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Hayward drops out of BLAB TV production, but show will go on

From Tamara Fountain, City Communications Administrator: Statement by Mayor Ashton Hayward on BLAB TV show I’m proud of the hard work that the City and its incredible workforce are doing every day for the citizens of Pensacola. The concept of the of the BLAB TV program was to highlight [...]

Residents show up, speak out at District 3 Town Hall

Residents show up, speak out at District 3 Town Hall

A couple hundred citizens packed the Brownsville Assembly of God Reception Hall Tuesday night to be heard by their elected officials and community leaders on a myriad of issues from job training and crime to activities for youth and dilapidating, abandoned schools in their neighborhoods. The [...]

Digital Town Hall update at the two-hour mark: two answers, two more questions

Digital Town Hall update at the two-hour mark: two answers, two more questions

Last night at Commissioner May's town hall meeting, over 70 questions were turned in over a two-hour period. The City Digital Town Hall has had seven questions in its first two hours. The mayor has responded to two of them: Mayor Ashton Hayward Drew - great question. We are making big gains on [...]

Mayor’s Digital Town Hall slow to respond to questions

Mayor’s Digital Town Hall slow to respond to questions

The mayor's first digital town hall started at 10 a.m. today on Facebook. Forty-five minutes into it, he has five questions and no answers have been posted. Drew Buchanan Thanks for doing this digital town hall! A fantastic way to go straight to Pensacolians for answers to issues that impact [...]

Hayward’s new television plan would not be allowed under county public access tv policy

Hayward’s new television plan would not be allowed under county public access tv policy

On Monday, former Pensacola City Councilwoman Maren Deweese accused Mayor Ashton Hayward of using city dollars to promote his re-election campaign via a weekly television program that would be paid with city funds. In the documents supplied by Deweese in an email sent to the city council and the [...]

Scott wants more restrictions on marijuana proposal

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his surgeon general are balking at a proposal headed to the House floor that would open the door for a strain of marijuana that doesn't get users high but is believed to dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of [...]

Rep. Broxson requests Jayer Williamson replace his father on commission

Rep. Doug Broxson (R-Midway), on behalf of the Santa Rosa County Legislative Delegation, has requested Jayer Williamson to be appointed to the Santa Rosa County Commission District 1 seat. The vacancy was created when his father, Jim Williamson, stepped down shortly before he passed away this [...]

Old Hickory Whiskey Bar hosts ‘Meet Pensacola Mondays.’ Focus on Pensacola Mayor’s race today, 5 pm

Email from Melissa Temsook, Catering Manager, Old Hickory Whiskey Bar: Hi Friends, I just wanted to reach out to you all and let you know about Old Hickory's newest promotion, "Meet Pensacola Mondays" (we have a facebook page for it) Every Monday we will be hosting a happy hour aimed at [...]

Weekend Buzz: Forum on Crime and Education, First Digital Town Hall meeting

Weekend Buzz:  Forum on Crime and Education, First Digital Town Hall meeting

Commissioner May wants to discuss crime, neighborhoods and education Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, District 3, will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., at the Brownsville assembly of God, Reception Hall, 3100 West Desoto Street. The topics are Crime, Education and [...]

State Attorney clears Valentino on email issue

State Attorney clears Valentino on email issue

The State Attorney's office has sent a letter to Douglas Underhill concerning whether Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino delivered requested emails to Underhill in a timely matter. The letter, dated today and signed by Gregory Marcille, Chief Assistant State Attorney, stated that based on [...]

Hayward sends out newsletter defending the charter

Hayward sends out newsletter defending the charter

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward defends the 2010 city charter via his newsletter "Upwords:" Five years ago, I stood with citizens across our community to push for leadership, accountability, and vision. Voters approved a new City Charter and “strong mayor” form of government by a wide [...]

Context Florida: Here we go again, another Pensacola ‘what-if?’

Context Florida: Here we go again, another Pensacola ‘what-if?’

Shannon Nickinson has written a viewpoint on the Bruce Beach lease for a fish hatchery. City officials are finalizing a lease agreement to build a fish hatchery and research facility on city-owned property at Bruce Beach. We've been talking about this since June of 2011. The agreement would [...]

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