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Port has huge growth in exports, but is not getting paid

Port has huge growth in exports, but is not getting paid

The October report from Enterprise Florida on the state's exports has good news for the Pensacola area and,according to port supporters, for the Port of Pensacola. The top Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in growth of exports from 2007 to 2011 was Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent (142.2 [...]

Report on FDOT hearing on the route of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge. Toll or no toll

The Florida Department of Transportation will consider feedback from locals when deciding the blueprints of a new Pensacola Bay Bridge, tentatively set to begin construction between 2017 and 2018. A meeting was held last night at the Pensacola Civic Center to allow the public to see drawings of [...]

Weekend news roundup: trial, Airbus, Impact, new website

Weekend news roundup: trial, Airbus, Impact, new website

1. Last trial on Okaloosa County Sheriff kickback schemes Former Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office employee Randall Holcombe faces court today in Pensacola charges for racketeering and grand theft charges--the last trial involving Sheriff Charlie Morris' bonus kickback schem. Morris’ [...]

Foreign Delegation Dollars

Recently returned from scouting out business interests in Germany, Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino told the commission this morning to expect visits from foreign delegations checking out the area. The commissioner found a receptive audience as he requested $150,000 to better lure the [...]

See new logo for Pensacola Bay Center, formerly known as simply Civic Center

See new logo for Pensacola Bay Center, formerly known as simply Civic Center

Press Release: Pensacola Civic Center is evolving. SMG, the management company of the venue, presented their plan to the Escambia County Commissioners this morning. They voted unanimously to rebrand the venue with a new name and a new logo, changing from Pensacola Civic Center to Pensacola Bay [...]

Fresh Market looking to hire 80 to 90 locals

Fresh Market looking to hire 80 to 90 locals

The Fresh Market, the upscale grocer that is opening soon a store near the corner of Airport Boulevard and Ninth Avenue, will bring approximately 80-90 new jobs to the area, almost all of which will be filled locally. A Career Open House will be held at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand [...]

New Claims Czar visits Pensacola

By Shelby Smithey... The looming opt-out date for people who have submitted a claim under the class settlement against BP was on the forefront of discussion during a forum today at Pensacola State College with BP claims administrator Patrick Juneau. Already extended once from Oct. 1 to Nov. [...]

Puppy mills and sick puppies

By Shelby Smithey... A recent study by the Humane Society of the United States points to Florida as the highest ranking state for complaints about purchases of puppies that are in poor health. The study analyzed nearly 2,500 complaints received between 2007 and 2011 from consumers who [...]

CNG Fueling Station Opens

A compressed natural gas fueling station is now open on Pine Forest Road. The station is due to a partnership between the city of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA). “This station marks a new day for the city of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and ECUA,” [...]

Local chef makes a big splash in D.C.

Rob Theriot, formerly of Laguna's on Pensacola Beach, is the new executive chef for the Coupe in Washington, D.C. and has caught the attention of the Washingtonian. Here is what the restaurant owner had to say about Rob: "We brought him up from Florida. He’s the executive chef for all our [...]

Ward named interim DIB head

Sandra Ward Selected as Interim Executive Director of the Downtown Improvement Board Pensacola, FL – September 26, 2012 - The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) has engaged the services of Sandra Ward to fill the position of Interim Executive Director. “It’s an exciting time [...]

Buzz: Cumulus Pensacola has new head

Buzz: Cumulus Pensacola has new head

AllAccess.com reports that Cumulus Pensacola has a new general manager-Kevin Peterson. Culumlus includes News-Talk WCOA AM & FM, AC WMEZ, Country WXBM and Urban AC WRRX.

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