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Voting on SoGo Gingerbread houses ends tomorrow

Voting on SoGo Gingerbread houses ends tomorrow

After almost a month of a beautiful gingerbread display in downtown Pensacola, the first SOGO Gingerbread House Contest is coming to an end, but not before you have the chance to vote on your favorite. During the gingerbread display, holiday shoppers have been voting for their favorite [...]

State Democratic Women’s Club president supports removal of Confederate flag

State Democratic Women’s Club president supports removal of Confederate flag

The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc.’s President, Dr. Maureen McKenna, announced today that the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida supports the Escambia County Commission’s removal of the Confederate battle flag at the Pensacola Bay Center. Dr. McKenna stated, “The [...]

Another court case about Florida public records

Another court case about Florida public records

In a case that started with a woman seeking public records about an investigation of her dog by animal-control officials, an appeals court Friday blasted Orange County in a dispute about payment of attorneys' fees. The 5th District Court of Appeal had already ruled once in favor of Susan [...]

Pensacola State celebrates 35 years of its women’s basketball program tomorrow

Pensacola State celebrates 35 years of its women’s basketball program tomorrow

Pensacola State College celebrates 35 years of its women’s basketball program, including recognition of Vicki Carson, PSC’s first full-time women’s basketball coach, with several events Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Lou Ross Center, Bldg. 3, on the Pensacola campus. The public is invited to a [...]

How Pensacola City Council voted on its officers

How Pensacola City Council voted on its officers

We've had the ballots for the Pensacola City Council's election of president and vice president for some time, but the ATF report on the county jail blast took our focus in a different direction. Two weeks ago, the council elected Andy Terhaar and Larry Johnson, as president and vice president [...]

Florida minimum wage to top $8, but debate continues

Florida minimum wage to top $8, but debate continues

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida's lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but a higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn't appear on the immediate legislative horizon. The automatic increase of 12 cents an hour, recalculated by law each year [...]

County hires new Corrections Director

Escambia County has hired Michael Tidwell as Corrections Director.  As Director, Tidwell will oversee Community Corrections, Probations, Jail, Pretrial, Code Enforcement, Animal Control and the Road Prison. He replaces former director Gordon Pike, who retired last month. Tidwell will begin [...]

Fire marshall preliminary report tells of gas odor and how bodies were found

Fire marshall preliminary report tells of gas odor and how  bodies were found

In this week’s issue, “When Everything Went Black” reveals that several correctional officers smelled natural gas at the Central Booking and Detention Center the day of the explosion. The account of what actually happened on April 30 is taken from the ATF report and supporting document. [...]

Angel of Hope Candlelight Service, Dec. 6

Angel of Hope Candlelight Service, Dec. 6

The Gulf Breeze Chapter of the Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Group, a local support group for parents who are dealing with the loss of a baby, will host a candlelight memorial service on December 6 at 7 p.m. at Bay View Memorial Gardens on Scenic Highway in Pensacola, at the “Angel of Hope” [...]

Ingram chosen to chair House Transportation Subcommittee

Ingram chosen to chair  House Transportation Subcommittee

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) today announced his choice of Representative Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola) to serve as Chairman of the House Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee for the 2014-2016 Legislative Term. “Representative Ingram has [...]

Over 99 percent of BP claims are accurate

Over 99 percent of BP claims are accurate

An independent audit has revealed that more than 99 percent of the claims processed under BP’s settlement from its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are correct. The findings undermine BP's efforts to get rid of Patrick Juneau, who was appointed by a federal court to oversee millions of dollars of [...]

First Amendment Foundation celebrates open government victories

First Amendment Foundation celebrates open government victories

The First Amendment Foundation reports that open government advocates experienced some significant victories in Florida in the past 10 days, including two favorable court rulings and a settlement ordering open government training by FAF for a Florida police department. Friday, the United States [...]

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