FDEO opens Virtual Business EOC for Escambia and Santa Rosa

February 25, 2016

In an effort to expedite the recovery process for businesses damaged by recent severe weather and tornado activity in the Florida Panhandle, the State Emergency Response Team has activated the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center.…


Buzz: GE plant hit hard

February 24, 2016

The GE Wind Energy plant on Scenic Highway was hit hard by Tuesday night’s tornado, according to sources that contacted Inweekly. Two buildings took significant damage, and several vehicles were also hit. The plant is closed…


Feds indict Gulf Breeze bingo hall owners

February 23, 2016

The federal government has indicted Larry and Dixie Masino, owners of Racetrack Bingo in Fort Walton Beach, on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, illegal gambling and the theft of millions of dollars from local charities.…


Escambia County tourism continues to rise

February 22, 2016

According to the tourism metric report that will be discussed at this week;s Visit Pensacola board meeting, tourist development tax collections were up $800,000 for calendar year 2015 over 2014–jumping from $8.6 million to $9.4 million,…


Florida tourism tops 100M mark

February 18, 2016

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida has surpassed Gov. Rick Scott’s goal of attracting 100 million visitors in a single year. And Scott is setting a higher target for tourism officials in 2016.…