The Community Maritime Park Associates Board will decide May 11 who will be the master developer of the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park. There are some interesting local pairings: Land Capital Group has Audra Carter (AC Advertising) and Al Henderson (The Independent Voice publisher, [...]
Our sources are telling us that the Escambia County fire safety issues - particularly the volunteer fire departments - are coming to a head. The county commission will be addressing them in workshops and the Committee of the Whole by the end of this month...early June at the latest. The daily [...]
Thelma Manley was fired by the state as the community liaison for Front Porch yesterday. The daily's dogged pursuit on Manley is coming to an end. Over the past six weeks, Manley has made the front page of the paper numerous times - and so did her biggest supporter, Hugh King, after he was arrested [...]
This is video is one of the hottest on the Internet right now: Click here: Will Ferrell vs. Pearl The Landlord
IN has another new feature - we've been working hard: Friday, May 4 Film Releases Movie times and how the movies are rated by Rotten Tomatoes. Highest rated flicks include Hot Fuzz, Fracture, Blades of Glory and Disturbia. Hates Kickin' It Old Skool.
Daily Dose: Highlights is in the daily newspapers across the region. Not just Pensacola, but also Mobile and Fort Walton Beach. Read: ThursDaily Dose . Daily Toob: IN reporter Mari Krueger gives her picks for Tonight's television viewing. Thursday Toob
The Pensacola area ranked 17 out of 20 on Inc. magazine's list of "Top Midsize Cities" in its annual survey of the nation's boomtowns. Here's the list : Cape Coral-Fort Myers,Fla. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Fla. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, [...]
Escambia County - Math scores are up 1%; Reading down 4% Santa Rosa County - highest reading scores in the state; tied for second highest for math. Our favorite inner-city school - Hallmark Elementary - did fantastic! Reading score: 71 ---in 2005 41, in 2006 50 ---31 point jump in two [...]
Check out this week's issue Cover Story: Charter Schools In The Red Orlando Sentinel published a four-day series last month, examining the nearly 350 charter schools in Florida and its 98,000 students, which would make them the eighth largest school district in the state following Pinellas [...]
Every now and then, we get some comment to this blog that calls himself/herself a "conservative." What is a conservative? What the core political beliefs that person has to have to be one?
Orlando Sentinel has announced that it will eliminate about two dozen jobs as it restructures the paper's news gathering operation to place greater emphasis on the Internet. The staff reductions will take place over the next four to six weeks and will include a voluntary separation program. An [...]
There is actually a Democrat in the state House who dares to question the 2007-08 budget because of all the "turkeys" hidden in the bill. It's Ron Saunders (D-Key West). Of course, he's upset that a special project for his district didn't get added - $20-million toward the central sewer system [...]