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Blog stats

April 29, 2009

Rick’s Blog began in the spring of 2006. To date, I made 4,016 posts – about four per day. We have had 27,386 comments – an average of 6.8 comments per post. Of course, we have…

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McCollum-early favorite for GOP race

April 28, 2009

Political analyst Roger Stone reports Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is the early favorite to be the Republican nominee for Governor if Charlie Crist choses to run for the U.S. Senate. A recent Fabrizio-McLaughlin poll of…

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Bruno/Food World has a buyer

April 27, 2009

The Mobile Press Register reports that C&S Wholesale Grocers of Keene, N.H., the wholesaler that supplies Bruno’s and Food World, is the bidder most likely to seek a large number of stores in the bankruptcy auction…

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Council moms tackle parks

April 27, 2009

Council member Megan Pratt is in the PNJ for pushing her idea of creating a natural playground near the new Tryon Branch library. Read more. Council member Maren DeWeese led on Saturday a group of volunteers,…

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Okaloosa Sheriff indicted

April 24, 2009

Okaloosa Sheriff Charlie Morris and his administrative director have been indicted by a federal grand jury. They face a maximum of 65 years in federal prison and up to $1.5 million in fines if convicted on…

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Free Wifi downtown

April 23, 2009

In 2006, we had free WiFi downtown as part of our Ballsy Plan. Three years later the DIB is ready to launch it. Press Release: The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is officially launching free downtown wireless…

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Will Casino bailout state budget?

April 23, 2009

Gov. Charlie Crist announced yesterday that the Seminole Tribe of Florida will prepay its first four years of its gambling deal with the state, if the state legislature approves the deal. The tribe would give the…

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Crist: College should return $6M

April 23, 2009

According to Miami Herald, Gov. Charlie Crist wants Northwest Florida State College to return $6 million in taxpayer money for an airport project at the core of criminal charges against the college president, Bob Richburg, and…

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Miller leaves airport post. Hall isn’t sad.

April 23, 2009

Frank Miller is the new aviation director of the San Antonio International Airport. He has been director of Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport since 1987. San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley announced Miller’s appointment yesterday. The…

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ECSO has made 512 drug arrests

April 23, 2009

According to NorthEscambia.com, undercover officers have videotaped for weeks drug buys in Century. Now warrants have been issued and arrests are being made. The ECSO has made 512 street level narcotics arrests this year. “We are…

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Pensacola Jeff wins honor

April 22, 2009

The website BuzzFlash has named the Pensacola blogger Jeff who punked the crowd at the Pensacola Tea Party (see video) and was seen on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown as it Wings of Honor winner. It took a…