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Florida home sales up, just not here

January 26, 2009

St. Pete Times reports that December was the fourth month in a row that existing homes rose in the Tampa Bay area. Foreclosures are driving the sales prices down and people are buying. From December 2007…

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Another phony cop

January 26, 2009

There is another phony cop stopping girls near Nine Mile Road, or could be the same guy that did the same thing last week. Here is an alert sent out to UWF students: Safety Alert: Unmarked…

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Build the Community Maritime Park

January 26, 2009

BUILD COMMUNITY MARITIME PARK WHY? • Create a focal point for the community that connects it with its waterfront in an exciting way. • Create jobs and stimulate our local economy. The Community Maritime Park will…

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South Florida looks to create 14,000 jobs

January 26, 2009

Broward and Palm Beach counties aren’t bashful about asking for funds from the Obama economic stimulus package. The $2.5 billion wish list, which was put together by the 15 mayors in those counties, includes new city…

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Navy says they are saving economy

January 26, 2009

The daily newspaper reports that NAS Pensacola has issued a report that says the base employed more than 21,000 military, civilian and contract employees in 2008, with a total economic impact of more than $1.15 billion.…

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ECUA recycling collects 140 tons

January 26, 2009

NorthEscambia.com reports that Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s new recycling program has kept nearly 140 tons of residential waste out of the county’s landfill during the program’s first three weeks of operation. During the first week of…

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Public works projects create jobs

January 26, 2009

Bay County is building a new area that it plans to open in May 2010. There are currently 293 workers at the site, including 150 from Bay County, or about 51 percent. Project manager Jeff Dealy…

Cool picture of the Inauguration

January 24, 2009

Photographer David Bergman has a 1474 megapixel photo of President Obama’s Inaugral address. You can focus on any face in the crowd…just give it a second or two for the faces to come into focus. This…

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Master Developer responds

January 24, 2009

Statement by Maritime Park Development Partners We are pleased that the comments regarding the DRAFT agreement are consistent from City Manager Al Coby, city staff, city consultant Barry Abramson, CMPA board and CMPA consultant Owen Beitsch.…

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Touart wants legal fees paid

January 23, 2009

Former County Administrator George Touart has sent the Escambia County Commissioners a request that his legal fees incurred to defend an ethics complaint in regards to his business relationships with owners of land that the county…

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Coby recommends against Land Capital agreement

January 23, 2009

City Manager Al Coby is recommending that the Pensacola City Council not approve the master developer agreement with Land Capital Group (now called Maritime Park Development Partners) for the construction of the Community Maritime Park. “The…

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Inmate may have had AIDS

January 23, 2009

Shelia Jackson, who died in the Escambia County Jail infirmary on Wednesday, Jan. 21, may have suffered from AIDS. We reviewed her case file at the Clerk of Courts offices today. Ms. Jackson did have a…

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Ever has consolidation bill

January 23, 2009

State Rep. Greg Evers has a consolidation bill that he will be proposing to the Northwest Florida delegation. It has a wrinkle that will give him and his fellow lawmakers power over the final referendum that…