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Century votes down gas tax

June 16, 2009

The Century Town Council voted 3-2 Monday night against supporting the tax for Escambia County Area Transit. According to NorthEscambia.com, the sticking point was ECAT officials wouldn’t give any guarantees that one bus route to their…

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Sen. Nelson is coming

June 15, 2009

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will hold a press conference today at 3 p.m. at Plaza de Luna at the end of Palafox. He is holding a series of press conferences along Northwest Florida to lambast a…

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Charter commission sets public hearing

June 15, 2009

This is a big week for local government. On Tuesday, June 16, at 9 a.m., the Escambia County Commission will discuss economic development at its Committee of the Whole. The hockey lease and a funding request…

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Memorial service set for Mayor Gilchrist

June 14, 2009

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 15 at St Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze from 4pm to 6pm. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 16 at 2pm at…

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Gilchrist was a statesman, public servant

June 12, 2009

For his 27 years of public, Lane Gilchrist was paid a total of $27. He was fair and had no hidden agendas. Lane didn’t worry about Sunshine Laws because he spoke freely at public meetings and…

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Gulf Breeze mayor dies

June 12, 2009

Long-time Gulf Breeze Mayor Lane Gilchrist, 72, has died. I received a phone call early this morning that Lane had passed away during surgery. Lane first was elected to the Gulf Breeze City Council 27 years…

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County may drop longevity pay

June 12, 2009

Escambia County is looking for $17.1 million in budget cuts. County Budget director Amy Lovoy has made these recommendations to the BOCC: — Eliminate longevity pay after Sept. 30, 2009. Those already receiving longevity raises would…

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Nuclear power coming to Escambia County?

June 11, 2009

Is Gulf Power planning to build a nuclear power plant in north Escambia County? William Reynolds of NorthEscambia.com thinks its possible. The electric utility has spent over $2.1 million to date to purchase about 550 acres…

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Seville Rotary

June 10, 2009

I spoke last night to the Seville Rotary, Pensacola’s newest Rotary club and the only one that meets in the evenings. The club meets at Seville Quarter on Tuesday and has about 65 charter members, according…

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Notes from Gulf Power Leadership Forum

June 10, 2009

Last Thursday, Gulf Power held a leadership forum. President/CEO Susan Story presented how her company sees the region. While the most are predicting the U.S. unemployment will bottom out in the last quarter of 2009 at…

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Escambia County Community Land Trust

June 9, 2009

What is it? Who is it? Found a December 2005 Florida Trend article by Charlotte Crane. “In 2003, three businessmen incorporated the Escambia County Community Land Trust to develop housing to help relieve a shortage of…

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Wyche arrested

June 9, 2009

Perennial candidate John Wyche has been arrested and charged with the misappropriation of almost $480,000 in state funds intended for use by Life Skills Center, a local charter school that was closed last summer. Wyche, president…

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Pensacola starts curbside recycling June 15

June 9, 2009

The City’s new curbside recycling program begins next week. Garbage and recyclables will be collected on a once-a-week schedule beginning June 15th. These collections are made on separate days so customers should refer to the label…

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This day in blog history

June 9, 2009

On June 9, 2008, we reported Buzz: Benz will be interim UWF prez: There is persistent buzz that Dr. Judy Benz will be named the interim president of the University of West Florida…. Note: Of course,…

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DIB takes away more free parking

June 9, 2009

For years, the parking area at the corner of Intendencia and Baylen streets has been free. In fact, it was the last free public parking area within a block of Palafox Street. It now has been…