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Coal Ash Stories Film Screening, Nov. 10

Coal Ash Stories Film Screening, Nov. 10

350 Pensacola hosts this screening of Coal Ash Stories, a compilation of four short documentary films focused on coal ash, public health concerns, and policy with a question and answer discussion to follow. The 30-minute film compilation and post-screening program will provide an opportunity for [...]

Hayward delivers ‘Skin in the Game’ stump speech

Hayward delivers ‘Skin in the Game’ stump speech

“How does your city?” asked Mayor Ashton Hayward when he opened his talk yesterday at the Escambia Federated Republican Women’s Club luncheon. It was a rare public campaign appearance for the mayor who has ducked all debates during this election cycle. Hayward said that when he took office [...]

Commissioner investigated for creating hostile working environment

Commissioner investigated for creating hostile working environment

In some many ways, our community has become numb to ethical violations, poor behavior by elected officials and local government employees that would not be tolerated in other cities and counties. The Citrus County Commission voted last summer to investigate one of its members, Scott Adams, after [...]

ATU Local endorses Deb Moore

ATU Local endorses Deb Moore

The ATU Local 1395 Executive Board voted in support of endorsing Deb Moore (D) for County Commissioner in District 2. The leadership of ATU felt compelled to offer up this endorsement because of her tremendous efforts during this General Election process. Deb has been activity attending [...]

Bentina Terry named Pinnacle Award winner

Bentina Terry named Pinnacle Award winner

850 Business Magazine has named Gulf Power VP Bentina Terry one of its 2014 Pinnacle Award winners. She is one of 10 women in our region "who have set high standards for themselves and exceeded them, who are a moving force in private business and non-profit organizations that help the needy in our [...]

Florida has most disenfranchised voters

Florida has most disenfranchised voters

The Sentencing Project has released its report "Felony Disenfranchisement Facts and Statistics in relation to 2014 Midterm Elections." An estimated 5.85 million Americans will be unable to exercise their voting rights due to a felony conviction. The African-American community comprises a [...]

Port users endorse Taylor for City Council

Port users endorse Taylor for City Council

The Mark Taylor Campaign sent out a press release last week announcing that the Port of Pensacola Users Association has endorsed Mark Taylor for City Council District 6. His opponent is incumbent Brian Spencer. “As one of the leaders of the Port of Pensacola Users Association I am happy to [...]

Studer Institute offers Strategic Planning Workshop

Studer Institute offers Strategic Planning Workshop

The Studer Institute is sponsoring a strategic planning workshop designed to help small businesses and nonprofits. Partnering with the Studer Institute to sponsor the workshop is Pensacola Young Professionals, Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce [...]

Foo Foo Fest: Back on the Blocks Festival Nov.11-15

Foo Foo Fest: Back on the Blocks Festival Nov.11-15

The Back on the Blocks Festival celebrates the soul of Pensacola with a culturally unique music, art, dance, books, and film fest in the Historic Belmont DeVilliers neighborhood November 11 – 15, 2014. Over 100 musicians, artists, authors, poets, film makers, and dancers will entertain festival [...]

Regional Lionfish Control workshop, Nov. 10

Regional Lionfish Control workshop, Nov. 10

The Escambia County Marine Resources Division and Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee will host a Lionfish Regional Control Workshop on Monday, November 10, at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place, Pensacola. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. an informal “Meet, Greet and [...]

The blocking and tackling wins campaigns

The blocking and tackling wins campaigns

The News-Press got this great quote on the Florida governor's race, which I think applies to all elections: "For all the money spent on this race, it now appears the winner will be the one whose organization excels at the blocking and tackling of politics — getting their voters to the polls," [...]

Scott releases his 2020 plan

Scott releases his 2020 plan

Gov. Rick Scott released this morning his 2020 plan ...two years longer than his second term, if he is re-elected. The plan calls for $1 billion in additional tax cuts for cell phones and business rental space, while increasing spending on higher education ($30M), K-2 education ($19.6B), [...]

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