Quint Studer speaks about the partnership with The University of West Florida announcing the “University of West Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship” during an event at the Voices of Pensacola Thursday, July 2, 2015. (Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Today)

A year later, no additions to Maritime Park

July 25, 2016

This time last year, the city of Pensacola was on the cusp of approving a lease agreement that would have brought a $20-million investment to the Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park. The University of West…

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Facts belie explanation of fire department overtime

July 25, 2016

In a television interview on July 19, Pensacola Fire Chief David Allen defended his sharp increase in overtime as being cyclical. “It tends to happen, throughout my career that there’s these cycles where there’ll be a…

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Pensacola wrap up: week ending July 23

July 23, 2016

It was a relatively quiet week. BCC keeps gas tax The Escambia Board of County Commissioners were not pleased with City CFO Dick Barker’s bait-and-switch regarding the allocation of gas taxes. Barker never delivered the interlocal…


Wall South No Go for Pokemon Go

July 21, 2016

The City of Pensacola asks Pokemon Go players to not hunt Pokemon at Veterans Memorial Park: City of Pensacola is asking players of the viral smart-phone game Pokemon Go to refrain from playing in Veterans Memorial…

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Spencer ‘underwhelmed’ by bridge design

July 19, 2016

Pensacola City Councilman Brian Spencer said on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks” that he was not impressed by the design renderings for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge that were released last week. “I sure hope…

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City Council meeting, after the chanting

July 18, 2016

Pensacola City Council selected Carol Leone of Milton as its attorney. Leone beat out by two points Mike Godwin, who retired from the City of Pensacola in 2012 after serving as the Airport Contract Administrator. Council…


Pensacola Fire Chief announces promotions

July 18, 2016

Pensacola Fire Chief David Allen has promoted Greg Redding as his Assistant Fire Chief. This is a new position that appears to replace the deputy fire chief position. However, Redding will be referred to as “chief.”…