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Lady Rex: Mystery woman fresco found in Rex Theater

Lady Rex: Mystery woman fresco found in Rex Theater

Harvest Church gave media tours of the iconic Rex Theater today. Under the stairs they found this fresco under the plaster. The church will have its first service in the renovated theater this Sunday.

One of four children live in a mother-only household

One of four children live in a mother-only household

The percentage of children living in a mother-only household has tripled since 1960, from 8 to 24 percent, reports University of Texas sociologist Shannon Cavanagh in a review of new census data prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families. There are now more children living in [...]

Florida children benefit from anti-poverty programs

Florida children benefit from anti-poverty programs

By Stephanie Carson, Florida News Connection Poverty intervention programs are lifting half a million children out of poverty in Florida. That's the findings of a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that uses a relatively new method of quantifying poverty to illustrate the [...]

Do parents pick favorites?

Do parents pick favorites?

NPR's Morning Edition had a great segment on family relationships and what happens when kids perceive their parents have a favorite. Alex Jensen, a psychologist with Brigham Young University found that the children who believe they were getting less favored treatment were more likely to get into [...]

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 [...]

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