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Woodham icon arrested

Former State champion basketball coach (Woodham High) - Bennie Washington - was arrested last night on drug related charges in Century. Washington was stopped for speeding. Deputy reported he could smell the odor of pot from the vehicle. When questioned, Washington admitted marijuana was in the [...]

County salaries

As I promised earlier: George Touart, County Administrator     155,252.00 Janet Lander, County Attorney     141,141.00 Robert McLaughlin, Assistant County Administrator     114,997.00 Willie Taylor, Assistant County Administrator     105,987.00 Robert Jacobson, Dir., [...]

Counties fight back

Counties fight back

Florida county governments are fighting back on property taxes, according to this article in the Miami Herald: Yes, county budgets have ballooned since the real-estate boom, but the money has gone into police, security and the rising costs of insurance, fuel, land and healthcare. ''There's no [...]

Buzz: City Sanitation

Buzz: City Sanitation

Heard through the grapevine yesterday that the rate increase for City of Pensacola's sanitation department and the fuel surcharge are only stop gap measures. There may be even more increases later in the year. City, County, ECUA ....we're paying for duplication of services and carrying more [...]

O’Brien kidnapped

O’Brien kidnapped

That's only possible conclusion after reading today's MOB column in the daily.The third grader that's subbing for him is trying very hard though...

New online Pensacola encyclopedia

New online Pensacola encyclopedia

Sure, we all love Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But what about local issues — history, politics, businesses, civic leaders, etc.? Wouldn’t it be great to have a wiki-style encyclopedia that focuses on the Pensacola area? Well, now we do: Pensapedia.com. It’s a little rough around the [...]

FAQ about Sunshine Law

From the Florida Attorney General's website - I've highlighted certain points: Q. What is the Sunshine Law? A. Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine law provides a right of access to governmental proceedings at both the state and local levels. It applies to any gathering of two or more members of [...]

Merit pay plan may be reversed

Merit pay plan may be reversed

In the Miami Herald: In a surprising reversal, the Republican-controlled Legislature is moving quickly to scrap a controversial merit pay system for teachers that lawmakers put in place less than a year ago. Republican legislators are not abandoning the idea of awarding bonuses to teachers. But [...]

Official complaint against Whitehead

Here is the pdf of the complaint filed by the Movement for Change on possible Sunshine violations by Commissioner Whitehead. The copy is light, but it's readable. Click here:  Movement for Change complaint

Outlaw private landfills

Outlaw private landfills

We have six active construction and demolition debris landfills permitted to operate in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Four have experienced fires in the past year -- Saufley (and it's still smoldering) and Cove in Escambia County, and Joiner and Coyote in Santa Rosa. It seems like every month [...]

Buzz – Commission complaint

Buzz – Commission complaint

OUT OF THE SUNSHINE The State Attorney's Office is reviewing three written complaints from individuals alleging a Sunshine Law violation by an Escambia County Commissioner. Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille says witnesses are currently being interviewed to determine whether an investigation [...]

IMPACT meeting

IMPACT meeting

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is pleased to announce that it will hold its annual membership announcement meeting March 15, 2007 at My Spayce at 212 East Garden Street. At this meeting scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area will [...]

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