Locals named to Florida’s Influence 100 list

December 1, 2015

The Saint Peters Blog published today its first-ever Influence 100, a list for the most powerful, non-politicians in the state of Florida. Pensacola has three on the list: Lewis Bear, Collier Merrill and Bentina Terry. Alberto…


Valentino strikes out again

November 30, 2015

A circuit court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino against Inweekly, publisher Rick Outzen, reporter Jeremy Morrison and Doug Underhill. On April 10, Valentino filed the complaint alleging the…


EDATE for downtown apartments passed first reading

November 25, 2015

While waiting on word from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on whether the move was actually legit, the Pensacola City Council on Tuesday decided to go ahead and approve a first reading of an ordinance that…


Scott announces $79.3 billion Florida First Budget

November 23, 2015

Governor Rick Scott today announced a $79.3 billion state budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2016. One state department that is happy is the Department of Economic Opportunity because the $79.3 billion budget proposal…

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Florida Chamber announces its 2016 legislative agenda

November 17, 2015

Press release: As the Florida Chamber enters its 100th year of fighting for business, the Florida Chamber of Commerce today unveiled its 2016 Competitiveness Agenda – a comprehensive legislative agenda that focuses resources and expertise to…


Fish House sign postponed another month

November 16, 2015

For the second month, the City of Pensacola has granted a delay on hearing the appeal of an Administrative Decision for 600 S. Barracks Street (Proposed Freestanding Sign for The Fish House). The Planning Department sent…


Orange crop forecast worsens

November 11, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An already-dire forecast has grown more bitter for the state’s signature crop. Florida’s orange harvest forecast for the 2015-2016 growing season was adjusted down about 7.5 percent Tuesday…


Paychecks for Patriots

November 10, 2015

CareerSource Escarosa to host Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Event Friday, Nov. 13 A Statewide Hiring Event Connecting Florida Veterans with Career Opportunities CareerSource Escarosa and Pensacola State College have partnered to host Paychecks for Patriots, a…


EntreCon: The Power of a Dream

November 6, 2015

This morning, I was the moderator for an EntreCon panel that featured Scott Zepp, co-founder of World of Beer, and Celeste Beatty, founder of the Harlem Brewing Co. Their passion and love of community were remarkable…