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Morgan sworn in

January 6, 2009

David Morgan is now officially the sheriff of Escambia County. He received his commission from Gov. Charlie Crist, via Chief Deputy Clerk of Courts Lisa Bernau, and was sworn in by Chief Judge Kim A. Skievaski…

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Gulf Breeze Loan Pool blasted in Century

January 6, 2009

Someone is circulating flyers in Century blasting the Gulf Breeze Loan Pool. It claims the City of Gulf Breeze and its loan program are under investigation by the Department of Justice. Matt Dannheisser, Gulf Breeze’s attorney,…

Owens talk of Judicial Center

January 6, 2009

Newly-elected Public Defender James Owens had the Blanchard Judicial Center buzzing yesterday. Long-time employees were dismissed and told to pack their things and not return to work today. There is a persistent rumor that more will…

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Boone Report: Pate is back

January 6, 2009

News: Pate Goes Back To Council On Thursday by Sean Boone Last month City Council voted down a staff recommended lease amendment for the Pate Stevedore Company on port property. But with a few number adjustments…

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Sansom resigns from college

January 5, 2009

Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom has resigned from his vice president position at Northwest Florida State College. This is the statement that he read to the House: ” Members, before we get started I’d like to…

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Craig will join ECSO

January 5, 2009

David Craig, the producer and founder of the Reality News Network, will a part of the Morgan administration in the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Craig will be in charge of the ECSO’s community relations. Craig served…

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Open letter to Pensacola City Council

January 5, 2009

January 2, 2009 Dear Council Members: At its meeting on December 11th the City Council failed to approve the Pate Stevedore Company (“PATE”) Lease Amendment #1. I attended that Council meeting and made some comments regarding…

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Pratt joins blogosphere

January 5, 2009

From Pensacola City Council-elect Megan Pratt: I mulled creating a website vs creating a blog for a while. Finally bit the bullet and started a blog since it was faster than creating a website. It is…

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Bigger ECSO presence on the beach

January 5, 2009

Sheriff-elect David Morgan plans to reactivate the law enforcement reserve program. These volunteers will be used to give the ECSO a stronger presence on Pensacola Beach and other parts of Escambia County. “I don’t know why…

Salamander halts 98 Bypass

January 5, 2009

The goal of the Hwy 98 Bypass it to reduce the driving time from Pensacola to Panama City to one hour and 45 minutes. The price tag is $3 billion for the toll road. The cost…

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Ticket sports host convicted

January 5, 2009

Scott McKinney, co-host of “Southern Sports Tonight” and “Morning Wrap” on 98.1 FM The Ticket, pleaded guilty Jan. 2 to nine counts of theft and one count each of organized fraud, money laundering and racketeering. The…

Walker Holmes: Chapter 6

January 3, 2009

The Walker Holmes mystery “Deadline” continues. Remember the events depicted in this novella are fictitious. Any similarity to any person living or dead is merely coincidental. I have used some real places, but the characters are…

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News Channel ratings

January 2, 2009

LA Times reports: “Fox News racked up its seventh straight year as the most-watched cable news channel, delivering an average prime-time viewership of 2.1 million, 40% more than 2007, according to data released Tuesday by Nielsen…

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Studer Group offers scholarships

January 2, 2009

Press Release Studer Group will be hosting an institute on Pensacola Beach that will teach attendees skills needed to produce better bottom line results during tough economic times. Best practices in staff accountability, selection, development and…

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Staff delays CMP to Jan. 28

January 2, 2009

The Pensacola City Council received a memo from interim City Manager Al Coby informing them that a City Council Workshop on the master developer agreement has been set for Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. As I…