The Mobile Press Registers reports that legal experts are questioning a judge's rulings that lead to the former Alabama Quarterback Kenny Stabler's DUI acquittal. Stabler refused the breath test in June after a Robertsdale police officer pulled over his SUV on Ala. 59. Such a refusal can be [...]
News Herald reports on the competition for flyers at the region's airports: Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Okaloosa County), Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport or Panama City-Bay County International Airport, which is the $315 million airport scheduled for completion in 2010. According [...]
During his campaign, Sheriff-elect David Morgan outlined his plans for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. The daily newspaper has packaged those campaign promises into an article. 1. Hiring more deputies - Go from 228 on patrol to 290-295. 2. Restructuring the sheriff's office - 65% of ECSO [...]
This council is shaping up to be a strong one - one that will be open to new ideas and change. We could have three to five new voices. Definitely will have a more feminine touch. Nobles was a dominate voice. It will be interesting to see who rises up. Not having him on the council will make it [...]
STATEMENT BY CITY COUNCILMAN JOHN W. “JACK” NOBLES November 7, 2008 After a great deal of prayerful introspection and with the advice and support of my family, I have withdrawn as a candidate for re-election to our City Council. I wish my successor, Diane Mack, the best and am confident [...]
Council member-elect Diane Mack was totally surprised by incumbent Jack Nobles dropping out of their runoff race for At Large District 8. She said a friend at WEAR TV 3 had called her and she first thought it was joke. Mack did describe Nobles' withdrawal as the "most gracious thing to do." Her [...]
Jack Nobles has issued a press release that he is dropping out of the city run-off. That will make Diane Mack the council person for At-Large 8.
The proposed city charter may address this, but District 2 and 7 are too small. PENSACOLA: 38,505 CITY DISTRICT 1: 5,879 CITY DISTRICT 2: 4,983 CITY DISTRICT 3: 6,123 CITY DISTRICT 4: 6,196 CITY DISTRICT 5: 5,517 CITY DISTRICT 6: 5,162 CITY DISTRICT 7: 4.645
Now that three county commissioners are settled until 2012. Escambia County needs to consider redrawing its commissioner boundaries. Here is how the latest voter rolls look: Escambia County: 197,056 registered voters CO COMM DIST 1: 42,231 CO COMM DIST 2: 38,015 CO COMM DIST 3: 33,383 [...]
NorthEscambia.com has confirmed that West Fraser’s McDavid Lumbermill has been shut down, at least temporarily. Read more.
I don't think the City of Pensacola has ever had a runoff for an At-Large seat or Mayor, but history shows it doesn't take many votes to win the single member districts. District 2 - Larry Johnson v. Marty Donovan - will probably take 900-950 votes. District 7 - Ronald Townsend v. Jacqueline [...]
Palin fans have already launched palin4pres2012.com and are creating mailing lists for the Alaskan governor to make a run for the White House in four years. Fox News has joined Newsweek on blasting Palin. And it's bad if GOP-loving Fox News has turned on Palin. They are reporting: -- She [...]
Just got word that sawmill in McDavid has been closed. Workers were told at 4 a.m. when they arrived for work.