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Bridge traffic already heavy

From GBPD: GULF BREEZE: Traffic is backed up from Pensacola Beach to the large hump on 3 mile bridge in the south bound lanes due to the air show!

Offshore Inland may save the Port of Pensacola

Offshore Inland may save the Port of Pensacola

The deal that Mayor Ashton Hayward announced yesterday is what the cash strapped Port of Pensacola needed. Since taking office, the Port has lost several tenants. Offshore Inland is the first major tenant that the mayor has signed up, and it could be a game changer - 200 new jobs with hourly wages [...]

Mayor announces deal with Offshore Inland Marine

Mayor announces deal with Offshore Inland Marine

In December 2012, the city of Pensacola was about to announce a lease agreement with Offshore Inland when the mayor kicked the deal back to the Greater Pensacola Chamber because he thought the terms were too generous. Fast forward to March of this year, Mayor Ashton Hayward sent to the city [...]

Scott plans lawsuit over failed Crist economic development investment

Scott plans lawsuit over failed Crist economic development investment

When Nan Rich visited the Inweekly offices last month, she said that if she ever got to debate Charlie Crist, her opponent in the Democratic primary for governor, that she would bring up Digital Domain Group. Now Rick Scott appears to be ready to make it a campaign issue, too.The state is hiring [...]

Cox reaches agreement with new SEC network

Cox reaches agreement with new SEC network

ESPN and Cox Communications have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network on Cox when the multiplatform network launches on August 14, 2014. The channel will be available to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference along the Gulf Coast. Cox subscribers will also have [...]

City of Pensacola/DIB crack down on outside signage

City of Pensacola/DIB crack down on outside signage

From the Downtown Improvement Board A few months ago the City held a workshop regarding outdoor signage, including the proper permits, licenses, sizes, and placement for those signs. As of July 21st, if you do not have an application for signage with the City to be reviewed by the ARB board, you [...]

Longleaf dump has worse environmental record than Rolling Hills dump

Longleaf dump has worse environmental record than Rolling Hills dump

Longleaf C&D Disposal Facility began accepting waste the fall of 2006. In just two years, monitoring wells detected problems with the groundwater --vinyl chloride, aluminum, iron and sulfate above the Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Standards. The landfill was built without a liner. The [...]

Buzz: Cole is out at WEAR TV

Terry Cole has been fired by Sinclair Broadcasting. Cole had been the general manager of the station since June 1, 2009. He replaced the late Carl Leahy, WEAR's longtime general manager who died of a heart attack in November 2008.

DIB announces July meeting schedule

DIB announces July meeting schedule

Please mark your calendars for the following dates and times during the above noted month when meetings are scheduled to be held. Downtown Improvement Board Regular Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 4:00 [...]

BP shuts down its oil spill claims program

BP shuts down its oil spill claims program

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court saying that the British oil giant had to pay business claims tied to the 2010 BP oil disaster, BP has closed its internal oil spill claims program. That program was the means for the more than 10,000 claimants who opted out of the BP’s settlement agreement or [...]

Baptist sells LifeFlight

Air Methods Corp. announced today that it has acquired the four bases of Baptist LifeFlight, owned by Baptist Health Care. According to press release, 43 clinical Baptist employees joined the Air Methods team as part of the acquisition. The change is effective immediately, with continued service to [...]

Donovan scores nice pay raise with Melbourne

Donovan scores nice pay raise with Melbourne

When Pensacola Airport Director Greg Donovan start work on August 1 with the Melbourne Airport Authority, he will earn over $25,000 more. The authority board voted this week to pay him $150,000 annually. His salary with the city of Pensacola was only $123,593. Apparently there is more upside in [...]

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