A preview in 2018 GOP governor’s race

August 14, 2017

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s next governor won’t be elected for more than a year, but Republican leaders from across the state got a taste of what’s in store — literally —…

State & National News

Latvala files for governor

August 11, 2017

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Sen. Jack Latvala, a Clearwater Republican, joined the 2018 race for governor on Friday, filing papers to make his campaign official. “My papers were filed by 5-year-old Rays…


Nursery tied to locals to get medical marijuana license

August 10, 2017

Editor’s Note: Loop’s Nursery & Greenhouses is tied to Pensacola-based Ray of Hope dispensing organization. ANOTHER FIRM TO JOIN GROWING MARIJUANA INDUSTRY By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A longtime Jacksonville nursery has received…

Escambia County

Podcast: ACLU discusses jail recommendations

August 10, 2017

Benjamin Stevenson, attorney for ACLU of Florida, discussed his recommendations on how to reduce overcrowding in the Escambia County Jail on “Pensacola Speaks.” “We were looking at bail reform throughout the state. Obviously this is a…


City Clerk disputes staffing cut

August 10, 2017

In March, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward hired retained Evergreen Solutions LLC of Tallahassee to conduct an operational study of the City Clerk’s office. The report was completed on June 26 but not given to the Pensacola…

Escambia County

See how technical advisory scored jail designs

August 10, 2017

Today, the Escambia Board of County Commissioner will score the two jail designs presented to them on Monday. A technical advisory has already done it. The technical review team consisted of the following 12 individuals: Architecture…