Politics

Corcoran faces the Tiger

March 22, 2017

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran isn’t afraid to challenge Gov. Rick Scott. And he didn’t shy away from the opportunity to speak before the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club, even though Escambia County is home to Navy…

Politics

Constitution Revision Commission starts work

March 21, 2017

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The once-every-20-years process of updating Florida’s basic law began Monday, as the Constitution Revision Commission held its opening meeting in Tallahassee. The 37-member panel, appointed almost entirely by…

Education

Fiesta gift to help UWF draw cultural heritage tourism

March 20, 2017

The University of West Florida Historic Trust announced a lighting and projection enhancements to its flagship museum, the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, made possible by a $125,000 gift commitment from the Fiesta of Five…

Business

Gulf Power withdraws rate hike

March 20, 2017

In a settlement filed this morning, Gulf Power has withdrawn their proposed fixed charge hike which would have cost consumers nearly $50 every month, regardless of how much power they used. The removal of this increase means that consumers…

Politics

State budget cloudy thanks to latest forecast

March 20, 2017

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Another slight change Friday to the state’s estimated future tax revenues did little to alter the situation facing legislative budget-writers: a tight fit for the upcoming fiscal year…

Escambia County

Pensacola Beach toll reduced

March 17, 2017

At the Thursday, March 16 commission meeting, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved a reduction in the Pensacola Beach General Public Annual Pass, reducing the annual fee from $50 to $20. The fee reduction will…

Escambia County Politics

Triumph spending proposal advances

March 17, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Efforts by Panhandle lawmakers to steer BP settlement money toward counties most impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill aren’t out of the legislative mire yet. But…

Education

UWF Historic Trust seeks volunteers

March 17, 2017

The University of West Florida Historic Trust is seeking volunteers to serve as tour guides, living history interpreters, museum store attendants and archive and collection assistants at its properties in Historic Pensacola. The UWF Historic Trust…

Politics

Gwen Graham speaking Pensacola, March 24

March 17, 2017

Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, who may be running for governor in 2018, will be coming to Pensacola on March 24, to be the keynote speaker at a dinner hosted by the Escambia Democratic Party. Dinner will…