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Jeb to ‘actively explore’ presidential bid

December 16, 2014

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After weeks of increasing speculation about his plans, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday he will “actively explore” a possible bid for president in 2016. Bush made…

Business

Florida Panhandle makes Fodor Go List 2015

December 16, 2014

Fodor’s Travel has just finalized its 2015 Go List of the top 25 places to visit next year, from Cleveland to Chile. The Florida Panhandle was chosen as a 2015 must-see destination. Throughout the past year…

Business

Florida leads nation in mortgage fraud

December 16, 2014

Florida leads the nation in mortgage application fraud, according the Annual Mortgage Fraud Report released Monday by LexisNexis. This the fifth consecutive year that Florida has led in loans investigated for fraud. Nationwide, mortgage application fraud…

News

Voting on SoGo Gingerbread houses ends tomorrow

December 15, 2014

After almost a month of a beautiful gingerbread display in downtown Pensacola, the first SOGO Gingerbread House Contest is coming to an end, but not before you have the chance to vote on your favorite. During…

News

Another court case about Florida public records

December 15, 2014

In a case that started with a woman seeking public records about an investigation of her dog by animal-control officials, an appeals court Friday blasted Orange County in a dispute about payment of attorneys’ fees. The…

Education

Escambia schools needing most improvement in faculty

December 15, 2014

Combining the lower evaluation levels, we get a picture of which school’s need the most help for their faculty: School Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory Combined LINCOLN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 17.6% 5.9% 0.0% 23.5% MONTCLAIR…

Education

Teachers evaluations by school

December 15, 2014

Five elementary schools in Escambia County had higher percentages of teachers at the highly effective level. School Highly Effective Effective Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory N. B. COOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 56.5% 37.0% 6.5% 0.0% 0.0%…