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State Fire Marshall letter

State Fire Marshall letter

We finally received a copy of the letter from the State Fire Marshall on his investigation of the Escambia County Volunteer Fire Departments. There are some serious allegations being investigated. Read:  Fire Marshall Letter Please note when Thelma Manley and Front Porch received a letter [...]

FCAT scores are out

FCAT scores are out

Check out Florida DOE site: SCORES

Hawkshaw Photos

Hawkshaw Photos

Click here for musical slide show - song by The Zac Brown Band: HAWKSHAW PHOTOS More to come....

Gannett newspaper operations slip

Gannett newspaper operations slip

According to AP: Gannett's April revenue shrank by 2% from April 2006, with ad revenue falling 3.1%. Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Appert cut his profit estimates for both companies (McClatchy Co., too ) for the rest of this year, and for 2008 and 2009. He said McAllen, Va.-based Gannett is [...]

Explain this Dave Murzin

Explain this Dave Murzin

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: The Florida Legislature ended its annual session without achieving its No. 1 goal: reducing property taxes. Legislators did, however, vote to increase property taxes by $546 million. It happened because of the way Florida allocates money for schools. The new state [...]

Rubio tax plan – unequal

Rubio tax plan – unequal

St. Petersburg Times: A St. Petersburg Times analysis of county property appraiser data has found that one out of 10 homes would not benefit from a plan recently floated by House Speaker Marco Rubio. Many of those who would be left behind live in lower-cost housing, including mobile homes or [...]

Property tax politics

Property tax politics

The Florida Association of Counties has put together a "communications tool kit" to help local officials influence public opinion through the media, the Internet and volunteers. Let's see if our local politicos will use it.

Murzin vs. County

Murzin vs. County

Last night's Escambia County Commission meeting had State Rep. Dave Murzin in attendance as the County Administrator George Touart and the Commissioners danced around how they will deal with reduced revenues if the state legislature rolls back tax rates (County blasts legislator). It gave Com. [...]

Added to Blognetnews.com

Added to Blognetnews.com

Rick's Blog has been added to Blognetnews.com (www.blognetnews.com/Florida ). The site carries the best of Florida's blogs, plus a quick guide to where debates are raging in the comments, a list of news stories bloggers are linking to and which blogs are attracting the most readers

Risen from the dead

Finally woke up. Slept all day Monday to recover from Hawkshaw. Festival went off without a hitch, Cowboy Mouth/Zac Brown Band/ Dash Rip Rock closed the weekend strong. Over 5000 active duty and their families enjoyed the weekend free. The bands loved the event. Special thanks to [...]

Hawkshaw completes first day

Hawkshaw completes first day

We had 1,002 paid customers and about 3,200 active duty military throughout the day. No bad incidents. The crowds heard great music all day long. Highlights: 60 Cycles of Sound, Ligion and Coffey Anderson. Ligion spent an hour signing autographs in Q100 tent for Marines and others. [...]

Marines excited about Hawkshaw

Marines excited about Hawkshaw

Today Jeff DeWeese and I spoke at 6:30 p.m to 2000 Marines at NAS Pensacola about this weekend's music festival. We personally invited them to come. The past two hours we have had 1000 visitors to INweekly.net. The power of the Internet is awesome.

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