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Fink to start political newspaper

Fink to start political newspaper

We've heard that the son of ECUA board member Logan Fink may start political newspaper. Greg Fink is a political consultant and one-time reporter for the Pensacola Voice. He was elected to the Escambia Soil & Water Board in 2006. Fink led the effort to defeat the referendum for a 1/2 cent tax to [...]

Sorrell may leave ECUA

Sorrell may leave ECUA

Stephen Sorrell, executive director of the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, is a finalist to manage the nation's largest desalination plant. The plant recently has passed a final round of testing and is now officially part of Tampa Bay Water's regional water supply system. There has been [...]

If only Pensacola could send out this flyer

If only Pensacola could send out this flyer

Iowa Caucus on INYHR

Iowa Caucus on INYHR

I will be interviewing reporter Jason Hancock on the latest developments on the presidential races. Get the inside scoop on IN Your Head Radio from 1 to 2 p.m. on News Radio 1620 AM. Listen from your computer: Link

Save Our City lives

Save Our City lives

C.C. Elebash, retired UWF professor and the economic guru for the group formerly known as Save Our City, hasn't given up his fight to stop a baseball park being built at the Community Maritime Park. During the months leading up to the Sept 2006 referendum vote, the Independent News and this blog [...]

Galtin: I’ve been robbed

Sprinter Justin Gatlin - and Pensacola native - told the Washington Post that he has been robbed by the track governing board. "I'm a fighter and I've been a fighter from the very beginning and I'm going to continue to fight," Gatlin said by phone yesterday from his home in Pensacola, Fla. "I [...]

How to keep major business in town?

Work with the state to offer them funds to help build a $7 million headquarters. That's what Orlando did to convince AirTran Airways, the only major airline based in Florida, to keep its corporate headquarters in Orlando. The state of Florida and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority will split [...]

Census: Florida losing its attraction

The economic boom for the state appears to be over, and Pensacola missed it. Wait a minute. Do adding WalMarts, Walgreens and Starbucks count? Maybe adding more bottle clubs with longer hours really is the answer. The St. Pete Times reports Couple that with road congestion, low wages and the [...]

Historic Day for PNJ

Historic Day for PNJ

For the first time in recent memory, the Pensacola News Journal gives credit to WEAR TV 3 for breaking a story. They even link to the WEAR TV story on pnj.com. In the past, most radio and tv stations lead their newscasts with "as reported in the Pensacola News Journal today." Rarely, if ever, did [...]

Where Pcola Spiderman is now?

Remember the window cleaner who called himself "Spiderman". He has moved to Gainesville and is doing very well. Another Pensacola exile that had to go somewhere else to make money. Read this Gainesville Sun article: Real-life 'Spiderman'

Fred T. loses interest

Fred T. loses interest

The GOP presidential hopeful that caught a lot of local interest is Fred Thompson - former U.S. senator, sometime actor. Unfortunately for the local politicos, Thompson is no longer considered a viable candidate. Ron Paul gets more press than Thompson. To make matters worse, CNN reports that [...]

Top 10 Tech

The alternative newsweekly NOW has listed the Top 10 Tech Trends of 2007. Apple's iPhone, FaceBook and Web TV top the list. The iPhone is the latest status symbol in Pensacola. Long, long ago doctors were the only ones with pagers. Then pagers became common, and the car phone became the big deal. [...]

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