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Thomas pre-files for third term as school superintendent

Thomas pre-files for third term as school superintendent

The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections office has notified the newspaper that School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has pre-filed for a third term. The last superintendent to serve three terms was J. E. "Bud" Hall (1965 - 1977).

First DCA ruling could lead to slot machines at dog and horse tracks

First DCA ruling could lead to slot machines at dog and horse tracks

The First District Court of Appeal has ruled by a 2-1 margin that the state improperly denied a slot machine license to a horse track in Gadsden County. The court said the license should have been granted because Gadsden voters approved a referendum authorizing slots. State regulators had turned [...]

HCA stands to make $71 million from Scott LIP funding and Medicaid plan

HCA stands to make $71 million from Scott LIP funding and Medicaid plan

According to the plan on new LIP funding and Medicaid rates developed by the Gov. Rick Scott's administration, HCA, his former for-profit health care company that runs 46 hospitals in the state, will make $71.8 million. Only one HCA hospital faces a reduction: Gulf Coast Medical Center [...]

Rolling Hills landfill on fire

Rolling Hills landfill on fire

This morning, Inweekly received a phone call that the Rolling Hills landfill had caught fire. When we arrived Rolling Hills workers were spraying the smoldering embers with water. Wedgwood residents were standing at the gate. Escambia County staff was on the scene to ensure the fire was completely [...]

CLC strongly considering Senate bid

CLC strongly considering Senate bid

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera (CLC) publicly confirmed Saturday that he is "strongly considering" a U.S. Senate bid in 2016, drawing closer to throwing his hat in a GOP primary ring that already has one congressman and could soon include a handful [...]

Appears Hovind trial will not begin today

Appears Hovind trial will not begin today

As the daily newspaper reports today, the retrial of Kent Hovind and Paul John Hansen on fraud and conspiracy charges was scheduled to commence on Monday. However, the U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh has moved to dismiss the charges. Here is the text of the motion that was filed late last [...]

County shuts down Rolling Hills

County shuts down Rolling Hills

Press Release: Update on the Status of Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:15pm Escambia County regrets to announce that it will be enforcing the Final Order issued by a Special Magistrate with the Office of Environmental Enforcement and [...]

Don Gaetz on Pensacola Speaks at 5:35 p.m.

Don Gaetz on Pensacola Speaks at 5:35 p.m.

State Sen. Don Gaetz will be on the second half of "Pensacola Speaks." Maybe he will announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate? "Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116. For iPhones and iPads, download [...]

Local photographers and filmmakers have questions about proposed City Film Commissioner

Local photographers and filmmakers have questions about proposed City Film Commissioner

Local photographers and filmmakers have concerned about the Mayor Ashton Hayward's setting up his office as the focal point for film productions in the city of Pensacola. Some photographers worry that the language is to broad and may prevent them from taking wedding, modeling and portrait [...]

Just when you thought the studies could not get worse: We may lead the nation in use of N-word.

Just when you thought the studies could not get worse: We may lead the nation in use of  N-word.

WKRG reports this afternoon a new study has found the Mobile-Pensacola region is one of the most racist parts of America based on on Google searches, particularly for the use of the "N-word." Check out.

Senate scuttles Conscience Protection bill

Senate scuttles Conscience Protection bill

A controversial bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples appears ready to die Friday with the end of the regular legislative session. House members passed the so-called "conscience protection" bill (HB 7111), but it did not reach the Senate [...]

LaRuby May wins D.C. race

LaRuby May wins D.C. race

LaRuby May is the new councilperson of Washington D.C. Ward 8 As late as midnight, Washington D.C. media called the Pensacola native's race for the Council Ward 8 seat too close to call. The sister of Commissioner Lumon May had 152-vote lead in a 12-person race. This morning May and her [...]

Sudden gale leaves two dead, five missing (video)

Sudden gale leaves two dead, five missing (video)

A sudden gale storm caused a tragic end to the Dauphin Island on Saturday afternoon. Just as the boats were finishing the race a "wall of rain and wind" hit the racers and those watching the race in their boats. As of this morning, two people have been confirmed dead. U.S. Coast Guard officials [...]

What is your Pensacola area bucket list

What is your Pensacola area bucket list

It has been a long week. Let's have some fun on Pensacola Speaks. Email (rick@inweekly), tweet (@routzen, post here or call in this afternoon (478-3116) a few of the items that should be on everyone's bucket list for this area. For example, watch a Blue Angels practice at NAS Pensacola or kiss [...]

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