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UWF students engage in the nation’s largest annual day of service

UWF students engage in the nation’s largest annual day of service

In observance of Sept. 11, 2001, University of West Florida students are participating in this year’s 9/11 National Day of Service by volunteering their time at eight local area nonprofit organizations. The service day will begin tomorrow, Sept. 11 at 8:15 a.m. 9/11 Day is the nation’s [...]

‘Just One Day’ Public Animal Adoption event today, Noon-4 p.m.

‘Just One Day’ Public Animal Adoption event today, Noon-4 p.m.

The Escambia County Animal Shelter is hosting a public animal adoption event, “Just One Day,” today from 12 to 4 p.m., at the Animal Shelter located at 200 W. Fairfield Drive. Just One Day is in an effort to assist in the adoption of local animals to loving homes by offering reduced adoption [...]

Regulators take another shot at pot rules

Regulators take another shot at pot rules

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State regulators have hurriedly released a revamped framework for Florida's new medical-marijuana industry, making minor changes after a legislative panel shredded an earlier attempt. The Department of Health's Office of Compassionate Use on Tuesday [...]

Finally a teacher refuses to give standardize test

Finally a teacher refuses to give standardize test

The Gainesville Sun reports today that Susan Bowles, Alachua County kindergarten teacher with 26 years of education experience, has taken a stand against what she says is unnecessary standardized testing. Let's hope this is the beginning of a trend. Read Teacher takes a stand, refuses to give [...]

Pensacola City Council approves VT Mobile Aerospace agreement

Pensacola City Council approves VT Mobile Aerospace agreement

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward was joined this afternoon by the Pensacola City Council to sign a lease with VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc. (VT MAE), which will establish a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Pensacola International Airport, creating at least 300 jobs. The [...]

The Arc Gateway CEO Announces Retirement

The Arc Gateway CEO Announces Retirement

Chief Executive Officer of The Arc Gateway, Charles Brewer, has announced that he will retire from the organization at the end of the year. I’ve had the privilege of working with many talented and committed employees, board members, clients and community partners,” said Brewer. Going [...]

Digital Town Hall missing/City supplies link

Digital Town Hall missing/City supplies link

In April, Mayor Ashton Hayward announced that he would hold his inaugural Digital Town Hall meeting and asked the public to post its questions to his official Facebook page. He described the event in his newsletter, "Wednesday’s event is my first digital town hall, but it's an online [...]

Taste of the Beach needs volunteers

Taste of the Beach needs volunteers

The Pensacola Beach Chamber, organizers of Taste of the Beach, needs volunteers to assist with the festival slated for September 20 and 21. Volunteers can greet guests, sell drinks and work in a variety of service areas. Mostly, volunteers get to enjoy the fun and a great view of events slated over [...]

Friends of West Florida Public Library to hold Big Fall Book Sale September 26, 27 & 28

Friends of West Florida Public Library to hold Big Fall Book Sale September 26, 27 & 28

Friends of West Florida Public Library, a non-profit support organization of the West Florida Public Library, will hold its Big Fall Book Sale and Silent Auction September 26, 27 & 28 at the downtown Main Library, 239 N. Spring Street. Thousands of hardcover, paperback, and collectible books will [...]

Escambia County pledges to cooperate with grand jury

Escambia County pledges to cooperate with grand jury

From the Escambia County Public Information Office: Escambia County is in receipt of a press release from the State Attorney’s Office for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. The release announced the local State Attorney’s intention of calling a Grand Jury to further look into the [...]

State attorney to take jail explosion investigation to grand jury

State attorney to take jail explosion investigation to grand jury

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the Office of the State Attorney has completed its review of the facts and circumstances leading up to and immediately following the explosion at the Escambia County Jail. This review follows an extensive and comprehensive investigation by the [...]

Blue Wahoos recap third season

Blue Wahoos recap third season

· The Blue Wahoos had fantastic attendance for the third straight year, even topping last year’s total attendance. In 2014, the Wahoos total attendance was 311,687, which bested last year’s attendance by over 4,000 fans. That mark was good for second-best in the Southern League. The Blue [...]

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