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CMPA rejects childcare facility at the park

December 18, 2014

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board rejected yesterday a proposal from Quint Studer for two parcels at the maritime park. Last month, Studer Community Investments responded to a Request for Proposals for parcels at the park.…

Caring

SOGO Gingerbread House Contest Announces Winners

December 18, 2014

More than 100 gingerbread fans eagerly waited Wednesday night to learn who would be the winners of the 2014 SOGO Gingerbread House Contest. The ceremony was in downtown Pensacola capped off the month-long contest featuring gingerbread…

Pensacola Politics

Mayor Hayward places hold on EDATE applications

December 17, 2014

Last week, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward withdrew the EDATE (Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions) application for an assisted living facility on the site of the former Pensacola Racquet Club when it was discovered the city…

Politics

Thornton elected president of local NAACP branch

December 17, 2014

Charles D. Thornton, Sr. was elected president of the Pensacola Branch of the NAACP on November 13, 2014. Mr. Thornton will assume office on Jan. 1, 2015 during the annual Emancipation Proclamation Celebration at Houser Memorial…

Business

DIB offers free parking next week

December 16, 2014

The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is offering a gift to last minute shoppers venturing Downtown the week of Christmas: Free Parking. In effect from Dec. 22 through Dec. 26, all surface lots and parking meters will…

Caring

Help provide snacks for Traveling Troops

December 16, 2014

The USO Centers at the Pensacola International Airport and Northwest Florida Regional Airport will be open for the thousands of military personnel heading home for the holidays. Both of these airport centers will be open extended…

Politics

Jeb to ‘actively explore’ presidential bid

December 16, 2014

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After weeks of increasing speculation about his plans, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday he will “actively explore” a possible bid for president in 2016. Bush made…

Business

Florida Panhandle makes Fodor Go List 2015

December 16, 2014

Fodor’s Travel has just finalized its 2015 Go List of the top 25 places to visit next year, from Cleveland to Chile. The Florida Panhandle was chosen as a 2015 must-see destination. Throughout the past year…

Business

Florida leads nation in mortgage fraud

December 16, 2014

Florida leads the nation in mortgage application fraud, according the Annual Mortgage Fraud Report released Monday by LexisNexis. This the fifth consecutive year that Florida has led in loans investigated for fraud. Nationwide, mortgage application fraud…

News

Voting on SoGo Gingerbread houses ends tomorrow

December 15, 2014

After almost a month of a beautiful gingerbread display in downtown Pensacola, the first SOGO Gingerbread House Contest is coming to an end, but not before you have the chance to vote on your favorite. During…