Pratt named to Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

April 7, 2015

Jerry Pratt, one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of robotics, has been named to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, joining an august group of inventors which includes the likes of Thomas Edison.…

Business Politics

CBRE listing agreement kicked forward to May

April 7, 2015

At its agenda review meeting yesterday, the Pensacola City Council tried to understand what Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn called “entanglements” concerning CBRE’s listing agreement and RFP for the Community Maritime Park. Because the list of questions were…


Fire at GSI scrapyard

April 5, 2015

On Saturday morning, firefighters were called out to put out a fire at GSI Recycling Center, near Oakcrest Elementary School. The cause is unknown. I talked with Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, who was on the…


House bill focuses on employment for disabled

April 2, 2015

With one lawmaker touting the plan as changing the way “we embrace people with unique abilities,” the Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that would help boost employment for people with disabilities. The News Service…


House of Sticks: Where Are The Watchdogs?

April 1, 2015

By Kent Lyndon We’re supposed to have flying cars in five years, so let’s board an imaginary vehicle and hop around to a few large American cities and see what has been happening. First stop: Denver.…

Business News

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

March 31, 2015

Coming the heels of City COO Tamara Fountain’ announcement that DeepFlex has suspended construction at its facility at the Port of Pensacola. Reuters reports BP terminated contracts for two deepwater oil drilling rigs in the Gulf…


Gov. Scott appoints White to board

March 30, 2015

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…