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PSC Warrington campus gets new leadership

PSC Warrington campus gets new leadership

Following a national search, Pensacola State College’s Director of Nursing Dusti Sluder has been selected as the Dean of the Warrington Campus, PSC President Edward Meadows announced. “Because of the BSN accreditation processes taking place this year and the need to get our new Assistant [...]

Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival returns Oct. 1

Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival returns Oct. 1

Press Release  October brings music to our ears! Pensacola Beach plays host to some of the world’s most talented songwriters – creating a musical and creative atmosphere unlike any other. This year is no different, as songwriters are scheduled to participate in the 7th Annual Pensacola [...]

Judge expected to leave bench amid charges

Judge expected to leave bench amid charges

A Northwest Florida circuit judge facing allegations of improper conduct appears likely to retire because of a disability, according to documents released Thursday by the Florida Supreme Court. An investigative panel of the state Judicial Qualifications Commission recommended "involuntary [...]

AppRiver warns of Ashley Madison blackmail scam

AppRiver warns of Ashley Madison blackmail scam

AppRiver, based in Gulf Breeze, is a worldwide leader in email and Web security. Their team has discovered a new scam tied to the dating site Ashley Madison that is circulating on the internet. From the Appriver blog: "We recently uncovered messages that target Ashley Madison account holders [...]

Will someone introduce a bill requiring mandatory arming of reporters?

Will someone introduce a bill requiring mandatory arming of reporters?

Yesterday, a gunman killed two reporters in Roanoke, Va. The shooting and the screams of one of the reporters were captured on camera. Sadly, that wasn't the only mass shooting incident for the day. Four others were shot in a home invasion in Minneapolis. According to the Washington Post, [...]

Viewpoint: Remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward, not the killer

Viewpoint: Remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward, not the killer

By Glenn Mollette WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who were successful at what they did and loved their work. The insane ex-reporter who murdered them on live television killed himself. There are [...]

Florida Education Board approves record funding request

Florida Education Board approves record funding request

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The State Board of Education decided Wednesday to once again ask lawmakers for record per-student funding for public schools --- with the lion's share of the increase coming from local taxpayers. Board members unanimously approved a budget [...]

Pensacola Airport bonds rated near the bottom

Pensacola Airport bonds rated near the bottom

Fitch Ratings announced yesterday the Pensacola International Airport bonds have maintained their BBB- rating - which sounds good...until you compare that rating with other airports. Pensacola is second from the bottom. The only one that has a lower Fitch Rating is the Susquehanna Area Regional [...]

Bush fires up local supporters

Bush fires up local supporters

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush took his campaign to the Florida panhandle today, where he conducted a town hall-style meeting at the Pensacola Bay Center. “I’m fired up to be in Pensacola, one of the best places in the greatest state,” the former Florida governor told a crowd [...]

Seminoles and State headed to mediation on casinos

Seminoles and State headed to mediation on casinos

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The state and the Seminole Tribe are headed into mediation --- shepherded by a lawyer whose past clients include Mick Jagger and Leona Helmsley --- to resolve a possible standoff over the future of blackjack and other banked card games at most of the [...]

Fitch Ratings affirms BBB- rating

Fitch Ratings affirms BBB- rating

Press release: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Pensacola, Florida's (the city) 'BBB-' rating on $32.9 million of outstanding series 2008 airport capital improvement revenue bonds issued on behalf of Pensacola International Airport (the airport, or PNS). The Rating Outlook is Stable. In addition to [...]

Negron says he has the votes to be Senate president

Negron says he has the votes to be Senate president

State Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart) today issued the following statement regarding the 2016-2018 Florida Senate Presidency term. “I am grateful to the majority of the Florida Senate Republican Caucus, who have declared their support for me to serve as the Senate President for the 2016-2018 [...]

Pensacola Speaks:  Pensacola State College and Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) Pensacola

Pensacola Speaks: Pensacola State College and Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) Pensacola

On Pensacola Speaks, we will open with an interview with Dr. Ed Meadows, president of Pensacola State College. He will be fresh out of a press conference in which he will announcing the new dean and direction of the PSC Warrington campus. In the second half, we will interview Joe Vinson, [...]

U.S. Coast Guard dedicates ‘Rescue Me’ painting at Hurricane Katrina Memorial Ceremony

U.S. Coast Guard dedicates ‘Rescue Me’ painting at Hurricane Katrina Memorial Ceremony

"Rescue Me," by Dale FairbanksIn Honour of US Coast Guard Rescue Efforts During Hurricane Katrina (PRNewsFoto/Dale Fairbanks) Press release: To coincide with tenth anniversary ceremonies marking Hurricane Katrina's devastating assault on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the United States [...]

Viewpoint:  Market Mayhem, Don’t blame China

Viewpoint: Market Mayhem, Don’t blame China

“It’s the economy, stupid." By Gerald Celente Publisher, Trends Journal Read the headlines. Listen to business-news broadcasts. Across the western world, financial fingers are pointing to China as the culprit for both sparking the global equity-market meltdown — and keeping it going. [...]

Judge wants court direction in redistricting case

Judge wants court direction in redistricting case

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Leon County judge will ask the Florida Supreme Court how to move forward with a redistricting lawsuit after the Legislature failed to draw new congressional lines in a special session that collapsed last week. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis told [...]

Upward Intuition hosts regional skateboard competition, Blake Doyle Classic

Upward Intuition hosts regional skateboard competition, Blake Doyle Classic

Upward Intuition moves forward with its commitment to help Pensacola build its first ever community skateboarding plaza with the Blake Doyle Classic, a skateboarding competition for regional skaters of all ages hosted at the Steven Morgan Skatepark in Milton, FL. Money raised will directly support [...]

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