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Bright Futures could get expanded to summers

September 22, 2016

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The state university system’s Board of Governors this week will debate expanding the Bright Futures scholarship program to cover summer classes. The proposal, which could cost up to…

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Business

Florida Chamber Foundation to hold town hall, Oct. 11

September 22, 2016

By 2030, six million additional residents will call Florida home, and two million more jobs will be needed. Is Escambia county ready? To prepare for this continued growth, and secure our future success, The Chamber Foundation…

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Education

PHS has record number of National Merit Semifinalists

September 22, 2016

Pensacola High School yesterday announced that 20 PHS seniors have received national recognition based upon their performance on the PSAT, which is taken by over 1.6 million high school juniors in more than 22,000 high schools…

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Pensacola

SAO: Insufficient evidence regarding Reynolds settlement

September 22, 2016

The State Attorney’s Office has determined there was insufficient evidence to establish that Mayor Ashton Hayward committed any crime when he settled his former city administrator’s lawsuit with the City of Pensacola for $95,571. Last week,…

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Pensacola

Government St. groundwater clean up begins

September 21, 2016

City Administrator Eric Olson last week told the Pensacola City Council the groundwater cleanup at the site of Corrine Jones-Government St. stormwater pond was scheduled to begin soon. The necessary clean-up equipment is now on site,…

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Business

Ogletree named to 2016-2017 FEDC Board of Directors

September 21, 2016

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), the state’s professional association of economic, workforce, and community developers, has announced its 2016-2017 board of directors. In addition, the FEDC board voted to transition Beth Kirkland, CEcD, from Interim…

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Politics

FDLE seek statewide anti-terrorism squads

September 21, 2016

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Intent on preventing another mass nightclub shooting or a repeat of incidents this past weekend in New York and New Jersey, Florida’s top cop wants to bulk up…