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Possible Touart game plan

I've been trying to figure out what is the Touart game plan with this last minute move to get on the 12/13 BOCC agenda: 1. The new BOCC chairman is vocal Touart friend and supporter Mike Whitehead. He controls the meetings, agenda and the meeting schedule. 2. December 13 meeting is only a [...]

Atty says Touart still county employee

Former (?) County administrator George Touart's attorney has sent a letter to Escambia County Commissioner Mike Whitehead that says Touart was never terminated by the county and is still a county employee. Mike Patterson writes: Mr. Touart is currently employed under an employment agreement [...]

Draft RFP for CMP developers

Here is the draft for Request for Proposal for the master developer of the Community Maritime Park: rfpmaritime-park.pdf Enjoy!

Fred Thompson on IN Your Head Radio

Fred Thompson on IN Your Head Radio

The Fred Thompson campaign team working with NewsRadio 1620 to get presidential hopeful Fred Thompson on the show today. We have a shot to get him on my show between 1 to 2 p.m. or Marty Stanovich's show between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Let's see what happens.

Hall ignores emails

Last week, a big show was made to send Pensacola City Councilman Sam Hall emails in support of the Community Maritime Park. The Friends of the Community Maritime Park reported over 50 emails were sent. John Merting of the CMPA board attended his town hall meeting to talk about the plans. Yet [...]

Council moves ahead on CMP, sort of

Notes on the Pensacola city council's discussion on the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park at its committee of the whole meeting: The Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park’s pre-development budget and site plan were approved, as was a $50,000 pre-diversity study relating to minority [...]

Springfest and PLT crap out

The Pensacola City Council wasn't in the holiday spirit at its Committee of the Whole meeting yesterday. SpringFest board president Bobby Marcus was eager for the committee to reach a decision about the festival’s request for $50,000. But he didn’t get one on Monday. SpringFest officials had [...]

WEAR TV 3 crime report

Now that the local Sinclair-owned television station has expanded its news coverage, we are getting even more crime stories. "If it bleeds, it leads" is the new tagline we can expect to see soon. Walmart Customer Carjacked In Daylight: An elderly man is recovering after being carjacked in a [...]

Beach turnaround

Beach turnaround

While I have criticized the SRIA and county for being so slow to do anything about parking and the feds for not completing roads to Navarre Beach and Ft. Pickens, there is no denying that Pensacola Beach is on the upswing. Both IN and the PNJ wrote about the recovery of beach businesses. The daily [...]

Beach access vs. tourism

Walton County is trying to figure how to balance tourism with public access. In Escambia County, we handle it by having overcrowded parking for locals, charging a toll to get on the beach and no roads to the top tourism attraction (Ft. Pickens) or to Navarre Beach. Do you think Walton County [...]

Disney coming to Panhandle?

News Herald reports: Planners met with Washington County commissioners last week to discuss the future of 50,000 acres of undeveloped land long rumored to be the site of a new Walt Disney theme park. Read ‘Disney’ land’s fate still unclear.

Pelican/IN promotion wins award

The IN sponsored this promotion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5th, 2007 Cleveland, OH – For the seventh consecutive year industry website Gameops.com has announced its Best of Awards for 2007. Five categories were decided by a panel of [...]

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