What you might not know about airport hotel lease

November 20, 2008

Sandspur Development can subdivide the property into six parcels and is only required to build on one of the sub-parcels. The Master Plan shown the council and printed in the News Journal is “for illustration purposes…

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Please table airport deal

November 20, 2008

When the Escambia County Commission felt the park deal wasn’t done properly last September, it voted it down and had staff rebid it. The commission still bought the property, but the public trust was renewed by…

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BTW…

November 20, 2008

Northwest Florida State College, formerly Okaloosa-Walton Community College, has the Bo Johnson Fitness Center. What building will Ray Sansom have named after him?…

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Press release: Sansom takes new job

November 20, 2008

Press Release from Northwest Florida State College: NICEVILLE–Ray Sansom, an Okaloosa County native who attended Okaloosa-Walton Junior College as a student in the 1980’s, will be returning officially to the school — now known as Northwest…

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Beggs & Lane, Hook Bolton win $12.9M Accutane case

November 20, 2008

Hook Bolton and Beggs & Lane, along with Seeger Weiss, won in New Jersey Superior Court judgments totaling $12.9 million from pharmaceutical maker Hoffman-La Roche on the behalf of three Florida residents took Accutane as teens…

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District 2 campaign expenses

November 20, 2008

Sam Hall $19,328.11 Votes: 2,257 Printing: $3,115.72 Mailing Services: $2,922.31 Design Work: $2,453.40 Signs: $2,235.93 Advertising (Print/Digital): $1,010.00 Demographic Behavior: $957.00 Movement For Change/We Vote: $950.00 Food & Beverage: $650.00 WRNE $584.00 Stamps $332.77 Office Supplies…

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Boone report: No cuts at IP or Solutia expected

November 20, 2008

By IN reporter Sean Boone Although the struggling economy has created a trend of corporate employee layoffs nationwide, the two largest corporate plant facilities in Escambia County–International Paper and Solutia–are not expecting to cut their core…

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Staff has not come clean on airport appraisals

November 20, 2008

There aren’t three full appraisals on the airport hotel property. There are two – by Charles Sherrill Jr. and Asmar Appraisal Co. – and one review of them by Brantley & Associates. I have copies of…

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District 1 expenses

November 20, 2008

P.C. Wu: $3,832.70 Votes: 3,197 City of Pensacola: $189.98, filing fees Escambia County General Fund: $30.00, voter information WalMart: $24.51, labels, pens Postmaster: $215.00, postage WalMart: $24.00, labels Postmaster: $252.00, postage OfficeMax: $33.31, ink cartridge Domain…

Maygarden on state board

November 20, 2008

Press release: Jerry Maygarden, former Mayor of Pensacola and Republican majority leader for the Florida House of Representatives, was recently appointed to serve as a board member and director for the Florida Housing Finance Corporation by…

Court rejects Strand rehearing

November 20, 2008

The Florida Supreme Court has refused to rehear Dr. Gregory Strand’s case on the use of the tax increment financing by local governments. The vote was 5-0. This ends Strand’s attempt to block Escambia County use…

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Memo explains $1 million error, oops

November 20, 2008

Al Coby has sent the Pensacola City Council an email explaining that there are three appraisals for the airport property on which Sandspur Development wants to build a Hyatt hotel, not one as the staff had…

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Boone report: Coby admits error

November 20, 2008

By IN reporter Sean Boone According to City Manager Al Coby, city staff did not recognize two appraisals that were made for the 11.44-acre airport property that council has recommended to be leased to Sandspur Development…