Escambia County

Judge orders mandatory foreclosure mediation

March 19, 2009

The courts of the First Judicial Circuit have taken aim at high residential foreclosure rates which are damaging the economies of the counties and congesting the court dockets. Pursuant to the direction of Chief Judge Kim…

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Crazies come out as CMP vote nears

March 19, 2009

We are caught in a real life version of the movie “Groundhog’s Day” as we have to repeatedly deal with those opposed to the Community Maritime Park and repute the same old attacks again and again-…

Where is Perkins coming from?

March 18, 2009

It’s both perplexing and disturbing that ECUA board member Dale Perkins tried to do an end run around the consolidation effort and get the Emerald Coast Utility Authority excluded from the study. 1) ECUA could not…

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Put up the money

March 18, 2009

I love how so many of those against the Community Maritime Park now say that the Maritime Museum should be priority. To date, Quint and Rishy Studer are the single largest contributors to the Maritime Museum…

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What did Sheriff Morgan say?

March 18, 2009

How much did David Morgan say he would cut the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office budget if he was elected? I’ve reviewed our archives and those of the PNJ and can’t find a dollar amount, especially not…

Buzz: Proposed wording of Perkins amendment

March 17, 2009

According to our sources, this is the wording of the amendment Dale Perkins is proposing to the consolidation bill: “Neither the consolidation plan nor the commission shall consider, discuss, or propose the consolidation of any entity…

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Buzz: Perkins trying to derail consolidation

March 17, 2009

The buzz from Tallahassee is that ECUA board member Dale Perkins is there to introduce to the House committee considering the bill on consolidation an amendment to exclude the Emerald Coast Utility Authority from the consolidation…

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Another shooting involving teen

March 17, 2009

Last night, another teen, age 14, was shot in the leg by a drive-by shooter on Hampton Rd. Both Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and Sheriff David Morgan should be concerned. It seems like every other…

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Studer says O’Brien insinuations are out of line

March 16, 2009

PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien continued his passive aggressive attacks on Pensacola Pelican owner and Studer Group CEO Quint Studer. O’Brien insinuates that Studer and his wife made a sizeable donation to Snoezelen/ Westgate Sensory Center because…

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Judge and CMPA Board aren’t the problem

March 16, 2009

Today PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien writes: “Judge Lacey Collier may do fine in the court of law, but he lacks the patience and temperament to run an inexperienced, nonprofit group of volunteers trying to build a…

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PNJ article another indicator of great divide

March 16, 2009

There is a great divide between local government employees and the public they serve. Sunday’s article on the city compensation in the News Journal shows how out of sync things have gotten. We’ve been chipping away…

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Two big meetings today

March 13, 2009

This morning at the Extension offices, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is meeting to discuss the 2009-10 budget. The BOCC who failed to get Sheriff Ronnie McNesby to make any significant cuts in his…

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Pension buying CMPA bonds may work

March 13, 2009

The idea (Read Outtakes) is gaining momentum. Pensacola City Council member Maren DeWeese has asked Dick Barker to bring to the council his recommendations for financing the City’s $40 million commitment on the Community Maritime Park.…

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Compass Bank Robbery (photos)

March 11, 2009

At approximately 9:00 A.M this morning, a white male walked into the Compass Bank located at 6701 N. Davis Hwy and presented a note to the teller demanding money. No weapon was displayed and the suspect…