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IN Rising Star Hong Tran promoted

IN Rising Star Hong Tran promoted

Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute has selected IN Rising Star Hong Tran as operations services director. Tran has been at Baptist Health Care for 10 years and has served as the corporate director of strategic planning for the past seven years. In her new role, Tran will be responsible for [...]

Pamela Homyak named 2015 Big Sister of the Year for the state of Florida

Pamela Homyak named 2015 Big Sister of the Year for the state of Florida

Pamela Homyak has been selected the 2015 Big Sister of the Year for the state of Florida. Here is an email I was forwarded: Five years ago, she met her Little, Skyler. Skyler was only 10 years old at the time and the bond was instant. Throughout the years, Pamela encouraged a shy Skyler to [...]

Youtube: Selma to Montgomery

Youtube:  Selma to Montgomery

At yesterday's Escambia Democratic Womens Club event, this Youtube video of "Bloody Sunday" was shown. It is a vignette from the documentary "Eyes on the Prize."

IN Rising Star appointed by Gov. Rick Scott

IN Rising Star appointed by Gov. Rick Scott

From the Governor's office: Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Drew Hardgrave to the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County. Hardgrave, 31, of Cantonment, is an insurance agent with Hiles McLeod Insurance. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning [...]

Commissioner Barry’s initiative started – Operation Night Light

Commissioner Barry’s initiative started – Operation Night Light

Press Release: The Operation Night Light Project has begun in the Ensley Redevelopment District. The resolution was adopted by County Commissioners in 2014. The purpose of the outdoor lights is to help lower crime rates, increase property values and deter activities that can negatively affect the [...]

DOH wants another hearing on Charlotte’s Web rules

DOH wants another hearing on Charlotte’s Web rules

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Department of Health will hold another hearing to clear up confusion about a proposed medical marijuana rule published after a marathon meeting earlier this month. The department's Office of Compassionate Use released the latest proposal [...]

WSRE Documentary Premier: ‘IMPACT 100: Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities’

WSRE Documentary Premier: ‘IMPACT 100: Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities’

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area is pleased to announce the television premier of “IMPACT 100: Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities,” on WSRE TV, Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. IMPACT 100 is an all-volunteer organization with 100% of membership dues used to fund grants in five focus [...]

Century Business Challenge moving forward, workshops planned in March and April

Century Business Challenge moving forward, workshops planned in March and April

The University of West Florida Haas Center and the Florida SBDC at UWF have set dates for orientation and workshops for the upcoming Century Business Challenge. The business challenge is a business plan competition in which the winning company will receive a prize package valued at more than [...]

News Talk 1370 WCOA hosts morning town hall, Feb. 27

News Talk 1370 WCOA hosts morning town hall, Feb. 27

On Friday, Feb. 27, News Talk 1370 WCOA will host a town hall meeting focusing on diversity, race and crime in our community. This town hall meeting will be held at Oscar’s Restaurant located at 2805 West Cervantes Street, and will be broadcast live on 1370 WCOA from 6:30-8 a.m. Doors will be [...]

Leon Martin and his People of Pensacola told the stories of the homeless

Leon Martin and his People of Pensacola told the stories of the homeless

A reception was held Tuesday to honor Sgt. Leon Martin, who is retiring after being employed the past 26 years with the Pensacola Police Department. The press release said Martin was initially hired by the department as a police officer on Jan. 2, 1985, and was employed until Sept. 1, 1990 when [...]

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

The Escambia County Public Information Office warns that freezing temps are expected Thursday night. With temperatures expected to drop below freezing this week, Escambia County residents should prepare their family, pets and home for the extreme cold. Considerable attention should be provided [...]

Levin family donates $1 million for new downtown YMCA

Levin family donates $1 million for new downtown YMCA

The YMCA of Northwest Florida announced this morning that the Levin family has made a $1 million gift to support the construction of its new facility in downtown Pensacola. The gift is a combined donation from Fred Levin and Teri Levin. “This new YMCA will help create an even more vibrant [...]

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