Politics

City will pay postage

September 25, 2009

The Pensacola City Council agreed last night to pay the return postage on the charter referendum. After about a 90-minute discussion—which included Mayor Mike Wiggins defended his political career and the effectiveness of the current council—…

Escambia County Politics

Charter on the agenda

September 24, 2009

What will the Pensacola City Council do about the proposed city charter? It appears Mayor Mike Wiggins and Councilman P.C. Wu are against it. Will they try to change the wording of the referendum or let…

Escambia County Politics

Paying to vote on Charter

September 22, 2009

The Pensacola City Council appears poised to set November 24 as the date for vote on the proposed city charter. It will be a mail ballot. Unfortunately, the City Council doesn’t won’t to pay for the…

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Bud Chiles Schedule

September 22, 2009

Bud Chiles is literally following in the footsteps of his father, Gov. Lawton Chiles. He is here in behalf of the Chiles Foundation. 6-8 a.m Walking…Million Steps Walk 9-10 a.m. Escambia County Courthouse to participate in…

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Miller is the new Doctor No

September 22, 2009

Raising a question of the privileges of the House – Vote Passed (240-179, 5 Present, 10 Not Voting) The House rebuked Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting “You lie” during President Obama’s healthcare address to a joint…

Politics

PLT Schiller does well in Ohio

September 21, 2009

Found this article on the former business manager of the Pensacola Little Theatre, Heidi Schiller. She is now the manager of the Fairfield Community Arts Center. Read more.…

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Greenhut wins big contract

September 21, 2009

Greenhut Construction Co. Inc., Pensacola, Fla., has been awarded a $10,598,586 federal contract by the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., for the design, repair and modernization of Administrative Building 1500 at the Naval…

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Mexican Mafia in Biloxi

September 21, 2009

The Sun Herald in Biloxi is reporting that the FBI says that the Mexican Mafia is in South Mississippi. “What used to be all money is now all guns,” said Troy Peterson, commander of the narcotics…

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IN Coverage of Hurricane Ivan

September 16, 2009

Here are some of articles from five years ago on Hurricane Ivan and our community’s recovery: Ivan and Bush Hit Home Staring Ivan in the Eye Images of Ivan Behind the Scenes Outtakes 9/23/04 Winners &…

Escambia County Politics

Okaloosa County rollsback tax rate

September 16, 2009

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that Okaloosa County commissioners have reduced their property tax rate to make it the second-lowest millage rate in Florida – 3.28. The Escambia County millage rate is 6.976—more than double.…

News

Jeff Miller and two buddies back Lay

September 16, 2009

Pace principal Frank Lay received a letter from Congressman Jeff Miller and two other members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, J. Randy Forbes and Mike McIntyer. According to the letter, the CPC has 54 members. The…

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McCollum Announces New Policy On Public Records

September 15, 2009

Press Release: Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced a new policy championing open government and transparency. As of today, the Attorney General’s Office will treat Blackberry PIN messages and Blackberry text messages as public records by…