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UWF Trustees approve collective bargaining agreement

December 12, 2014

The University of West Florida Board of Trustees unanimously voted to ratify the 2014-17 Collective Bargaining Agreement today during its quarterly meeting. This follows 16 months of negotiations between UWF and faculty members represented by the…

Education

Escambia County teachers grade below state average

December 12, 2014

Escambia teacher has fewer classroom teachers and school administrators evaluated as highly effective than the state averages, according to a report issued this week by Florida Department of Education. Across the state, 42.4 percent of the…

Business

Holidays see surge in gun purchases.

December 10, 2014

By JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida gun dealers saw a sharp increase in sales as shoppers flooded stores the day after Thanksgiving. With 8,300 background checks conducted Nov. 28, the…

Politics

Another May seeks political office

December 10, 2014

LaRuby May, sister of Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, is set to announce her candidacy for Washington, D.C Ward 8, the city council seat held by the late Marion Berry. May organized the ground game in…

Education

FSU teachers resigns over social media slurs

December 10, 2014

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that Florida State University College of Business senior lecturer Deborah O’Connor has resigned after she attacked a Facebook post using a gay slur and profane language. Colin Lively, a New York City-based…

Entertainment

Pensacola Beach gets into Holiday Spirit

December 9, 2014

Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit is in full swing on Pensacola Beach. The most celebrated holiday tradition, the Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl, takes place on Sunday, December 14. The crawl starts at noon at…