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Scott declares Jobs victory

Scott declares Jobs victory

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott declared Friday that Florida has reached his 2010 campaign goal of creating 700,000 jobs within seven years, as the state's unemployment rate was posted at its lowest rate since May 2008. Four years ago, Scott's jobs pledge was [...]

Scenic Hill Country Club trending up…at least it was last spring

Scenic Hill Country Club trending up…at least it was last spring

University of West Florida Business Enterprises, Inc. board chairman K.C. Clark released a report on the status of the various commercial enterprises the corporation runs on behalf of the university. “Following a model piloted by universities across the country, UWF BEI serves to benefit the [...]

Brown offered three-year contract, $170K

Brown offered three-year contract, $170K

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted yesterday to give County Administrator Jack Brown a three-year contract with two one-year extensions and an annual salary of $170,000. Board chairman Steven Barry was directed to work out the details, such as severance, and bring a contract back to [...]

Confederate flag may come up again at BCC

Confederate flag may come up again at BCC

At the end of Committee of the Whole meeting yesterday, Commissioner Grover Robinson asked his fellow commissioners to reconsider its vote that replaced the City of Five Flags display at the Pensacola Bay Center with the U.S. flag. "There are two places we can go with how we recognize our [...]

Studers drop out of CMPA RFP presentations

Studers drop out of CMPA RFP presentations

Yesterday afternoon, the Studers' attorney, Scott Remington, sent a letter to the CMPA executive director, Ed Spears, and the board's attorney, Lisa Minshew, withdrawing their response to the CMPA Request for Proposals for the parcels at the maritime park. "Based on the discussion at the [...]

Clay Ingram to head Greater Pensacola Chamber

Clay Ingram to head Greater Pensacola Chamber

Today, the Greater Pensacola Chamber Board of Directors announced that Clay Ingram has been elected to serve as the Chamber's new president & CEO. Ingram, who was unanimously voted by the Board to oversee all operational aspects of the Chamber, will begin his new role on Jan. 5, 2015. "Clay [...]

City attorney shake up: Messer out, search begun for in-house lawyer

City attorney shake up: Messer out, search begun for in-house lawyer

Mayor Ashton Hayward has made the decision not to renew the Messer Law Firm as the city attorney. Jim Messer's contract expired on Dec. 14, and he will work month-to-month until a replacement is found and approved by the city council. In an email dated Dec. 5, City COO Tamara Fountain told the [...]

CMPA rejects childcare facility at the park

CMPA rejects childcare facility at the park

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board rejected yesterday a proposal from Quint Studer for two parcels at the maritime park. Last month, Studer Community Investments responded to a Request for Proposals for parcels at the park. The company was the only one who proposed specific plans for [...]

SOGO Gingerbread House Contest Announces Winners

SOGO Gingerbread House Contest Announces Winners

More than 100 gingerbread fans eagerly waited Wednesday night to learn who would be the winners of the 2014 SOGO Gingerbread House Contest. The ceremony was in downtown Pensacola capped off the month-long contest featuring gingerbread creations from across the area. Back in November, a panel of [...]

Fifteen charged in cocaine trafficking ring stretching from Texas to Panhandle

Fifteen charged in cocaine trafficking ring stretching from Texas to Panhandle

Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced today 13 individuals from the Houston, Texas, and Pensacola areas were jointly indicted on federal drug trafficking and money laundering violations. They include: Rodney D. Butler, 48; Vernetta E. [...]

Mayor Hayward places hold on EDATE applications

Mayor Hayward places hold on EDATE applications

Last week, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward withdrew the EDATE (Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions) application for an assisted living facility on the site of the former Pensacola Racquet Club when it was discovered the city had not submitted the application and the necessary [...]

Thornton elected president of local NAACP branch

Thornton elected president of local NAACP branch

Charles D. Thornton, Sr. was elected president of the Pensacola Branch of the NAACP on November 13, 2014. Mr. Thornton will assume office on Jan. 1, 2015 during the annual Emancipation Proclamation Celebration at Houser Memorial AME Church, 710 Jordan St. The Emancipation celebration will began [...]

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