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Scott vs. Crist on Vehicle Registration Fees

Scott vs. Crist on Vehicle Registration Fees

Scott was on the House floor last Thursday when the chamber unanimously approved his top election-year priority, a rollback in vehicle-registration fees authorized by the Republican-dominated Legislature in 2009, when Crist just happened to be at the helm. The bill, which will save motorists [...]

Hayward signs contract with OHM for airport concession contract

Flanked by City Council President Jewel Cannada-Wynn and Council members Larry B. Johnson, Andy Terhaar, and Brian Spencer, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward this afternoon signed a contract with OHM Concessions Group to provide food and beverage concessions at Pensacola International Airport.“I am [...]

Michigan Tourist wins $1M Mega Millions in Pensacola

Michigan Tourist wins $1M Mega Millions in Pensacola

Gary Shepherd of Owosso, Michigan decided to buy a Mega Millions ticket while vacationing in Pensacola earlier this week. He matched all five numbers, which were 11-19-24-33-51. He could have been an even bigger winner, $414 million, had he chosen 7, not 12, for the Mega Ball. Read news report

Scam: Phony Gulf Power calls

Scam: Phony Gulf Power calls

Joe Abston of Hopjacks and Tin Cow texted me last night. He said that there is a new telephone scam. Callers are saying that Gulf Power is about to call off the person's electricity unless the owner pays by credit card over the phone. Asbton received such calls at Hopjacks and Tin Cow.

Breaking News: Impact 1000 has 1,025 members

The group will give away this year $1,025,000. More later. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

More photos of North Hill picket lines

Courtesy Gloria G. Horning

Does OHM Group have a basis for suing the City of Pensacola?

Does OHM Group have a basis for suing the City of Pensacola?

Mayor Ashton Hayward has repeatedly hinted in public meetings, press releases and Facebook videos that OHM Group might sue the city if the company is not awarded the airport food concessions contract. Hayward claims that he is protecting the city from a lawsuit. The Request for Proposal (RFP) [...]

BP wins bids for Gulf of Mexico blocks

BP wins bids for Gulf of Mexico blocks

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency lifted its ban on BP, the British oil giant wins big in the latest auction for oil and gas block in the Gulf of Mexico. The Wall Street Journal reports "BP was the high bidder on 24 oil and gas blocks offshore out of 31 properties it [...]

County will bring independent investigator to look into animal shelter deaths

County will bring independent investigator to look into animal shelter deaths

Interim Escambia County Administrator Larry Newsom told the county commissioners at their Tuesday meeting that he is bringing an outside person to investigate the deaths at the Escambia County Animal Shelter. In August, the shelter mistakenly put down a runaway Labrador retriever mix named [...]

Hayward vetoes Council action on airport concession

s afternoon, Mayor Hayward vetoed Council Resolution 07-14, which purported to extend the current food and beverage lease and concessions agreement at Pensacola International Airport. As both the City Attorney and an opinion provided by outside legal counsel have advised, the City Council does not [...]

Sean’s Outpost added to BCC agenda

County Attorney Alison Rogers has added to the Escambia County Commission meeting this afternoon request for authorization to file for a declaratory and/or injunctive relief against Sean's Outpost on 1999 Massachusetts Ave The request is being made because of continued code violations. If a [...]

UWF announces $100,000 gift commitment from Pen Air Federal Credit Union

UWF announces $100,000 gift commitment from Pen Air Federal Credit Union

The University of West Florida announced today a $100,000 gift commitment from Pen Air Federal Credit Union in support of UWF College of Business students. The gift will establish the Pen Air Federal Credit Union Betty M. Petree Endowment for scholarships and program support for College of [...]

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