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Pensacola Beach House at airport gets noticed

Pensacola Beach House at airport gets noticed

Open only four months, the Pensacola Beach House at Pensacola International Airport has already won recognition. TRAVEL+LEISURE Magazine ranked the airport eatery ninth on its “12 New Airport Restaurants That Make Going Through Security Way More Rewarding”. Congratulations goes to the [...]

Pensacola airport adds direct flight to Jacksonville

Pensacola airport adds direct flight to Jacksonville

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward joined representatives from Silver Airways and Visit Pensacola today at Pensacola International Airport (PNS) as Silver launched new service between Pensacola and Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), with connecting service to Fort Lauderdale (FLL). Silver [...]

Pensacola City Council seeks input on food trucks from DIB

Pensacola City Council seeks input on food trucks from DIB

In August 2013, Inweekly published an article on how food trucks have become part of the local flavor of cities around the country (Eat Street). At a "Morning with the Mayor" session that fall, Mayor Ashton Hayward said he was in favor of food trucks. Last spring, the city put together a food truck [...]

Radio Veteran Marty White retires after 42 behind the mic

Radio Veteran Marty White retires after 42 behind the mic

We reported White's retirement last month. This is the official announcement from the Cumulus: Cumulus Media, Inc. announces that longtime WXBM/Pensacola on-air personality Marty White is retiring after 42 years on the air, with 37 of those years on Pensacola radio. As a fixture on Pensacola [...]

Pratt named to Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Pratt named to Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Jerry Pratt, one of the world's leading researchers in the field of robotics, has been named to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, joining an august group of inventors which includes the likes of Thomas Edison. Pratt, a senior research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine [...]

CBRE listing agreement kicked forward to May

CBRE  listing agreement kicked forward to May

At its agenda review meeting yesterday, the Pensacola City Council tried to understand what Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn called "entanglements" concerning CBRE's listing agreement and RFP for the Community Maritime Park. Because the list of questions were so many, the council voted to pull [...]

Fire at GSI scrapyard

Fire at GSI scrapyard

On Saturday morning, firefighters were called out to put out a fire at GSI Recycling Center, near Oakcrest Elementary School. The cause is unknown. I talked with Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, who was on the scene because area residents had called him. May said the piles of metal and [...]

PS Podcast: Top trends forecaster on bankism and selfie journalism

PS Podcast: Top trends forecaster on bankism and selfie journalism

This country's top trends forecaster, Gerald Celeste, was a guest on yesterday's Pensacola Speaks. When people are complaining about what's going on, and saying it's a failure of capitalism, it's not," said Celente. "It's Bankism, that's what we're calling it, in the sense that the whole system [...]

Fountain and Barker knew about CBRE success fee arrangement months ago

Fountain and Barker knew about CBRE success fee arrangement months ago

The national real estate with the exclusive listing agreement with the City of Pensacola for the Community Maritime Park says its infamous Request for Proposal, which changed its fee structure, was done in "close coordination with CMPA and City staff over summer 2014." Furthermore, the RFP was [...]

House bill focuses on employment for disabled

House bill focuses on employment for disabled

With one lawmaker touting the plan as changing the way "we embrace people with unique abilities," the Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that would help boost employment for people with disabilities. The News Service of Florida reports the bill (SB 7022) includes a series of [...]

House of Sticks: Where Are The Watchdogs?

House of Sticks: Where Are The Watchdogs?

By Kent Lyndon We're supposed to have flying cars in five years, so let's board an imaginary vehicle and hop around to a few large American cities and see what has been happening. First stop: Denver. Oh my. The Denver Business Journal has some restless reporters. Heather Draper treated us [...]

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Coming the heels of City COO Tamara Fountain' announcement that DeepFlex has suspended construction at its facility at the Port of Pensacola. Reuters reports BP terminated contracts for two deepwater oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as the British oil company slashes its exploration budget [...]

Gov. Scott appoints White to board

Gov. Scott appoints White to board

Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to the Florida Development Finance Corporation. Frank White, 36, of Pensacola, is the general counsel and business analyst for Sandy Sansing Dealerships. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning March 27, 2015, and ending May [...]

Another city project hits snag, this time at port

Another city project hits snag, this time at port

This past week, we reported that the FAA denied the $3.5 million grant request for taxiway and apron for VT-MAE hangar. The city says it has secured money from the state to cover the shortfall. Now COO Tamara Fountain has notified the Pensacola City Council that the DeepFlex project at the [...]

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