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Report: Florida BLue eyes rate increase

Report: Florida BLue eyes rate increase

Major insurer Florida Blue could raise rates in 2015 for people enrolled through the federal health-care exchange after seeing a large number of older and sicker enrollees, Kaiser Health News reported Monday. Patrick Geraghty, chief executive officer of the Jacksonville-based insurer, said the [...]

Greek Festival set for Oct 10, 11 and 12

Greek Festival set for Oct 10, 11 and 12

Press Release: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Pensacola is preparing for the 55th annual Greek Festival. The Pensacola Greek Festival is one of the Pensacola Bay area’s signature festivals mixing southern hospitality with Hellenic culture and cuisine. Live Greek music, youth folk [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward exercises veto, Recycling comeback and Larry The Lion roars

Weekend Buzz: Hayward exercises veto, Recycling comeback and Larry The Lion roars

Mayor Ashton Hayward notified the Pensacola City Council on Friday that he has vetoed Ordinances 26-14 and 27-14 that were passed by the council to better manage the mayor's power to enlist outside attorneys. In an email to the council, Hayward said that the City Attorney (Jim Messer) and CFO [...]

Covenant Hospice’s 20th Annual Evening of Comedy: Henry Cho

Covenant Hospice’s 20th Annual Evening of Comedy: Henry Cho

Covenant Hospice, along with top sponsors Brown Helicopter, Pensacola Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Wells Fargo and Dignity Memorial, is proud to present the 20th Annual Evening of Comedy -- a gala-style event featuring a cocktail hour, sit-down family style dinner, live and silent auctions, [...]

LBJ bashes Myers at end of council meeting

LBJ bashes Myers at end of council meeting

This morning I reviewed last night's Pensacola City Council. The Council Communications section near the end of the the three-hour meeting had a surprise. Councilman Larry Johnson went after Councilman Sherri Myers and asked that the city council investigate Myers’ conduct to “determine [...]

Peterson Elected as Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Peterson Elected as Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Beggs & Lane RLLP has announced that Ralph A. Peterson, senior partner in the law firm’s Labor and Employment Group, has been elected as a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow in the College is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained [...]

Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

Councilwoman Megan Pratt emailed me last week about a budget workshop that she chaired in June. Unfortunately much of the discussion got overshadowed by the mayor's firing of the council's executive. "I found the budget workshop really positive," wrote Pratt. "The general idea was to come up [...]

Local nursing home owner arrested for abuse

Local nursing home owner arrested for abuse

Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today arrested Escambia County Assisted Living Facility Administrator, Belie Brock Williams and Assistant Administrator Adrienne Taylor. Williams allegedly refused psychological nursing caregivers entrance into the Kipling Manor facility to [...]

Miller to address Veterans summit

Miller to address Veterans summit

Congressman Jeff Miller will be a featured speaker at the 2014 Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit hosted by The Florida Chamber Foundation. The one-day event focuses on the future of the military, defense and veterans sectors of Florida’s economy. FEATURED [...]

State and county officials to tour Wedgewood area dumps

State and county officials to tour Wedgewood area dumps

State Rep. Mike Hill and Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May will tour next Tuesday the various borrow pits, construction and demolition (C&D) disposal facilities and mines within District 3, as well as the adjoining Wedgewood neighborhood. The tour will take place Tuesday, July 22, 8:30 a.m., [...]

Staged reading of King John:   A fundraiser benefiting the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company

Staged reading of King John: A fundraiser benefiting the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company

Professionals from around Pensacola have come together to read and interpret one of William Shakespeare’s lesser-known works, KING JOHN, in a project benefiting the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company. Gathered together at the JE Hall Center for just three rehearsals before the Saturday, [...]

Scenic Highway Open to Traffic

Scenic Highway Open to Traffic

courtesy Governor's office The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has completed the reconstruction of Scenic Highway (U.S. 90/State Road 10A) south of Scenic Highway Circle and has opened the road to traffic. The $1.2 million repair project south of Scenic Highway Circle began May 14, [...]

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