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Time: Florida is State of Decay

Time Magazine takes a look at Florida and sees an impending disaster. Escambia County missed out on the boom and now is left with the scraps....that is unless you count WalMarts, Dollar Stores and Walgreens as economic catalysts. Read Miami Herald - Time

Report: Farnborough International Air Show

Escambia County Commission chairman, Gene Valentino, paid his own way to go to his airshow. Comm. Gordon Goodin got Santa Rosa County to pay his way. They are joining U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby and a delegation from Mobile, Ala. The Mobile Press Register sent a reporter - Top aerospace execs [...]

If we only had the CMP…

A Commander's Palace restaurant (cost $6 million) opened this weekend at Destin's Legendary's HarborWalk Village, the $250 million destination project. We could have had that famous New Orleans restaurant if only the Community Maritime Park was built by now. Thank you, Marty Donovan. Read [...]

Notes: City 7.10.08

A special committee of the whole meeting was held on July 10 at 6:15 to approve the contract of newly appointed city attorney Rusty Wells. After some discussion by council members, councilman Mike Wiggins gave Mr. Wells the floor. Wells talked of his plans to reorganize the city attorney’s [...]

Notes: BCC 7.10.08

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting – July 10, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Governmental Complex – First Floor Call to order at 5:31 p.m. All Commissioners were present except Mike Whitehead who was out of town on business. Items to be added to the agenda? White and Robinson each had [...]

Soccer mom to file against Mike DeSorbo

Pensacola city councilman Mike DeSorbo - who has served on the council since 1986 (or is it 1886?) - will have another opponent, Maren DeWeese. Soccer moms control that district. They elected Patty Hightower and Grover Robinson. DeSorbo might have trouble making the run-off with Todd Fisher also in [...]

Zoo wants county cash

Daily News reports that The Zoo in Gulf Breeze needs more than fundraisers to stay open. Unless the government steps up, the facility will close. Zoo officials want an interlocal governing authority formed that would include the Santa Rosa County, the cities of Gulf Breeze and Milton, the Tourist [...]

Two new candidates for city council

Noon today is the deadline for qualifying to run for Pensacola city council or mayor. Two more people have filed, but have yet to complete qualification. Larry B. Johnson - District 4 against Marty Donovan. Robbie Andrews - District 7 against Ronald Townsend. Only John Jerralds is without [...]

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50 Favorite magazines

Chicago Tribune has published its annual list of its 50 favorite magazines. Remarkably, Bella is not on the list. Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Esquire are. Read more.

Pensacola drops, too

Pensacola has lost people too according to the U.S. Census estimates released today. This is not good. Both the county and its largest city are losing people. It's not the poor, sick and illiterate that are leaving. Pensacola 2007: 54,283 2006: 54,833 Century: 07- 1,923; 06-1,928 Gulf [...]

Escambia drops population

The U.S. Census estimates are in. Escambia County lost 214 people. Santa Rosa gained 2,475. Baldwin County, Ala. gained 3,536. The three counties together have 625,220 people. Unfortunately Escambia County is the poorest, least literate and has the worst health and environmental conditions of [...]

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