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Buzz: PNJ reporters told to reapply for their jobs

Buzz: PNJ reporters told to reapply for their jobs

I got this message from a very reliable source: "All PNJ reporters are being restructured and are being required to reapply for their positions in the newsroom. While none have been terminated, they are afraid they won't be hired back." They won't be told if they still have a job and what are [...]

Tampa finds parking enforcement is a loss leader

Tampa finds parking enforcement is a loss leader

The Tampa Tribune reports today that its city's mayor is asking for nearly $1.2 million in subsidies for Tampa's parking system — $700,000 to upgrade elevators in the one of its garages and the rest to cover operating losses. I love how reporter Kevin Wiatrowski described the [...]

Gent’s Formal Wear continues expansion, opens sixth store

Gent’s Formal Wear continues expansion, opens sixth store

Gent’s Formal Wear, a small Pensacola, Fla.-based tuxedo chain, opened new store on July 30 at the Shoppes at North Augusta (GA) center. Michael Martin operates the local franchise. The shop is the sixth Southeastern store for Gent’s Formal Wear, which carries tuxedos and accessories from [...]

Former Inweekly writer makes Huffington Post blog

Former Inweekly writer makes Huffington Post blog

Sarah McCartan has an article on the Huffington Post blog - Why I'm Not Leaving Florida (Yet): Sure, Florida is declared the Sunshine State, but it has also been cited as a destination the masses flock to when ready to retire, and a place people go to die. I even frequently hear it referred to [...]

Navy Federal Selected as a Best Employer in the Sunshine State

Navy Federal Selected as a Best Employer in the Sunshine State

Navy Federal Selected as a Best Employer in the Sunshine State Press Release: Navy Federal Credit Union was recently named one of the Best Companies to Work For in Florida for the sixth consecutive year. Florida Trend magazine ranked Navy Federal #26 in the large employer category. The Best [...]

Blue Wahoos rated the best in customer satisfaction

Blue Wahoos rated the best in customer satisfaction

Turnkey Intelligence has ranked the Pensacola Blue Wahoos the first out of 42 minor league baseball teams in customer satisfaction. The company surveyed full, partial and single-game ticket holders of 17 Double-A and 25 Triple-A baseball teams. The survey solicited feedback on an array of [...]

Weekend buzz: Publix coming downtown, Who owns pits and Stevenson on the warpath

Weekend buzz: Publix coming downtown, Who owns pits and Stevenson on the warpath

The buzz is the old AV Clubbs School on Cervantes between 12th and 11th and the commercial offices on that block will become home to a Publix. Sources inside city hall say that the design presented to the mayor's office calls for architecture that will fit in with the East Hill neighborhood. Expect [...]

UWF could pay $5000 per football game for use of Maritime Park

UWF could pay $5000 per football game for use of Maritime Park

The CMPA will hold a special executive meeting next Friday, August 8 at 9 a.m. to discuss a proposed park rental agreement with the University of West Florida for its home football games. The two-year agreement gives the university the use of the entire park --stadium, amphitheatre and festival [...]

Will Pensacola get Pot trucks before it has Food trucks

Will Pensacola get Pot trucks before it has Food trucks

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida pot dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop Friday about the state's move to a limited type of medical marijuana. The latest plan also would loosen [...]

Ingram negotiates agreement between Escambia County and ECUA on recycling

Ingram negotiates agreement between Escambia County and ECUA on recycling

Today, Representative Clay Ingram released the following statement regarding a potential recycling agreement between Escambia County and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA). “I am pleased to announce that after a series of meetings with administrators from Escambia County and ECUA, [...]

Gulf Power and IHMC sign up for STEM Summer Residency Program

Gulf Power and IHMC sign up for STEM Summer Residency Program

Governor Rick Scott announced today that 19 Florida companies – including Florida IHMC and Gulf Power – are interesting in taking part in the Governor’s new STEM teacher summer residency initiative. The initiative is part of the Governor’s “Jobs for the Next Generation” policy and will [...]

County could have as many as 100 borrow pits; some active, some not; all but one unregulated

County could have as many as 100 borrow pits; some active, some not; all but one unregulated

I was reviewing county records and news articles on Escambia County's feeble attempts to regulate borrow pits. In August 2011, Lloyd Kerr, then-director of Escambia County Planning and Zoning, told the commission that the county had six pits that weren't operating with a license and had at [...]

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