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Blue Wahoos win ‘Best Seat’ poll

Blue Wahoos win ‘Best Seat’ poll

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos stadium won MiLB.com's first-ever "Best Seat in the House" contest after fans across the nation voted the view from the Double-A club's field the best in the Minors. Read more.

Breaking news: Feds offer state $1 billion in LIP funds

Breaking news: Feds offer state $1 billion in LIP funds

State Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) stopped by the Inweekly offices and reported that the federal government this morning has offered to fund $1 billion for the Low Income Pool for Florida. "However, the funds do come with conditions," said Gaetz, "One of which will be the dollars will follow [...]

Hospital panel probably will have little impact on session

Hospital panel probably will have little impact on session

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With the Legislature set to meet in less than two weeks to begin hammering out a final agreement on health-care disputes that have caused a budget stalemate, a new hospital commission created by Gov. Rick Scott held its first meeting Wednesday. [...]

Connally named regional chair for Florida Chamber

Connally named regional chair for Florida Chamber

Stan Connally, president and CEO of Gulf Power Co., is the Florida Chamber's new Central Panhandle Regional Chairman. He was appointed by Chamber Chairman Steve Knopik, president and CEO of Bealls Inc. His role will be to work directly with Central Panhandle-area business and legislative leaders to [...]

Property appraiser expects assessments to be up (updated)

Property appraiser expects assessments to be up (updated)

Next week, Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones will send out his projections on the property assessments to the city of Pensacola and Escambia County. The final numbers won't come to until later, but the projections help local governments with their budget planning. Inweekly asked [...]

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair, May 21

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair, May 21

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a job fair Thursday, May 21 for service members, veterans and military spouses at the Lou Ross Gymnasium at Pensacola State College, 1000 College Boulevard. The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Job seekers are encouraged to register here [...]

Gaetz: ‘Continuation budgets; that’s Washington talk’

Gaetz: ‘Continuation budgets; that’s Washington talk’

State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) mocked Governor Rick Scott's efforts to force Florida hospitals to share their revenues with less profitable facilities. On the radio show "Pensacola Speaks, he said, "When Governor Scott, who as you know made probably hundreds of millions of dollars buying and [...]

Scott begins hospital witch hunt May 20

Scott begins hospital witch hunt  May 20

Gov. Rick Scott's newly created panel on health-care funding is scheduled to spend 90 minutes next week receiving overviews of issues such as hospital financial data, the Low Income Pool and what is known as the "certificate of need" process, according to an agenda posted on the governor's website. [...]

Panama City Beach bans alcohol on the beach for next Spring Break

Panama City Beach bans alcohol on the beach for next Spring Break

Tonight Downtown Improvement Board and downtown business owners will meet to discuss the future of Gallery Night. Last week when the bar and restaurant owners met, several owners and managers said they had been warned that changes had to be made to avoid a "Panama City Beach incident." The [...]

Lionfish on the menu

Lionfish on the menu

by Jeremy Morrison Lionfish are as dangerous as they are beautiful. The invasive species — filling local waters at an alarming rate in recent years— threatens to take a serious bite out of the native environment. “These lionfish are not only established, they are thriving and they are [...]

Reynolds offered Shakopee, Minn. job

Reynolds offered Shakopee, Minn. job

The Shakopee City Council yesterday voted to enter into negotiations with Bill Reynolds, former Pensacola city administrator (2011-2013), as Shakopee’s next city administrator. The city of Shakopee has an estimated population of 39,167. It's southwest of Minneapolis and the county seat of Scott [...]

Local ad group opposes film ordinance

Local ad group opposes film ordinance

I received this email from the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation: To All AAF Members: The Pensacola City Council is considering an ordinance that would require a special permit (and fees) to do commercial photography or filming on public property. It is scheduled for a [...]

Cuba impressed by Pensacola delegation

Cuba impressed by Pensacola delegation

Two weeks ago, Inweekly reported on a local delegation that visited Cuba seeking to build relationships and test the waters for possible business opportunities ("Creating a Pensacola-Cuba Connection"). In today's Tampa Tribune, Albert Fox, president of the Tampa-based Alliance For Responsible [...]

Terhaar explains his film commissioner proposal

Terhaar explains his film commissioner proposal

Council President Andy Terhaar told Inweekly his intention with his film commission ordinance was to begin the process of attracting outside companies to film in Pensacola. "It was never my intention to prohibit any local or small film or photography company from filming or taking photos in [...]

Local photographers and filmmakers have questions about proposed City Film Commissioner

Local photographers and filmmakers have questions about proposed City Film Commissioner

Local photographers and filmmakers have concerned about the Mayor Ashton Hayward's setting up his office as the focal point for film productions in the city of Pensacola. Some photographers worry that the language is to broad and may prevent them from taking wedding, modeling and portrait [...]

Scott takes socialistic approach to health care for low income families

Scott takes socialistic approach to health care for low income families

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that, like Major League Baseball teams, hospitals should share profits if the federal government refuses to authorize $2.2 billion in health-care spending. In a letter to the president of the Florida Hospital [...]

Community engagement key to Destination 2020

Community engagement key to Destination 2020

Four hundred people gathered yesterday at the Rex Theater for a multimedia update by Visit Pensacola on Destination 2020, its five-year strategy for marketing the greater Pensacola area ---Pensacola Beach, Pensacola and Perdido Key--- as a destination. I'm not easily impressed with these top of [...]

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