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…


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…


Studers bring Business Challenge to Century

December 9, 2014 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…


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,…


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…


Area adds 2,700 jobs in October

December 1, 2014

Pensacola area adds jobs in October Leisure, hospitality leads industry sectors in growth By RICK HARPER, Ph.D. The metro area jobs report for October was released on Nov. 21 by the Florida Department of Economic…


Viewpoint: Income Distribution

November 24, 2014

By Dr. Rick Harper Executive Director, Office of Economic Development & Engagement University of West Florida Increased global trade and improvements in technology contribute strongly to greater household incomes around the world. But the improvements aren’t…


Community Traffic Safety Team meets Thursday

November 17, 2014

The Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of West Florida Regional Planning Council, 4081 East Olive Road, Suite…