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Alabama says Florida has drug problem

Alabama says Florida has drug problem

The Pensacola daily's Michael Stewart is aggressively writing on the drug problem in the northern part of Escambia County, particularly Century. Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant has asked Escambia County Sheriff Ron McNesby to create a joint drug task force to tackle the drug problem. "Century is [...]

Voters have spoken

Nearly two to one the Escambia County voters have voted against the half-cent sales tax for primary health care for the uninsured. Congratulations to those who successfully defeated the referendum. Both sides worked hard for what they believed. There will be analysis done of this vote over the [...]

Early results

35 of 90 Precincts Reporting Health Care Surtax Referendum YES 6,343 (36.47 %) NO 11,047 (63.53 %)

Election update

As of 2 p.m. Voting turnout today is at about 10% overall - so including the early and absentee votes, we should hit the predicted 15%. The precincts that are primarily African-American are coming in low - 4%-7%. Also the northern end of the county is light. No area has long lines.

Private Investigator’s “report”

Here is the private investigator's report on Access Escambia that "DParker" posted on pnj.com and which "DParker" claims proves "the health care initiative is a fraud." ........................................................................................................ At 8:50 A.M. this [...]

Voting turnout

From David Stafford - Esc. County Supervisor of Elections 9,200 are already been cast via early voting and absentee. He still estimates turnout between 15% to 20%. Early voting appears to be light. More later.

Symphony names new director

It's Christina Littlejohn who has worked with the Cleveland Orchestra and Mobile Symphony. PSO press release: Pensacola Symphony Orchestra board president Tom Bailey announced the appointment of Christina Littlejohn as Executive Director of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. Littlejohn will [...]

Vote today

This election could be decided by a handful of votes. For many, the Community Maritime Park vote last fall was a clear-cut choice for the future of the area. This vote for half-cent sales tax to help get primary care for the uninsured isn't. We're a community that has voted for taxes for county [...]

Anti’s make false issue of records

Anti’s make false issue of records

A more radical anti-Access Escambia contingent is foaming at the month because the non-profit corporation will not open its books for them to review....even though they have no legal right to do so. For a group who has denounce the half-cent sales tax as socialism, even fascism, this is the most [...]

Area Crimes are in

Area Crimes are in

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is set to release the 2006 crime statistics. Here's a peak: Escambia County Murder 11 ----19th most Rape 169 ---------14th Robbery 561-------------13th Aggravated Assault 1701 -------14th Burglary 3210-----------16th Larceny [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

TuesDaily Dose PNJ: Young couple speaks about car crash in which their infant died. Dope dealing at Blue Ridge Lake? Last Saturday a dead body was found at the lake. Clara Hendrix said you can't throw a rock in the woods around Bluff Springs Lake without hitting a dope [...]

Pensacola Cumulus stations slipping

Pensacola Cumulus stations slipping

The Arbitron radio ratings for 2006 show that the three Pensacola-based stations that are owned by Cumulus have lost nearly a third of their listeners - 32.24%. WCOA lost 40.35% of its audience from the Spring 2006 to the Fall 2006 - 5.7 to 3.4. Magic 106 (WRRX) lost 34.43% - 6.1 to 4 Q100 [...]

Wrong reasons to vote No

Wrong reasons to vote No

Tomorrow Escambia County votes on the Access Escambia referendum that will add a half-cent sales tax to cover primary care for the uninsured. Here the top misconceptions about the plan that should not be why someone votes against the referendum: 1. It's socialized medicine. No, it is not. [...]

Another body found…they’re every where

Another body found…they’re every where

A third dead body was found in the Pensacola area in less than one week. WEAR TV reports the body of an elderly pensacola man was found near a marina in the 700 block of Myrick Street, Saturday morning. Pensacola police say 87-year-old Fealdon Crabtree may have fallen off of the boat he lived [...]

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