News

Gainesville forces early retirement

July 8, 2009

Gainesville, Florida has a $7-million budget shortfall for the next fiscal year. The city seeks to balance the 2010 budget that has a projected $4 million decline in revenues and a $2.6 million increase in expenses…

Politics

City workers considering union?

July 7, 2009

As I reported earlier on this blog, the City of Pensacola workers are exploring joining a union. Here is a notice we received today: Representatives of the United Steel Union and the City of Pensacola will…

Escambia County

ECSO releases Dear John letter

July 7, 2009

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has released a copy of a letter that will be sent to the registered owners of the vehicles involved in arrests for violations of Florida prostitution laws. The letters will be…

Politics

EPA celebrates clean up

July 7, 2009

Press Release: On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will celebrate $2.5 million in new funding awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to accelerate the cleanup and eventual reuse of the…

Politics

Palin strategy may work

July 7, 2009

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is a favorite of local Republicans. They packed the Pensacola Civic Center when she made a campaign stop here. While the general consensus is that Palin may have shot herself in the…

News

Crist picks up key endorsements

July 7, 2009

Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart and his brother Mario, who is also a Congressman, have endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate. These two staunch conservative Cuban-Americans are a boost to Crist’s campaign that has been lacking…

Escambia County

Southern Heroes sought

July 6, 2009

Press Release SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced today it has launched its fifth Southern Heroes promotion. From now through Aug. 31, 2009, go to www.southernheroes.com to nominate a small business, business professional or…

Escambia County Politics

Newest PEDC member suggests name change

July 1, 2009

This email was forwarded to me by Rhette Anderson, the newest PEDC member: From: Rhettean To: blandrum@amstaff.com, ttait@whitneybank.com, fdonovansr@baskervilledonovan.com CC: eemerson@pensacolachamber.com, cwood@pensacolachamber.com, sasarisi@osullivancreel.com Sent: 7/1/2009 12:50:01 P.M. Central Standard Time Subj: PEDC I would like to…

Escambia County

Five nominated for Judge

July 1, 2009

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the First Judicial Circuit has submitted five names to Gov. Charlie Crist to fill the Escambia County Court vacancy resulting from the retirement of Judge G.J. Roark, III: Tom Dannheisser (Santa…

Escambia County Politics

More PEDC notes

July 1, 2009

The meeting was heavily attended. All PEDC members were present: Gene Valentino, Sam Hall, Century Mayor Freddie McCall, Comm. Kevin White, Councilwoman Maren DeWeese, Mort O’Sullivan, Collier Merrill, and Rhette Anderson. Blaise Adams participated over a…

Escambia County Politics

ED battle is over

July 1, 2009

The battle of the Economic Development plans is over. Councilman Sam Hall made a motion today at the PEDC meeting for the body to let both the Escambia County Commission and the Pensacola City Council the…

Politics

PEDA structure modified

July 1, 2009

Commissioner Gene Valentino may offer a new structure for his proposed Pensacola Economic Development Authority when he appears before the PEDC this morning. We received a copy of the new structure which calls for PEDA board…

News

Crist and Meek lead Mason-Dixon poll

June 30, 2009

Among likely GOP voters, Rubio has a name recognition problem with nearly half for them not knowing who the former House Speaker is. Recognize Favorably: Charlie Crist 49% Marco Rubio 24% Unfavorably: Crist 22%, Rubio 5%…

Escambia County

Pensapedia Reaches 2,000 Articles

June 29, 2009

Press Release: Pensapedia ( http://www.pensapedia.com ), a wiki-style online encyclopedia for the Pensacola area, has reached a major milestone with the creation of its 2,000th article, “Henry C. Mustin.” The article was created on June 25…

Escambia County

Maren DeWeese releases goals

June 29, 2009

Councilwoman Maren DeWeese has released her goals for the upcoming City Council workshop: Establish an Education Funding Committee to evaluate scholarships through Pensacola Promise that will be used as an economic development tool. Improve Quality of…