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Gov. Scott appoints White to board

Gov. Scott appoints White to board

Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to the Florida Development Finance Corporation. Frank White, 36, of Pensacola, is the general counsel and business analyst for Sandy Sansing Dealerships. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning March 27, 2015, and ending May [...]

Another city project hits snag, this time at port

Another city project hits snag, this time at port

This past week, we reported that the FAA denied the $3.5 million grant request for taxiway and apron for VT-MAE hangar. The city says it has secured money from the state to cover the shortfall. Now COO Tamara Fountain has notified the Pensacola City Council that the DeepFlex project at the [...]

PS Podcast: CMPA wins appeals case against former master developer

PS Podcast: CMPA wins appeals case against former master developer

While the Pensacola City Council and Mayor Ashton Hayward debate with to do with its listing agent for the Community Maritime Park, the CMPA won a victory in appeals court in the case involving its former developer, Maritime Park Development Partners, LLC. MPDP was suing to get its remaining [...]

Unexpected career moves

Unexpected career moves

NorthEscambia.com reports The Daily Brew host Willie Spears is the new head football coach of the District 2 Class 1A Vernon Yellow Jackets. Popular radio host Marty White announced his retirement yesterday after over 40 years in the business. His morning show on WXBM dominated the market for [...]

FDOT may take multi-year funding approach on $3.5 million for VT-MAE project

FDOT may take multi-year funding approach on $3.5 million for VT-MAE project

Interim Airport Director Dan Flynn wrote, "The City of Pensacola has been in contact with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with respect to funding assistance for the $3.5 million that the Federal Aviation Administration will not provide." He said that FDOT has indicated a [...]

FDOT could help fund VT-MAE taxiway and runway

FDOT could help fund VT-MAE taxiway and runway

I made a few calls to Tallahassee. Apparently the city has approached Florida Department of Transportation for help with the $3.5 million needed for the apron and taxiway for the VT-MAE hangar. My sources say FDOT will provide the money, but they aren't sure what will the match required from the [...]

FAA denies $3.5 million for VT-MAE project, but city says it has a plan

FAA denies $3.5 million for VT-MAE project, but city says it has a plan

The Federal Aviation Authority has denied the city of Pensacola’s request for a $3.5 million AIP grant needed to extend the taxiway at the Pensacola International Airport to accommodate VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering’s aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility. The city [...]

Florida has the fastest growing metro area in the nation: The Villages ….Panama City 19th

Florida has the fastest growing metro area in the nation: The Villages ….Panama City 19th

Florida was home to the nation's fastest growing metro area from 2013 to 2014, according to new U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan statistical area, micropolitan statistical area and county population estimates released today. The Villages, located to the west of the Orlando metro area, grew by 5.4 [...]

Liquor could be coming to Publix and Winn Dixie

Liquor could be coming to Publix and Winn Dixie

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The need for a wall between vodka and vegetables would remain in Florida, but a revised Senate bill would open the door to reduced travel time for shoppers between the liquor and grocery aisles. The Senate Regulated Industries Committee on Wednesday [...]

Inweekly 2006: CEMEX port lease creates uproar

Inweekly 2006: CEMEX port lease creates uproar

  The future of the Port of Pensacola was in the balance...or we were told.       Dust Up Over CEMEX By Duwayne Escobedo, published 3/17/06 In the doomsday thriller, "The Day After Tomorrow," global warming melts Antarctica and plummets New York City and the [...]

Inweekly 2009: Pensacola is our business

Inweekly 2009: Pensacola is our business

Inweekly has been dedicated to promoting locally-owned businesses since its inception. We launched the concept of "IN Stay Local" to help get out message on the importance our small businesses. To grow our local economy and preserve the unique character of our community, we must spend our money [...]

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 5: Spears separates

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 5: Spears separates

The fallout of the CBRE Bait & Switch appears to be Ed Spears, the executive director of the Community Maritime Park, leaving the city of Pensacola. The PNJ reports that City COO Tamara Fountain saying the Spears "did separate from the city" yesterday. What's next? Will the RFP be [...]

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