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City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 2

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 2

Another 1,250 pages. Points of interest for me (but you may see something else): Chief of Staff John Asmar had George Maiberger, Purchasing Director, bid out the owner's representative contract. Hatch Mott and Volkert submitted bids, but Maiberger had to send an email to Steve Dana of Jerry Pate [...]

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 1

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 1

Volume 1 of the Main Street Projects has 1,250 pages, which seem daunting to review but hundreds of the pages are duplications of the same memos, specifications and reports. Roads, Inc of Northwest Florida was awarded the $1.4 million contract. There were four change orders, last including a [...]

Studer Group ranked fifth nationally on Great Place to Work list

Studer Group ranked fifth nationally on Great Place to Work list

Press Release: Studer Group, a Gulf Breeze, Florida-based outcomes firm, is proud to be named a 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplace by Great Place to Work®. Ranked fifth, this is the seventh consecutive year Studer Group has received this honor and the fourth consecutive year in the top ten. [...]

Escambia High student places football future in hands of Judge Ross Goodman

Escambia High student places football future in hands of Judge Ross Goodman

At 4:30 pm yesterday in the Courtroom 405, Judge Ross Goodman heard lawyers argue whether the court should intervene in the eligibility case of Escambia High School football player Terik Miller. His parents asked that the judge grant an injunction that would allow their son to play [...]

FDOE drops test for K-2

FDOE drops test for K-2

A test given to young elementary school students will not be used this year, according to the Florida Department of Education. The agency said the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading, or FAIR, assessment will not be administered to students in kindergarten through second grade because of [...]

Biloxi’s Margaritaville Casino shuts down

Biloxi’s Margaritaville Casino shuts down

Gambling and Casinos no longer appear to be a safe bet for local economies. Owners of Biloxi, Mississippi's Margaritaville Casino filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection hours before a hearing at which the landlord sought to seize the property. The casino shut down operations on Monday. The [...]

City Papers: Jerry Pate Design

City Papers: Jerry Pate Design

The disk released by the City of Pensacola had 611 pages regarding Jerry Pate Design. The documents were to complete this public record request: We request to review all records pertaining to the following agreements: a) An "Agreement" dated Feb. 3, 2012, between the City of Pensacola and [...]

Politicos rage against the machine…in fun

Politicos rage against the machine…in fun

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a new twist on man vs. machine, more than a dozen Florida campaign whizzes are matching wits against a computer program, taking shots at predicting the outcome of state legislative races for charity. Tallahassee lobbyist and Republican consultant [...]

Coach Spears fired, but that is not all the story

Coach Spears fired, but that is not all the story

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas refused to listen to the pleas and requests of his school board and an overflow crowd of Escambia High student, teachers and parents, as well as ministers, civil rights leaders and representatives from the teachers' union. Over the course of four hours, they asked [...]

City releases part of the documents

City releases part of the documents

This morning I was handed a disk at city hall that has the documents Inweekly requested regarding Jerry Pate Design and the Main Street projects. I will review them and post something late today on that information. The other requests regarding the insurance broker, travel expenses and banking [...]

Nine Mile to Receive Nearly $42 Million to Widen Road

Nine Mile to Receive Nearly $42 Million to Widen Road

Two projects will create four lanes from Beulah Road to US 29 The latest release of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 5-year Work Plan revealed funding for the long-awaited widening of almost 10 miles of Nine Mile Road between Beulah Road and US 29 that will include the [...]

Pensacola City Council to hold public workshop to discuss LOST extension

Pensacola City Council to hold public workshop to discuss LOST extension

WHAT: The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop session to discuss the extension of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST), which Escambia County has placed on the November 4 ballot. The one-cent tax was last approved by voters countywide on March 7, 2006. If approved in November, the LOST [...]

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