Escambia County Politics

Thomas to close three schools

March 3, 2010

WEAR TV 3 reports that Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas wants to close three alternative schools: Sidney Nelson, AV Clubbs and E-Seal. I couldn’t find anything about the closures on the school district’s website.…

Escambia County

Beach Master Plan catching heat

March 2, 2010

The SRIA has been working on a new master plan for the commercial core of Pensacola Beach. The buzz is that the SRIA has gotten such a bad response from the general public at the last…

Pensacola Politics

Phantom jobs

March 2, 2010

WUWF radio interviewed State Sen. Don Gaetz this morning on how the legislature will balance the budget this year. Gaetz talked about phantom jobs – jobs that are in the budget, but not filled. He believes…

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Navy News: NAS Pensacola CO fired

March 1, 2010

The News Journal and other local media reported that NAS skipper, Capt. William P. Reavey, was removing pending conduct investigation. Base officials called it temporary. The Navy News says Reavey was fired and points out that…

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DeWeese continues district-wide clean-up

March 1, 2010

Got this note from Councilmember Maren DeWeese: Bay Cliffs residents in District 3 braved a cold rain to improve the view of Escambia Bay at the entrance of their subdivision off of Scenic Highway. In two…

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Photos on Chili Earthquake

March 1, 2010

People have been posting their photographs of the Chili Earthquake. The albums give a much more personal look at the disaster: Album #1 Album #2 Album #3 Album #4…

News Politics

Blog is 5 years old

March 1, 2010

Last month marked five years for Rick’s Blog. It began as a WordPress blog that I only posted to once or twice a week. Today it’s a demanding monster that is read religiously by people from…

Pensacola Politics

City Council not serious about jobs

March 1, 2010

We hear it everywhere: The number one priority for this community is jobs. Nearly every city council member will tell you that. However, the City has drastically reduced over the past three years its funding for…

Politics

Gambling interests in Tallahassee

March 1, 2010

The Miami Herald is reporting that gambling is back on the table for this legislative session. Once again the state lawmakers will be presented with several options to expand gambling in Florida. Read more.…

Escambia County News Politics

Here is the what

February 28, 2010

The daily marketing solution (see) asks this question in its Sunday editorial- If not consolidation, then what? The Escambia County Commission and the constitutional officers met on Thursday, Feb 25 and decided the first whats of…

News Politics

Class-size battle brewing

February 27, 2010

Florida voters in 2002 changed the state’s constitution to require smaller class sizes in their public schools. Since then, the Florida legislature, Gov. Jeb Bush and school superintendents have tried to rewrite the requirements. State. Sen.…