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Godzilla has website

Godzilla has website

Escambia County School Board member Jeff Bergosh has his own website in which he goes after the Pensacola News Journal - jeffbergosh.net. Bergosh asserts that he has been targeted by the PNJ: The truth is crystal clear; I’m just a small town, part time school board member that made the PNJ [...]

Crist makes Facebook

Crist makes Facebook

During the heat of the debate over the budget and property tax reform, Gov. Charlie Crist decided to have a few cold ones at Big Daddy's in Tallahassee  - a favorite FSU student bar. Several Crist photos made the Facebook pages of the college students at the bar. The Sarasota Herald Tribune had [...]

New FEMA low

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has hit a new low by rigging a press conference with fake reporters. FEMA announced the news conference last Tuesday with 15 minutes' notice and provided an 800 number for reporters, but it was not set up to take questions. When no reporters showed up, FEMA [...]

Cost of War

The Orlando Weekly calculates the cost of the Iraq War and what the money could have been spent on: On Oct. 23, President Bush asked Congress for an additional $46 billion in war-related funding. That’s on top of the $147 billion the Department of Defense has already asked for, and the $3.7 [...]

Council supports bottle clubs

With 6-3 vote (DeSorbo absent), the Pensacola City Council ignored the requests of its Police Chief and downtown business owners and residents and reversed its earlier decision to close bottle clubs at 3 a.m. like other nightspots --one's that actually have liquor licenses. According to the PNJ: [...]

BTW: Strong mayor is dead

Watch the Pensacola City Council's Committee of the Whole video and you will realize that the council has no intent of making any meaningful changes to charter or the current power structure. The charter review committee and its final report will get the same attention, respect and results as Jerry [...]

Bottle Club showdown

City Council's vision for Pensacola is a bottle club that stays open to 5 a.m.  Yeah!  Come live and invest in Downtown and the Belmont-Devilliers....just step over the broken glass on the sidewalks - hire extra security - and invest in good outdoor lighting and alarms. The vote is tonight.

Story is the Story

The Florida Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting in Sandestin has installed its new president: Susan Story, CEO and president of Gulf Power. She replaces former Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings as chamber president for the coming year.

Did Emergency Management drop the ball?

Did Emergency Management drop the ball?

The question being asked around town - Why weren't there any emergency sirens downtown when the tornadoes were approaching? We have videos of the storm coming off the bay. Did EOC fail us?

Bottle Clubs may keep 5 a.m. close

Bottle Clubs may keep 5 a.m. close

According to sources, the Pensacola City Council is backtracking on its ordinance that would give Bottle Clubs the same close as other night clubs - 3 a.m. They will have the final vote to keep the curfew at 5 a.m. this Thursday. Two steps forward, three steps backwards. The council wants us to [...]

State lawmakers fail again

State lawmakers fail again

The Florida Legislature has failed once again to pass any meaningful tax reform. I decided to pack their bags a day early. All spring we heard from Gov. Crist and the our lawmakers about how they were going to cut property tax bills. Many of us have yet to set any meaningful cuts. Read South [...]

Gannett revenues slip

Gannett revenues slip

But they still made $234 million in the third quarter. Yahoo News has the full report with the facts and figures. Read more

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