Escambia County Politics

Buzz: Benson will run for AG

September 8, 2009

Get your checkbooks out. Holly Benson is set to run for the Florida Attorney General post or,at least, that was the buzz over the Labor Day Weekend. The former state representative and current secretary of the…

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Thomas podcast on Obama speech

September 8, 2009

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has created a podcast explaining why Escambia County students won’t see President Obama’s speech today. For the record, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and George W. Bush each made direct addresses to the students…

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WCI is out of bankruptcy

September 4, 2009

The Miami Herald is reporting that WCI Communities has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and has eliminated more than $2 billion in debt and liabilities. WCI purchased Lost Key on Perdido Key and once was…

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Morris vs. Manley

September 4, 2009

Former Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris was arrested in February for stealing tax payer’s money in an elaborate kick-back scheme and was charged with theft, fraud and money laundering. He was arrested in Las Vegas with…

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Locals get national press

September 3, 2009

Sheriff David Morgan is featured in USA Today article on how well his agency handled the media during the Billings investigation (Police try to uphold ‘need to know’ rule ). Quint Studer is on the Midday…

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Wayne-Dalton sold

September 2, 2009

From Wall Street Journal: Sanwa Holdings Corp. has reached an accord with Wayne Dalton Corp. to expand its global presence by buying the U.S. company’s mainline door business. Japan’s largest maker of doors and window shutters…

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Charter workshop today

September 2, 2009

The City Council will hold another Charter workshop today at 4 p.m. at the Hagler/Mason Conference Room in City Hall. City Attorney Rusty Well has come up with two more changes that he suggests need to…

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More Prostitution arrests

September 1, 2009

Last night, patrol Deputies initiated a small (4) hour sting for prostitution in and around Brownsville which netted the above arrests. (3) females for selling it. (2) males for trying to buy it. These prostitution arrests…

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GoPensacola big hit

September 1, 2009

There is an email circulating that states that the new PNJ entertainment website had 1,584,508 page views in August. Congratulations. That is tremendous. This blog, which has no billboards, PNJ ads, giveaways or photos of bikini…

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Homeless

September 1, 2009

For three years, we have pushed the City to clean up the Community Maritime Park site and consider making it available to the public. We were told that the land had environmental issues, but our suspicions…

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Obama Care

August 31, 2009

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has published its analysis of the controversial America’s Affordable Health Choices Act and its impact on each Congressional district. The report shows that in our district that up to…

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Arts have $84M impact

August 31, 2009

The Arts Council of Northwest Florida and Americans for the Arts announced the local results from the Americans for the Arts, Arts & Economic Prosperity III, the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts…

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Cohen: Good? or Bad?

August 30, 2009

I posted this originally as a reply to a comment, but I think it deserves more attention: The City of Pensacola lost Avalex because of its unresponsiveness. Thaddeus Cohen, the City’s Community Development director, could have…

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Pelicans clinch playoffs

August 29, 2009

Pelicans Clinch Playoff Spot With 8-3 Win Over the Captains The Pensacola Pelicans are the 2009 Second Half South Division Champions. With an 8-3 victory in front of 2,292 fans in Pensacola, the Pelicans return to…