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Stop it or you will go blind

Local Law Firm Files Suit in Colorado Alleging Viagra Blindness Pensacola, Florida, July 30, 2007 – The Pensacola law firm of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz filed a federal lawsuit in Denver, Colorado on July 30, 2007 on behalf of Thomas Parker, alleging that Mr. Parker suffered an eye [...]

Pensacola mill hurts IP profits

The Associated Press reports that International Paper reports solid international demand. However: The company said global demand for paper and packaging continues to grow, but earnings were hurt by higher raw material costs, planned maintenance outage costs, and expenses at its Pensacola, [...]

Squeezing every penny

Squeezing every penny

The Gulf Breeze City Council voted last night at its executive session to make drivers involved in an accident pay a special fee. According to city staff, it costs the city more than 200-thousand dollars in officer time, to investigate crashes, and patrol highways. Isn't dealing with accidents [...]

Commander’s Palace coming to Destin

Commander’s Palace coming to Destin

There once was a time were Pensacola got the top new restaurants. Every year we added something new and exciting. Now all the excitement is east and west of us. Please, please hurry up with the design phase of the Community Maritime Park...We've got to get moving on the park or we'll be a ghost [...]

A county with vision

A county with vision

Sorry, it's not Escambia or Santa Rosa. The Hillsborough County Commission voted Wednesday to spend $500-million over the next five years to widen roads, improve intersections and plan for light rail.  The extra $500-million is above and beyond the more than $50-million a year the county [...]

Conflicting info on beach red clay

Conflicting info on beach red clay

Not to beat a dead horse... but my source from the county says that the red clay on Pensacola Beach was trucked out there from property owned by Roads, Inc. in the north part of Escambia County. Apparently Roads, Inc has been digging a huge pit up there and got around county ordinances by claiming [...]

Red clay follow up

from IN editor Duwayne Escobedo: Red clay is not allowed to be used for the base in road construction on Pensacola Beach because of fear it'll spoil the unique sugar white sands found at the beach. Santa Rosa Island Authority officials report the contractor Roads Inc. is removing the red clay [...]

Andrews and Pensacola in Detroit Free Press

Defensive end Simeon Rice, released by the Bucs for failing a physical, said he passed a battery of exams administered by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola last weekend and has been cleared to play this season. “With flying colors,” Rice said by telephone Tuesday. Rice [...]

Santa Rosa Co. cuts property taxes

Santa Rosa Co. cuts property taxes

Santa Rosa County has set a tentative property tax rate for 2007-08 at 6.0953, a nearly 8 percent decrease from the current millage rate of 6.6175 mills. Santa Rosa’s projected budget for fiscal 2008 is estimated at $115.5 million - down $2.1 million for this year's budget. How did they do it? [...]

Mullet poisoned

University of West Florida researchers have found that mullet, redfish, speckled trout, flounder and croaker caught in the lower Escambia River, upper Escambia Bay, Bayou Chico, Bayou Texar and Bayou Grande have elevated levels of PCBs and dioxin. Both PCB and dioxin cause cancer. The daily [...]

Red clay used on the beach

Red clay used on the beach

Contractors are not allowed to use red clay on Pensacola Beach. However, the road contractor Roads, Inc. appears to have been given special dispensation and has been allowed to use it. Stay tuned.

Another jail inmate is dead

Another jail inmate is dead

From IN editor Duwayne Escobedo: By now most people have heard about the tragic death of Leonard Black in the Escambia County jail and the questions it raises about how local judges, state prosecutors and probation officers treat violation of probation cases. Sources tell IN that the Escambia [...]

SMG/Civic Center honored

Press Release: PENSACOLA CIVIC CENTER MAKES MID-YEAR CHARTS! PENSACOLA, Fla.- The Pensacola Civic Center is making headlines for another successful season. Venues Today Magazine’s July issue recognizes venues with the highest concert and event grosses in the United States. Pensacola [...]

No perfect plans

There is no perfect plan for a strong mayor or charter government for Escambia County. However, what do know is that the current systems only worked well when the overall local economy was healthier. The land, housing and the overall cost of living was cheaper here so lower wages seemed to be a [...]

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