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Escambia County

Gaetz, Robinson: Fee simple is simple

September 20, 2017

The fee simple title on Pensacola Beach isn’t as diabolical and evil as some want the public and Sen. Bill Nelson to believe, according to Congressman Matt Gaetz and County Commissioner Grover Robinson. “There continues to…

Pensacola

The battle over Burgress Road heats up

September 20, 2017

On “Pensacola Speaks,” Councilwoman Sherri Myers gave more background on last week’s council budget amendment that would allocate $1.6 million for sidewalks and drainage on Burgess Road if it can survive the second budget workshop and…

Pensacola

Next up: ECUA emergency storage tank in North Hill area

September 19, 2017

Last Thursday, the Pensacola City Council voted to hold a special meeting regarding the Emerald Coast Utility Authority’s proposed storage tanks on North Palafox Street. The five members in attendance requested that City Attorney Lysia Bowling…

Pensacola

The Pensacola Confederate monument two-step

September 18, 2017

The Pensacola City Council did not vote to schedule a special meeting on the possible relocation of the Confederate memorial that is on city property. Instead, they only discussed whether to hold a special meeting if…

Escambia County Politics

Grover working on a budget plan

September 18, 2017

County Commissioner Grover Robinson last week said on “Pensacola Speaks” that he believes the county can give Sheriff David Morgan more money for raises but not all the money the sheriff has requested. “We don’t have…

Politics

ACLU to City of Pensacola: We told you so

September 15, 2017

Last night, the Pensacola City Council  voted to repeal an ordinance–sponsored by Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Brian Spencer and passed in April–that prohibited individuals from asking for donations in downtown Pensacola. The vote was…

Caring

Podcast: IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay names finalists

September 14, 2017

Meri Asmar, president of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, discussed yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks” their 15 finalists for over a million dollars in grants. Ten of the finalists each will receive a grant of $107,700 at…

Business

Studer: How to be a mentee [podcast]

September 14, 2017

Quint Studer’s column for the News Journal is the first of two regarding mentorship. This week he talks about how to be a mentee. “The ideal mentee is a motivated individual who is open to feedback,…