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Nodine stands trial today

Nodine stands trial today

Stephen Nodine is a true Pensacola phenomenon, a rising star that soared into the Pensacola on the back of a Northrop Grumman Air Tanker and today, two years later, stands trial for murder. From 2008-2009, Nodine could do no wrong. He was billed as the politician that understood economic [...]

Buzz: White and Valentino at it again

We're hearing that Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White wants to appoint Karen Sindel to the county planning board and fellow commissioner, Gene Valentino, isn't happy. Sindel was Valentino's appointee to the board until she resigned last November to run against him. I'm not sure that [...]

Post-Election Responses

Last night proved to be a closely fought election for many local seats. The IN talked with several candidates and their campaign heads after last night's primary to get their reaction to the results. Pensacola Mayor (Mike Wiggins 37 %, Ashton Hayward 33 %, Diane Mack 15%, Charles Bare [...]

Gilmore Deposition for Valentino trial

Tomorrow, Okaloosa County Judge Jim Ward will rule on a motion by Barry Beroset to dismiss the misdemeanor charges for campaign solicitation in a government building against Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. The actual trial is set for Aug. 16 in Crestview. I strolled over to the [...]

Unofficial transcript of Touart-Valentino phone call

On Sunday, the Pensacola News Journal published an article on a taped conversation between former County Administrator George Touart and County Commissioner Gene Valentino. Valentino was making the call with the State Attorney's office listening in because he believed that Touart was trying to [...]

What does BP need to do to make it right?

I asked County Commissioner Grover Robinson what would BP needs to do make it right---as they claim they will do in their ads. “If they were going to make it right, they would begin right now asking what are the resources we need," said Commissioner Robinson. "They’ve been here five days. [...]

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

I spoke with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson this morning about his and Santa Rosa Commissioner Gordon Goodin's meetings with the Coast Guard and British Petroleum. Congressman Jeff Miller set up the meetings as part of the Gulf Coast/Washington trip for area leaders that lobbies [...]

DEP pulls approval of Santa Rosa booming plan

DEP pulls approval of Santa Rosa booming plan

The state pulled today its approval of Santa Rosa County's plan to boom the Pensacola Bay and Bob Sikes bridges just the County Commission was preparing to review and approve a bid for the job. The booming plan had been submitted last Saturday, May 1 and approved Wednesday, May 5 - the day after [...]

Buzz: Murzin to enter Commission District 2 race

Buzz: Murzin to enter Commission District 2 race

Before the day ends, we hear that State Rep. Dave Murzin will drop out to his State Senate race against Greg Evers and Mike Hill and file to run for Escambia County Commission, District 2. If it happens, the switch will be a clear signal that George Touart is losing his base. Stay tuned.

BP Blueprint for Pensacola

BP Blueprint for Pensacola

After fighting the oil giant for four years, Texas attorney Brent Coon says, “Nobody knows more about BP than we do.” Coon heads Brent Coon & Associates, Beaumont, Texas law firm with 12 offices across the country. His firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a rig worker injured in the [...]

Buzz: Charlie Crist will suspend Gene V.

Buzz: Charlie Crist will suspend Gene V.

Two more phone calls received late last night: 1) Gov. Charlie Crist will suspend Commissioner Gene Valentino because of the indictment. 2) A source close to State. Rep. Dave Murzin said the District 2 representative is focused on completing the current legislative session and this state [...]

Grover replies to PB master plan viewpoint

Grover replies to PB master plan viewpoint

Mr. Rotenberry, Thank you for your email and concerns. Many of your points are valid but some are the same political stereotyping that gets us nowhere. I write to you as a reasonable person and I hope you will evaluate these comments as I have yours. Like the meeting Friday, the community is [...]

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