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Crist set to announce switch

April 19, 2010

CBS News is reporting that Gov. Charlie Crist has pulled his television ads in Orlando, Pensacola and Tampa Bay. I expect him to announce that he will be running as an independent before the week is…

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Pensacola Promise is before City Council today – 3:15

April 19, 2010

Councilwoman Maren DeWeese will present her committee’s proposal for making it possible for City of Pensacola high school graduate to attend college. She is on the Committee of the Whole agenda for 3:15 p.m. The most…

Escambia County Politics

Buzz: Perkins may have opponent

April 19, 2010

Dale Perkins was first elected to the Emerald Coast Utility Authority in 1994. He is seeking his fifth term. When he first ran the utility was called Escambia County Utility Authority, Bill Clinton was president, Joe…

Pensacola Politics

Buzz: Lewis to file against Hall

April 19, 2010

Although nothing has been posted on the Supervisor of Elections website, Christopher J. Lewis is rumored to be running against Councilman Sam Hall for the at-large council seat to be vacated by Diane Mack. Hall currently…

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Judge Lacey Collier speaks out on Davison

April 11, 2010

The daily newspaper has an in-depth interview with Judge Lacey Collier on his three-year tenure as the chairman of the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees. Judge Collier doesn’t mince words—not that I have ever…

Politics

Holly does well in fundraising

April 11, 2010

Attorney General candidate Holly Benson raised $241,696 in the first quarter, just $30,000 shy of her GOP opponent and reigning Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp. Not too bad for a Pensacola girl.…

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Closed school becomes community center

April 7, 2010

Not in Pensacola or Escambia County. Mobile Press Register reports that for $10 a year in rent, the city of Mobile will have a new Midtown community center. The City Council voted this month to approve…

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Steen press conference

April 6, 2010

By IN reporter Sean Boone Steen Press Conference Aaron Watson, the attorney for the family of Victor Steen, held a press conference today outside the Federal Courthouse to speak about yesterday’s coroner’s inquest decision. “A young…

Politics

Aronberg accuse McCollum of political grandstanding

March 24, 2010

The blog Change in Tallahassee reports that State Sen. Dave Aronberg, a Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General, has accused the current AG, Bill McCollum who is running for governor, of political grandstanding with his filing…