Escambia County

Buzz: Perkins trying to derail consolidation

March 17, 2009

The buzz from Tallahassee is that ECUA board member Dale Perkins is there to introduce to the House committee considering the bill on consolidation an amendment to exclude the Emerald Coast Utility Authority from the consolidation…

Escambia County

Another shooting involving teen

March 17, 2009

Last night, another teen, age 14, was shot in the leg by a drive-by shooter on Hampton Rd. Both Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and Sheriff David Morgan should be concerned. It seems like every other…

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Studer says O’Brien insinuations are out of line

March 16, 2009

PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien continued his passive aggressive attacks on Pensacola Pelican owner and Studer Group CEO Quint Studer. O’Brien insinuates that Studer and his wife made a sizeable donation to Snoezelen/ Westgate Sensory Center because…

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Judge and CMPA Board aren’t the problem

March 16, 2009

Today PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien writes: “Judge Lacey Collier may do fine in the court of law, but he lacks the patience and temperament to run an inexperienced, nonprofit group of volunteers trying to build a…

Escambia County

PNJ article another indicator of great divide

March 16, 2009

There is a great divide between local government employees and the public they serve. Sunday’s article on the city compensation in the News Journal shows how out of sync things have gotten. We’ve been chipping away…

Escambia County

Two big meetings today

March 13, 2009

This morning at the Extension offices, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is meeting to discuss the 2009-10 budget. The BOCC who failed to get Sheriff Ronnie McNesby to make any significant cuts in his…

Escambia County

Pension buying CMPA bonds may work

March 13, 2009

The idea (Read Outtakes) is gaining momentum. Pensacola City Council member Maren DeWeese has asked Dick Barker to bring to the council his recommendations for financing the City’s $40 million commitment on the Community Maritime Park.…

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Compass Bank Robbery (photos)

March 11, 2009

At approximately 9:00 A.M this morning, a white male walked into the Compass Bank located at 6701 N. Davis Hwy and presented a note to the teller demanding money. No weapon was displayed and the suspect…

Politics

Broxson pre-qualifies for Evers seat

March 10, 2009

Press Release: Broxson Pre-Qualifies for State Representative, District One. Midway resident and local businessman Douglas Broxson 59, has pre-qualified to campaign for the seat of State Representative District 1. This is the last term for Republican…

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Fabre responds to Chimes Way award

March 10, 2009

From: Frank J. Fabre, P.E., P.S.M. Fabre Engineering & Surveying RE: Chimes Way Park Design and Selection of Professional Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors Chimes Way Park Design To set the record straight, I wrote a…

Politics

Air tanker deal may be shot down

March 10, 2009

CQ Politics is reporting that the White House directed the Pentagon to delay procurement of air refueling tankers by five years and cancel plans for a new long-range bomber—which ends the Gulf Coast region’s chances of…

Escambia County

You read it first here

March 10, 2009

Today’s News Journal is like reading last week’s blog. Front page tells you that there is a signed developer agreement on the CMPA. It doesn’t look like City Manager Al Coby is in any hurry to…

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Beitsch reviews signed agreement

March 9, 2009

How does the developer agreement between the City and the Maritime Park Developers answer the concerns that City Manager Al Coby expressed to the Pensacola City Council? Should MPDP assume [all roles] it brings into question…