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Ole Miss Number 2 Party school

The Princeton Review ( Ole Miss No. 2 party school ) has named my alma mater the Number 2 party school in the U.S. When I was student body president, we were named Number 1 by Playboy. That was the year I went before the Oxford City Council and asked for a referendum for cold beer to be sold in [...]

Cumulus bounces back slightly

Cumulus bounces back slightly

The Spring 2007 Arbitron ratings are in (Spring Radio Ratings). Cumulus has bounced back, especially Magic 106. Magic 106   Spring 06: 6.1/ Fall 06: 4.0 / Spring 07: 7.6 ---very impressive, up 25% Q100  -  Spring 06: 3.4 / Fall 06: 2.9 / Spring 07: 3.5 ---- slightly ahead [...]

Power of one bad decision

Power of one bad decision

The overriding reason for Councilmen Jack Nobles and Marty Donovan to vote in favor of the Rinker/Cemex lease at the Port of Pensacola was that the City already had a lease that went through 2020. "Whether you like or not," Nobles said at the Enterprise committee meeting yesterday, "We are in [...]

Third World Pensacola

Third World Pensacola

Why is the environment such a low priority in Escambia County and Pensacola? We profess to love our waterways and call this place "paradise." Yet we have more EPA Superfund sites than nearly any other county in Florida. Our bayous are unsafe to swim in most of the year. Fish caught in Escambia Bay [...]

Important week

Important week

This week may be the most important week for local government in months. Several hot issues will be discussed. Of course, discussion and action are two very different things for Escambia County and the City of Pensacola. The City of Pensacola's Enterprise Committee meets today on a proposal to [...]

Meet proposed port tenant

Meet proposed port tenant

InDaily has posted a YouTube video on Cemex, the Mexican cement manufacturing giant, who owns Rinker Materials. What do you do when an international conglomerate sets up shop in your backyard, pours pollutants into the air and water, and buys its way out of any environmental fines in the pursuit [...]

Real strong mayor question

Real strong mayor question

The real question on everyone's mind about the strong mayor in Pensacola is - What if we elect Jack Nobles, Tom Banjanin or Marty Donovan as the strong mayor? Folks, that's how democracy and elections work. People vote - sometimes wisely, sometimes foolishly. However, we can boot them from [...]

Absolutely stupidest question ever

Absolutely stupidest question ever

In the Sunday, Aug. 19 edition of the News Journal, John Peacock, an advocate for the strong mayor system of government for the City of Pensacola, is asked: " As a financial adviser, some may say you're potentially looking to gain personally, meaning that a strong mayor with a vision to help larger [...]

ECSO top heavy

Escambia County Sheriff's Office appears to be top heavy when you compare it to the operations at the Pensacola Police Department. City of Pensacola has 112 police officers with salaries ranging from $32,491 to $58,479. The Sheriff (excluding detention and court security) has 154 deputies [...]

Why did County Commission do it

Why did County Commission do it

The political question on everyone's mind yesterday was, "Why did the Escambia County Commission suddenly vote to trade the Escambia County Area Transit to the City of Pensacola?" It sounded like an article the Independent News would write in its April's Fool issue. Next we may hear that the [...]

IN has City Payroll

IN has City Payroll

We have received the City of Pensacola's payroll. You can view the pdf: IN has City Payroll We will have sortable database ready for viewing on Monday.

Snow falls from Bush

White House press secretary Tony Snow announced today he is resigning as press secretary for Pres. Bush due to financial pressures. Snow was named press secretary April 2006 and earns $168,000....a little more than a county administrator or county attorney. Snow, a father of three children, will [...]

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