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Rick Wilson on Pensacola Speaks today

May 13, 2015

GOP political strategist Rick Wilson will be on the show today. We will get the inside scoop on state and national politics. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6…

Entertainment

Loblolly Theatre returns

May 13, 2015

The Loblolly Theatre closed its doors in October of 2012 after thirteen seasons presenting original plays in an intimate theatre. In that time 75 original plays were premiered. ”Friends of Loblolly”, feeling the absence of this…

Business Environment

Lionfish on the menu

May 13, 2015

by Jeremy Morrison Lionfish are as dangerous as they are beautiful. The invasive species — filling local waters at an alarming rate in recent years— threatens to take a serious bite out of the native environment.…

Business

Reynolds offered Shakopee, Minn. job

May 12, 2015

The Shakopee City Council yesterday voted to enter into negotiations with Bill Reynolds, former Pensacola city administrator (2011-2013), as Shakopee’s next city administrator. The city of Shakopee has an estimated population of 39,167. It’s southwest of…

Caring

A Better Way to Give debuts at council workshop

May 12, 2015

A city council workshop was held Monday to discuss the issue of homeless people in Pensacola and how they should be handled. As of right now, there are ordinances that prohibit people from “camping” in public…

Entertainment

Pensacola Opera appoints new director

May 12, 2015

Press Release: Pensacola Opera’s Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Maestro Jerome Shannon as the company’s new Executive Director. Shannon has been acting as Interim Executive Director since January, and has been involved with…

Politics

Viewpoint: The Murky History of CMPA Board

May 12, 2015

By Christopher Lewis At 4 pm today, the Pensacola City Council will hold an extraordinary “emergency” special meeting during which it may vote to remove all 12 Trustees of the private developer Community Maritime Park Associates,…

Business

Local ad group opposes film ordinance

May 12, 2015

I received this email from the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation: To All AAF Members: The Pensacola City Council is considering an ordinance that would require a special permit (and fees) to do commercial…

Business

Cuba impressed by Pensacola delegation

May 12, 2015

Two weeks ago, Inweekly reported on a local delegation that visited Cuba seeking to build relationships and test the waters for possible business opportunities (“Creating a Pensacola-Cuba Connection”). In today’s Tampa Tribune, Albert Fox, president of…

Newpoint Investigation

Newpoint in trouble in Bay County

May 12, 2015

The company that runs three charter schools in Escambia County had its grant applications for two new schools in Bay County denied. The Florida Department of Education said the schools, Newpoint Bay Preparatory Academy and Central…

2016 Election

Podcast: Evers looking at Congressional race

May 12, 2015

State Senator Greg Evers said yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks” that his seriously looking at running for Congress. “We keep all options open, but yes, we’re definitely looking at that very seriously,” said Evers. “Keeping in mind,…

Pensacola

Special meeting on CMPA board tomorrow

May 11, 2015

The Pensacola City Council will hold an Emergency Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, beginning at 4:00 P.M., Council Chambers, 1st Floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street. To discuss Community Maritime Park Associates,…