New state laws hit the books on July 1

June 29, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Rideshare services, such as Lyft and Uber, will have to comply with statewide rules, and students and teachers will be allowed to express their religious beliefs at public…


Newpoint founder arrested

June 29, 2017

Newpoint Education Partners founder and owner Marcus May was arrested yesterday in Escambia County. May has been charged with swindling more than $1 million from Escambia and other school districts across the state through complicated schemes…


Chris Hart joins Florida TaxWatch

June 28, 2017

Chris Hart, who abruptly left Gov. Rick Scott’s embattled economic-development agency earlier this year, landed Wednesday at a Tallahassee-based think tank best known for its annual list of state budget “turkeys.” Florida TaxWatch, a business-backed research…

Escambia County

Fees Simple bill passed U.S. House committee

June 28, 2017

On Tuesday, June 27, the House Committee on Natural Resources favorably reported H.R. 2370, the Escambia County Land Conveyance Act. The bill, authored by Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01), would give leaseholders in Santa Rosa Island the…

Business Pensacola

DIB seeks input on downtown parking

June 27, 2017

By Sammi Sontag INWEEKLY With downtown Pensacola growing rapidly there has been a burning need to increase parking and the Downtown Improvement Board and Structured Parking Solutions held a public forum to kick-off the project, Tuesday…


Heroes Among Us: Sgt. Major Ralph Hyatt [podcast]

June 27, 2017

Sgt. Major Ralph Hyatt USMC, a Bronze Star recipient, is the guest of honor for the Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League’s 5th Annual Heroes Among Us speaker series event set for 6…


UWF lecture series with Quint Studer open to the public

June 27, 2017

Entrepreneur Quint Studer is sharing his expertise in Management 4990/5990: Innovation Within the Organization, a summer undergraduate and graduate course at the University of West Florida. The University is opening up the Studer lecture series portion of the…