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Taste of the Beach needs volunteers

Taste of the Beach needs volunteers

The Pensacola Beach Chamber, organizers of Taste of the Beach, needs volunteers to assist with the festival slated for September 20 and 21. Volunteers can greet guests, sell drinks and work in a variety of service areas. Mostly, volunteers get to enjoy the fun and a great view of events slated over [...]

Friends of West Florida Public Library to hold Big Fall Book Sale September 26, 27 & 28

Friends of West Florida Public Library to hold Big Fall Book Sale September 26, 27 & 28

Friends of West Florida Public Library, a non-profit support organization of the West Florida Public Library, will hold its Big Fall Book Sale and Silent Auction September 26, 27 & 28 at the downtown Main Library, 239 N. Spring Street. Thousands of hardcover, paperback, and collectible books will [...]

Escambia County pledges to cooperate with grand jury

Escambia County pledges to cooperate with grand jury

From the Escambia County Public Information Office: Escambia County is in receipt of a press release from the State Attorney’s Office for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. The release announced the local State Attorney’s intention of calling a Grand Jury to further look into the [...]

State attorney to take jail explosion investigation to grand jury

State attorney to take jail explosion investigation to grand jury

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the Office of the State Attorney has completed its review of the facts and circumstances leading up to and immediately following the explosion at the Escambia County Jail. This review follows an extensive and comprehensive investigation by the [...]

Blue Wahoos recap third season

Blue Wahoos recap third season

· The Blue Wahoos had fantastic attendance for the third straight year, even topping last year’s total attendance. In 2014, the Wahoos total attendance was 311,687, which bested last year’s attendance by over 4,000 fans. That mark was good for second-best in the Southern League. The Blue [...]

West Florida libraries closed for software migration, Sept 22-23

West Florida libraries closed for software migration, Sept 22-23

Press Release: All West Florida Public Library System (WFPL) locations will be closed to the public on Monday, September 22, and Tuesday, September 23. During this time the libraries will undergo a new software migration featuring expanded services to better serve the community. All WFPL staff will [...]

Letter from Gulf Breeze Mayor on her retirement

Letter from Gulf Breeze Mayor on her retirement

On Friday Gulf Breeze Mayor Beverly Zimmern announced that she would not seek another term. Her current term will end in December. Mayor Zimmern sent out this message to the Gulf Breeze City Council and city staff: To My Fellow Councilmembers and the Dedicated Staff of the City of Gulf [...]

Weekend Buzz: Nothing in writing; Hizer vs. 10 Does; Scott cannot win on personality; Bob Mc is back

Weekend Buzz: Nothing in writing; Hizer vs. 10 Does; Scott cannot win on personality; Bob Mc is back

Nothing in writing Two weeks ago, the city released a federal subpoena for several city records (Read more). Inweekly, other media outlets and private citizens made requests to inspect the documents. Jane Ballard, Hayward's Public Records Coordinator, denied the requests and issued this [...]

More a Mason-Dixon Florida poll

More a Mason-Dixon Florida poll

As I reported yesterday Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist remain locked in a tight race for governor, with Scott holding a narrow 43%-41% lead statewide among likely Florida voters. It hasn't changed much since April when the race was tied at 42%-42%. Scott runs [...]

Ethics reform fight in Tallahassee

Ethics reform fight in Tallahassee

Last meeting, the Pensacola City Council rejected Councilwoman Sherri Myers' effort to strengthen the city's code of ethics. In Tallahassee, citizens are pushing a charter amendment to establish a city ethics officer as its fifth appointed official along with the city manager, attorney, [...]

New Poll: Scott 43, Crist 41, Wyllie 4

New Poll: Scott 43, Crist 41, Wyllie 4

From Political Fix Florida: Gov. Rick Scott is topping Democrat Charlie Crist by a 43-41 margin with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie getting 4 percent, according to a Mason Dixon poll commissioned by WSCV Telemundo 51 and Leadership Florida. Scott holding a thin lead has been an emerging trend, but a [...]

Pot rule placed on hold

Pot rule placed on hold

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Health regulators will almost certainly delay a rule that will eventually create the framework for the state's new medical marijuana industry after an outcry from a legislative panel saying the proposed regulation went too far. At what was expected to [...]

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