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DIB seeks Ad agency

DIB seeks Ad agency

PENSACOLA DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT BOARD REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: ADVERTISING AND MARKETING SERVICES Who: The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) What: Request for Qualifications for Marketing and Advertising Services Where: Downtown Pensacola Why: The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board [...]

Destination Archaeology has new exhibit

Destination Archaeology has new exhibit

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) opens today a new temporary exhibit titled "Journey into the Dark: Archaeology of Florida’s Caves" inside the Destination Archaeology Resource Center. The Destination Archaeology Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Florida Public [...]

New Locations Announced for Upcoming RESTORE Project Submission Workshops

New Locations Announced for Upcoming RESTORE Project Submission Workshops

Escambia County will host five community workshops intended to introduce the public to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) project submission portal. The portal is expected to open the first week of July and will remain open for 90 [...]

Gaetz surprised by line-item veto of local economic development project

Gaetz surprised by line-item veto of local economic development project

Last week, State Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) talked on "Pensacola Speaks" about Gov. Rick Scott's line-item of several projects in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Gaetz wasn't too surprised by the cuts, except for the veto of $1 million for Project FOIL, an economic development project of [...]

Council has 56 applicants for executive position

Council has 56 applicants for executive position

The application period for the new Pensacola City Council executive closed on June 15. At a council workshop held June 24 at Airport Conference Room, consultant Al Coby told the council that 56 people submitted applications. “From the applications I have gone over, there are 35 that do [...]

While I was in DC…

While I was in DC…

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - NOT SO LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After the merciful end of the special session and the months-long process of legislating, it looked like this week would be the beginning of the normal quiet days of summer in Tallahassee. Sporadic [...]

VT MAE funding still unsecured, but project within timeline

VT MAE funding still unsecured, but project within timeline

Late Friday night, the mayor's office sent out its latest "Upwords." Mayor Ashton Hayward said that Governor Scott's veto of $3 million for Pensacola International Airport will not impact VT MAE, the proposed aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Pensacola International [...]

Confederate flag hurts conservative cause

The managing editor of the Washington Examiner opposes flying the Confederate flag because it hurts the conservatives fight for states' rights: "The invocation of "states rights" among those waving the Confederate flag while fighting for the evils of slavery and segregation has been devastating [...]

Confederate flags could fall in other Panhandle counties

Confederate flags could fall in other Panhandle counties

The Daily News reports two petition have been started urging the removal of the Confederate flag from the Walton County Courthouse lawn and from the William “Uncle Bill” Lundy memorial in Crestview. The Civil War is over.

Escambia County to remove Confederate flag, too

The county attorney sent this email to the Escambia County Commissioners: Commissioners~ Please be aware that this afternoon, the Mayor of the City of Pensacola removed the First National Flag of the Confederate States from its flag displays. Based on the BCC’s action of March 5, 2015 (see [...]

Pensacola mayor removes Confederate flag

Pensacola mayor removes Confederate flag

The mayor's office issued this statement from Mayor Ashton Hayward today: Today, I directed City staff to remove the Confederate Flag from display at all City of Pensacola facilities and to fly in its place the flag of the State of Florida. While the Confederate Flag undeniably represents [...]

Seville Quarter goes smoke-free August 1

Seville Quarter goes smoke-free August 1

Press Release: Seville Quarter will be going Smoke Free inside its premises effective August 1, 2015. Wilmer Mitchell, Rosie O’ Grady’s, Inc. President, and family patriarch says: “We have been considering this change for some time and agree with the decision taken recently by some of our [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Don Gaetz and Judy Bense today

Pensacola Speaks: Don Gaetz and Judy Bense today

State Senator Don Gaetz will be on at 5:05 pm. We will discuss the 2016 budget, the line-item vetoes and his candidacy for Congress. At 5:35 pm. UWF President Dr. Judy Bense will talk about the school's improved ranking under the state's performance funding system. Pensacola Speaks airs on [...]

Podcasts: Doug Underhill and Dr. David Joyner

Podcasts: Doug Underhill and Dr. David Joyner

Yesterday on "Pensacola Speaks," I interviewed Dr. David Joyner, the new executive director of the Andrews Institute, and Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill. Joyner on Andrews Institute and on playing for Coach Joe Paterno at Penn State: Underhill on the county's cyber future: [...]

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