Politics

Judge approves decree on Santa Rosa schools

May 8, 2009

Press release: In a consent decree approved today by a federal judge in northern Florida, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Florida won the final chapter of a lawsuit filed last year on…

Escambia County

Joint county-city meeting date set

May 8, 2009

The next joint meeting of the Escambia County Commission and Pensacola City Council has been set for May 19 at 4 p.m. No agenda has been posted, but we have heard Commissioner Valentino will present his…

Escambia County

Some seniors may not graduate

May 8, 2009

At least 170 Escambia County high school seniors may not receive their diplomas this spring after failing portions of the 10th-grade Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in their last stab at the exam before graduation. 218 students…

Escambia County

Littlejohn to leave PSO

May 7, 2009

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has named Christina Littlejohn, director of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, as its new executive director.…

Escambia County

Sims arrested, charged with stealing $70K

May 7, 2009

Former president of the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce, Darnell Sims has been arrested for fraudulently obtaining almost $70,000 in state funds intended for affordable housing program. Sims is now the president and director of…

Escambia County

Bruno’s closing

May 6, 2009

The sign is up on the Gulf Breeze store. Publix know rules the local grocery market. The Food World locations in Pensacola will remain open.…

Escambia County

Morris liked cars

May 6, 2009

Former Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris like new cars, according to the Daily News. Morris went through 41 vehicles during the 12 years he spent in office. The shortest period he had a car was three…

Escambia County

Pastor Monk is back

May 6, 2009

The Neighborhood Services Committee agenda has an item about Pastor Nathan Monk “Recently, the Saint Faustina Old Catholic Church of Pensacola, under the leadership of Pastor Nathan Monk, began meeting at Plaza Ferdinand for weekly religious…

Escambia County

Thomas solves mystery meat issue

May 5, 2009

Press Release from Escambia County Public School District: The District’s Food Services Department will unveil new menu items to be tested over the next three weeks on Thursday, May 7 from 11 am through 12:30 pm…

Ford’s scorecard

May 5, 2009

State Rep. Clay Ford got one general bill passed-HB 1175: Recovery, Towing & Storage of Vehicles & Vessels The other five were postponed indefinitely or withdrawn: HB 103: Voyeurism HB 105: Homestead Assessments HB 141: Annuity…

Escambia County

Evers scorecard

May 5, 2009

State Rep. Greg Evers did worse than Murzin. The only personal bill that he got passed was the one on Consolidation: CS/HB 1431 The other six were postponed indefinitely: HB 501: Early Learning HB 923: Regulation…

Escambia County

Murzin scorecard

May 5, 2009

As we reported in our Swimsuit issue, Murzin proposed several bills this session. He didn’t do too well with them. All four bills were withdrawn: HB 493: Licensure of Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities…

Escambia County

Murzin reports on session

May 5, 2009

State Rep. Dave Murzin sent out a report on the legislative session that has been extended another week so that the House and Senate can work out a budget for next year. Murzin writes, “The extended…