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Sink will not seek rematch against Jolly

Sink will not seek rematch against Jolly

Alex Sink, who lost this past March a special election for U.S. House District 13, sent this email to her supporters: I have made a very personal decision not to run for the 13th Congressional District seat in the 2014 election. I am honored and humbled by the outpouring of support our [...]

Judge rules in online defamation case, anonymous does not stay anomymous forever

Judge rules in online defamation case, anonymous does not stay anomymous forever

A Philadelphia judge has ordered the owners of Philly.com to disclose the identity of a person who posted a comment online calling the plaintiff a pedophile. The ruling came in a defamation suit filed by John J. Dougherty, who sued the anonymous poster and had subpoenaed Philadelphia Media [...]

Kalamazoo Promise and Pensacola Promise

Kalamazoo Promise and Pensacola Promise

In 2008, I interviewed on my radio show, "IN Your Head," leaders from Kalamazoo, Michigan about an economic development initiative that provided all its high school graduates with college scholarships. That initiative, Kalamazoo Promise, eventually become the inspiration for the Studers' "Pensacola [...]

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

Sunday, April 20 is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Yesterday, BP sent out a press release that said the U.S. Coast Guard has ended patrols and operations in Louisiana. Similar operations ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi in June 2013. “Reaching this [...]

Ice Flyers celebrate second consecutive championship tonight

Ice Flyers celebrate second consecutive championship tonight

The Pensacola Bay Center is hosting an event to celebrate the Pensacola Ice Flyers' second straight President's Cup championship on Tuesday, Apr. 15. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the ceremony beginning at 6:45. WEAR 3 ABC Sports Director Dan Shugart will serve as the Master of Ceremonies with [...]

Hayward continues to rake in campaign contributions

Hayward continues to rake in campaign contributions

The Airport Food Concessions and North Hill/DCC controversies had no impact on Mayor Ashton Hayward's ability to raise funds for his 2014 re-election campaign. Hayward raised $12,050 in March, bringing his monetary total to $92,175. The March figure is the third best fundraising month for the [...]

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, April 13-19

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, April 13-19

An Evening with Louisa May Alcott Date: Monday, April 14 Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Location: UWF Conference Center Details: The UWF Chautauqua Series will host "An Evening with Louisa May Alcott," its last event of 2014. Each performance features a talented scholar who presents a first-person [...]

Pensacola City Council will review rules for food truck pilot program

Pensacola City Council will review rules for food truck pilot program

Here are the draft regulations for the trucks: Food truck must be licensed. They cannot be parked within 20 feet of any intersection or traffic signs and signals. The truck will not be allowed on South Palafox Street between Garden and Main streets. They can not sell alcoholic beverages or place [...]

Weekend Buzz:  North Hill, New County Administrator, More Food trucks Coming

Weekend Buzz: North Hill, New County Administrator, More Food trucks Coming

Food trucks coming in May Sherry Morris, the city of Pensacola’s Planning Services Administrator, has sent to the city council a draft document outlining the City's upcoming Food Truck Pilot Program, which is modeled after in New Orleans. “We believe that this program will be a good [...]

Lionfish workshop to be held Monday, April 14

Lionfish workshop to be held Monday, April 14

The Escambia County Marine Resources Division and Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee will host a Lionfish Regional Control Workshop on Monday. Lionfish are an invasive species with venomous spines that have the potential to cause great harm to the local economy and environment. There will [...]

2nd Annual Uptown Pensacola Earth Day, April 12

Team Green World in conjunction with Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival will be presenting the 2nd Annual Uptown Pensacola Earth Day Celebration at Cordova Mall on Saturday, April 12, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Dillard’s wing of the mall. New to this year’s event is a Recycled Art Contest [...]

Louisiana sets its own red snapper season, feds only allow 11 days

Louisiana sets its own red snapper season, feds only allow 11 days

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved a committee recommendation on April 10 to drop the recreational red snapper season to 11 days. Most charter boat captains and commercial fishermen believe the federal management of red snapper has been a disaster. Dates and regulations are [...]

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