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Did Nodine pass polygraph?

Did Nodine pass polygraph?

The Mobile Press Register reports that Matt Green, attorney for Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine, has released documents he said show that Nodine passed a drug test and a polygraph, proving that he did not have marijuana in his system. Nodine is under investigation after a county garage [...]

Thornton to testify against Gonzalez

Thornton to testify against Gonzalez

As I reported yesterday, Frederick Thornton, Jr., age 19, has agreed to testify against Patrick Gonzalez and the others involved in the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings. Wearing a bright fluorescent green jumpsuit with “Esc. Co. Jail” stamped on the back, the slight Thornton stood this [...]

School has other buyers for Brownsville

School has other buyers for Brownsville

From the PNJ article on the canceled sale of Brownsville Middle School: "Norm Ross, deputy superintendent, said the School District has received some other inquiries from potential buyers." Really? The community needs to weigh in on to whom the School District sells that property and the impact [...]

Thornton may enter plea tomorrow (Update)

Thornton may enter plea tomorrow (Update)

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Frederick Lee Thornton, Jr. will appear before Judge Nickolas Geeker Thursday, Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m. He is expected to enter a plea. Thornton is charged with premeditated homicide and home invasion robbery with firearm or other deadly weapon in the [...]

Deadline on tax credits set for CMPA

Deadline on tax credits set for CMPA

The Capital Trust Agency Community Development Entity, has sent a letter to CMPA, UWF and the City setting Feb. 8 as the deadline for the agency to receive a communication from the CMPA "detailing the specific use, amount, and commitment to close the transaction as noticed, we will conclude the [...]

Brownsville Middle School deal is off

Brownsville Middle School deal is off

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church has withdrawn its offer for Brownsville Middle School after Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas refused to extend the due diligence period beyond 30 days or to consider a lower purchase price after the church discovered that cost of the environmental [...]

The Night They Drank that Dixie Beer Down

The Night They Drank that Dixie Beer Down

What was it like at the NFC National Championship Game? Read this account that was emailed to me. The game was like a parade block party,strangers acting like they knew each other, joking around with some crazy but classy Vikings fans (in contrast with the thugs that comprise too large a [...]

Consolidation fails to get council approval

Consolidation fails to get council approval

The Pensacola City Council vote, 5-4, against telling the state legislative delegation that they support placing the proposed consolidation plan on the ballot next November. Mike Wiggins, John Jerralds, Jewel Canada-Wynn and Megan Pratt voted in favor of consolidation. P.C. Wu was absent, attending [...]

Edgar rests in Thornton case

Edgar rests in Thornton case

The prosecution rested its case yesterday against the chief of staff for jailed former Okaloosa County Charlie Morris. Sabra Thornton is accused of stealing money from the county by manipulating Morris, who is serving time in federal prison for operating a bonus kickback scheme, into using stolen [...]

Mobile DA withdraws from Nodine case

Mobile DA withdraws from Nodine case

Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. has recused himself from the Nodine marijuana case and requested Escambia County (Ala.) District Attorney Stephen Billy handle it and decide whether to pursue drug charges against Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine. Marijuana was found in [...]

Stafford is not running

Spoke with Supervisor of Elections David Stafford. He has decided not to run for Pensacola mayor. "My wife and I had time to really talk it about this weekend and we decided that I should pass." Stafford's term for SOE doesn't expire until 2012. Other names still being batted around for mayor [...]

As predicted, Hall announces for at-large seat

Press Release: I made the decision to run for an at-large seat because I want to be able to serve the city with the same élan that I am serving District 2. During my three years in office, District 2 went from dead last in local option sales tax expenditures to fourth place overall and either [...]

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