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Delegate count

With all the talk about the presidential races being close, let's look at the actual delegate counts. Romney leads on the GOP side. Clinton has the most delegates on the Democratic side. Even though McCain won New Hampshire he only has 4 more delegates than Fred Thompson. Democrats Clinton [...]

Walton County gets biodiesel plant

Walton County Commission voted to approve a contract for Gulf Coast Energy Inc. to an ethanol and biodiesel plant in Mossy Head that will be the nation’s first facility to produce both fuels at the same site. The plant will use rendered chicken fat and soybean oil to make biodiesel, according [...]

Tallahassee still messing with education

Tallahassee still messing with education

Spoke with a friend in Tallahassee yesterday about what is going with the state legislature which is holding its committee meetings. When it comes to education, the big talk is centering around outlawing baggy pants and making P.E. mandatory for middle schools. Now the state is already requiring [...]

10 Lottery Winners Who Shared the Wealth

10 Lottery Winners Who Shared the Wealth

Not every lottery winner divorces his/her wife or husband, spends foolishly and dies broke. Check out this list

City sues bank

This is a first. A city sues a bank over its lending practices claiming that they discriminated against black borrowers and led to a wave of foreclosures that has reduced city tax revenues and increased its costs. The city is Baltimore. The bank is Wells Fargo. Read this NY Times article.

New Public Library

New Public Library

While Pensacola gets by with an antiquated downtown public library, Panama City is finishing its new 55,000-sq. ft. library. The Pensacola City Council has been discussing a new library for over two decades. A citizens' task force was formed - but still nothing happened. I think a new downtown [...]

Game on!

Game on!

The City Council races are starting. Both Ronald Townsend and Mike DeSorbo have prefiled to run again. There have been rumors that both were retiring from public office. DeSorbo served from 1986-1993, took a two-year break, and has been on the council since 1995. Expect DeSorbo to have [...]

Nelson goes after Rudy

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (Dem) isn't a big Rudy Guiliani fan. The St. Pete Times reports Nelson said, "He doesn't look like a president. He doesn't talk like a president, and he doesn't act like a president," said Nelson, who added that Mitt Romney may look the part but also fails to act the [...]

GGW trial accusations heat up

GGW trial accusations heat up

Lawyers for “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis want ABC’s “Nightline” reporter Martin Bashir to tell what he knows to a judge about whether State Attorney Steve Meadows showed him child pornography during an interview. According to News Herald: Bashir interviewed Meadows for a [...]

Stop the phone calls, please

Stop the phone calls, please

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports that for the third consecutive year complaints filed against telemarketers for violating the state's Do Not Call law have topped the list of Floridians' consumer concerns. Although the number of complaints dropped by more than 500 [...]

Is Bergosh back on PNJ forums?

Since Escambia County school board member Jeff Bergosh admitted he was the infamous Godzilla on the daily newspaper's website, there is a new anonymous commenter on the site that goes by the name "King Richard." He claims to be from Tallahassee, but seems to be a big fan of Bergosh - often telling [...]

Santa Rosa may not need Pcola

With the announcement that Pace is getting another large shopping center near Santa Rosa Commons. It may be time for Escambia County and Pensacola to realize that its eastern neighbor is close to becoming self-sufficient...at least retail-wise. (Pace shopping center planned ) The restaurants can [...]

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