Education Politics

WEAR TV reports on sexual assault at Tate

March 15, 2011

The local ABC affiliate reported last night on the investigation of the possible sexual assault at Tate High School. Two students have been suspended. The alleged crime happened on Tuesday, March 1, but the students weren’t…

Politics

Richburg: Sansom brought hangar deal to him

March 15, 2011

The State Attorney’s Office has released the tapes from its interview of the former president of Northwest Florida State College, Bill Richburg, regarding the grand theft trial of State Rep. Ray Sansom and Jay Odom. Read…

Politics

Fetterman responds to maritime museum article

March 14, 2011

Dearest Friends, I received many emails and calls of encouragement since you read Saturday’s Pensacola News Journal (see attachment) with the information concerning the UWF feasibility study for the Maritime Museum.  I corroborate reporter Jamie Page’s…

Buzz

Buzz: Lincoln Park on chopping black

March 14, 2011

Another school in an American-American neighborhood is up for closure–Lincoln Park Elementary. If the School Superintendent does recommend it and the school board approves, Lincoln Park will be the fourth closed school with a majority minority…

Buzz

The King’s Speech connection

March 14, 2011

Everything has a connection to Pensacola or Germany. Latest proof: The King’s Speech, Oscar-winning film about King George VI. In the movie, King Edward abdicates the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Wallis Simpson’s first…

State & National News

Year of the GOP Governor

March 14, 2011

From Miami Herald: Republicans now hold the governor’s office in 29 states. In addition to New Jersey’s Chris Christie, Florida’s Rick Scott, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Ohio’s John Kasich, here are some others to watch: Mitch…

News

Union/Tea Party Joke heard over the weekend

March 14, 2011

A school teacher, Tea Party member and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes…

Politics

Mainstreet Fairness Act

March 14, 2011

Illinois has passed a law that makes online retailers collect sales taxes on its sales to Illinois businesses and citizens. This isn’t a new tax, but the law puts the small retailers on a more level…

State & National News

Carnival Cruises pulls out of Mobile

March 12, 2011

Last decade, cruise ships were seen as possible salvation for the Port of Pensacola. Of course, the City could get its act together and Mobile landed Carnival. Now the cruise line has announced it is pulling…

News

College pres turns on former benefactors

March 12, 2011

The Daily News is reporting that Bob Richburg, former Northwest Florida State College president, has agreed to testify against Ray Sansom and Jay Odom in their grand theft trial scheduled to begin March 21. In exchange…

Politics

One down, two to go

March 12, 2011

City Attorney Rusty Wells has turned in his resignation, effective April 15. Well, age 66, has been on city staff since he was 26 and was promoted in 2008 to city attorney. His retirement leaves City…

News

Rick Scott coming to Pensacola

March 11, 2011

Press Release: The Escambia County Republican Executive Committee (“ECREC”) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Governor Rick Scott at our 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner at New World Landing in Pensacola on the evening…