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2016 Election Politics

State House races have wide gaps in fundraising

July 18, 2016

State Rep. Clay Ingram, former Santa Rosa County Commissioner Jayer Williamson and businessman Frank White have huge leads in campaign fundraising over their respective opponents. Ingram (R-District 1) raised $5,500 during for the most recent reporting…

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Entertainment

Sheet music collection added to Jazz Room

July 18, 2016

A collection of approximately 9,000 jazz tunes has been added to the Jazz Room at the main branch of the West Florida Public Library. The Charles Anderson Fakebook series has jazz tunes, some of which have…

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Pensacola Politics

City Council meeting, after the chanting

July 18, 2016

Pensacola City Council selected Carol Leone of Milton as its attorney. Leone beat out by two points Mike Godwin, who retired from the City of Pensacola in 2012 after serving as the Airport Contract Administrator. Council…

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Pensacola

Pensacola Fire Chief announces promotions

July 18, 2016

Pensacola Fire Chief David Allen has promoted Greg Redding as his Assistant Fire Chief. This is a new position that appears to replace the deputy fire chief position. However, Redding will be referred to as “chief.”…

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Pensacola

Fire Department overtime soars past original budget

July 18, 2016

Last year, Mayor Ashton Hayward proposed, and the Pensacola City Council approved, a budget for this fiscal year that had $298,900 for overtime for the Pensacola Fire Department. According to the unaudited monthly financials on the…

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Business

Gas prices drop for another week

July 18, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.18/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 249 gas outlets in Pensacola. This compares with the national average…

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Business

NAS Whiting Commissary honored

July 18, 2016

Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Commissary recently earned recognition as the top small commissary in the United States from the Defense Commissary Agency. The Richard M. Paget Award honors the best small commissary in the armed…

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Escambia County News

Childers warns of jury duty scam

July 16, 2016

Escambia County Clerk of Court Pam Childers reports a scam has been occurring in Pensacola and elsewhere in Florida. A person receives a telephone call from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer stating that…

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Politics

Broxson outraising Hill for State Senate seat

July 16, 2016

Rep. Doug Broxson has raised more than twice the amount of campaign contributions of his GOP opponent, Rep. Mike Hill. According to the Florida Division of Elections, Broxson’s contributions total $282,000, while Hill raised only $111,000.…

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Politics

Pensacola wrap up: week ending July 16

July 16, 2016

The Blue Angels are back and breaking crowd numbers at Pensacola Beach. As we reported last week, Lt. Cmdr Frank Weisser has joined the team to replace Capt. Jeff Kuss, who died last month in a…

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Caring

Skate for the Animals, July 26

July 15, 2016

CARE of Santa Rosa County is hosting a “totally awesome” skate night to raise money for local animals in need on Tuesday, July 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Dreamland Skate Center in Pensacola. Admission is…