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State still pursues Allstate

From Orlando Sentinel: Insurance regulators on Tuesday filed a complaint seeking to suspend Allstate's authority to write new insurance policies in Florida in response to what they said was the company's continued failure to provide requested documents. The administrative complaint was required [...]

St. Joe Co. loses big in 2007

St. Joe Co. reported quarterly net income plunged to $1.0 million, compared with earnings of $22.3 million in the last quarter of 2006. For 2007, St. Joe reported net income of $39.2 million, a 23-percent drop from the 2006 total of $51.0 million. The company is in the preliminary phase of [...]

Okaloosa counts on military to weather recession

The Daily News reports a study released by Enterprise Florida concluded that military spending remains one of the state’s leading growth industries. It’s particularly valuable to Northwest Florida, where defense-related spending accounts for 35 percent of gross regional product. Rick Harper [...]

Pace Award winners

Emerging Leader Of The Year was given to Mike Hicks - CEO of Hixardt Technologies Business Leader Of The Year was given to Keith Gregory - Cox Communications Professional Leader Of The Year was given to Dale Knee - CEO, Covenant Hospice Community Leader Of The Year was given to John [...]

Council passes fire agreement, 9-0

Everybody approved it. Mike Wiggins was absent. So much for cutting the city budget.

Radio: Fire, Bobby Knight and Sex Challenge

Radio: Fire, Bobby Knight and Sex Challenge

On IN Your Head Radio, I will discuss the proposed collective bargaining agreement between City of Pensacola and the Firefighters Union. Other guests: Author Josh P. McClary on calling his hero, Coach Robert Montgomery Knight, back from retirement as head basketball coach at Texas [...]

Let City Council know how you feel

From the City website: John Fogg, Mayor Home (850) 479-9962 Email jfogg@ci.pensacola.fl.us John Jerralds, Deputy Mayor Home (850) 433-1749 Email jjerralds@ci.pensacola.fl.us P. C. Wu, District 1 Home (850) 477-5279 Email pcwu@ci.pensacola.fl.us Sam Hall, District 2 Cell [...]

Staffing comparison

How does Pensacola Fire Department staffing compare with Port Orange: Fire Chief: Port Orange 1 – Pensacola 1 Division Chief: Port Orange 4 – Pensacola 0 Deputy Fire Chief: Port Orange 0 – Pensacola 2 Shift Commander: Port Orange 4 – Pensacola 0 Battalion Chief: Port Orange 0 – [...]

More fire comparisons

More fire comparisons

City of Bradenton - population: 53,662 - no fire dept. County provides it. City of Homestead - population: 53,767 - no fire dept. County provides it. City of Ocala - population: 52,482 - Budget: $13.4 million ($537K capital outlay) Employees: 146 City of North Port - population: [...]

Pensacola Fire Expensive

According to US Census, Pensacola has a population, as of July 2006, of 53,248. Port Orange has 54,851. Margate has 55,974. Sarasota has 52,942. Pensacola has 138 employees in its fire department with at total budget $11.628 million - which will increase to nearly $12 million if the council [...]

New Fire salaries boost upper ranks the most

New Fire salaries boost upper ranks the most

The proposed collective bargaining agreement between the City of Pensacola and the Firefighters Union is online . The new agreement, which will be voted on by the city council today, substantially raises the pay of the Fire Captains. The city staff estimates the impact on the current budget of this [...]

Tammy Pescatelli on the radio

Tammy Pescatelli on the radio

I will interview comedian Tammy Pescatelli today on IN Your Head Radio at 1:15 p.m. You can listen online at newsradio1620.com. Tammy will be performing at special benefit for SubWest Rotary on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Pensacola Cultural Center. Silent auction begins at 6:30. Show start at 7:30 [...]

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