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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 [...]

Details Announced for Tributes Honoring Former Governor Reubin Askew

Former Florida Governor Reubin O’Donovan Askew will lie in state, attended by military and state law enforcement honor guards, in Florida’s Historic Capitol throughout the day on Tuesday, March 18. He will then be remembered at a memorial service the following day. Governor Askew will be buried [...]

UWF Trustee, English professor honored at United Negro College Fund luncheon

UWF Trustee, English professor honored at United Negro College Fund luncheon

The Greater Pensacola Chapter of the United Negro College Fund honored Lewis Bear Jr., chair of the University of West Florida Board of Trustees and president/CEO of the Lewis Bear Company, and Mamie Webb Hixon, assistant professor of English and director of the UWF Writing Lab, during its [...]

Lizardfest this weekend

Lizardfest Serves Up Big Economic BoomOver $1,000,000 Spiked into Pensacola Area One of the biggest sporting events in Pensacola annually takes place this weekend, March 15-16. The Pensacola Lizardfest is a two-day youth indoor volleyball tournament held at seven locations in the Pensacola area. [...]

House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston On the Passing of Former Governor Reubin Askew

House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston (D-Fort Lauderdale) issued the following statement regarding the death of former Florida Governor Reubin Askew: “Reubin Askew distinguished himself as one of the greatest governors in Florida history, having been a champion for racial equality, ethics [...]

North Hill to City Council: ‘Please do not let us down’

North Hill to City Council: ‘Please do not let us down’

PNJ reporter T.S. Strickland wrote in his column today about attorney Erik Mead's email to the Pensacola City Council regarding the controversy in North Hill over the city granting a permit to the Florida Department of Corrections to relocate its parole and probation offices to the old Coca-Cola [...]

Panhandle Tiger Bay Club hears from moderate Republican. This may be your last chance to see one.

Panhandle Tiger Bay Club hears from moderate Republican. This may be your last chance to see one.

Republican candidate for Congress in the Panhandle in 2010 and author of "The Reluctant Republican: My Fight for the Moderate Majority" (University Press of Florida), Barbara Olschner will be speaking to the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club in Pensacola on Friday, March 21. Doors open at 11:30 am and a [...]

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