Escambia County

ECUA upset with IN…and me

March 12, 2010

At yesterday’s Leadership Pensacola session, ECUA officials made it clear they aren’t happy with the IN. The fact is ECUA is the least open of all our local government agencies. You can’t find the current budget…

Pensacola Politics

Councilwoman DeWeese makes motion on ECUA

March 12, 2010

At last night’s Pensacola City Council meeting, Councilwoman Maren DeWeese made a motion to ban waste transfer station inside the downtown CRA district. Mayor Mike Wiggins refused to hear it and instead said that he would…

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ECUA needs BOCC permission

March 11, 2010

ECUA was formed by a special act of the Florida Legislature. It got the rights to the county’s sanitation through a transfer agreement with the Escambia County Commission. I asked County Attorney Alison Rogers whether these…

Pensacola

ECUA doesn’t need downtown transfer station

March 11, 2010

I’ve now heard from more than one source that ECUA officials and, at least, one board member have been talking about placing a downtown transfer station on the site of the current Main Street Sewage Treatment…

Politics

Viewpoint: On Tanker Contest

March 11, 2010

From: Stephen Nodine I would like to express my most sincere appreciation to all our friends and partners along the Gulf Coast who joined Mobile’s fight to build America’s next generation of refueling tankers here. I…

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More FCAT analysis

March 10, 2010

The FCAT statistics indicate that the test scores vary from class to class as the students move through the Escambia County Public School District. Teachers don’t have the same impact year to year. Edgewater (percent below…

News

FCAT Tomfoolery

March 10, 2010

Dark chocolate supposedly boosts a person’s mood. Teachers are putting dark chocolate Kisses on students desks. Also some students are allowed to chew gum while taking the test because it will supposedly keep their minds active.…

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Story appointed to State Education Board

March 10, 2010

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Gulf Power CEO/President Susan Story has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to the state Board of Education. Read more.…

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FCAT prep- is it working? No

March 10, 2010

We know that many of our public schools are spending hours of class time preparing for the FCAT tests. In the schools that have the lowest scores, they have replaced most reading, math and science classes…

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GB UFOs military research?

March 10, 2010

In November 1987 contractor Ed Walters allegedly snapped a Polaroid picture of a UFO craft that he claimed was hovering over a road near a shoreline at Gulf Breeze. For the next five years, Walters and…

News Pensacola

Crime at A and Jackson St.

March 9, 2010

Calls received with dispositions in 2009 in the four block area that includes A & Jackson streets. There were 933 calls – which breaks down to an average of 78 per month; 18 per week and…

News Politics

Nominees for CMPA board

March 9, 2010

Mr. J. Terryl Bechtol, Sr – Nominated by Mr. Baker Mr. Joe Boyles – Nominated by Mrs. White Mr. Tom Owens – Nominated by Mrs. White Mr. Jim Reeves – Nominated by Councilwoman Pratt and Mr.…

Escambia County

Viewpoint on Pensacola Beach Master Plan

March 9, 2010

My Fellow Pensacola Citizens, As a lifelong resident of Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, I have always been a proponent of improving the quality of life in our beautiful city. We have sat by and watched our…