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FSU shooting victim paralyzed, but determined to graduate

November 24, 2014

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The student who was critically injured in Thursday’s shooting at Florida State University is paralyzed from the waist down, but still determined to realize his dream of becoming…

Pensacola

Who will be next council president and vp

November 24, 2014

Tomorrow after the swearing-on of Mayor Ashton Hayward and the city council, the council will elect its president and vice-president that will serve for the next 12 months. Four council members have been nominated for president:…

Politics

Supreme Court denies stay on redistricting documents

November 24, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request from Republican political consultant Pat Bainter to keep more than 500 pages of redistricting documents from being released Dec. 1. According to the court’s website, Justice Clarence Thomas…

Business

Viewpoint: Income Distribution

November 24, 2014

By Dr. Rick Harper Executive Director, Office of Economic Development & Engagement University of West Florida Increased global trade and improvements in technology contribute strongly to greater household incomes around the world. But the improvements aren’t…

News

Crescent Lake road construction to be completed by Feb. 2015

November 18, 2014

The Board of County Commissioners sent out this update:  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 9:45am Since the flood event in April, the remaining portions of asphalt and curb have further deteriorated. This has prompted Escambia County to revise…

Caring Health News

Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

November 18, 2014

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF), a state licensed and federally certified provider of in-person Navigation assistance for Floridians wanting to shop and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, will be holding open office hours throughout…

Politics

State Capital Briefs: Monday. Nov. 17

November 18, 2014

SCOTT NAMES SELLERS, SCHUTZ TO TOP JOBS Heading into his second term, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday named Melissa Sellers as his chief of staff and Jackie Schutz as his communications director. Sellers, who will replace…

Business

Community Traffic Safety Team meets Thursday

November 17, 2014

The Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of West Florida Regional Planning Council, 4081 East Olive Road, Suite…

Entertainment

Jingle Jazz set for Dec 1

November 17, 2014

Paul Bruketa heads up the 15th edition of Jingle Jazz with an all star cast of musical talent once again. We have Bert Kimberl on piano, Walt Kattner on guitar, Bob Andrews on bass, Bob Maksymkow…

Business

DIB meetings for November

November 17, 2014

Downtown Improvement Board Regular Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4 p.m. Palafox Market Vendor Committee Regular Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of…

Caring News

Every County District has ALICE households

November 17, 2014

ALICE households – those that live above the Federal Poverty Level , but less than the basic cost of living in Escambia – are spread throughout our community. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.…

Caring

Seeds of Hope Community Walk this Saturday

November 17, 2014

The University of West Florida’s chapter of Active Minds (formerly Students for Suicide Awareness) is hosting the 5th Annual “Seeds of Hope” 5k Community Walk on Saturday, November 22, for International Survivors of Suicide Day in…