Escambia County Politics

GOP roundup

June 26, 2009

Our Congressman, Jeff Miller, has endorsed Marco Polo Rubio who is running for the GOP nomination for the US Senate against Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. Some local Republicans are scratching their heads at why Miller would…

Escambia County Politics

No more cuts by Magaha

June 24, 2009

Spoke with Lisa Bernau, Chief Deputy for Escambia County Clerk of Courts/Comptroller Ernie Lee Magaha, about the change in funding for the Clerk that will go into effect July 1. Other clerks around the state are…

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City Council goals

June 24, 2009

The Pensacola City Council has a goal-setting session on Tuesday, June 30 at 9 a.m. Sam Hall and Larry Johnson have shared their five goals: Larry Johnson ~ Green Community Encouraging green buildings. Our city leading…

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Cuts may be coming to Clerk offices

June 24, 2009

Here is a story that we will follow up on today. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Gov. Charlie Crist signed a bill that changes how Florida funds its 67 clerks’ offices, putting them on the same…

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Civic Center wins another Venues Today award

June 23, 2009

Press release: Venues Today, an entertainment industry publication, has named the Pensacola Civic Center among its “Top Stops” in the U.S. for the sixth month in a row. The June “Top Stops” list puts the SMG…

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San Diego Chicken comes to Pensacola

June 23, 2009

The famous San Diego Chicken will be at Pelican Park tonight. This is his last season. He (a.k.a. Ted Giannoulas) will be retiring at the end of the year. We interviewed him for the IN (read…

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Gannett woes

June 23, 2009

The Deal Magazine analyzes the debt obligations of Gannett, owner of the Pensacola News Journal. The company must raise $400 million between now and 2011 in a market where many bondholders would refer default. Moody’s has…

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ED Free Week pledge

June 22, 2009

Rick’s Blog is having an Economic Development Free Week. No posts will be made on Economic Development, various ED plans or political antics regarding ED. We have also set up an ED Free Week pledge for…

Escambia County

Staff proposes using General Funds for ECUA debt

June 22, 2009

There are three big items up for discussion during today’s committee meetings of the Pensacola City Council: billing non-profits for parades, compensation and benefit study, and amending the inter-local agreement with ECUA over demolishing the Main…

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Scarborough honored at The Fish House

June 20, 2009

Collier Merrill hosted a party and book signing for Joe Scarborough,host of “Morning Joe,” our former Congressman and one-time publisher and editor of our paper. Joe’s book, “The Last Best Hope”, is a bestseller that focuses…

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Rubio picks up conservative endorsement

June 20, 2009

Miami Herald is reporting that South Florida conservatives aren’t happy Gov. Charlie Crist being described as ”GOP’s Barack Obama” and “the man who might be the answer to the GOP’s problems.” The GOP right wing wants…