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Mini-Grant Writing Workshop and Open Call for Applications

Mini-Grant Writing Workshop and Open Call for Applications

The purpose of the Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. Mini Grant Program is to grant State of Florida Specialty License Plate funds through an equitable process to mission based arts, culture and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Florida. The program has two main goals [...]

Southerland passes on rematch vs. Graham

Southerland passes on rematch vs. Graham

Despite the possibility of a more-favorable district in 2016, former Republican Congressman Steve Southerland will not seek to regain a spot in the U.S. House, according to reports Tuesday in the Tallahassee Democrat and other media outlets. "I believe it's time for someone else to have the [...]

Mid-Bay Bridge Authority releases new toll options for the Mid-Bay Bridge and Spence Parkway

Mid-Bay Bridge Authority releases new toll options for the Mid-Bay Bridge and Spence Parkway

Press realize: In the first of two information sessions scheduled for this week, the executive director of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority briefed the public on options for its new toll rates, scheduled to take effect in October 2015. The Authority was required to raise toll rates based on the [...]

Walton County comes up with Confederate flag compromise

Walton County comes up with Confederate flag compromise

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After nearly three hours of emotional testimony Tuesday about a Confederate flag rippling just outside, the Walton County Commission decided on a "compromise" that will do away with the banner but left one side fuming. In a surprise move, the [...]

Podcasts: Andy Marlette and Larry Johnson discuss Studer leases

Podcasts: Andy Marlette and Larry Johnson discuss Studer leases

On Monday, PNJ editorial cartoonist Andy Marlette was interviewed on Pensacola Speaks about his take on the Studers withdrawing their proposal for the Community Maritime Park. We discussed the city's new "Transparency Section" that popped up two hours before press announcement. Marlette said, [...]

Breaking News: Special Session set for October

Breaking News: Special Session set for October

Florida lawmakers will hold a special session in October to redraw Senate districts, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced Tuesday afternoon. The special session is scheduled from Oct. 19 through Nov. 6 and stems from a Senate agreement with voting-rights [...]

State, Seminole Tribe at odds on poker

State, Seminole Tribe at odds on poker

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Seminole Tribe of Florida is refusing to fold on its push to continue hosting blackjack and baccarat at most of its casinos, but Gov. Rick Scott's administration is trying to shut down the lucrative "banked" card games. Letters swapped Monday [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Andy Marlette @ 5:30

Pensacola Speaks: Andy Marlette @ 5:30

PNJ Andy Marlette will be my guest today on News Talk 1370 WCOA's "Pensacola Speaks." We'll talk about his Sunday cartoon and his column: "The Official Pop Song of Pensacola." Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion [...]

Help coming to restore Pensacola oyster beds

Help coming to restore Pensacola oyster beds

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $4.4 million to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to implement the Oyster Cultch Placement project that will restore oyster beds in Apalachicola, Pensacola and St. Andrew bays. This award is part of the [...]

Podcast: Quint Studer explains his decision to walk away

Podcast: Quint Studer explains his decision to walk away

On Friday, lightning struck the studios of News Talk 1370 WCOA. We fought through the technical difficulties and somehow went on the air. Quint Studer had previously agreed to come on the show. I thought we would be discussing that he and his wife Rishy and Mayor Ashton Hayward had finalize the [...]

Weekly Roundup: Battle Lines and Power Lines

Weekly Roundup: Battle Lines and Power Lines

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, July 24, 2015..........In case you were wondering, the 2016 general election is still more than 15 months away. But with new congressional districts about to be crafted by lawmakers and a Republican presidential [...]

Status of Maritime Park, Post-Studers

Status of Maritime Park, Post-Studers

What's next for the Community Maritime Park? Several questions need to be answered before the city puts the parcels back on the market. 1. Who markets the remaining eight parcels at the park? The CMPA Board says that CBRE is no longer the real estate agent for them. COO Tamara Fountain has told [...]

Local Races Form 850 Bridge Run Series

Local Races Form 850 Bridge Run Series

Bushwacker 5K, Bridge to Bridge 5K, and Double Bridge Run The Pensacola Sports Association (PSA), in partnership with the Capt’n Fun Runners (Bushwacker 5K) and the Bridge to Bridge 5K, is pleased to announce the three entities have created the 850 Bridge Run Series. Comprised of the three [...]

What should be the Hayward theme song? (video)

What should be the Hayward theme song? (video)

In his Sunday column, PNJ cartoonist Andy Marlette suggests Meghan Trainor's "Lips are Movin" for the mayor's theme song. I prefer Blue Traveler's "Hook." What are your suggestions?

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