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Crist to speak at Lincoln Dinner

November 30, 2009

Press release: The Escambia County Republican Party welcomes Governor Charlie Crist as a featured guest at its 2009 Lincoln Day Dinner scheduled for this Thursday evening, December 3, 2009 from 6-9pm at The Courtyard in North…

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Billboard snafu for WPMI

November 30, 2009

A digital billboard “snafu” in Mobile has caused quite a stir at WPMI. Newport Television, the owners of WPMI, have suspended General Manager Shea Grandquest and News Director Wes Finley for one week, without pay. The…

Politics

New Future for Zoo?

November 30, 2009

Northwest Florida Daily reports The Zoo Northwest Florida is in negotiations with the Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Va. “We are negotiating, but nothing has been finalized,” said Eric Mogensen, director of the drive-through animal…

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By District

November 25, 2009

Sam Hall’s District 2 canceled out Ron Townsend’s District 7: +84 vs. -79 PC Wu’s District 1 canceled out John Jerralds’ District 5: +241 vs. -225 This referendum was won on the east side of Pensacola.…

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More Election stats

November 25, 2009

10 City Precincts had more No votes than Yes votes: Sam Hall – District 2 #51 Ferry Pass Y:6 N:8 #106 Grace Lutheran Y:187 N:194 #108 Holy Cross Y:112 N:128 #110 PCC Y:14 N:22 John Jerralds…

Escambia County

Poker coming to dogtrack

November 25, 2009

Mobile Press Register is reporting: “Officials at Pensacola Greyhound Track in western Escambia County expect the track’s poker room to open “around the end of January,” general manager Nick Schlikin said in a Pensacola News Journal…

Politics

Voter Breakdown by Council District

November 25, 2009

District Yes % Wu: 55% Hall: 53% DeWeese: 62% Johnson: 61% Jerralds: 43% Cannada-Wynn: 54% Townsend: 47% Sam Hall, Maren DeWeese, Larry Johnson and Diane Mack came out big for the charter. Their influence and impact…

Politics

Benson fundraiser successful

November 25, 2009

Collier Merrill hosted a successful fundraiser for Holly Benson last night at The Fish House. Benson is running for the Republican nomination for Florida Attorney General. She is the first Panhandle native to run for a…

Politics

Quote of the Day

November 25, 2009

“I firmly believe the voters are always right” – Charlie Fairchild Whenever you hear Charlie complain about the Community Maritime Park or the new charter, remember this quote. The voters are right and they didn’t agree…

Escambia County

Tourism boomed this summer

November 24, 2009

Press Release: Despite a slow economy, tourism numbers in the Pensacola Bay Area were the second-highest in history. From Oct. 1, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2009, overnight visitors to the area generated $133 million in lodging…