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Two Escambia County judge positions open

January 12, 2016

From the First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission: Governor Scott has declared two vacancies on the Escambia County Court brought about by the appointment of Judge Thomas V. Dannheisser and Judge Darlene F. Dickey to the Circuit…

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State proceeds with medical pot despite legal challenges

January 12, 2016

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida health officials are holding to a deadline next month for the state’s first medical marijuana businesses to seek permission to begin growing non-euphoric cannabis, even with hearings…

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Living the Dream announces 2016 honorees

January 11, 2016

The Fourth Annual Living The Dream & Tribute to Motown event is this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at New World Landing. According to Dr. Karl Lewis, the event’s organizer, this year marked the toughest one yet…

Business

Okaloosa close to picking new airport director

January 11, 2016

Okaloosa County has narrowed its for a new director of Okaloosa County’s three airports down to three finalists: Okaloosa’s Interim Airports Director Tracy Stage; Daniel Dickten, director of aviation for Western Reserve Port Authority-Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport…

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House holds hearing on Fantasy Sports bill

January 11, 2016

With the industry facing legal challenges in other states, a Florida House panel Tuesday will take up a bill that would shield fantasy sports from possibly being considered illegal gambling in Florida. The House Business &…

Politics

Pensacola mayor announces his goals for 2016

January 9, 2016

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced his goals for 2016 in a viewpoint published in the Sunday edition of the News Journal. He said he will continue to focus on economic growth in 2016. “There are times…

Politics

Backroom Briefing: Gambling foes at odds

January 8, 2016

(Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida) By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Floridians overwhelmingly back the current Seminole gaming “compact” and support what they know of a bigger gambling deal Gov.…

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Pensacola Beach Lifeguards Hosting Tryouts Jan. 30

January 8, 2016

Pensacola Beach Lifeguards will host a tryout event for individuals looking for a challenging, rewarding and exciting job with a starting pay of $14.15 per hour. The tryouts will take place at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday,…

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The final email from Matt Currin

January 8, 2016

Rev. Matt Currin, rector emeritus at historic Christ Church in Pensacola, died Thursday morning. His friends received this last email from him: From: “Matt Currin” Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 9:06 AM Subject: Matt Currin has…