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Business Pensacola

Community Maritime Park up for award

September 27, 2016

The Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization, has selected the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park as one of three finalists for the North Florida 2016 Awards of Excellence. The Awards for Excellence…

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Pensacola

Tampa weighs in on who approves lawsuit settlements

September 26, 2016

Tampa’s City Attorney Julia Mandell responded to the newspaper’s inquiry about its strong mayor’s power to settle lawsuits against the City of Tampa. She said the mayor cannot spend any money without council approval. Contracts go…

CityHall
Pensacola

Reynolds settlement without council approval an anomaly

September 26, 2016

Inweekly reporter Duwayne Escobedo called several cities with strong mayors from around the state of Florida to see what was their mayors’ legal authority to settlement lawsuits against their cities. Of those, some gave the mayor a $25,000-$30,000…

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Politics

Pensacola man claiming ISIS ties pleads guilty

September 23, 2016

Robert Blake Jackson, 31, of Pensacola, pled guilty today to making materially false statements in a federal investigation. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.…

Court
Pensacola

City Attorney advised Mayor to settle Reynolds lawsuit

September 23, 2016

City Attorney Lysia Bowling advised Mayor Ashton Hayward to settle the William Reynolds v. City of Pensacola lawsuit in September 2015, according to Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille. She told him that she also advised…

vote902
Politics

McMullin for President hitting a wall in Florida

September 23, 2016

BACKROOM BRIEFING: MCMULLIN BACKERS OFFER SOMETHING TO CHEW ON (Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida) By JIM TURNER AND JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Tallahassee food bank received hundreds of…

cash2102
Pensacola

SAO: Insufficient evidence regarding Reynolds settlement

September 22, 2016

The State Attorney’s Office has determined there was insufficient evidence to establish that Mayor Ashton Hayward committed any crime when he settled his former city administrator’s lawsuit with the City of Pensacola for $95,571. Last week,…

Rain01
Pensacola

Government St. groundwater clean up begins

September 21, 2016

City Administrator Eric Olson last week told the Pensacola City Council the groundwater cleanup at the site of Corrine Jones-Government St. stormwater pond was scheduled to begin soon. The necessary clean-up equipment is now on site,…

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Politics

FDLE seek statewide anti-terrorism squads

September 21, 2016

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Intent on preventing another mass nightclub shooting or a repeat of incidents this past weekend in New York and New Jersey, Florida’s top cop wants to bulk up…