Escambia County is getting $1.8 million from FEMA - not the $12 million that Sen. Mel Martinez reported on Monday. Oops.
Escambia County government would like you to believe that they wisely used the 2006/07 revenue increase for additional services and capital projects. They have a schedule of sources and uses that they have released to the press. It's really a game with numbers in which they can attribute any [...]
The daily paper's editorial in today's paper - Judge Rodgers talked tough, but Ham's sentence fell short - (sorry, but the link is only good for 7 days) blasts federal Judge Casey Rodgers for not giving Mary Ham a tougher sentence. The editorial board writes, "Federal District Judge Casey [...]
The word we're getting at the paper is that Escambia County Commissioner Mike Whitehead truly believes that his confrontations with State Rep. Dave Murzin and Speaker of the House Marco Rubio are good. He thinks the voters approve of his shouting matches because they show he is fighting [...]
WedDaily Dose News Herald stays on Girls Gone Wild story...why can't we have these fun stories in Pensacola? PNJ keeps writing about crime and car crashes, as does the FWB Daily News. Alabama approves bond for steel mill.
The Democratic Congress recently passed a bill mandating that FEMA pay 100% of the cleanup and repair costs of local governments for the 2005 hurricanes. This means another $386 million for the state. Escambia County gets $12.2 million; Santa Rosa $9 million; Okaloosa $2.1 million Do you think [...]
WEAR TV reported last night that Century Mayor Evelyn Hammond is facing ethics charges. The first allegation centers on the mayor's son, Eddie Hammond, who is a supervisor for the town's utilities company....which doesn't seem like a good idea. Eddie Hammond reportedly had a delinquent bill [...]
TuesDaily Dose Whitehead rebuilds image on taxes, Rubio and Murzin. News Herald writes about Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis. The rest you can just skim.
I'm producing "The Alt Report" for GoLeft.tv. The segment features stories reported by alt-weekly newspapers across the country and that are overlooked by the mainstream media. These early segments are a little rough, but will improve over time. Topic: "Lillie and Leander: A Legacy of [...]
From the Insurance Journal: State Farm generated a record $5.32 billion profit last year. In 2005 – due to Hurricane Katrina - the insurance giant only earned a profit of $3.24 billion. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ed Rust Jr. earned $11.66 million in 2006 compared to $6.4 million in [...]
In the daily newspaper's article on Jimmy Lee ending his relationship with The Boeing Championship, , Lee bemoans that Pensacola would never support his event. (Jimmy)Lee never could get the Pensacola area to fully embrace the tournament. Even among people with an interest in golf, it was a tough [...]
MonDaily Dose Mobile looks for school superintendent (He's not elected). Ft. Walton Beach explodes. PNJ covers property taxes.