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Weekend Buzz: Inside local governments

Weekend Buzz: Inside local governments

DOJ not interested in negotiating The word of last week's visit by the U.S. Department of Justice is the agency isn't interested in negotiating with the Escambia County Commission. We expect to hear more about the price tag of complying with the DOJ final order over the next few weeks. It will be [...]

Pensacola Police Chief appointed to PSC board

Gov. Rick Scott announced yesterday the appointment of Chip Simmons to the Pensacola State College District Board of Trustees. Simmons, 49, of Cantonment, is the chief of police for the City of Pensacola. He currently serves as a member of the Florida Police Chief’s Association and the FBI [...]

State newspaper round-up

State newspaper round-up

Miami Herald looks at how secretive Gov. Rick Scott is about his travel plans. Governors Charlie Crist, Jeb Bush and Lawton Chiles routinely released those details. Even Scott did until last year. Read Florida Gov. Rick Scott cloaks travel details, citing security. Sarasota Herald Tribune [...]

Aviation Week: Southeast U.S. is hottest spot of aerospace suppliers

Aviation Week: Southeast U.S. is hottest spot of aerospace suppliers

Kevin Michaels writes for Aviation Week that our region is becoming the hottest spot for aerospace suppliers in his viewpoint "New Horizons For Aerospace Suppliers:" Consider that the hottest new aerospace cluster is not in China, but the U.S. Southeast. Boeing, Embraer, Airbus Rolls-Royce and [...]

Cumulus switches WCOA 100.7 FM to WJTQ 100.7

Cumulus switches WCOA 100.7 FM to WJTQ 100.7

Today at 10:07 a.m., Cumulus will announce a new format for WCOA 100.7 FM. The station dropped the news talk format and is running a loop announcing the new station will be WJTQ. IN Your Head Radio will move to television. We will have a weekly show on WUWF TV that we will launch in late March. [...]

Buttercup saved by City Council

Little Molly Kirkman made a simple plea to Pensacola City Council members after her family made a presentation about potbellied pigs and their pet pig, Buttercup.  “I sure hope all you councilors will let me keep Buttercup,” the 9-year-old said. “I lover her so much and she is [...]

Merrill appointed by Gov. Scott to RESTORE board

Merrill appointed by Gov. Scott to RESTORE board

Governor Rick Scott announced yesterday six appointments to the Gulf Consortium. The one most familiar to Pensacola is Collier Merrill, president of the Merrill Land Co. and chairman of Visit Pensacola, Inc. The Gulf Consortium was created in October 2012 by Inter-local Agreement among [...]

Tourism update for Jan 2014

Tourism update for Jan 2014

The board of Visit Pensacola meets today. According to its agenda packet, Pensacon generated 672 room nights with a value of $2.475 million. Here are the estimates on other meetings and groups hosted in Escambia County: 2014 Immersed in Ink 1/23-1/27: 100 Room nights, $770,000 2014 Pensacola [...]

Chamber Board to discuss Economic Development

Greater Pensacola Chamber CEO Jerry Maygarden will make a special presentation on economic development today to his board of directors. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at Gulf Power Co. headquarters.   - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Pensacola Camellia Club Celebrates 77th Year at Annual Banquet

Pensacola Camellia Club Celebrates 77th Year at Annual Banquet

Press Release: Did you ever wonder what camellia enthusiasts do when they get together? At the annual installation banquet of the Pensacola Camellia Club, they brought in lovely blooms for exhibit and for table decoration. Eighty plus members and guests enjoyed an evening of food and fellowship [...]

Animal shelter Veterinarian resigns

Dr. Alphonso W. Steward, III gave a verbal resignation on Thursday, February 20th to Marilyn Wesley, Director of Community Affairs. Below is the email that Ms. Wesley sent to County Administration and the Commissioners about this matter on Thursday. From: "Marilyn D. Wesley" Date: February 20, [...]

Blackwater Trail Series open for registration

Blackwater Trail Series open for registration

Take part in one, two, or three of this Trail Run Series through beautiful, tree-lined forests of the Blackwater River State Park. Each race of the Trail Series challenges each participant while creating lasting memories. Bring your whole family to enjoy the great outdoors! The series kicks off [...]

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