State & National News

Gaetz targets higher education

September 21, 2011

On Monday, State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) was approved by his colleagues to be the Florida Senate President for 2012-2014. The website Florida Current covered the vote and the accompanying speeches. For Northwest Florida, the election…


Mayor’s Office – Weekly Update 9.20.11

September 20, 2011

Press Release: Port of Pensacola secures grant funding, attendance up at pre-school programs, and City launches Facebook and Twitter –The Port of Pensacola has been awarded $1.95 million in grant funding from the Florida Seaport Transportation…


Buzz: TDC not going away

September 20, 2011

Perdido Key Chamber Chairwoman Alison Davenport doesn’t have to worry about the Tourism Development Commission going way. It was formed by legislative act and can’t be easily dissolved without also doing away with the bed tax…

Education News

More on Dixon showdown tonight

September 20, 2011

IN reporter Jeremy Morrison interviewed Rev. Lutimothy May about tonight’s Escambia County School Board vote on whether to close A.A. Dixon Charter School. If the Board does it, they will be on track to close more…


Don’t panic

September 20, 2011

Have had my hands full completing this week’s issue. The cover story is powerful and on an important issue so I needed to focus on it. Right now, I’m on The Ed Schultz Radio Show with…


Thomas tells IN that he is in favor of closing A.A. Dixon

September 19, 2011

IN reporter Jeremy Morrison interviewed Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas today about the School Board tomorrow on whether to close the A.A. Dixon charter school. Thomas predicts the struggling school will be shut down,…