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Wahoos battle for playoff spot

Wahoos battle for playoff spot

Press release: The Pensacola Blue Wahoos lost the rubber match Tuesday to the Jackson Generals but it didn’t matter because the Mississippi Braves did the same against the Biloxi Shuckers. Pensacola remains a half game ahead of Mississippi and controls its own destiny – the chance to become [...]

Circuit Judge candidates announced

Circuit Judge candidates announced

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the individuals listed below to fill the vacancies created by the retirement of Judge Terry Terrell and Judge Michael Jones: Ryan M. Barnett Lacey Powell Clark Thomas V. Dannheisser Darlene F. Dickey Christopher [...]

Florida cities can sue banks for targeting minorities for predatory loans

Florida cities can sue banks for targeting minorities for predatory loans

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A federal appeals court Tuesday said the city of Miami can pursue lawsuits alleging that three major banks violated the Fair Housing Act by targeting minorities for predatory loans. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [...]

Another jail death

Another jail death

Shawn Jordan was found dead in his cell at the Escambia County Jail late Monday afternoon. County Administrator Jack Brown told Inweekly that the death is under investigation. According to the county administrator, Jordan, who was awaiting trial for petit theft, had been seen for medical [...]

City releases new policy for federal emails (update)

City releases new policy for federal emails (update)

Pensacola City Administrator Eric Olson sent out this email to city department heads: After consultation with the City Attorney I am clarifying my email dated 7/7/2015 10:46 AM. The procedures mandated by law and City policy pertaining to public records must be followed promptly regardless [...]

Pensacola Speaks:  Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera takes on Rep. Murphy over Iran deal

Pensacola Speaks: Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera takes on Rep. Murphy over Iran deal

Yesterday, Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy came out in favor of the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "the toughest decision of my time in Congress." Murphy, who is running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, said, "I believe deeply in the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel. This [...]

81st Pensacola Interstate Fair announces entertainment

81st Pensacola Interstate Fair announces entertainment

Press release: It’s Magical! It’s Fun! It’s the Fair! The 81st Pensacola Interstate Fair promises all the fun and excitement that it’s become known for over the years, along with big name music acts and television personalities. The Fair’s musical line-up kicks off opening night with [...]

Dance: PenBEx 5 this weekend, Sept. 4-7

Dance: PenBEx 5 this weekend, Sept. 4-7

PenBEx 5 is a series workshops and social dances at multiple events around Pensacola and Pensacola Beach. PenBEx stands for Pensacola Blues Exchange. An exchange is a dance event where people from around the country get together for a weekend filled with tons of dancing and very little sleep. [...]

Questions about journalists’ name changes

Questions about journalists’ name changes

Last week’s shooting has prompted a discussion in the media over news reporters adopting on-air names different from their own. The shooter in Roanoke, Va. once worked at the WDBJ-TV as a reporter under the name, Bryce Williams. He is real name was Vester Flanagan. His former bosses admitted [...]

UWF OEDE offers $5 million incentives for job creation

UWF OEDE offers $5 million incentives for job creation

Press release: The University of West Florida Office of Economic Development and Engagement is accepting applications for $5 million in job creation incentives. The funds, offered through the Industry Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Fund, were allocated by the Florida Legislature in 2011 to [...]

State Capital Briefs:  Pot Petitions, Redistricting

State Capital Briefs: Pot Petitions, Redistricting

From: THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA MARIJUANA INITIATIVE HEADED TOWARD COURT REVIEW Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana appear to have submitted enough petition signatures to spur a review by the Florida Supreme Court. The political committee People [...]

350 Pensacola: What are legal and policy responses to climate change

350 Pensacola: What are legal and policy responses to climate change

Press release: Florida’s coastline is slowly drowning as a warming planet pushes seas higher, and all levels of government are taking steps to plan for and adapt to the rising seas. Join attorney Erin Deady as she guides us through the latest regulatory, policy and legal context of sea level rise [...]

State Attorney: City needs to rewrite federal email policy

State Attorney: City needs to rewrite federal email policy

Pensacola City Administrator Eric Olson has to rethink his policy on how city employees  handle emails from federal accounts after the State Attorney’s office notified him that his July 7 mandate was a possible violation of Florida law. In July, Olson instructed city department heads to [...]

Only 30 days remain to submit RESTORE project ideas

Only 30 days remain to submit RESTORE project ideas

Press release: Escambia County is reminding citizens who wish to submit their ideas for Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) projects to do so before the submission deadline of Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The County’s RESTORE [...]

StudioAmped begins recording  Sept. 28

StudioAmped begins recording Sept. 28

WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, has moved the taping of “StudioAmped” from spring to fall. Now the free Amos Studio concert series is happening around the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival with nine performances scheduled at 7 p.m. on weeknights from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5. Approaching Season [...]

New battle over crematory inside city limits

New battle over crematory inside city limits

On July 15, the city of Pensacola posted a notice of code violation on the building at 4020 N. Davis Highway. Family Funeral and Cremation were told to Cease and Desist all crematory functions at the location until it has a funeral facility license. Pensacola doesn't allow cremations to be done [...]

FloridaWest and Summit Bank honor four nationally ranked businesses

FloridaWest and Summit Bank honor four nationally ranked businesses

Press release: FloridaWest EDA and Summit Bank honored four local businesses that were named in Inc. Magazine’s 2015 list of the 5,000 fastest- growing private companies in the nation during an evening reception at Seville Quarter’s Heritage Hall. Community and business leaders, including [...]

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