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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…

Politics

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…