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The Buzz 6/16/11

The Buzz 6/16/11

SICK FISH? The tourists seem to be back. The beach is beautiful. The federal government has discontinued fishing closures, and the seafood is fine. “I can tell you, the fishing’s good,” [...]

The Buzz 6/9/11

The Buzz 6/9/11

BANKS WALKS AWAY EMPTY-HANDED Although the Escambia County Commission decided to go with the original recommendation from the Tourist Development Council regarding the distribution of BP tourism [...]

Cracking the DUI Code

Cracking the DUI Code

Local attorneys challenge breathalyzer results by Grant Hutchinson For decades, law enforcement agencies have relied on the breathalyzer as a primary method for acquiring evidence against DUI [...]

The Buzz 6/2/11

The Buzz 6/2/11

GOP BUDGET SPIN The Republican Party of Florida paid for automated phone calls from Gov. Rick Scott to Republican “super” voters in the area. Gov. Scott praised his “jobs” budget and how it [...]

Plain as Black & White?

Plain as Black & White?

TDC RECOMMENDATION RAISES THE ISSUE by J. Adam Morrison Is Escambia County’s government tinged with racism? The short answer, it seems, is no. But the longer version—still spilling out of a [...]

Behind The Collar

Behind The Collar

A HISTORY OF CHARITY AND CONTROVERSY IN ONE MAN’S QUEST TO FEED THE POOR by Grant Hutchinson He stands on the street corner dressed in a black suit with a clerical collar. In his hands is a [...]

The Buzz 5/26/11

The Buzz 5/26/11

BEST SCHOOL DISTRICT The best school district in the Florida panhandle is not Santa Rosa or Okaloosa. It’s Walton County. The State Board of Education approved the designation of 13 Florida school [...]

The Buzz 5.19.11

The Buzz 5.19.11

PRIVATE BP MEETING According to Escambia County Attorney Alison Rogers, the Tuesday, May 10 meeting was to be private so that BP and officials could confidentially talk about outstanding claims [...]

The Buzz 5/12/11

The Buzz 5/12/11

SACRED HEART HIT WITH $9 MILLION CUT Negotiators for the Florida House and Senate finalized their cuts to the state’s healthcare budget and agreed to make major reductions in funding of the [...]

The Buzz 5/5/11

The Buzz 5/5/11

POVERTY AND RACE AREN’T EXCUSES When School Board member Jeff Bergosh hid four years ago behind the nom de plume “Godzilla,” he railed at District 3, the county district with the largest [...]

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