The Daily News reports two petition have been started urging the removal of the Confederate flag from the Walton County Courthouse lawn and from the William “Uncle Bill” Lundy memorial in Crestview. The Civil War is over.
State Senator Don Gaetz will be on at 5:05 pm. We will discuss the 2016 budget, the line-item vetoes and his candidacy for Congress. At 5:35 pm. UWF President Dr. Judy Bense will talk about the school's improved ranking under the state's performance funding system. Pensacola Speaks airs on [...]
South Carolina, Mississippi and several states are reconsidering the wisdom of flying the Confederate flag on government property and whether they should even allow it on state license plates. Walmart, Sears, Kmart, Amazon and eBay are removing Confederate flag merchandise from their stores and [...]
Gov. Scott vetoes $461 million in the FY16 budget, including Airport and National Flight Academy (updated)
The list of line-item vetoes by Gov. Rick Scott has been released the cuts total $461,387,164 --$220 million of which is from General Revenues. Northwest Florida projects impacted include: City of Milton - Riverwalk $688,713 National Flight Academy $1 million Pensacola International Airport [...]
By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Last week, Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan wrote a $150,000 check to jump-start an effort to get a medical-marijuana initiative back on the ballot in 2016. This week, United for Care --- the political group behind the proposal --- started hiring [...]
School Board member Jeff Bergosh will be on Pensacola Speaks today at 5:05 p.m. 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 the WCOA app from iTunes. For Androids, go to [...]
The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented County Commissioners Steven Barry, Lumon May of Escambia County and Jayer Williamson of Santa Rosa County the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designations, following their completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the [...]
The much ballyhooed Pensacola to New Orleans air route has been postponed indefinitely by Silver Airways. Apparently there is little interest in the flight among locals. "Despite robust marketing efforts, this market is not able to support flying this route at this time," the airline said in a [...]
By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA House and Senate budget negotiators struck a deal on a state spending plan Monday night moments before the stroke of midnight, pouring $301 million into projects at the last minute and closing out one of the more-raucous legislative debates in [...]
The Board of County Commissioners is soliciting applications for representatives to join the Escambia-Pensacola Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC), which was established per Florida Statute (F.S.) for the purpose of reviewing affordable housing incentives available within the County and [...]
Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Sr. died in prison Saturday, according to Florida Department of Corrections. He was the getaway driver during the robbery and murders of Bud and Melanie Billings in July 2009.
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).
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 [...]
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 [...]