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Judge expected to leave bench amid charges

Judge expected to leave bench amid charges

A Northwest Florida circuit judge facing allegations of improper conduct appears likely to retire because of a disability, according to documents released Thursday by the Florida Supreme Court. An investigative panel of the state Judicial Qualifications Commission recommended "involuntary [...]

AppRiver warns of Ashley Madison blackmail scam

AppRiver warns of Ashley Madison blackmail scam

AppRiver, based in Gulf Breeze, is a worldwide leader in email and Web security. Their team has discovered a new scam tied to the dating site Ashley Madison that is circulating on the internet. From the Appriver blog: "We recently uncovered messages that target Ashley Madison account holders [...]

Viewpoint: Remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward, not the killer

Viewpoint: Remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward, not the killer

By Glenn Mollette WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who were successful at what they did and loved their work. The insane ex-reporter who murdered them on live television killed himself. There are [...]

Upward Intuition hosts regional skateboard competition, Blake Doyle Classic

Upward Intuition hosts regional skateboard competition, Blake Doyle Classic

Upward Intuition is hosting moves forward with its commitment to help Pensacola build its first ever community skateboarding plaza with the Blake Doyle Classic, a skateboarding competition for regional skaters of all ages hosted at the Steven Morgan Skatepark in Milton, FL. Money raised will [...]

BP settlement could be good news for Corrine Jones project

BP settlement could be good news for Corrine Jones project

In July, County Administrator Eric Olson told the Pensacola City Council that the proposed Government Street Regional Stormwater Pond at Corrine Jones Park was placed on hold because the bids had come back higher than the grant funds received. Over half of the recently announced BP settlement [...]

Va. reporter, camera man killed during live broadcast this morning

Va. reporter, camera man killed during live broadcast this morning

WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va. is reporting that a gunman killed its reporter Alison Parker, 24, and videographer Adam Ward, 27, during a live broadcast this morning. The station's general manager, Jeff Marks, said that Parker and Ward died shortly after 6:45 a.m., when the shots rang out. Marks [...]

‘Deal of the century’ on city legal fees, not hardly

‘Deal of the century’ on city legal fees,  not hardly

In today’s News Journal, Levin Papantonio Brian Barr praises Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward for negotiating such low attorney fees on the BP settlement – $963,346 on the $5.4 million settlement, 18 percent. “In my view, (Hayward) negotiated the deal of the century,” Barr said. “…The [...]

Iran deal unpopular in Florida

Iran deal unpopular in Florida

From The News Service of Florida: A majority of Florida voters don't like the way President Barack Obama is handling his job --- and even more oppose a proposed nuclear deal with Iran, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. The poll indicates that 41 percent of Florida [...]

Newsom finalist for Marion County job

Newsom  finalist for Marion County job

Former Assistant Escambia County Administrator Larry Newsom is a finalist for the administrator job in Marion County. The other two finalist are James Walker of McDonough, Georgia and Michael Brillhart of West Barnstable, Massachusetts. They all are in Ocala today for a second round of [...]

Scott announces Pensacola MSA has added 3,000 jobs in the past year

Scott announces Pensacola MSA has added 3,000 jobs in the past year

Press release: Governor Rick Scott recently announced the Pensacola area again experienced positive annual job growth over the year in July 2015 with 3,900 new jobs. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.0 percentage point over the year, from 6.5 percent in July 2014 to 5.5 percent in [...]

And do not forget the Inweekly Winners

And do not forget the Inweekly Winners

I almost forgot. Here are our "Winners" from the Aug. 20 issue: P.C. Wu During the June 2015 Northwest Florida League of Cities board meeting, members voted unanimously to name the annual Municipal Official of the Year Award in honor of Pensacola Councilman P.C. Wu. Dr. Wu has served the [...]

This blog has good news, too

This blog has good news, too

Not to be left out on the wave of optimism and positivity sweeping across the city, Rick's Blog also highlighted good news this week: Gulf Coast Kid’s House wins Ethics award Gulf Coast Kid’s House is proud to be the 2015 Winner, Better Business Bureau® Foundation of Northwest Florida [...]

Good news from Inweekly

Good news from Inweekly

Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock.com Mayor Ashton Hayward's office missed a few items in its digital newsletter that Inweekly covered this week: We Can Build It: Last year, National Women Build celebrated its sixth year with around 13,500 women volunteering at 325 events across the U.S., and [...]

Good news from city hall

Good news from city hall

Mayor Ashton Hayward's office sent out its digital newsletter highlighting good news in the city of Pensacola. From Private Sector Three projects have gotten approval from the Architectural Review Board. The PNJ estimated total investment from private sector for these projects to be $60 [...]

Hightower to speak to Women for Responsible Legislation

Hightower to speak to Women for Responsible Legislation

Women for Responsible Legislation will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 27, 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Pensacola City Hall. The speaker this month will be Escambia County School Board Chair (District 4) Patty Hightower who will be talking about Education in Escambia County including [...]

Ethics and the City Council

Ethics and the City Council

The Pensacola City Council will hear from Planning Board member Scott Sallis on Thursday. Unfortunately, the council will not hear from the planning department about their role on his vote that violated the state's ethics laws. Here is how the council discussion went at the Agenda Review [...]

Fred Levin offers his version of the Olson incident, facts differ

Fred Levin offers his version of the Olson incident, facts differ

Attorney Fred Levin, the first person to ever top Inweekly's Power List, went on NewsRadio 1620 this morning to defend Mayor Ashton Hayward. He gave his version of why City Administrator Eric Olson called the bosses of Melanie Nichols, president of North Hill Preservation Association. Fred [...]

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