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Barry, May and Williamson get certifications

Barry, May and Williamson get certifications

The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented County Commissioners Steven Barry, Lumon May of Escambia County and Jayer Williamson of Santa Rosa County the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designations, following their completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the [...]

Mayor Hayward, CBRE against MCM-BAP proposal

Mayor Hayward, CBRE against MCM-BAP proposal

Mayor Ashton Hayward -through his COO Tamara Fountain- has come out against the modified deal from a Miami developer for four parcels at the Maritime Park, according to an article published in the daily newspaper today. Since January, CBRE, the city's real estate broker, has been negotiating a [...]

Clay Ingram on Pensacola Speaks today

Clay Ingram on Pensacola Speaks today

State Rep. Clay Ingram will be my guest on "Pensacola Speaks" today at 5 p.m. The show airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116. For iPhones and iPads, download the WCOA app from iTunes. For Androids, go to Google Play. [...]

Scott scraps LIP injunction

Scott scraps LIP injunction

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to a budget agreement reached by lawmakers, Gov. Rick Scott's attorneys late Tuesday withdrew a request for a preliminary injunction in a legal battle with the Obama administration about health-care funding, according to a notice filed in [...]

School enrollment is flat in Escambia County

School enrollment is flat in Escambia County

Less than year after Escambia County voters approved an extension of the sales tax for public schools--and two weeks after he pre-filed for a third term, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is ready to launch a huge construction initiative.  The Escambia County School Board has approved the purchase [...]

Air Travelers, send us photos of your food receipts

Air Travelers, send us photos of your food receipts

We've gotten feedback that OHM food and drink prices are comparable to what travelers pay at other airports. Others have told us the prices are higher. Let's settle it. Please send me - rick@inweekly.net - photos of your food and drink receipts. I'm particularly curious about regular draft [...]

Clinton leads Rubio, Bush in Florida

Clinton leads Rubio, Bush in Florida

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Democrat Hillary Clinton holds slight edges over Republicans Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in potential 2016 presidential battles in Florida, but voters are concerned about the honesty and trustworthiness of the former secretary of state, a new poll [...]

Brevard School Board selects new superintendent

Brevard School Board selects new superintendent

Most large school districts in Florida have an appointed school superintendents. Escambia County is the largest district that still elects its school leader. Yesterday, the Brevard County School Board picked Desmond Blackburn to be the new superintendent of Brevard Public Schools. The board [...]

Andrews hires former Penn State AD

Andrews hires former Penn State AD

Press Release: Baptist Health Care and the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are pleased to announce that David M. Joyner, M.D., has been selected as senior vice president and executive director of the Andrews Institute. Dr. Joyner is responsible for the day-to-day operation of [...]

A few more points on MCM-BAP offer

A few more points on MCM-BAP offer

I spoke with Jim Reeves, chairman of the CMPA Board of Directors, last night. He agrees the June 8 offer by MCM-BAP is very different than the one his board voted on in January. Reeves described the new offer as "ridiculous" He also pointed out that if MCM-BAP used the same formula to calculate [...]

Silver Airways postpones NOLA flights

Silver Airways postpones NOLA flights

The much ballyhooed Pensacola to New Orleans air route has been postponed indefinitely by Silver Airways. Apparently there is little interest in the flight among locals. "Despite robust marketing efforts, this market is not able to support flying this route at this time," the airline said in a [...]

Pensacola writers launch new online literary magazine

Pensacola writers launch new online literary magazine

Pensacola poets Katheryn Holmes, Jeff Santosuosso and Andrea Walker are looking for innovative, international voices for Panoply, a new online literary magazine. The trio is bringing Santosuosso’s vision to reality after months of developing criteria, creating submission guidelines and building [...]

CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

By Claudia Carlson Plans are underway to improve West Pensacola with the help of Live Work Learn Play (LWLP), an international real estate development and advisory firm, Baptist Hospital, Escambia County, and city of Pensacola. At the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting on Monday, funding for [...]

Newpoint teachers told to find lawyers

Newpoint teachers told to find lawyers

Yesterday, the Escambia County School Board held a workshop. A former Newpoint teacher attended and reported on the discussion to his fellow teachers. The email was share with me: I attended the working group that started at 9 am and remained until 1 pm. The meeting was still going on when I [...]

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