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Our Officer School opens in Newport

From the Newport paper: Newport welcomes return of Navy’s Officer Candidate School 01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, March 23, 2008 Now that it has returned to its birthplace at Naval Station Newport, Officer Candidate School is running full throttle, and will soon be turning out nearly double [...]

Miller’s wish list

Congressman Jeff Miller lists his funding requests that he has submitted to the House Appropriations Committee on his website. Okaloosa County does very well - $95.535 million with $74.45 million for Eglin & military Walton County -$10.35 million with $7 million for widening Hwy 331. Santa [...]

Local double dippers

Local double dippers

The St. Pete Times has reported that a growing number of elected officials are quietly taking advantage of a loophole carved into the state retirement law a few years ago that allows double dipping -- collecting a state pension while still getting a regular paycheck from taxpayers. The cost of [...]

PNJ website navigation

I think I figured out how to find the local news on the new pnj.com. Try clicking on News in the top navigation bar, then local. Not sure if this is all the local news in the print edition, but here are the stories online at 7:46 a.m. Sunday: * Local Catholic church is looking for the missing [...]

IN keeps rolling

The IN is on an unprecedented roll right now. Ad revenues are still up 48% over last year - we will have the best first quarter in the nine-year history of the paper. The demand for the print version is up. We've added a dozen new distribution sites, plus all the area WalMarts. We increased our [...]

Why Jewel gave EWB zero

Pensacola City Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn said Friday she expected more from E.W. Bullock Associates officials in their presentation for the Energy Services of Pensacola contract, especially since the agency had done ESP's public relations for 10 years. As such, the presentation should have [...]

Faces of American War deaths

USA Today has statistical breakdown in the U.S. death toll in the five-year Iraq War. The total deaths is 3983 serviceman, plus eight Defense Department civilians. 77% are under age 30. Army 72% Marines 25% Navy 2% Air Force 1% Killed by bombs 52% Enemy gunfire 16% Aircraft crashes [...]

Widow on radio again

Today, I am on the road. At News Radio 1620, we will replay my interviews with Tania Julin, one of a group of widows who is suing Chiquita Brand for supporting the terrorist that abducted and killed their husbands, and with Mobile County Commission president Steve Nodine. If you missed it on [...]


How do you like our coverage of the city council and county commission meetings? We are going in a different direction than Gannett and the PNJ. They have the sizzle with their new website, videos, forums, etc. We've chosen to focus on content. We believe the cost and size of local government [...]

Notes: BCC 3.20

Commissioner salaries were still on the agenda: Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting 20 March 2008 1. Call to order at 5:32 p.m. 2. Invocation – Commissioner Whitehead. 3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 4. Items to be added to the agenda: 5. Commissioners’ [...]

Notes: Agenda Review 3.20

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting Morning Agenda Review Called to order at 9:03 a.m. All County Commissioners were present except for Commissioner Marie Young. Young arrived at 9:30 a.m. Items to be added to the afternoon agenda: The board adopted the following two [...]

Notes: Budget workshop 3.20

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearings Preliminary Budget Workshop Fiscal Year 2008/2009 Countywide Budget, Continued 20 March 2008 Call to order at 10:40 a.m. All county commissioners were present. ITEM 40: Animal Control 1 ACO Eliminated/operating reductions This item is [...]

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