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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 [...]

Mayor Hayward earns B-, the same grade given two years ago by Inweekly

Mayor Hayward earns B-, the same grade given two years ago by Inweekly

The average of the mean satisfaction scores of all 11 dimensions of the 2014 Pensacola Community Survey is 3.57, which is a B- on the grading scale used by the Haas Center. Dimension Mean Grade Fire 4.26 B+ Waste [...]

Pensacola residents voice concerns: Economic health, Public Works and Communications

Pensacola residents voice concerns: Economic health, Public Works and Communications

Pensacola residents are concerned about the economic health of their city and want more focus on Public Works, Housing Options, Communications and Public Safety, according to the soon-to-be-released 2014 Pensacola Community Survey. Mayor Ashton Hayward commissioned this past summer the Haas [...]

Best lines of the first gubernatorial debate

Best lines of the first gubernatorial debate

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist clashed over their records as governor and traded sometimes-personal barbs last Friday in the first of three debates in a close race for the state's highest office. RICK SCOTT Scott mocked the inaccurate "Charlie Facts" that he said Crist [...]

Blue Wahoos Job Fair Set for Tuesday, Oct. 14

Blue Wahoos Job Fair Set for Tuesday, Oct. 14

Anyone interested in working for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in a seasonal position is welcome to attend our job fair between 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. As we prepare for the 2015 season, the Wahoos have part-time opportunities for about 75 game day seasonal staff [...]

UF Presidential Search Committee names three finalists, none are lawmakers

UF Presidential Search Committee names three finalists, none are lawmakers

The University of Florida's Presidential Search Committee has narrowed its list of finalists to three, all from out-of-state, with the president-elect expected to be named Wednesday. On Monday, the search committee selected as finalists Cornell University Provost Kent Fuchs, New York University [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward has new idea

Weekend Buzz: Hayward has new idea

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced on Friday his first proactive initiative for 2014 -the creation of a lobbyist registry for those seeking an audience with the mayor, his staff or city council members. The details of the registry have yet to be posted on the city's website, but the mayor did [...]

Halloween Egg Haunt, Oct. 25

Halloween Egg Haunt, Oct. 25

Press Release: It’s near time once again for children to dress in costumes and bring their flashlights to Roger Scott Athletic Complex for the Halloween Egg Haunt on Saturday, October 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. There will be five egg haunts for children who are stroller age up to 13 years, a kids [...]

Quayside Gallery 12x12x12 art show, Oct. 16

Quayside Gallery 12x12x12 art show, Oct. 16

Press Release: If we are fortunate in life, we meet people who bring us joy for a lifetime. That is the essence of this exhibit…friendship, community, sharing. The 12x12x12 show is nothing new to Quayside, but the artwork is a continuation of experiences. Seven years ago this group of artist [...]

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