gregvoss
Caring

Achieve Escambia hires executive director

September 27, 2016

Greg Voss has been named director of Achieve Escambia; Pensacola’s new cradle to career collective impact effort. Voss has more than 25 years of experience working in non-profit management. Most recently Voss served as the executive…

Vince
Business Pensacola

Community Maritime Park up for award

September 27, 2016

The Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization, has selected the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park as one of three finalists for the North Florida 2016 Awards of Excellence. The Awards for Excellence…

plan2101
Business

Downtown renaissance becoming reality

September 27, 2016

The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition opened its new Pensacola headquarters, Levin Center for IHMC Research, on the edge of Aragon. The three-story, 30,000-square-foot building substantially increased IHMC’s Pensacola footprint. The $8 million expansion was…

applause710
Business Education

Manufacturers Council partners with UWF

September 26, 2016

The Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council (NWFMC) has announced a stronger partnership with the University of West Florida (UWF), one that will immediately bring many benefits to our membership. The partnership with UWF will provide NWFMC manufacturing…

laugh808
Pensacola

Tampa weighs in on who approves lawsuit settlements

September 26, 2016

Tampa’s City Attorney Julia Mandell responded to the newspaper’s inquiry about its strong mayor’s power to settle lawsuits against the City of Tampa. She said the mayor cannot spend any money without council approval. Contracts go…

FLCapitol2131
State & National News

New Florida laws become effective Oct. 1

September 26, 2016

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps,…

BlueWahoo
Entertainment

Blue Wahoo named Gold Glove winner

September 26, 2016

Minor League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., announced Zach Vincej as recipient of the 2016 Rawlings Gold Glove Award for defensive excellence at shortstop. Vincej recorded a .991 fielding percentage in 105 games for…

CityHall
Pensacola

Reynolds settlement without council approval an anomaly

September 26, 2016

Inweekly reporter Duwayne Escobedo called several cities with strong mayors from around the state of Florida to see what was their mayors’ legal authority to settlement lawsuits against their cities. Of those, some gave the mayor a $25,000-$30,000…