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Bay Co. builds $9M library

The News Herald reports the construction of the new $9 million, 55,000-square-foot Bay County Public Library is on schedule and will be completed by April 2008. Read Cover almost finished for county library Hmmmmmm....

Feds kill geese at Tiger Point

Feds kill geese at Tiger Point

The Ft. Walton Beach Daily News reports: The disappearance of about 50 Canada geese from the Tiger Point Golf and Country Club was at first a Gulf Breeze mystery. Later, when persistent area residents learned the birds had been rounded up and euthanized by agents of the federal [...]

Budgeting for Dummies

Budgeting for Dummies

The Independent News has come up with its ideas for government budgets (Ballsy Plan IV ). Suggestions range from privatization to annexation to consolidation. The goal of the county commission and city council shouldn't be to see how many gov't jobs can be saved, but how low can the tax rates be [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

News Journal reports a former Catholic High School teacher is charged with using a mirror to look under a woman's skirt at a Pensacola bookstore - Ex-teacher accused of voyeurism. Pensacola Beach loses drinkable water when main breaks. Bushwacker sales skyrocket - Beach water main break [...]

No criminal investigation on VFD stipends

From Duwayne Escobedo: Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille says no criminal investigation of overpayments of stipends to volunteer firefighters is being conducted right now. "At this point, we have no involvement," he says. The Escambia County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller [...]

What’s happening with public library?

What’s happening with public library?

In March 2006, Escambia County voters approved the sales tax extension that included $34.6 million for libraries and community centers. To date, nothing has been done to the downtown library. We've renovated the old police station in Century and a space in a strip center on the Westside into [...]

Mobile grows by 50 acres

Mobile grows by 50 acres

From Moblie Register: One of the westernmost points of the Mobile city limits will creep a little closer to Schillinger Road when an annexation approved Tuesday by the Mobile City Council takes effect. The city will add 50 acres owned by Wynnfield Development, a company controlled by local [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

WedsDaily Dose Gulf County Sheriff resigns. WalMart won't give up on Mary Esther store. Dog mauls owners. Another typical Wednesday news day.

Outzen hits 50

Outzen hits 50

From the IN staff: For the first time in three generations, an Outzen male has reached the ripe old age of 50. We had a betting pool going on whether the old man would make it. To our surprise Rick showed up for work today. Here's Rick's AFTER-50 to-do list . . . 10. Raise prices for [...]

Sac Bee will require real names for comments

Sac Bee will require real names for comments

There is growing debate whether newspapers should require people to use their real names when they comment on articles on the papers' websites. The Sacramento Bee has decided to require real names. Here is an column on their decision: Requiring names with online comments .... too often, the [...]

Baldwin County: Something in the water

Baldwin County: Something in the water

The Mobile Press Register reports that  swimmers are being attacked by jellyfish, sea lice and something yet to determined in the waters off the Baldwin County beaches. Over the past few weeks, purple flags have flown periodically over Baldwin County's beaches, warning of the presence of [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

TuesDaily Dose Copeland's becomes the restaurant closing that just won't go away as Federal Trade Commission steps in. Another Pensacola area cemetery is vandalized. News Journal has discovered NAS Pensacola - writes fourth military story in two weeks....could it be the beginning of a new monthly [...]

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