Politics

Scott gets BP money, TDC may call emergency meeting

April 11, 2011

Press Release: GOVERNOR SCOTT GETS $30 MILLION FOR NORTHWEST FLORIDA MARKETING FROM BP Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced that the Northwest Florida Tourism Council (NWFTC) will receive a $30-million BP marketing grant to…

State & National News

St. Pete Times: Scott-O-Meter

April 11, 2011

PolitiFact Florida has compiled promises that Rick Scott made during the 2010 campaign and is tracking their progress on its Scott-O-Meter. The St. Pete Times knows how to do this better than anyone. Read more.…

Escambia County Politics

Century wants a marketing strategy

April 11, 2011

NorthEscambia.com reports that Century leaders recently met to discuss how to attract economic development (Read more). Two suggestions: 1. Hire one of the sign people that the daily newspaper interviewed today to flag people off Highway…

News

Question unanswered

April 11, 2011

The daily newspaper front page feature by Mark O’Brien on the charming people who hold signs on street corners and are “loved” (“Sign beyond words”) failed to ask the most important question: “Is that job a…

State & National News

Two stories from Sunday

April 11, 2011

These two stories of corruption in local government caught my eye. The first one is by the Miami Herald “Robaina at center of Hialeah’s ‘shadow banking’: Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina has played a central role in…

News Pensacola Politics

Port of Pensacola: Next Big Issue

April 11, 2011

The future of the Port of Pensacola could be hotly debated this year. Mayor Ashton Hayward has appointed a Port Advisory Committee and City Council President Maren DeWeese is asking the Pensacola City Council to do…

Education

Santa Rosa Drug Usage Stats

April 10, 2011

Escambia County and Santa Rosa counties have  similar percentages of middle and high school students abusing depressants, pain relievers, amphetamines and steriods over the past 30 days, according to the 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey.…

Education

Bergosh is still upset

April 9, 2011

From Jeff Bergosh: We report crimes, we do not condone or attempt to cover-up crimes. A fringe element of our local so-called media has reported erroneous data in his publication which becomes dangerous; He essentially said…

Education

More on School Board Workshop, SROs on agenda

April 9, 2011

Here is the agenda for the special workshop that the Escambia County School Board is holding on the afternoon of Thursday, April 14. There is no discussion of  Tate High or Warrington Middle, although former principal…

Education

FCAT season starts Monday

April 9, 2011

Students in grades 3 to 11 will take from Monday April 11 through April 21 the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, which includes exams in math, reading, science and writing. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11…

News

Vampire Diaries sailor cleared

April 9, 2011

The Navy has dropped dismissal proceedings against a Cantonment sailor who was facing unprofessional conduct charges after being found in bed with another male. Petty Officer Stephen Jones, stationed at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command…

Buzz

Buzz: Plea deal in Tate case

April 9, 2011

My sources tell me that the 16-year-old suspect in the March 1 sexual assault at Tate High School will plead guilty on Monday, April 11 to the assault on the 14 year old female student being…