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PNJ misses VFD story completely

PNJ misses VFD story completely

Finally the Pensacola daily newspaper reports on fire protection in Escambia County. Unfortunately, they only focus on the possibility of higher fees and almost completely ignore all the other recommendations made by the committee that has studied fire safety in the county for six months. The [...]

Fate of Pensacola Beach condos

Fate of Pensacola Beach condos

The Sarasota Herald Tribune is staying on top of the impact of property tax changes on condominium owners. Why isn't the Pensacola daily reporting this, especially with the condo-hotel issue on Pensacola Beach? Double blow for condos? In one way or another, the condo termination law would [...]

Panhandle newspaper summaries 6/19

Panhandle newspaper summaries 6/19

TuesDaily Dose Pensacola News Journal: car crashes, fires, looting. Daily News reports on a former city councilman's fight to keep his chickens - yes, this is the Panhandle. News Herald reports on Mitt Romney's visit.

Alabama Schools Get Hard On Soft Drinks

Alabama Schools Get Hard On Soft Drinks

This is a news headline on the WEAR TV 3 web site. I think Jay Leno will have fun with this one.

Who are the uninsured?

Who are the uninsured?

Last August, we wrote about the area's poor health and the Escambia Community Clinic. Rosalynda Blackburn shuffles slowly to the exam room at the Escambia Community Clinics. Two back operations on her spine and degenerative discs have gnarled up the feisty woman like an old oak tree. The [...]

County ready to improve fire safety

From Editor Duwayne Escobedo: With dozens of volunteer and career firefighters in the audience at today’s Escambia County Commission meeting, all five commissioners expressed support for recommendations from a citizens committee that would put the county’s fire-rescue chief over volunteer [...]

SOC mentality is back

SOC mentality is back

The same "Do Nothing" crowd that worked under the "Save Our City" mantle is back. They predictably don't like the Access Escambia referendum. They picked up support from conservatives who oppose additional taxes on principle and who oppose social services (corporate tax breaks and war [...]

Tax Revolt

Tax Revolt

The Sarasota News Herald takes a different view of the special tax session than the Pensacola daily newspaper. There are some upset people in South Florida. Tax package offers little for landlords Real estate experts say the reform gives snowbirds and others little incentive to stay. The [...]

Tale of two gunshots

Tale of two gunshots

The St. Petersburg Times has an article on two cases involving pistols being fired. One involves an unemployed black man; the other involves a lawyer who is a former prosecutor and Clearwater's former city attorney. Guess who is offered probation? Read: Similar cases, diverging ends

Monday Panhandle News Summaries

Monday Panhandle News Summaries

MonDaily Dose It's Monday which means it's a light news day at the Pensacola News Journal: Bubba, Bears and beefs. Daily News has plane crash. News Herald writes on crayfish. The slow summer days of daily news reporting are here.

Access Escambia Business Plan

Access Escambia Business Plan

The naysayers are screaming on the daily newspaper's website that Access Escambia has no business plan. Well here it is:  Business Plan

Moms asked to report for daily

Due to the limited success of the "Newsy Neighbors" feature, the Pensacola daily paper has developed a website for moms and asked them to email their news stories. Best poster gets a column in Bella. "Newsy Neighbors" will be renamed "Arrest Report Roundup" or "Press Release Rap" (trying to go for [...]

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