Business

Continental to lay off workers, including P’cola

March 29, 2010

The Houston Business Journal is reporting Continental Airlines Inc. is laying off 150 ground workers, including bag handlers, at seven U.S. airports and hiring contractors in their place. The layoffs take effect on June 1 in…

Pensacola

Latest on Community Maritime Park

March 29, 2010

Jeff Galt, president of Maritime Park Development Partners, released the following pdfs over the weekend. They show the latest budget for the park – both summary (Summary – MPDP Project Cost Estimate 3-22-10) and the details…

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School violence escalates

March 26, 2010

NorthEscambia.com is reporting at fight broke out yesterday at Ernest Ward. Seven students were arrested (read more). Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the fight started about 3:50 p.m. as school was dismissed. The fight began…

Politics

Aronberg accuse McCollum of political grandstanding

March 24, 2010

The blog Change in Tallahassee reports that State Sen. Dave Aronberg, a Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General, has accused the current AG, Bill McCollum who is running for governor, of political grandstanding with his filing…

Politics

Gaetz narrowly wins House Dist. 4 primary

March 24, 2010

Matt Gaetz, son of State Sen. Don Gaetz, narrowly defeated former Destin Mayor Craig Barker by margin of 634 votes. Gaetz won the Republican primary thanks to a huge lead in early and absentee voting. Barker…

Politics

Poll: House Dist. 1 race wide open

March 24, 2010

According to the latest poll by Mass Marketing Media, the State House District 1 race is wide open with no candidate having a clear lead. Press Release: With the 2010 Primary Election season set to take…

Business

American Eagle adds flight to Chicago

March 22, 2010

Per Tradingmarkets.com: American Eagle Airlines announced today that it is launching a non-stop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport on 12 June. The weekend service will be operated using 50-seat…

Business

MPDP employee hit with foreclosures, again (updated)

March 19, 2010

Agoura Finance and Adler Realty Investments have each filed lis pendens on properties owned Scott Davison, the point man for the Maritime Park Development Partners, and his former company – Land Capital. (See 2010013922 for $6,509,167.11…

News

Evers co-sponsors prayer bill

March 18, 2010

Rep. Greg Evers is co-sponsoring a bill, House Bill 31 that is designed to allow student-initiated inspirational messages at some school events. The bill was passed by the Florida House Pre K-12 Education Policy Committee, 9-3.…