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Notes: BCC meeting 5.01.08

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting – 1 May 2008 Governmental Complex – First Floor Call to order at 5:33 p.m. All Commissioners were present. Commissioners’ Forum "I would like to recognize Marlin Dennis," Commissioner Kevin White said. "It is her birthday." ":I would [...]

Springdale built it

Springdale took a very different approach to building its ballpark. The referendum only passed by 13 votes. Yet Mayor Jerre Van Hoose didn't stop and the ballpark - Arvest Park - opened this April. Springdale didn't wait for the perfect master plan for the area around the ballpark. Only now have [...]

Foes carry softball player

This is one of the most emailed stories on the St. Pete Times website. I can see why. With two runners on base and a strike against her, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University uncorked her best swing and did something she had never done, in high school or college. Her first home run [...]

It could be worse

As much as I complain about Sheriff Ron McNesby's budget, it could be worse. The Herald Tribune (Sarasota) reports that Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube proposes a $1.8 million increase in his 2008-09 budget -- from $96.7 million to $98.5 million. McNesby may be a bargain.... maybe.

McClure pays $119K to save home

Santa Rosa Tax Collector Robert "Petty Cash" McClure avoided foreclosure on his home by paying off a $119,000 mortgage on his house Thursday. The Daily News reports that a hearing set for 2:45 p.m. was canceled when McClure made the mortgage. County records indicate banks filed court documents to [...]

Street wars continue

Street wars continue

WEAR TV 3 reported on a drive-by shooting on S Street. Gangs and drug dealers are getting bolder in the county. We all tend to ignore those news reports because they aren 't in our neighborhoods ... yet. The ECSO is sending more deputies to Pensacola Beach - which I agree is needed. He is [...]

City attorney candidate works for ECSO, too

Asst. City Attorney William "Rusty" Wells - and candidate to replace John Fleming as the City Attorney for Pensacola. Wells has a dual career. He supposedly works 40+ hours a week for the City and is paid $125,403.20 (using June 2007 figures). Wells works an additional 20 hours a week for the [...]

Let Cavanaugh go

UWF president John Cavanaugh is interviewing for the chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. He is a finalist of a system with 110,500 students. John has been at UWF for six years. Why is the daily newspaper making such a big deal of him looking into better jobs? I [...]

May should replace Story

May should replace Story

Gulf Power president/CEO Susan Story resigned yesterday from the the board of trustees of the Community Maritime Park Associates. She cited worries of any perceptions of potential Sunshine Law issues with the newest board member, Bentina Terry, who is a Gulf Power VP. CMPA appears to be locked [...]

City attorney candidates

Gerry Clark 1371 N. Crossing Drive, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30329 Michael Hunt 125 North Champions Way #323 St. Augustine FL 32092 Richard Lott 25 W. Cedar Street, Suite 500 Pensacola FL 32502 Joseph Mancilla 347 SE 7th St. Dania Beach FL 33004 [...]

Radio: Wounds that Don’t Heal

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are bringing a new generation face to face with the horrors of battle and its painful aftermath when they return home. It is the subject of this week's Independent News cover story and will be addressed May 8-9 at the "Hidden Casualties of War" Symposium at the [...]

Radio: Jerre M. Van Hoose

On IN Your Head Radio today at 1:00  -  Jerre M. Van Hoose, Mayor of  Springdale, Ark. - Home of the Springdale Naturals and their new ballpark, Arvest Park.  Listen on Newsradio 1620

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