "They simply need to refocus on principles they should have been aspiring to all along -- such as accuracy, truth and justice," he writes. "Our reports must be factually accurate. [...]

Don Gaetz: Real power

State Sen. Don Gaetz has been appointed by Senate President Jeff Atwater to head the Senate Select Committee on Florida's Economy. According to Atwater: "The mission of this Select Committee on Florida’s Economy is to create incentives and eliminate disincentives to economic recovery and [...]

Sansom bumper stickers

Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom deserves a bumper sticker to honor his special relationship with Northwest Florida State College. Here are a few suggestions: Got state funds? Got job! Honk, if you never attended a NWFSC board meeting in your life. My other job is Speaker of the [...]

How will state lawmakers serve us?

Our state representatives, Greg Evers, Dave Murzin and Clay Ford, have been given their committee and council assignments. We have two chairmanships: Evers votes on Roads, Bridges & Ports Policy Committee and Murzin on Economic Development & Community Affairs Policy Council. Two vice [...]

NWFSC loves Sansom, not Gaetz

"I have never been invited to a meeting of the Northwest Florida State College board of directors in my life."---my favorite from today's Daily News article on a special meeting the Board of Trustees of Northwest Florida State College had with Rep. Ray Sansom last spring in Tallahassee. It's by [...]

Beware of gift cards

If you bought a gift card at Experience Salon, you are out of luck. The new owners - former employees of Experience - have told customers that will not honor gift cards issued by their former boss, Phil Fennell. See letter: exp-card We've heard similar complaints about other businesses that [...]

Bits and pieces

We heard yesterday that the negotiations between new Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and the teachers union have broken off. Union wants a larger pay increase than Thomas can give, especially with projected cuts coming from Tallahassee. Also there are rumblings among the Escambia County [...]

Bye, Luke

WCOA host Luke McCoy has his last show on Friday, Dec. 19. It has been reported that Cumulus will replace him and "Pensacola Speaks" with syndicated programming. Luke saw the candidates for which he campaigned so vigorously fall this year: Sheriff Ron McNesby, Marty Donovan and John McCain. In [...]

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