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Escambia County

House passes Pensacola Beach fee simple bill

July 26, 2017

The U.S. House today passed H.R. 2370, the Escambia County Land Conveyance Act, by a voice vote. The bill, authored by Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01), gives leaseholders in Santa Rosa Island the option to acquire fee…

Pensacola

Pensacola mayor spent $230K on losing legal cases

July 26, 2017

In May and June, Mayor Ashton Hayward paid Beggs & Lane $95,846 to represent him and his administration on a variety of issues. Mayor Hayward lost two cases – Pitts Slip Appeal – billing for 1/30/17-6/13/17:…

Pensacola

City-Firefighters agree on contract

July 25, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced, in a press release, that he has reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Pensacola Professional Fire Fighters Local 707, representing the City of Pensacola’s…

Politics

Military members boost concealed-weapon licenses

July 19, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida has fast-tracked concealed-weapons licenses to 82,000 military members and honorably discharged veterans since terror-related shootings at a pair of military installations in Tennessee two years ago. State…

Education Politics

Early Learning Sensory Garden opens July 20

July 19, 2017

Grand opening of Early Learning Sensory Garden in downtown Pensacola is set for July 20. The custom designed and landscaped play area at Bodacious Brew-Thru dive-thru coffee shop is another piece of the Studer Family of…

Pensacola Politics

City of Pensacola shuts public out of budget

July 18, 2017

Councilwoman Sherri Myers called Inweekly to say City Administrator Eric Olson and CFO Dick Barker got irate when she showed up for a budget briefing with Emerald Coastkeeper Laurie Murphy. Apparently city officials want budget discussions…

Business Pensacola

Port of Pensacola 2018 budget is bleak

July 18, 2017

In May, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced plans to convert Warehouse 4 at the Port of Pensacola into a marine research center in conjunction with the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Florida Fish and…

Politics

Election 2018: For Dems, to Ehr may be divine

July 18, 2017

Democrat Phil Ehr to Run for 1st Congressional Seat By Duwayne Escobedo INWEEKLY Seven months into his first term as the U.S. Congressman for Northwest Florida and Matt Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican, has already…

Pensacola

Pensacola Mayor proposes $226.7 million budget

July 17, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has proposed a $226.7 million operating budget for FY 2018 – a $8.66 million increase, or a 4-percent, over the current operating budget. Five million of the increase is for capital projects…