Gunther gets liquor license

November 14, 2008

Fred Gunther and Gunther Properties got the only quota liquor license issued by the Florida’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco for Santa Rosa County. It was done through a lottery that saw the department issue…

Blog stats

November 13, 2008

We have 4,784 unique visitors a day. Each visitor checks on the blog an average of 2.8 times a day and views 4.1 pages per visit. Of course, the more often I post – the better…

Ricksblog article on Wikipedia

November 13, 2008

Under West Florida Argonauts on Wikipedia, you will find a link to one of my blog articles. The Blog continues to spread its influence.…

Politics

Boone report: Halcorp may get extension

November 13, 2008

by IN reporter Sean Boone Next week City Council will decide if the 20-year Halcorp contract for the Port of Pensacola–which expires this year–should be renewed. Since coming on board with the city, the liquid asphalt…

Politics

Downtown library has been budgeted since 1999

November 13, 2008

I’ve reviewed the City of Pensacola Capital Improvement Plan. The city’s website has budgets only as far back as 2003-04. Then plan shows the city had $4 million budgeted for a new downtown library to be…

Politics

Buzz: Century factory

November 13, 2008

Got this email: Someone close to Patel told me that what was really going to be produced are “EV Ports” that are going to be installed at their hotels for people to charge electric as well…

Politics

Lawsuit filed over fishing bridge

November 13, 2008

Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge, Inc. has filed a suit against Escambia County over how the county handled the FEMA funds for rebuilding the fishing bridge near the Visitor Center on the north side of Pensacola Bay…

Politics

County comptroller once handled ECSO finances

November 13, 2008

According Lisa Bernau, the chief deputy in the Escambia County Clerk/Comptroller’s office, their agency has handled the accounting/budget functions for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office when Joe Flowers was the county comptroller. They have found memorandums…

Blog is talk of BOCC meeting

November 13, 2008

The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber officials attended yesterday’s Escambia County Commission meeting. Both Commissioners Kevin White and Grover Robinson wanted to know what the chamber knew about Wayne-Dalton’s lay offs and why they had to read…

Santra Rosa County warning system fails

November 13, 2008

The “Reverse 911” warning system is offline in Santa Rosa County and it put residents at risk in Navarre when a fire at the Aqua Water Treatment facility, which is in the Holley-Navarre area, sparked worries…

Politics

Pensacola deserves more from Jerralds

November 13, 2008

It’s ironic that on the day we publish a story about a new African-American leader who built a bipartisan campaign team (Lumon May), PNJ columnist Reggie Dogan writes how John Jerralds tried to get his comments…

Politics

Wayne-Dalton has $244,500 in tax exemptions

November 12, 2008

In 2003, Escambia County Board of County Commissioners gave Wayne-Dalton a property tax exemption for creating 43 jobs – estimated tax exemption about $186,000 annually. In 2008, the BOCC gave the company another tax exemption for…

Boone report: Watch drinking on Gallery Night

November 12, 2008

By IN reporter Sean Boone Last month, the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco wrote up 17 downtown businesses during Gallery Night for not abiding by permit laws they possess with the state. The confusion…

Politics

Oops, Donovan campaigner has criminal past

November 12, 2008

Yesterday, PNJ reporter Jamie Paige exposed Tim Eagan, a Pensacola decorative concrete worker, who created a $1 billion private development plan for the Port of Pensacola that includes a cruise ship port, $300 million convention center,…