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Time for Hayward  and City to separate legal representation

Time for Hayward and City to separate legal representation

The daily newspaper reported today that Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward "retained an attorney at the law firm of Beggs and Lane to handle his involvement in the federal investigation." According to the paper, the mayor is personally paying for at least some of those legal expenses. The federal [...]

City Papers: Investments

City Papers: Investments

The Federal Grand Jury asked for city records concerning its Requests for Investment bids from Jan. 1, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2013. Inweekly has reviewed the over 700 pages released by the city. Nothing stood out as out of the ordinary, other Pam Childers telling Todd O'Brien of BBVA Compass in July [...]

Galusha gets $318,541 judgment against City of Pensacola

Galusha gets $318,541 judgment against City of Pensacola

Arthur Shimek sent me an email this morning that his client, Paul Galusha, won his case,#2013 CA 001565, against the city of Pensacola and received a verdict for $ 318,541.58. However, because the city has sovereign immunity, Galusha will only receive $100,000. Inweekly published a story on [...]

Charlotte’s Web hearing set for October

Charlotte’s Web hearing set for October

An administrative law judge has scheduled a hearing for mid-October in combined challenges to the Florida Department of Health's plan for carrying out a new medical-marijuana law. Judge W. David Watkins last week set the hearing for Oct. 14 and 15 in Tallahassee. Earlier, Watkins had [...]

Three Wanted for Questioning in Truong Homicide

Three Wanted for Questioning in Truong Homicide

Escambia County Sheriff's investigators would like to talk to Willie Mae Thornton, 39, Devarian Tevion Weatherspoon, 19, and Brittany Janeisha Dixon, 20, concerning the Sept. 13 homicide of 50-year-old Phuong Nguyen Truong. They are wanted are wanted for questioning only. Investigators had been [...]

State of UWF: Bense calls for unity

State of UWF: Bense calls for unity

University of West Florida President Judy Bense presented the 2014 State of the University address on Wednesday in which called on the faculty, staff and students to join together to meet the challenges facing the university. “Our success is up to us,” Bense said. “We have huge challenges, [...]

Viewpoint: FSU president search a farce

Viewpoint: FSU president search a farce

By Diane Roberts, Context Florida And in Florida State University news: the Heisman-winning quarterback is a clueless brat with a million-dollar arm and a five-cent head; the feds are investigating our handling of sexual assault accusations; and the new president-elect is a Koch-head political [...]

Florida TaxWatch bullish on Northwest Florida

Florida TaxWatch bullish on Northwest Florida

In its September report, Florida TaxWatch, the nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute, recognizes the efforts to diversify our economy in the Panhandle. "Florida is experiencing increased investment in all regions of the state, and as new companies develop and existing companies [...]

BP can not force settlement dollars be returned

BP can not force settlement dollars be returned

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled on Wednesday the Gulf Coast businesses won't have to payback the claims BP paid them as the result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP argued that a flawed funding formula enabled businesses to collect on what its attorneys described as [...]

Poll show Governor’s race too close to call

Poll show Governor’s race too close to call

By DARA KAM and JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Less than two months before Election Day, Florida voters are split between their top two choices for governor, but they agree on one thing --- neither candidate turns them on. That's according to a poll by Quinnipiac University [...]

Political Forum for State House and Congress tomorrow

Political Forum for State House and Congress tomorrow

On Thursday, September 25th, 11:15 am - 1 pm, Women for Responsible Legislation will be hosting a political forum at Pensacola City Hall with candidates running for Florida State Representative, and for Congress. These forums are open to the public so all are invited and encouraged to attend. [...]

Downtown parking enforcement extended past 5 p.m. and to Saturdays

Downtown parking enforcement extended past 5 p.m. and to Saturdays

DIB Press Release: The Parking Management District in conjunction with the Downtown Improvement Board announced several changes and enhancements to the parking program in Downtown. The program consists of increased visibility and the placement of flags for key surface lots and a video that allows [...]

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