Politics

Robertson and Moore business partners

January 20, 2011

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson and Donald Moore, the former owner of AES, are partners in MBR of Northwest Florida, LLC. Moore is under investigation for AES, payroll processing company, writing worthless payroll checks to its…

Education

Escambia County schools get $8.37 million

January 20, 2011

It took awhile but the Escambia County Public School District got word today that it will get $8,373,647 in Race to Top funds. Press Release: Five additional school districts have been awarded Race to the Top…

Politics

Pensacola Plaza refinanced

January 20, 2011

Colliers International | Atlanta Capital Markets Group Vice President Forrest Speed has arranged the $6.4 million refinancing of Pensacola Plaza, a 115,597-square-foot, Class A office building in downtown Pensacola, Fl anchored by Coastal Bank & Trust.…

News

CMPA sues MPDP

January 20, 2011

Yesterday Community Maritime Park Associates filed a suit against Maritime Park Development Partners. Here is the 15-page complaint that was filed: Complaint.…

Buzz

Buzz: Thomas, Habitat deal for Brownsville close

January 20, 2011

Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas is close to brokering his deal for the sale of Brownsville Middle School. It’s unknown how many meetings had to be held at Krispy Kreme to complete it. This will be…

Politics

Aquarium gets its delay

January 20, 2011

Daily newspaper reports that Bill Young and his group raised $50K in commitments to pay for his feasibility study. Yesterday the ECUA Citizen Advisory Committee voted 8-2 to ask the utility to delay the bid opening…

News

More on AES

January 19, 2011

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the Office of the State Attorney together with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a joint investigation regarding allegations concerning the employee leasing company AES as well as…

Buzz

Buzz: Nobles, Fair, McKinney moving to new bank

January 19, 2011

The word on the street is Coastal Bank and Trust Co. executives that resigned yesterday-former city councilman Jack Nobles, Bobby Fair and Rex McKinney-will be part of new bank that is being formed in Pensacola. The…

Buzz

Buzz: Deluna Fest moving to downtown?

January 19, 2011

The battle over what event will be approved for September 30-October 2, 2011 may push DeLuna Fest to downtown Pensacola. Pensacola Beach Songwriter’s Festival and Pensacola Beach Triathlon both want the same weekend and don’t want…

State & National News

Scott names new head for DCF

January 19, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott has tapped David Wilkins to head Department of Children & Families. According to the Miami Herald, Wilkins is the finance chief of the Florida Baptist Children’s Home, “a private agency that allows only…

Politics

AES owner connected to power

January 19, 2011

AES owner Donald Moore has been a heavy campaign contributor to local and state officials, giving $3500 to Commissioner Wilson Robertson, $2500 each to Rep. Dave Murzin and Commissioner Kevin White, and $2000 to Sheriff Ron…

Politics

Bank ratings

January 18, 2011

BauerFinancial, an independent bank research firm in Coral Gables, ranks banks around the country. Here are how the banks in our area stack up: Bank of America: Three Stars Bank of the South: Five Stars Beach…

State & National News

Two banks top Florida complaint list

January 18, 2011

St. Petersburg Times reports Bank of America and JP­Morgan Chase accounted for a quarter of all bank complaints in Florida last year, with mortgage disputes by far the most common gripe statewide. Complaints about BOA have…