Business

Bank of America: next WikiLeaks target?

January 17, 2011

Campaign for America’s Future reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may soon release a cache of secret documents from the hard drive of a U.S. megabank executive. Reporter Mary Bottari believes the target may be Bank…

Politics

Poarch Creek expand gambling into Florida

January 17, 2011

NorthEscambia.com reports: The Poarch Creek Indians are expanding their gambling enterprises in Florida, announcing a new poker gaming center and horse track in Gretna, Florida. Creek Entertainment’s Gretna will bring an estimated 400 jobs to the…

BP Disaster

Don’t feel sorry for BP

January 17, 2011

In the last few days, BP has won the exploration rights to Siberia and has been given oil exploration permits off the Australian coast. Rosnef, leader of Russia’s petroleum industry, struck an $8 billion share-swap and…

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Politics

What hotel deal for the Maritime Park?

January 17, 2011

Scott Davison, vice president of development for Maritime Park Development Partners, repeatedly told the Community Maritime Park Associates board of trustees that his company would be announcing soon a hotel deal for the maritime park. CMPA…

State & National News

Florida Association of Counties visits DC

January 17, 2011

Press Release: Last week Florida Association of Counties President-Elect Doug Smith (Martin County) and Executive Director Chris Holley met with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to discuss concerns over oil spill claims. While in Washington, FAC also…

Education

Spencer Bibbs has amazing FCAT successes

January 15, 2011

At Spencer Bibbs, the third grade reading scores are up 69 percent since 2007, jumping the percentage of those scoring a three over above from 36 to 61. The third grade reading percentage of those scoring…

News

Feinberg coming next week

January 15, 2011

Gulf Coast Claims Facility head, Ken “Candy Man” Feinberg is coming January 18 to Orange Beach, Ala. for a town hall meeting that will be held at the City’s Orange Beach Recreation Center, located at 4849…

Politics

Hayward says he had a busy week

January 14, 2011

Press Release: Fire Grant Caps Busy First Week for Hayward Pensacola’s new Mayor, Ashton Hayward, is completing a busy and productive week of staff briefings, employee meetings, and $377,232 in federal grant funds for the Pensacola…

State & National News

Evers has new gun bills, of course

January 14, 2011

State Senator Durell Peaden was known for introducing a new gun bill nearly every session. His successor Greg Evers, who was also heavily supported by the NRA, is doing the same with SB 234: Provides that…

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Education

Spencer-Bibbs on chopping block

January 14, 2011

At the school board workshop yesterday, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas brought the recommendation from the School Attendance Zone Advisory Committee to close Spencer Bibbs and divide those students between the new downtown school and O J Semmes.…