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Scott vs. Crist Oct. 15: Where is Obama, Utility Bill Battle

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 15: Where is Obama, Utility Bill Battle

Scott Campaign: Where's Barack Obama? Good morning, Vice President Biden campaigned with Charlie Crist this week and said that this is the “most important governor’s race in the United States of America.” This begs the question … why is the Vice President here instead of the [...]

State redirects funds to prepare for possible Ebola threat

State redirects funds to prepare for possible Ebola threat

Letter from State Surgeon General to CDC: Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2920 Brandywine Road Atlanta, GA 30341 Re: 5U90TP000508-03 Notice of Redirection of Funds Dear Dr. Frieden, This letter is to notify you of the Florida Department [...]

Historic Downtown Walk, Friday, Oct. 17

Historic Downtown Walk, Friday, Oct. 17

Join the local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council for a walking tour along the historic path of San Gabriel Creek, as we explore innovative options for resolving local drainage problems, including the possibility of daylighting part of the Creek. San Gabriel Creek once flowed through a low [...]

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 14: New poll, Private emails, Jeb Bush, Jobs

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 14: New poll, Private emails, Jeb Bush, Jobs

Inweekly receives daily dozens of emails from both of the campaigns of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. Most ask for contributions, but a few focus on issues. From now until the election, we will share the highlights of what each is saying: Scott Campaign: New Poll Has Scott Ahead A new poll from [...]

Eastgate Plaza sold for $8.95 million

Eastgate Plaza sold for $8.95 million

The Tampa-based real estate investment firm Validus Group announced yesterday that it has acquired Eastgate Plaza on the corner of Creighton Road and North Ninth Avenue for $8.95 million. Eastgate Plaza is anchored by a Winn-Dixie, Powerhouse Gym, ITT Technical Institute and Guitar Center. More [...]

Pot Amendment – For Debilitating Diseases or ‘Disingenuous’

Pot Amendment – For Debilitating Diseases or ‘Disingenuous’

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA For former House Speaker Jon Mills, crafting a constitutional amendment that would allow doctors to order pot for extremely ill patients was an opportunity for the onetime University of Florida law-school dean to flex his legal know-how. But the [...]

Experts weigh on social media in local political campaigns

Experts weigh on social media in local political campaigns

How are social media platforms used in local campaigns today? Experts say that it should be part of every campaign as a means to recruit volunteers and raise funds. They warned against posting negative messages on an opponent's social media pages because they risk harm to their candidate--"Even [...]

District reaches agreement with Teachers union on pay raise

District reaches agreement with Teachers union on pay raise

The Escambia County School District and the Escambia Education Association (EEA) and the Union of Escambia Education Support Personnel (ESP) announced this afternoon that a collective bargaining agreement has been reached to give a 4% increase in pay to all teachers and educational support [...]

Switzer heads group buying historic Blount and Brent buildings

Switzer heads group buying historic Blount and Brent buildings

One Palafox Place, LLC, a group of investors managed by Bobby Switzer has entered into a contract with Durnford Enterprises, Ltd, to purchase the city corner bound by Garden, Palafox, Romana, and Baylen Streets. Durnford Enterprises, Ltd, founded by Crawford Rainwater, Sr., acquired the property [...]

Scott announces $277,000 grant to Escambia County

Scott announces $277,000 grant to Escambia County

Press Release: Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Escambia County and the Pensacola Chamber were awarded $266,000 through Florida’s Defense Infrastructure and Reinvestment Grant Programs. The funding will diversify the local economy, enhance military missions at Naval Air Station Pensacola [...]

Hopjacks Filling Station R.I.P.

Hopjacks Filling Station R.I.P.

The plug was pulled on Hopjacks Filling Station on Saturday, a victim of the major chains capitalizing on the same craft beer market that owner Joe Abston and his team sought to cultivate. Here is Asbton's letter to his customers that he posted on Facebook: Dear Hopjacks Filling Station [...]

Navy Federal hosts Navy SHRED-eral Day on October 18

Navy Federal hosts Navy SHRED-eral Day on October 18

Navy Federal Credit Union will welcome members and neighbors across the country to its Navy SHRED-eral event this Saturday, October 18. The 74 participating Navy Federal locations include five new branches in four states. Event attendees at participating Navy Federal branches will have the [...]

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