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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…

Politics

New direction sought for Medical Marijuana in Florida

November 17, 2014

Having come with three percentage points of passing Amendment 2, supporters of medical marijuana are calling for a new approach next time the initiative comes before Florida voters. Several have called for Orlando attorney John Morgan…

Politics

State lawmakers seek input on local bills

November 14, 2014

State Representative Clay Ingram, chairman of the Escambia County State Legislative Delegation, announced today that a public hearing will be held on Monday, December 15, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Jean & Paul…