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Panhandle news roundup – 6/22

Panhandle news roundup – 6/22

FriDaily Dose PNJ: Strip center library opens. Dead body tells no tales yet. Fractional condos (once called timesharing) still up in the air. Daily News: Sharks prefer Georgia tourists. News Herald: Animal shelter gets power (slow news day in Panama City).

Report: O’Brien vs. Outzen

Report: O’Brien vs. Outzen

Well attended meeting - larger than usual. Judges Judge Kim Slevinski Skievaski,Paul Rasmussen, Keith McIver and Michael Allen and State Justice Ken Bell were there. Mark O'Brien opened with comments about the court system and why he enjoys writing about what happens in the court room. I [...]

O’Brien and Outzen face-off at Noon

O’Brien and Outzen face-off at Noon

PNJ columnist Mark O'Brien and IN Publisher Rick Outzen face off for a discussion on how the media impacts public opinion at Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association monthly meeting today at noon. Should be fun. O'pines vs. Outtakes Then only thing better is for Luke McCoy to be moderator. May [...]

Fire Buzz: $$$ could be big

Fire Buzz: $$$ could be big

The Clerk of Courts audit of the volunteer fire departments in Escambia County will be released on July 2. We are hearing - not from within the fire stations so don't start pointing fingers - that the overpayments to volunteers could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. There are [...]

There is a difference here

On hotly contested debates, there is always an group - often new to this blog - that weighs in and after a few comments starts name-calling. I let a few be posted, but eventually start deleting them because they add little to the debate. The problem for them is that they don't like their ideas [...]

Panhandle newspaper roundup – June 21

Panhandle newspaper roundup – June 21

ThursDaily Dose PNJ has crime trifecta: murder victim id, death sentence and DUI sentencing. Daily News reports on tolls roads, realtors praying for better market and man holds out in bathroom (not McGuire's). Girls Gone Wild still in the News Herald

Bailey resigns as CRA director

Bailey resigns as CRA director

Effective August 3, David Bailey will no longer be Pensacola's CRA director. He will be re-entering private practice (architect) with Spencer Maxwell Bullock. Read: Bye Bye Bailey

30-40-50 tax plan…will it fly?

30-40-50 tax plan…will it fly?

A Miami mortgage broker, Bernie Navarro, heads a group that has written its own property tax reform plan that he wants to get on the ballot as an alternative to the state legislature's proposal. The 30 in 30-40-50 refers to the biggest tax break of the three contained in its language: a [...]

Gannett dropping interns in Montgomery, elsewhere

Gannett dropping interns in Montgomery, elsewhere

Maynard Institute website reports: The Gannett Co. newspaper in Montgomery, Ala., was forced to make quick and drastic budget cuts last week, editor Wanda Lloyd told Journal-isms on Monday, leaving three interns suddenly without summer jobs. Similar cuts could be coming at other Gannett [...]

Panhandle Daily News summaries

Panhandle Daily News summaries

WedsDaily Dose PNJ: Dentist may have filled more than cavities. Dead body found. And Chamber woos...sounds like an episode of CSI or Law & Order.

The Ghoul that Pensacola Refuses to Remember

The Ghoul that Pensacola Refuses to Remember

We've received inquiries about an article we published in May 2004 on the Pensacola's more infamous history. One that is of particular interest is the segment on the Whitmire Cemetery Ghoul: WHITMIRE CEMETERY ghoul Dateline: February 23, 1958—Ghoul strikes Scene: Johnson/Whitmire Rd., Ferry [...]

PNJ Most Powerful, circa 2001

In March 2001 Carl Wernicke and Ginny Graybiel put together a list of the 20 Top Movers and Shakers in Pensacola for the daily newspaper. Here is their list: THE TOP 20 Charles Atwell, Travis Bowden, Jerry Burden, John Carr, Jim Cronley, Fred Donovan, Joe Endry, Bill Greenhut, Bob Kerrigan, [...]

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