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SR Sheriff may cut 50 jobs

SR Sheriff may cut 50 jobs

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendall Hall has told WEAR TV 3 that he needs an extra $3 million. If he doesn't get it,  he'll have to cut about 25 deputies and 25 other staff positions - including elementary school resource officers and the people who run the crime prevention program. I say, "Do [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

ThursDaily Dose The trial of Brandon Ward has its day about MySpace.com. Lima beans shut down H&O Restaurant. And The Zoo loses another animal. Niceville business complain about road construction. Girls Gone Wild worker has his day in Bay Co. court...it doesn't go well.

2008 LEAP Class named

Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has named its 2008 Leadership Pensacola class: Marie Adams, The Adaugeo Group Edward Akin, Allstates Employer Services Inc. Hope Allen, Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Glenn Barclay, Blake Management Company Russell Beaty, City of [...]

Murzin & the Blues

Mark your calendars and have your checkbooks ready. State Rep. Dave Murzin is hosting some Republican House Leaders Friday to watch the Blue Angels practice then do some fundraising events from 5-6:30 p.m. at McGuire's and after that they'll be at the Fish House.

Foley uses campaign funds for defense

Foley uses campaign funds for defense

Buried in the Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports is one from former Palm Beach Congressman Mark Foley. Foley, resigned after his sexually explicit emails and text messages to House pages (some of which were sent while he was in Pensacola) were reported in the news. Foley reported [...]

Edwards top fundraiser in Panhandle

Edwards top fundraiser in Panhandle

The Federal Trade Commission has calculated the contributions to the presidential candidates for the 325xx zip codes up through 6/30/07. John Edwards is the top fundraiser - receiving 34% of all funds contributed in the region. Democrats have out contributed Republicans, $45,194 to $41,357. The one [...]

Dow Jones board approves sale

Dow Jones board approves sale

Last night, the Dow Jones Board board approved FOX owner Rupert Murdoch's $5 billion bid for the company that owns the Wall Street Journal. There still is some doubt whether the Bancroft family will go through with the sale. Leslie Hill, a member of the Bancroft family, and Dieter von [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

WedsDaily Dose Escambia Co. school janitors upset jobs are being outsourced. Front Porch, not firefighters, gets another article in the Pensacola News Journal.

Why little cement dust at Port

In 2004, there was a big debate about a cement supplier coming to the Port of Pensacola.  There were dire predictions of downtown being covered with cement dust and the noise from the Port being deafening. None of these have come true. In fact, Pensacola is receiving some attention on the [...]

Civic Center bonds tied to bridge purchase?

In response to my Outtakes (NEWEST CURMUDGEON ) on the Pensacola Civic Center bonds, Bill Davison sent in this email. Mr. Davison has been known to misstate the facts, especially when it comes to Pres. Bush, but  I've found his memory on county business to be pretty accurate. Rick, Civic [...]

CMP Executive Director candidates

CMP Executive Director candidates

The list of semi-finalists for the executive director position for the Community Maritime Park was passed out at the board meeting on July 13. There are a few familiar names. Read Semi-finalists

Century terminates code enforcement?

Century terminates code enforcement?

Here is a letter from County Administrator George Touart to Century Mayor Evelyn Hammond about the possible termination of code enforcement in Century. The town had contracted with the county to do its code enforcement. According to Touart, the mayor has objected to the code officers writing up [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

TuesDaily Dose PNJ: Pollution reason for relocation; Water shortages. Daily News: Gas prices, airport expansion, school buses with GPS. News Herald: Gaetz review session.

Publix offer walk-in medical clinics

Publix offer walk-in medical clinics

South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Publix in Wellington, FL now has a walk-in medical clinic inside its store. It's the latest trend. More than 20 U.S. companies opened about 350 store-based clinics by the end of 2006, since the first one opened in 2000, according to Tine Hansen-Turton, [...]

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