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Education

Gaetz mulls UWF presidency

July 23, 2016

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA As the University of West Florida searches for a new president — and the Aug. 15 application deadline approaches — former state Senate President Don Gaetz says he’ll…

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Escambia County Pensacola

Pensacola wrap up: week ending July 23

July 23, 2016

It was a relatively quiet week. BCC keeps gas tax The Escambia Board of County Commissioners were not pleased with City CFO Dick Barker’s bait-and-switch regarding the allocation of gas taxes. Barker never delivered the interlocal…

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Education

Escambia School District grades are a roller coaster

July 22, 2016

The Escambia School District has had major issues maintaining academic success in its middle and elementary schools. Schools like Bellview Middle, Oakcrest, Warrington Middle, Lincoln Park, and Montclair are hailed as champions one year only to…

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Entertainment

Emerald Coast Beer Festival, Sept 8-9

July 22, 2016

The Emerald Coast Beer Festival™ returns to Seville Quarter in September. On Thursday Sept. 8, the beer pairing dinner will be held in the Apple Annie’s Room, and on Friday Sept. 9. the beer tasting will…

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Caring

Workshops teach how to help feral cats

July 22, 2016

The Pensacola Humane Society’s Barbara Grice Memorial Spay and Neuter Clinic is pleased to partner with EscaRosa Trap-Neuter-Return to provide free training and coaching in trap-neuter-release techniques of community cats. Free training and coaching in these…

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Entertainment

Pokemon Go impacts downtown Pensacola

July 22, 2016

by Blanton Stagno Gasping, squealing, jumping for joy, and eyes locked on the screen of an IPhone are clear indicators that one is engulfed by the virtual reality game of Pokémon Go. It has taken the…

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2016 Election

Trump: ‘I am with you’

July 22, 2016

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Accepting perhaps the most unlikely major-party nomination in American history, Donald Trump used his prime time address Thursday at the Republican National Convention to frame an alternately bleak…

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Pensacola

Wall South No Go for Pokemon Go

July 21, 2016

The City of Pensacola asks Pokemon Go players to not hunt Pokemon at Veterans Memorial Park: City of Pensacola is asking players of the viral smart-phone game Pokemon Go to refrain from playing in Veterans Memorial…

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2016 Election

Reagan’s former PAC endorses Bydlak

July 21, 2016

Rebekah Bydlak today announced that she has earned the endorsement of Citizens for the Republic, Ronald Reagan’s former PAC. Citizens for the Republic released the following statement with their endorsement: Bydlak’s work for the Coalition to…

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Business

Okaloosa TDC director resigns

July 21, 2016

The Daily News reports that Okaloosa County Tourism Development Director Ed Schroeder has resigned his post, effective Aug. 31. The resignation came after Clerk of Court’s questioned the TDC operations. Schroeder headed tourism for the Greater…

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Politics

Pensacola Bama Club honored

July 21, 2016

The Pensacola Bama Club received the University of Alabama National Alumni Association’s (NAA) award for Event of the Year for the club’s 2015 Nick Saban Scholarship Kickoff fundraising celebration. In addition the club was also recognized…

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Business Health

Medical pot to hit market next week

July 21, 2016

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Medical marijuana could be available to a select group of Florida patients as early as next week, after health officials gave the go-ahead for the state’s first pot…

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2016 Election

Showman or statesman? Floridians await Trump speech

July 21, 2016

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA When Donald Trump — billionaire developer, reality TV star, political outsider — steps on stage Thursday to accept the Republican presidential nomination, he might be delivering the most…

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Education

Thomas and his goals

July 21, 2016

When he was first elected school superintendent in 2008, Malcolm Thomas created a page on the district’s website that listed his six “Focused Curriculum Goals.” In his seven years in office, he has nailed two of…