Parents at Suter Elementary have been told their beloved school in East Pensacola is off the immediate chopping block. However, the end still may be in sight. The school's size and the age of the building work against it in how the school board and the administration analyze school [...]
Let's see how the Florida Legislature manages having $1 billion less to spend. From the Miami Herald: Florida's big-time budget boom, sparked by a flurry of rebuilding after devastating storms and soaring property values, has ended, leading to the first time in more than 30 years that the state [...]
From American Research Group's latest poll on the presidential primaries. McCain tops the field of Republicans. Edwards moves ahead Obama among Democrats GOP: McCain 38%; Giuliani 28%; undecided 14%; Gingrich 8%; Romney 7%. Dems: Clinton 36%; Edwards 20%; Obama 14%; Biden 5%. I like the [...]
The daily newspaper's article on the impact of property tax reforms on the Community Maritime Park- ominously titled "Park money at risk" - has resurrected the doom and gloom naysayers. The article declares "A cut in property taxes, as widely anticipated from the Legislature, would reduce the [...]
The Criminal Intelligence Unit of the Escambia Sheriff's Office has produced this "Progress Report in Pictures" See PDF :ECSO rpt.pdf Several of the photos look like yard debris that was never picked up. Wonder how long it sat on the curbside?
Another rumored drug area is Century. There's a reason why that is where Coach Washington was arrested. We've heard from more than one source that this is where most of our illegal drugs enter the county. The paper has tried a few times to nail down rumors of air fields, safe houses and meth [...]
Operation Brownsville is over. Here are the stats: Suspicious persons/vehicles: 480 - Citizen assists: 138 - Agency assists: 68 - Traffic Stops: 304 - Warrant service attempts: 22 - Warrant services: 32 - Traffic stop arrests: 13 - DUI arrests: 12 - Narcotics arrests: 37 - Weapons [...]
What makes someone good or bad? The drug arrest of Woodham Coach Benny Washington and the subsequent comments on this blog and others in the area have gotten me to ponder this question. There are those who relish the fall of Coach Washington or any public figure. Others refuse to join the [...]
Former State champion basketball coach (Woodham High) - Bennie Washington - was arrested last night on drug related charges in Century. Washington was stopped for speeding. Deputy reported he could smell the odor of pot from the vehicle. When questioned, Washington admitted marijuana was in the [...]
Florida county governments are fighting back on property taxes, according to this article in the Miami Herald: Yes, county budgets have ballooned since the real-estate boom, but the money has gone into police, security and the rising costs of insurance, fuel, land and healthcare. ''There's no [...]
Heard through the grapevine yesterday that the rate increase for City of Pensacola's sanitation department and the fuel surcharge are only stop gap measures. There may be even more increases later in the year. City, County, ECUA ....we're paying for duplication of services and carrying more [...]
That's only possible conclusion after reading today's MOB column in the daily.The third grader that's subbing for him is trying very hard though...