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Student newspaper challenges Pensacola State College administration

Student newspaper challenges Pensacola State College administration

InsideHigherEd.com reports today that The Corsair, the award winning student newspaper at Pensacola State College,is locked in a battle with the school's administration in its effort to report on the collective bargaining negotiations with the faculty. "Administrators at a Florida community [...]

Open Mic: An Inspiring Voice, Nov. 18

Open Mic: An Inspiring Voice, Nov. 18

Pensacola poet and author Melondy Neal is West Florida Literary Federation's November’s Open Mic guest reader. She is the author of Vanilla Syrup, a collection of poems, and The Bamboo Effect, an inspirational prose book. She is currently readying her second book of poetry for publication. [...]

St. Christopher Christmas Caravan, Dec. 5

St. Christopher Christmas Caravan, Dec. 5

St. Christopher’s Christmas Caravan is an historic holiday fundraising event. Last year’s event raised over $33,000 for various local charities. Caravan chair for 2014, Pat Fogg, is pleased to announce the three historic North Hill homes on the Home Tour. All will be decorated [...]

Nearly two-thirds of African-Amercian households in Escambia County struggle financially

Nearly two-thirds of African-Amercian households in Escambia County struggle financially

Last week United Way of Florida released its ALICE report - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - which showed that almost 41 percent of Escambia households and 64 percent of the county's African-American households are struggling financially. According to Theodore Granger, president of [...]

Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Florida’s non-profit and charity medical facilities that serve low income uninsured face a loss of almost $2 billion in annual revenue when the state’s Low-Income Pool Program (LIP) is scheduled to end June 30, 2015. The impact on hospitals in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will be over [...]

Songwriters for Autism, Nov. 12

Songwriters for Autism, Nov. 12

The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival will present a special evening event for autism awareness at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Sunset Cork Room, Orange Beach AL. Proceeds from the event will benefit Autism Pensacola. Featured singer Logan Blade was diagnosed with autism [...]

Vooddo BBQ & Grill opens near UWF

Vooddo BBQ & Grill opens near UWF

The New Orleans-style BBQ restaurant, VooDoo BBQ & Grill, opens in Pensacola today in University Town Center at the corner of Nine Mile Road and University Parkway. The restaurant design features an open kitchen layout where the food is "on stage" and prepared for each guest. The menu highlights [...]

Think Beyond holds forum on quality of life reports, Nov. 13

Think Beyond holds forum on quality of life reports, Nov. 13

Think Beyond Pensacola hosts at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 13 a forum on two reports that were released this summer on this area's quality of life. The forum, titled "Moving Pensacola Forward - What Gets Measured Gets Improved," will be held at the Pensacola Museum of Art, with refreshments and [...]

VA Secretary announces major reorganization  #itsabouttime

VA Secretary announces major reorganization #itsabouttime

On November 10, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald sent a message to all VA employees that he plans to reorganize the VA. The message followed his In an interview with CBS' “60 Minutes” on Sunday in which McDonald said as many as 1,000 VA employees workers may be [...]

Go in Peace, helping veterans deal with PTSD

Go in Peace, helping veterans deal with PTSD

According to a 2013 Veterans Administration report, 1 in 4 Americans who dies is a veteran. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide daily. Many of those deaths are linked to PTSD. Though there are no statistics on how many veterans locally have committed suicide, law enforcement has told me it's more [...]

Police arrest report on man found dead in jail gives more details

Police arrest report on man found dead in jail gives more details

James Beacher Brumley, age 48, was found dead on the night of Sunday, Nov. 2 in the Escambia County Jail. It appeared to be a suicide, but the county is awaiting the Medical Examiner's determination. Brumley was arrested five days earlier by the Pensacola Police. Inweekly obtained a copy of his [...]

Committee whittles list down to six for County Corrections Director job

Committee whittles list down to six for County Corrections Director job

The selection review committee met yesterday to determine the top candidates to replace Gordon Pike, Escambia County's head of corrections. Pike retires next week and has been under scrutiny since the county's Central Booking and Detention facility exploded on April 30. He was in DROP - Deferred [...]

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