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CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

June 16, 2015

By Claudia Carlson Plans are underway to improve West Pensacola with the help of Live Work Learn Play (LWLP), an international real estate development and advisory firm, Baptist Hospital, Escambia County, and city of Pensacola. At…

Newpoint Investigation

Newpoint teachers told to find lawyers

June 16, 2015

Yesterday, the Escambia County School Board held a workshop. A former Newpoint teacher attended and reported on the discussion to his fellow teachers. The email was share with me: I attended the working group that started…

Business

City loses money on MCM-BAP deal

June 16, 2015

I called Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones and asked him to estimate what the real estates taxes would be on a $33-million investment at the Maritime Park. Jones estimated around $590,000 a year. With the…

News

Lawmakers pour $301M into last-minute projects

June 16, 2015

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA House and Senate budget negotiators struck a deal on a state spending plan Monday night moments before the stroke of midnight, pouring $301 million into projects at the…

Caring

Panhandle TigerBay Club: LEO and Race Relations

June 15, 2015

Press Release: On Friday, June 19, Panhandle TigerBay Club will host Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, Pensacola Chief of Police Chip Simmons and Reverend LuTimothy May to discuss the relationship between local law enforcement and the…

Business

Hatch Mott MacDonald moves downtown

June 15, 2015

The Pensacola office of Hatch Mott MacDonald has moved from near the Pensacola airport to a new location in downtown Pensacola. HMM began its relocation to the SunTrust high-rise office tower on Friday, June 12, with…

News

Apply for Escambia-Pensacola Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

June 15, 2015

The Board of County Commissioners is soliciting applications for representatives to join the Escambia-Pensacola Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC), which was established per Florida Statute (F.S.) for the purpose of reviewing affordable housing incentives available within…

Politics

Gonzalez Sr. passes away

June 15, 2015

Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Sr. died in prison Saturday, according to Florida Department of Corrections. He was the getaway driver during the robbery and murders of Bud and Melanie Billings in July 2009.…

Education

District trails state averages on EOC assessments

June 13, 2015

The Florida Department of Education released the first set of standardized test results late Friday afternoon from the spring testing administration. Among the tests were the fifth and eighth grade science exams and end of course…

Health Care Battle Politics

State Capital Briefs

June 12, 2015

‘LIP’ DEAL STRUCK AS BUDGET TALKS CONTINUE Lawmakers have agreed on a formula to divvy up about $2 billion in local, state and federal funding for hospitals, resolving an issue that helped derail the regular spring…