News

Patrick Gonzalez sentenced to death

February 17, 2011

It took five minutes for Judge Nicholas Geeker to sentence Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Jr. to death for the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings and an additional 10 minutes to read his findings in regard to…

News

Toomer’s Corner tree-killer has Milton connection

February 17, 2011

Lee County, Ala. officials have arrested Harvey Updyke in connection with the Toomer’s Corner tree poisoning, WTVM-TV in Columbus, Georgia reports. According to the report, Auburn police arrested Harvey Almorn Updyke, 62, from Dadeville, and charged…

News

Small businesses are suffering, support locals

February 17, 2011

The aftermath of the BP disaster are being felt through the community. Small businesses that depend on strong tourism seasons to carry them through these months are hurting. Real people, real businesses are on the brink…

News

Bama fan poisoned Auburn’s oaks at Toomer’s Corner

February 17, 2011

ALLACCESS. com reports Auburn’s beloved oak trees at Toomer’s Corner are dying, poisoned by an unknown individual who may have revealed himself on Paula Finebaum’s regionally syndicated sports talk show. The school confirmed yesterday that the…

Buzz

Buzz: County gets no relief from Scott pension reform

February 17, 2011

I spoke with County Commissioner Grover Robinson yesterday about the budget. He said that Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal for county employees to contribute 5 percent of their pension costs to Florida Retirement System will not benefit…

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Education Politics

Ain’t No Sunshine at the District

February 17, 2011

In the days of Sheriff Ron McNesby (2001-2008), Public Records Request by IN were an adventure. It all began when we requested the flight logs of his helicopters because we had heard he used one to…

Business

For Computer Geeks Only

February 16, 2011

Yesterday I posted a ThinkProgress story on how the hackers who go by the name Anonymous discovered a plot by security firms working of the U.S. Chamber’s law firm that was to discredit Chamber opponents. Here…