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Pensacola City Council debates Fire Boat House tonight

Pensacola City Council debates Fire Boat House tonight

A stir has been created by a request from the mayor’s office to use sidewalk funds to build a boathouse at the Port of Pensacola for the fire department’s boat. The lowest bidder for construction is Southeastern Construction, Inc. for a total cost of $453,437.61. The city has a grant that [...]

Holidays see surge in gun purchases.

Holidays see surge in gun purchases.

By JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida gun dealers saw a sharp increase in sales as shoppers flooded stores the day after Thanksgiving. With 8,300 background checks conducted Nov. 28, the traditional start of the holiday shopping period, the Florida Department of Law [...]

Another May seeks political office

Another May seeks political office

LaRuby May, sister of Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, is set to announce her candidacy for Washington, D.C Ward 8, the city council seat held by the late Marion Berry. May organized the ground game in Ashton Hayward's first race in 2010 and for her brother's 2012 commission race. She [...]

ECUA prepares to take over solid waste collection in north Santa Rosa County

ECUA prepares to take over solid waste collection in north Santa Rosa County

North Santa Rosa County residents will need to make preparations for a change in solid waste collection services on Jan. 2, when Emerald Coast Utilities Authority will be expanding its services north of Yellow River. ECUA will begin delivering new garbage and recycling containers to north Santa [...]

FSU teachers resigns over social media slurs

FSU teachers resigns over social media slurs

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that Florida State University College of Business senior lecturer Deborah O'Connor has resigned after she attacked a Facebook post using a gay slur and profane language. Colin Lively, a New York City-based consultant to the beauty industry, wrote positively about [...]

Pensacola Beach gets into Holiday Spirit

Pensacola Beach gets into Holiday Spirit

Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit is in full swing on Pensacola Beach. The most celebrated holiday tradition, the Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl, takes place on Sunday, December 14. The crawl starts at noon at Paddy O' Leary's and will continue through ten different venues every half hour, [...]

Lock-n-Load Lawmakers want guns on campus

Lock-n-Load Lawmakers want guns on campus

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, said he already planned to sponsor the measure (HB 4005) before a shooting [...]

TPO Agenda for Wednesday

TPO Agenda for Wednesday

The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a public meeting Dec. 10 at 9 a.m., in the Santa Rosa County Commission Chambers, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton. Action items on the agenda for TPO consideration are as follows: accepting the FY16-20 Florida Department of [...]

Churches challenged to trim the fat

Churches challenged to trim the fat

Healthy Lives of Baptist Health Care has created a Get Healthy Pensacola Church Challenge for local area churches. The church-based weight loss competition is to promote healthy eating habits and aid in maintaining a healthy lifestyle within our community. The winner of the competition will be [...]

Move to Amend organizer here, Dec. 15

Move to Amend organizer here, Dec. 15

The Pensacola Coffee Party, Northwest Florida Move to Amend, and the League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area invite the public to Asbury Place, 750 College Blvd. at the intersection with Ninth Avenue at 7 p.m. for a return visit from Move to Amend organizer David Cobb. Move to Amend [...]

Petition drive to remove Confederate battle flag

Petition drive to remove Confederate battle flag

Jackie Olive, director/producer of the documentary "Always in Season," is asking that people support a petition to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Pensacola Bay Center. The Board of County Commissioners discuss the issue on Thursday. Sign the petition.

Studers bring Business Challenge to Century

Studers bring Business Challenge to Century

NorthEscambia.com reports that Rishy and Quint Studer will soon hold a $25,000 Business Challenge in Century, providing a winning business plan developer the cash and guidance needed to open their doors. Three years ago, the Studers offered a similar grant and Carmen's Lunch Bar was the winner. [...]

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