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Pensacola Police will now wear body cameras

February 5, 2015

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today that Pensacola Police officers would begin wearing body cameras as part of their regular duty gear. “Pensacola is fortunate to have what I believe is one of the finest police…

Politics

2016 Florida Ballot: Rights Restoration Amendment

February 5, 2015

Sara Latshaw, Director for American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida—Northwest Region, stopped me earlier this week to talk about the ACLU initiative to restore the rights for people who have been convicted of felonies and…

Caring

Florida has over 1.3 million signed up for Obamacare

February 4, 2015

Nearly 7.5 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform as of Jan. 30, 2015, including 1,339,791 in Florida. Today’s Weekly Enrollment Snapshot for the first time also includes people who…

Business

PYP looks for Operations Director

February 4, 2015

The Pensacola Young Professionals (PYP) are looking for an Operations Director to supports the overall strategic plans and operational duties of the organization. Here is the job description: PYP – Operations Director Job Description 2015.…

Politics

Valentino complaint against Chief Deputy dismissed

February 4, 2015

The Florida Commission on Ethics has dismissed an ethics complaint filed by former County Commissioner Gene Valentino against Escambia County Chief Deputy Eric Haines. Valentino had been upset that Haines would not comply with his request…

Education

UWF Football celebrates first ever signing day

February 4, 2015

The University of West Florida football program, led by head coach Pete Shinnick, will formally announce its first signing class on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Media are invited to attend a press conference that day at 3…

Education

Next local grassroots fight: PATS Center

February 4, 2015

Parents are rising up to challenge Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’ push to close the Program for Academically Talented Students (PATS) Center. A online petition has been started that already has 111 signatures. Parents are planning to show…

Caring

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital encourages vaccinations

February 3, 2015

Pediatric specialists from The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart are encouraging community members to vaccinate themselves and their children to protect against a measles outbreak, which has infected more than 100 people across 14 states. In…

Business

Weigh in on tourism plans for Escambia County

February 3, 2015

Visit Pensacola has launched Destination 2020, a community project for the planning and development of a 5-year strategic plan for Escambia County. A large part of that plan involves gathering perspectives from community members. There are…

News

Scott’s staff pushes back on allegations in FDLE controversy

February 2, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott’s office continued pushing back Monday against claims his staff forced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey to resign immediately in December. The…

Caring

PSC offer low cost dental hygiene clinic

February 2, 2015

The Dental Hygiene Clinic at Pensacola State College’s Warrington campus offers low cost preventive dental hygiene services to the public. Oral cancer screening, teeth cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatments and sealants are some of the services offered.…

Business

Underhill to speak to Gulf Coast Economics Club

February 2, 2015

The Gulf Coast Economics Club has announced Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill will speak at its Wednesday, Feb. 18 meeting. In his civilian role, Commissioner Underhill has taught Joint Cyberspace Planning and Targeting at every Geographic…