Business

Hotel reservations not being made far in advance

April 19, 2011

It was reported yesterday at the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce meeting that hotel reservations are being made from three to 10 days in advance. Except for Blue Angel’s weekend, there are few reservations booked…

Buzz Education

Buzz: ECSO hitting wall on school investigations

April 19, 2011

Buzz: Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan has ordered a review of all the reports from his deputies regarding incidents at the schools. The word I’m getting is that the schools and teachers aren’t being very cooperative…

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State & National News

Giving Back to our Military Families

April 19, 2011

From Labor Secretary Hilda Solis: “There’s no question: service members and their spouses make incredible sacrifices for all of us. Supporting their families and harnessing their talent is not only the right thing to do in…

News

Cursing helps-really, it does

April 19, 2011

Scientists at Keele University have a link between swearing and an increase in pain tolerance. Take that, Sister Mary Joseph. Read more.…

State & National News

Goodin passed over for FDOT

April 19, 2011

. Daily News reports Gov. Rick Scott on Monday named Ananth Prasad as the new secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation. Prasad was one of three finalists for the position. Among the other finalists was…

News

2011 Pulitzer winners for journalism

April 18, 2011

The 95th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced today by Columbia University. The winners in each category, along with the names of…

Education

Brownsville Middle School sale falls through

April 18, 2011

George Hawthorne has notified Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas that his company will not be able to complete its purchased of the closed middle school. His purchase was contingent on Habitat for Humanity agreeing to purchase…

News

Lockheed Martin Is Hiring

April 18, 2011

Two Day Job Fair – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, April 21st (Thursday) & April 22nd (Friday) being held at the: JobsPlus One-Stop Career Center at 409 Racetrack Road NE in Fort Walton Beach. You will…

BP Disaster

GCCF brags about its ‘success’

April 18, 2011

Press Release: Gulf Coast Claims Facility Releases Report on Status of Claims Process On Eve of One Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Oil Explosion. With the approach of the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion…

Entertainment

BP beats BOA in battle for worst corporation

April 18, 2011

From Consumerist: With less than 51% of the vote, BP’s margin of victory over Bank of America was the slimmest of any Worst Company championship death match in the tournament’s six-year history. Read more.…

Education

School Board needs independent investigation

April 18, 2011

It’s becoming clear that the Escambia County School Board needs to do an independent investigation into the reporting of crime and violence in the schools and whether the schools are following their policies. As more details…

Business

Gannett Q1 profits down

April 18, 2011

GannettBlog reports Gannett Co., the owner of Bella Magazine, Pensacola News Journal and 81 other newspapers as well as television stations, reported first-quarter profit decreased 23% as circulation and print advertising continued to decline. Net income…