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Roads, Inc. of Northwest Florida hit with $4.25 million judgment

Roads, Inc. of Northwest Florida hit with $4.25 million judgment

The family of the late Nathian Guy prevailed this week in its lawsuit against Roads, Inc. of Northwest Florida and was awarded a judgment of $4.25 million by a jury in local circuit court. In October 2009, Theresa Guy was driving with a friend and her son Nathian, age 4, in Kingsfield Road in [...]

DIB unveils plan for expansion of paid parking

DIB unveils plan for expansion of paid parking

The Downtown Improvement Board wants to increase parking revenue to pay for downtown beautification, lighting, signage and other enhancements. Currently, after the DIB pays for its new meters and enforcement, downtown parking breaks even at best with its paid parking spaces and surface lots [...]

Perdido Key gets ‘Tanked’

Perdido Key gets ‘Tanked’

Press Release: Tourists, local residents and swashbucklers alike will find the ultimate treasure in the new, pirate-themed aquarium built for Perdido Key by Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Animal Planet’s hit show, “Tanked.” The bickering brothers-in-law are designing a 403-gallon aquarium [...]

DIB wants on input on Downtown parking, May 13

DIB wants on input on Downtown parking, May 13

DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT BOARD (DIB) HOLDS INFORMATIONAL & INPUT PARKING MEETING WHAT: The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) will hold an informational parking meeting to discuss the current and future plans for parking in Downtown. The meeting will be an overview of the present parking plan and [...]

Head of BP cleanup operations allegedly used inside knowledge to unload BP stock days after explosion

Head of BP cleanup operations allegedly used inside knowledge to unload BP stock days after explosion

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged yesterday Keith A. Seilhan, a former 20-year BP employee and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with insider trading in BP securities based on confidential information about the magnitude of the disaster. The price of BP [...]

House of Sticks: After Shock

This audience, like most groups, will have mixed emotions about my commentary that will range from "ho hum" to angry complacency (powerless to act but mad as hell) to writing lawmakers attached to the nation's finance committees. Coming to grips with the negative effects of leverage seems to be a [...]

Pensacola State College hosts 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition & Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo, April 28-29

Pensacola State College hosts 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition & Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo, April 28-29

Showcasing technical talents and leadership abilities, the best and the brightest of Florida SkillsUSA competitors will face off at the 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition held in conjunction with the 2014 Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo, April 28-29. For the third straight year, [...]

Kalamazoo Promise and Pensacola Promise

Kalamazoo Promise and Pensacola Promise

In 2008, I interviewed on my radio show, "IN Your Head," leaders from Kalamazoo, Michigan about an economic development initiative that provided all its high school graduates with college scholarships. That initiative, Kalamazoo Promise, eventually become the inspiration for the Studers' "Pensacola [...]

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

Sunday, April 20 is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Yesterday, BP sent out a press release that said the U.S. Coast Guard has ended patrols and operations in Louisiana. Similar operations ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi in June 2013. “Reaching this [...]

Pensacola City Council will review rules for food truck pilot program

Pensacola City Council will review rules for food truck pilot program

Here are the draft regulations for the trucks: Food truck must be licensed. They cannot be parked within 20 feet of any intersection or traffic signs and signals. The truck will not be allowed on South Palafox Street between Garden and Main streets. They can not sell alcoholic beverages or place [...]

Lionfish workshop to be held Monday, April 14

Lionfish workshop to be held Monday, April 14

The Escambia County Marine Resources Division and Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee will host a Lionfish Regional Control Workshop on Monday. Lionfish are an invasive species with venomous spines that have the potential to cause great harm to the local economy and environment. There will [...]

Louisiana sets its own red snapper season, feds only allow 11 days

Louisiana sets its own red snapper season, feds only allow 11 days

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved a committee recommendation on April 10 to drop the recreational red snapper season to 11 days. Most charter boat captains and commercial fishermen believe the federal management of red snapper has been a disaster. Dates and regulations are [...]

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