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Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

FridayDaily Dose Pensacola daily tells its readers to leave their trailers during hurricanes, but says nothing about the car on blocks in the front yard. Oh,and there's another arrest story. News Herald has more on the Bay County $331M airport. Mobile  Press Register stays on top of problems with [...]

More on Century

More on Century

There are people around that remember beyond just last week. The Century-law enforcement-drugs issue has been around longer than the daily newspaper's articles last week. In June, 2005 when Century Town Council met to consider re-starting its City Police Force. The Sheriff's Department turned [...]

More than just smoke

More than just smoke

Firefighting in Escambia County is in shambles. You can spin it a dozen different ways. You can pit the paid firefighters union against the volunteers. You can single out certain individuals for criticism and ridicule. However, the fact remains the fire protection system in the unincorporated areas [...]

IN: Morning Joe interview

IN: Morning Joe interview

The July 5th issue has a candid interview with Joe Scarborough, former Congressman and host of "Scarborough Country" and "Morning Joe" at MSNBC. Here are some of his choice quotes: "The Iraq War has been a disaster for Bush. He put the wrong people in charge of the war and they tried to win the [...]

WEAR TV reports on fire audit

WEAR TV reports on fire audit

Local TV station reported July 4 on the audit. Pensacola News Journal remains silent - not even a news brief or "Newsy Neighbors" segment on it. WEAR Transcript: A recent audit shows many of Escambia County's Volunteer Fire Fighters are *overpaid and *under qualified. We have a follow up now to [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

ThursDaily Dose Freedom rule with the key syllable being "free" as an estimated 100,000 view free fireworks. Splenda and Sugar are battling in court in Mobile..Sweet!

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

Taking the day off from the blog. Celebrate our independence and have a safe holiday!

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

Northwest Florida Daily News has an article on the possible incorporation of Navarre being put on hold because of the super homestead exemption referendum on the ballot next year: Navarre incorporation efforts on hold And it's Criminal justice day at the Pensacola daily: Disbarred lawyer awaits [...]

Davison’s rebuttal on WMDs

Davison’s rebuttal on WMDs

Don't play word games with me.............. "found no evidence" does not conclusively prove WMD did not exist nor highly likely...... transported  elsewhere. Do you really believe criminals never attempt to hide evidence. Are you really that naive? Sorry, I'm not...... bill .....Gosh, [...]

Fox News & WMDs

Fox News & WMDs

My Outtakes in the June 28 issue - UNLEASH THE HOUNDS on Bill O'Reilly, Fox News and political views in newspapers has stirred up a hornet's nest among those who love the Fox News Channel. Here is the email I got from Bill Davison: From your UNLEASH THE HOUNDS editorial it seems you love the [...]

Betting at dogtracks upped

Betting at dogtracks upped

Remember when our county commissioners back off a proposal by Comm. Gene Valentino to allow a poker room at the Pensacola Greyhound Track? Well the state has made it possible to gamble even more at other tracks around Florida. From the Orlando Sentinel: The state is letting you bet even more at [...]

Weigh in on Libby being sprung

Weigh in on Libby being sprung

Likes Scooter Libby's commutation - Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle: OK. I'M GLAD President Bush commuted the 30-month prison sentence of Scooter Libby, the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. Like Bush, I buy the jury's verdict that Libby committed perjury and obstructed [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

TuesDaily Dose >Pensacola News Journal writes about new laws on meth labs, temporary tags and black infant mortality. Completely misses fire stipend audit (VFD Audit - Draft Copy ), but so did WEAR TV. Daily News has articles on dead fish on beaches and a $2.25 million jury award. News Herald [...]

Scapecchi files for Sheriff

Larry Scapecchi, a 25 year law enforcement veteran, has filed to run for Escambia County Sheriff. He will be running as a Democrat. Scapecchi retired in Jan. 2007 as a Lieutenant with the ESCO. Over his 25 years, he was the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Narcotics, OIC of Precinct 2 Uniform Patrol [...]

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