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The Buzz 3/3/11

The Buzz 3/3/11

DEAD DOLPHIN TALES Rescuers have found an unusually large number of baby dolphin carcasses washed up on Gulf Coast beaches. So far, scientists have tallied a total of 67 dead dolphins along the [...]

Guiding Americans to Their Best Health

Guiding Americans to Their Best Health

Rating system increasing quality of care and patient outcomes at Sacred Heart By Erica House Many people take pride in being an educated consumer. The average American spends 40 hours searching [...]

The Buzz 2/24/11

The Buzz 2/24/11

EXPULSIONS DOWN, REALLY? The Escambia County Public School District has slowed down on its student expulsions. In January and February 2010, the District expelled 46 students. During the first two [...]

Pensacola City Workers Unite

Pensacola City Workers Unite

BEHIND THE SCENES OF UNION VOTE THAT ROCKED CITY HALL By Dustin Toney The City of Pensacola has a new union. On Feb. 17, city workers voted to unionize with the American Federation of State, [...]

The Buzz 2/17/11

The Buzz 2/17/11

SRIA MELODRAMA It was a full house on Feb. 9 for the Santa Rosa Island Authority board meeting. Many came to see the showdown between Five Flags Tourism Group and the board over the group’s request [...]

IN Interview: Kenneth Feinberg

IN Interview: Kenneth Feinberg

CLAIMS CZAR SURPRISED BY VOLUME By Rick Outzen Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, admitted in a telephone interview with IN that the volume of claims–nearly [...]

IN Interview: State Sen. Don Gaetz

IN Interview: State Sen. Don Gaetz

REDISTRICTING POINT MAN TALKS CANDIDLY By Rick Outzen State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) must have upset Senate President Mike Haridopolos. The former Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools [...]

Buzz 2/10/11

Buzz 2/10/11

HUNTING BAN Joshua Wayne Douglas, who has been indicted for the murder of Jamie M. Broxson, may have had early signs of trouble. In January 2007, Douglas pled guilty after Florida Fish and Wildlife [...]

Budget Woes Handicap Fire Service

Budget Woes Handicap Fire Service

Sixty percent of Pensacola fire stations undermanned by Dustin Toney City officials often brag on the “world-class” Pensacola Fire Department. It was one of the major selling points for [...]

The Buzz 2/3/11

The Buzz 2/3/11

FOLLOWING THE P.A.T.H. Rev. LuTimothy May, pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, has notified George Hawthorne, CEO of Diversified Program Advisors (DPA), that his church will not be a part [...]

No Final Resting Place

No Final Resting Place

Search for the Ghoul of Whitmire Cemetery By Trevor Webb In the late 1950s, Pensacola lost its innocence. In one of the most unsettling crimes in the history of Escambia County, a serial [...]

The Buzz 1/27/11

The Buzz 1/27/11

BROWNSVILLE MIDDLE, THE SEQUEL Diversity Program Advisors (DPA), a for-profit corporation formed by George Hawthorne, has signed a sales contract for the closed Brownsville Middle School. DPA is [...]

IN Interview: Jeff Miller

IN Interview: Jeff Miller

CONGRESSMAN SPEAKS OUT ON ISSUES FACING 112TH CONGRESS by IN STAFF Congressman Jeff Miller (R-Chumuckla) has represented Northwest Florida since 2001. With the Republicans assuming control of the [...]

The Buzz 1/20/11

The Buzz 1/20/11

FRAUD IN THE INDUCEMENT In “Hoodwinked” (Independent News, Dec. 9, 2010), the IN reported that Michael Buckley, Halcyon Ltd. president, stated that he was never part of the Land Capital Group [...]

The Buzz 1/13/11

The Buzz 1/13/11

AQUARIUM FIGHT Bill Young has a big challenge. The Pensacola resident and director of operations of Aquarium of Pensacola must raise $50,000 by Jan. 19 for a feasibility study for his proposed [...]

New City Government Takes Control

New City Government Takes Control

BEHIND THE SCENES OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT VOTE by RICK OUTZEN The Pensacola City Council chambers were packed Jan. 10 for the swearing in of the city’s first strong mayor and the new council. [...]

The Buzz 1/6/11

The Buzz 1/6/11

HOUSING BY THE NUMBERS The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the 2005-2009 American Community Survey, which showed that 15 percent of the Escambia County’s 138,000 housing units were vacant. Of [...]

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