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The Buzz 12/8/16

The Buzz 12/8/16

City Legal Costs Rise Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward saw his legal expenditures increase by $318,622 this past fiscal year, according to financial reports released on Nov. 29. Total outside legal [...]

Resisting the Savior Mentality

Resisting the Savior Mentality

By C. S. Satterwhite Author Jordan Flaherty came to activism when he was a teenager. "My first protest was when I was 16," said Flaherty. "It was in support of friends who were expelled from [...]

Mr. Gaetz Goes to Washington

Mr. Gaetz Goes to Washington

By Rick Outzen A little less than a month ago, State Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, beating Democrat Steven Specht 69%-31%. He is only the [...]

The Buzz 12/1/16

The Buzz 12/1/16

Watson for Mayor? Two-time Masters champion and Pensacola resident last week created a stir when he told the Associated Press that his dream was one day to be mayor of Pensacola. "I've had a [...]

One Door Closes, Another Opens?

One Door Closes, Another Opens?

By Rick Outzen Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson announced last week that he would not seek a fourth term to his District 4 seat in 2018. However, he did not rule out seeking another [...]

New House Speaker Challenges Local Officials

New House Speaker Challenges Local Officials

By Rick Outzen For years, people have said that lobbyists run the Florida Legislature—writing bills, rewarding those lawmakers who support their causes, and punishing those who don't. Richard [...]

The Buzz 11/24/16

The Buzz 11/24/16

For Whom the Bridge Tolls The people spoke up and the Escambia Board of County Commissioners listened. The toll booths on Pensacola Beach will not become fully automated until more input is received [...]

Bergosh Expects Smooth Transition

Bergosh Expects Smooth Transition

By Rick Outzen A familiar face will take over Escambia County District 1 commission seat. Republican Jeff Bergosh, who has spent the past decade serving the same district on the Escambia County [...]

Holley Steps Down After 44 Years

Holley Steps Down After 44 Years

By Duwayne Escobedo Janet Holley gets up from her desk and pulls out a scrapbook. The large, thick maroon binder chronicles her first days in 1973 with the Escambia County Tax Collector as a clerk [...]

The Buzz 11/17/16

The Buzz 11/17/16

Miller for VA Secretary With Donald Trump's victory, speculation has already begun about who will be in his Cabinet. Here are the names we're hearing: Secretary of State – Newt Gingrich; [...]

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