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McCain momentum

The NY Times reports that John McCain has picked up the endorsements of three major newspapers: The Des Moines Register, The Manchester Union Leader and The Boston Globe. Will it be enough to push McCain ahead of Guiliani and Romney? And will Mike Huckabee be the spoiler? These three major [...]

State DOT doing all it can

That's what the Pensacola News Journal reports today (DOT defends runoff efforts). I think the more accurate statement would be: " Listen we bid out the $130 million plus project and allowed the contractors to place huge piles of red clay near Carpenter's Creek. We could have put stricter [...]

Official Springfest press release

The SpringFest Board of Directors is proud of the public and private support it has generated during the fall. We are encouraged by the way the community has embraced the prospect of the revival of this important event. For the Board to feel completely comfortable in proceeding with the [...]

Writer seeks info on dad at Naval Museum

From San Antonio Express-News: I was 7, a gangly schoolboy in Corpus Christi, when word came that my dad, a pilot for the Navy's famed flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, had been killed in an air-show accident over Lake Ontario. At the controls of an F11 Grumman Tiger, Lt. Cmdr. [...]

Springfest wants help again

The Pensacola News Journal reports that the Springfest board wants more time to "land a national management company to produce the festival." This will be the fourth time the board has tried to use outside help to run its once successful downtown music festival. In September 2001, the non-profit [...]

Beach CRA

Panama City Beach has a Community Redevelopment Agency to take care of its infrastructure needs. It can do so since its beach residents and businesses pay property taxes. The Pensacola Beach leases are just another example of bad decisions made decades ago that we are stuck with today. Read [...]

Port Navarre legal battle

The Daily News reports that the ongoing legal case has delayed construction on the huge residential/retail development known as Port Navarre for more than two years may be nearing resolution as a February court date has been set. Port Navarre was announced about two years ago as a $400 [...]

Civic Center for sale

There is a buzz that BOCC is considering selling the Pensacola Civic Center. It sleeps 6000, ten bathrooms, large family room, no yard to mow, no windows. Interested?

Can not resist this post

Two months after I wrote about the Chamber's magnet program, the daily newspaper writes that they are popular: Magnets showing up everywhere, and chamber hopes they will stick. My Oct. 4 Outtakes (HEROIC PENSACOLA) was on the program announced last September. Our Best of the Coast issue was [...]

Panama City may get port tenant

Panama City has an Intermodal Distribution Center to go with its port. It's an industrial park near Hwy 231 for companies who agree to use its port. The News Herald reports that B&C Technologies has signed a pending agreement to build a facility at Port Panama City’s Intermodal Distribution [...]

County buys land for westside park

The Perdido Bay Youth Sports Association will get its ball park. Escambia County commissioners on Thursday approved, by a 4-1 vote, the purchase of 217 acres on Bauer Road for $1.41 million from the Marks family. It was this property that was rejected by the commission in August when the PNJ [...]

PNJ reports Touart wants better pension

PNJ reports Touart wants better pension

Three days have you read it here on the blog, Pensacola News Journal reports Touart fighting for his pension. The county commissioners didn't take the bait and did nothing about Patterson's letter. It's apparent former County Administrator George Touart doesn't have enough support on the BOCC to [...]

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