Politics

Gaetz may have tipped off transgender-military issue

July 27, 2017

Rep. Matt Gaetz may have tipped off President Trump’s move to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military when the freshman congressman appeared on “Pensacola Speaks” on July 13. Gaetz talked about the narrow defeat…

Caring

Dress Up or Dress Up Costume Ball, Aug. 26

July 27, 2017

Pensacon: Pensacola Comic Con is pleased to present the second “Dress Up or Dress Up Costume Ball”, a fundraiser benefitting Pensacola Little Theatre and SouthBark Animal Rescue. The event is on August 26 from 7 to…

Pensacola

Pensacola mayor abandons fiscal conservatism

July 27, 2017

During his first term, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward proposed cuts in government spending that let him run for re-election in 2014 on a fiscal conservative platform. He achieved the savings by giving the West Florida Regional…

Escambia County

House passes Pensacola Beach fee simple bill

July 26, 2017

The U.S. House today passed H.R. 2370, the Escambia County Land Conveyance Act, by a voice vote. The bill, authored by Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01), gives leaseholders in Santa Rosa Island the option to acquire fee…

Entertainment

‘Law & Vengeance’ debuts in September

July 26, 2017

Protected by government agencies that turn a blind eye towards their activities, pharmaceutical corporations, weapons manufacturers, financial institutions, oil companies and other mega corporations rake in billions of dollars annually with little interference. The only lines…

Business

Chamber releases Triumph Gulf Coast survey results

July 26, 2017

Today, the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce released results from its Triumph Gulf Coast project survey. With over 100 respondents, the survey found that sixty two percent favor spending on infrastructure projects in Northwest Florida. Twenty…

Pensacola

Pensacola mayor spent $230K on losing legal cases

July 26, 2017

In May and June, Mayor Ashton Hayward paid Beggs & Lane $95,846 to represent him and his administration on a variety of issues. Mayor Hayward lost two cases – Pitts Slip Appeal – billing for 1/30/17-6/13/17:…

Business

Entrecon 2017 announced

July 25, 2017

On July 24, Quint Studer announced that New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath will be the keynote speaker for the two-day Entrecon this November. “Dan Heath is one of the leading names in helping communities…

Pensacola

City-Firefighters agree on contract

July 25, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced, in a press release, that he has reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Pensacola Professional Fire Fighters Local 707, representing the City of Pensacola’s…

Business

Giant killers land $150M verdict vs. AbbVie

July 25, 2017

Yesterday, an Illinois federal jury has ruled that the pharmaceutical company AbbVie, Inc., must pay $150,000,000 in punitive damages to a former user of AndroGel, a testosterone replacement medication. The case was heard in federal court…