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By 3-2 vote, Spanish, British, French and Confederate flags brought back to Pensacola Bay Center

By 3-2 vote, Spanish, British, French and Confederate flags brought back to Pensacola Bay Center

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted, 3-2, to allow the five historical flags approved by the Pensacola City Council to be flown over all county buildings. Commission Grover Robinson, who sponsored the resolution, was joined by Wilson Robertson, who made the motion in 2000 to fly [...]

STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS (LUNCH EDITION): THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS (LUNCH EDITION): THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA FOSTER KIDS ADOPTION BILL HEADED TO SENATE FLOOR With backing from Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, lawmakers are moving quickly to approve a plan that would provide incentives for families to adopt children in the foster-care [...]

Top Pensacola Today stories of the past week

Top Pensacola Today stories of the past week

Pensacola Today and its army of reporters have broadened the media scene in Pensacola. Here are some of its top articles for this past week: At Pensacon, Nichelle Nichols remembers Leonard Nimoy: Nichelle Nichols remembered her former co-star Leonard Nimoy as a man whose “vision and heart are [...]

Top NorthEscambia.com stories of this past week

Top NorthEscambia.com stories of this past week

No one covers north Escambia County better than William Reynolds. These are some of his top stories for this past week: State Attorney To Appeal Sentence That Allows Sex Offender Doc To Remain Free: An Escambia County doctor, Brian Mitchell Lee, was designated as a sex offender and sentenced [...]

UWF Upcoming Events feature Century Business Challenge, Civil Rights and Dead Sea Scrolls

UWF Upcoming Events feature Century Business Challenge, Civil Rights and Dead Sea Scrolls

University of West Florida Upcoming Events March 1-7, 2015 Below are upcoming events at the University of West Florida: Title: Upcoming Century Business Challenge Orientation Date: March 3 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Century Community Center, 6001 A Industrial Blvd. in Century Details: [...]

Hovind federal trial starts next week

Hovind federal trial starts next week

Kent Hovind, the founder of Creation Science Evangelism and the defunct Dinosaur Adventure Land, will be back in Federal Court before Judge Casey Rodgers next week. In 2008, Hovind was found guilty of 58 counts of tax fraud, including failure to pay $845,000 in employee-related taxes. His wife, [...]

FAF joins lawsuit against Scott and Florida Cabinet

FAF joins lawsuit against Scott and Florida Cabinet

Press release: Last week, Barbara Petersen, president of Florida's First Amendment Foundation, sent an open letter to Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet. In her letter, Petersen took note that Mr. Willie Meggs, State Attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, has repeatedly [...]

Slideshow on Rex Theater renovation

Slideshow on Rex Theater renovation

The REX Theatre, built in 1910, was once a popular part of the downtown Pensacola social scene, and local nonprofit Harvest Outreach is nearing completion of a two-year, $2 million project to restore the REX Theatre to its former glory. Once completed, the venue will play host to small-scale [...]

Buffalo Rock and Sam’s Club help renovate city basketball courts

Buffalo Rock and Sam’s Club help renovate city basketball courts

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Pensacola Sam’s Club, Buffalo Rock Company to renovate the basketball courts at Hollice T. Williams Park. The old lines were removed and the courts were cleaned and re-striped prior to installing new goals. “Sam’s [...]

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 [...]

Carville says no GOP presidential candidate can win in 2016 without Florida

Carville says no GOP presidential candidate can win in 2016 without Florida

The Tampa Bay Times covered the speech made by James Carville, Democratic strategist and political advisor to both Bill and Hilary Clinton, at St. Leo University's International Business Conference. When asked about Florida's importance in 2016, Carville quipped, "You cannot draw a map that a [...]

Feb 2008: County disarms the Bubbas

Feb 2008: County disarms the Bubbas

Bubbas On Patrol Seven years ago, Escambia County had to deal with armed code enforcement officers abusing their power. On Feb. 19, 2008, two days before the county commission voted to pay for the legal defense of its code enforcement officers, County Administrator Bob McLauglin sent a memo to [...]

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