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Lock-n-Load Lawmakers want guns on campus

December 9, 2014

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, said…

Business

TPO Agenda for Wednesday

December 9, 2014

The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a public meeting Dec. 10 at 9 a.m., in the Santa Rosa County Commission Chambers, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton. Action items on the agenda for TPO consideration…

Caring Health

Churches challenged to trim the fat

December 9, 2014

Healthy Lives of Baptist Health Care has created a Get Healthy Pensacola Church Challenge for local area churches. The church-based weight loss competition is to promote healthy eating habits and aid in maintaining a healthy lifestyle…

Politics

Move to Amend organizer here, Dec. 15

December 9, 2014

The Pensacola Coffee Party, Northwest Florida Move to Amend, and the League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area invite the public to Asbury Place, 750 College Blvd. at the intersection with Ninth Avenue at…

Escambia County

Petition drive to remove Confederate battle flag

December 9, 2014

Jackie Olive, director/producer of the documentary “Always in Season,” is asking that people support a petition to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Pensacola Bay Center. The Board of County Commissioners discuss the issue on…

Business

Studers bring Business Challenge to Century

December 9, 2014

NorthEscambia.com reports that Rishy and Quint Studer will soon hold a $25,000 Business Challenge in Century, providing a winning business plan developer the cash and guidance needed to open their doors. Three years ago, the Studers…

News

Florida minimum wage to top $8, but debate continues

December 8, 2014

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but a higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn’t appear on the immediate legislative horizon. The…

Environment

Supreme Court rejects BP appeal

December 8, 2014

Reuters reports that the U.S. Supreme Court today rejected BP’s challenge to its multibillion-dollar settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The oil giant had complained the agreement allowed payouts to some businesses…

Business

Publix picketers advocate for Florida farmworkers

December 8, 2014

By Shelby Smithey A documentary called Food Chains is shedding new light on the state‚Äôs largest supermarket chain and what part it plays in the poverty and exploitation of tomato pickers in Immokalee, Fla. The film,…

News

County hires new Corrections Director

December 5, 2014

Escambia County has hired Michael Tidwell as Corrections Director.  As Director, Tidwell will oversee Community Corrections, Probations, Jail, Pretrial, Code Enforcement, Animal Control and the Road Prison. He replaces former director Gordon Pike, who retired last…