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City Hall Food Truck program starts Thursday

January 5, 2016

The city of Pensacola announced today that food trucks will be parked at the corner of the City Hall parking lot at the intersection of Spring and Main streets on Thursday, Jan. 7. According to the…

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Lowe’s now hiring for 150+ seasonal spots

January 4, 2016

CareerSource Escarosa has partnered with Pensacola State College to host a recruitment event for Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pensacola State College Jean & Paul…

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Bubba’s Sweet Spot to open soon

January 4, 2016

On News Talk 1370’s “Pensacola Speaks,” Quint Studer said that pro golfer Bubba Watson’s candy store, Bubba’s Sweet Spot,” will open in early 2016 in a temporary location. “We are moving up the candy store quicker…

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Bondi punts on EDATES and Enterprise zones

December 21, 2015

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has decided to not issue an opinion on Florida’s Enterprise Zones and EDATES. Instead, she has recommended that Escambia County and the City of Pensacola seek a “definitive judicial resolution in…

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McMahon & Hadder moving to One Palafox Place

December 17, 2015

Press release: A well-known, independent insurance company will soon be moving to the Moulton Building at One Palafox Place, located at 3 W. Garden St. in historic downtown Pensacola. McMahon & Hadder Insurance, Inc., will move…

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Two years ago, Mayor Hayward had a plan for food trucks

December 17, 2015

Yesterday, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced that he would allow three food trucks at the southeast corner of the city hall parking lot on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting in January. The Pensacola City Council has…

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Nice note from Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council

December 17, 2015

Last month, a delegation from Croatia visited Pensacola to discuss combating corruption and conflict of interest. The group consisted of attorneys prosecuting corruption in their country. One of their current cases involved a former senior government official.…

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Food trucks to park at Pensacola City Hall

December 16, 2015

Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today on Facebook that food trucks will be allowed at City Hall every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, beginning Jan. 7, 2016. The Facebook page instructs food truck owners to contact Denise Shelton…

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Pot licenses face several challenges

December 15, 2015

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Nurseries have filed more than a dozen challenges to the medical-marijuana licenses granted by Florida health officials, with some asking that the licensing process be put on hold…

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Enterprise Florida’s overseas sales figures questioned

December 10, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The state’s business-recruitment agency, which Gov. Rick Scott uses for international trade missions, needs to do a better job of separating anticipated overseas sales figures from the actual…

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Putnam Florida orange corp in ‘free fall’

December 10, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The outlook for production of Florida oranges, the state’s signature crop, continues to drop. For the second consecutive month, the Florida orange-harvest forecast for the 2015-2016 growing season…

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Uber has a battle in Florida Senate

December 9, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Senate isn’t ready to match a House proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating popular app-based transportation services, such as Uber and Lyft. Senate President Andy…

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No Fix for Hicks

December 8, 2015

The nut of the issue lay in Pensacola City Councilman P.C. Wu’s primary reason for not wanting to tinker too much with the city’s efforts to sell a piece of Government Street property. “Because Mr. Hicks…

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Send in Rising Star nominations

December 7, 2015

We are looking for Rising Stars. To qualify for the award, the nominee must live, work or go to school in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties and be younger than age 35 as of 12/31/15. He/she…