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Millions Nearly Cut From Sheriff’s Budget

By IN Reporter Michael Rutschky A motion to reduce the Sheriff Office’s budget by $2.5 million was rejected on Thursday at the Board of County Commissioner’s second public hearing regarding the county’s new budget. The idea was brought forth by County Commissioner Mike Whitehead and was [...]

IMPACT 100 finalists

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group is pleased to announce that ten grant finalists for 2008 have been selected by five Focus Committees. $112,600 will be awarded to each of 5 recipients at the group’s annual meeting in October. $563,000 was raised in memberships [...]

IN Concept for Library

From Pensacola mayor candidate C.J. Lewis: Nice “Outtakes.” I forwarded it to Mr. Cummings who was at last night’s council meeting and who has been trying to bring the pension issue to their attention. I’m sure he’s glad that someone else cares about the issue. If we [...]

Strand case reversed

The Florida Supreme Court has reversed itself in the Greg Strand case on bond financing READ DECISION

Candidates for Sheriff on IN Your Head Radio: Backtracks

Today on IN Your Head Radio we kicked off an ongoing series of discussions with candidates for local races with the candidates for Escambia County Sheriff.  Both Larry Scapecchi and David Morgan were on, click to listen: Scapecchi Morgan

Who may fall next?

Watch Washington Mutual and Wachovia Bank. Washington Mutual shares are down about 85 percent this year, while Wachovia's have fallen 72 percent. Standard & Poor's Ratings Service cut its counterparty credit rating on Washington Mutual to junk status late Monday. The action follows downgrades by [...]

House approves offshore drilling

Everywhere except west coast of Florida - Read Keeping our distance. This South Florida Sun-Sentinel article has a cool multimedia feature.

Bell replacement won’t be from here

Yesterday Gov. Charlie Crist interviewed the three finalists for the Florida Supreme Court seat vacated by Pensacola native Kenneth Bell's seat. None are from Escambia, Santa Rosa or even Okaloosa County. The finalist are First District Court of Appeal Judge Ricky L. Polston, Tallahassee; First [...]

Speaker of the House, 2014

Supporters of local State Rep. Clay Ford have raised thousands under the premise that Ford will be the Florida Speaker of the House in 2014. Well, it ain't that simple. In fact, the St. Petersburg Times only considers him a dark horse. Read House Speaker race 2014: Game on

Real estate seminar a success

Over 75 people attended our first-ever housing seminar last night. The seminar, "Pre-contract to Post-Closing", was co-sponsored by Escambia-Santa Rosa Real Estate Council, Pensacola Young Professionals and the Independent News. The speakers were Alan Bookman, Richard Sherill, Steve Shell and Kerry [...]

Joe Brown rocks

Troy Moon did a nice story in the PNJ about Joe Brown, the oldest active barber in Florida at age 92 (Read more). Joe works at Esquire Barber Shop, the political gossip center for downtown Pensacola. He worked in the old San Carlos Hotel for 31 years. Joe has a large group of regular customers, [...]

Gannett newspaper revenue falls again

The parent company of the Pensacola News Journal reports its non-broadcast revenue dropped to $300 million, compared with $361 million in August 2007, was only slightly higher than the 16.3% decrease in June and 16.7% in July. Of course, the revenue was still $300 million for August, so I wouldn't [...]

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