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Scott declares Jobs victory

December 19, 2014

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott declared Friday that Florida has reached his 2010 campaign goal of creating 700,000 jobs within seven years, as the state’s unemployment rate was posted at…

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Studers drop out of CMPA RFP presentations

December 19, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, the Studers’ attorney, Scott Remington, sent a letter to the CMPA executive director, Ed Spears, and the board’s attorney, Lisa Minshew, withdrawing their response to the CMPA Request for Proposals for the parcels at…

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Clay Ingram to head Greater Pensacola Chamber

December 18, 2014

Today, the Greater Pensacola Chamber Board of Directors announced that Clay Ingram has been elected to serve as the Chamber’s new president & CEO. Ingram, who was unanimously voted by the Board to oversee all operational…

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CMPA rejects childcare facility at the park

December 18, 2014

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board rejected yesterday a proposal from Quint Studer for two parcels at the maritime park. Last month, Studer Community Investments responded to a Request for Proposals for parcels at the park.…

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DIB offers free parking next week

December 16, 2014

The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is offering a gift to last minute shoppers venturing Downtown the week of Christmas: Free Parking. In effect from Dec. 22 through Dec. 26, all surface lots and parking meters will…

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Florida Panhandle makes Fodor Go List 2015

December 16, 2014

Fodor’s Travel has just finalized its 2015 Go List of the top 25 places to visit next year, from Cleveland to Chile. The Florida Panhandle was chosen as a 2015 must-see destination. Throughout the past year…

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Florida leads nation in mortgage fraud

December 16, 2014

Florida leads the nation in mortgage application fraud, according the Annual Mortgage Fraud Report released Monday by LexisNexis. This the fifth consecutive year that Florida has led in loans investigated for fraud. Nationwide, mortgage application fraud…

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Holidays see surge in gun purchases.

December 10, 2014

By JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida gun dealers saw a sharp increase in sales as shoppers flooded stores the day after Thanksgiving. With 8,300 background checks conducted Nov. 28, the…

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TPO Agenda for Wednesday

December 9, 2014

The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a public meeting Dec. 10 at 9 a.m., in the Santa Rosa County Commission Chambers, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton. Action items on the agenda for TPO consideration…

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Studers bring Business Challenge to Century

December 9, 2014

NorthEscambia.com reports that Rishy and Quint Studer will soon hold a $25,000 Business Challenge in Century, providing a winning business plan developer the cash and guidance needed to open their doors. Three years ago, the Studers…

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Publix picketers advocate for Florida farmworkers

December 8, 2014

By Shelby Smithey A documentary called Food Chains is shedding new light on the state’s largest supermarket chain and what part it plays in the poverty and exploitation of tomato pickers in Immokalee, Fla. The film,…

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Stirling Properties expands into Pensacola

December 2, 2014

Covington-based Stirling Properties has opened an office in Pensacola, the company’s first Florida location. The privately held company was founded in 1975 and has 10 locations. Stirling is manages and leases SunTrust Tower, a nine-story, 95,000-square-foot…