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Backroom briefing: The best and worst of 2014 Election

Backroom briefing: The best and worst of 2014 Election

Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The 2014 campaign had no shortage of drama, gaffes, mistakes and other attention-grabbing moments. It ended Tuesday with confetti for some and losses for others, but here are some of the [...]

City Council considers Airport Stormwater Pond expansion

City Council considers Airport Stormwater Pond expansion

The Pensacola City Council meets next week. On the agenda is a recommendation to award Panhandle Grading & Paving a $2.8 million contract to renovate and expand the stormwater pond on the southwest quadrant of the Pensacola International Airport. The project is funded with the help of a $2.7 [...]

Foo Foo Fest: UWF Historic Trust launches ‘Art of the Highwaymen’ exhibit

Foo Foo Fest: UWF Historic Trust launches ‘Art of the Highwaymen’ exhibit

University of West Florida Historic Trust will present “Against the Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen,” a traveling exhibit, from Nov. 6 to Dec. 28 at the Voices of Pensacola presented by Gulf Power. The exhibit is part of the 2014 Pensacola Foo Foo Fest, a 12-day eclectic mixture of art and [...]

Open Books has sidewalk book sale, Nov. 15

Open Books has sidewalk book sale, Nov. 15

Open Books is holding a sidewalk book sale on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10am to 4pm. All books are sold very cheap. All proceeds go to help the Open Books Prison Book Project. Open Books is located at 1040 North Guillemard Street. For more information, please contact Open Books at 453-6774 or by [...]

ECSD 2015-2016 School Choice Expo, Nov 17. Applications now online

Parents of Escambia County students in kindergarten through tenth grade, and their student (s), are invited to hear about the choices available to local area public school students at the 2015-2016 School Choice Expo. The Expo will be held on Nov. 17, at 6-7:30 p.m. at Woodham Middle School. [...]

Wahoos generate $2M for CMPA over past three years

Wahoos generate $2M for CMPA over past three years

In a press release today, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos announced that during in its first three years of operation the the Minor League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds has paid the city of Pensacola's Community Maritime Park Associates over $2 million in use fees and other fees. Those dollars are [...]

Director of Corrections Selection Review Committee Meeting Monday

Director of Corrections Selection Review Committee Meeting Monday

A Corrections Selections Review Committee meeting will be held Monday, November 10, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the fourth floor training room of 221 Palafox Place, downtown Pensacola. Read our update on the jail - "Buzz: Baby Steps on New Jail."

City of Tallahassee passes ethics amendment

City of Tallahassee passes ethics amendment

About two-thirds of Tallahassee voters approved yesterday, 38,968 to 19,431, a city charter amendment that creates a seven-member ethics board with the power to investigate complaints of unethical behavior by city employees and officials and levy civil penalties if wrongdoing is found to have [...]

We live in a GOP world that blames Hillary Clinton

We live in a GOP world that blames Hillary Clinton

The Republican Party controls the state legislative chambers in most states. According to National Review Online, the GOP wave has left Democrats at their weakest point in state legislatures since the 1920s.. (Bottom line: 65 Republican, 23 Democrat, one tie, and four undecided.) How did this [...]

GOP turnout overwhelmed Crist

GOP turnout overwhelmed Crist

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Democrats' plans to take down Republican Gov. Rick Scott --- a hated figure on the left --- were relatively straightforward: Run charismatic former Gov. Charlie Crist, and fire up the turnout machine that helped President Barack Obama carry the [...]

GOP grabs supermajority in Florida House

GOP grabs supermajority in Florida House

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The already-conservative Florida House will lean even more to the right the next two years. Republicans, as part of a national wave, regained hold of a supermajority Tuesday in the lower chamber. The party retained two Republican-held seats where [...]

Foo Foo Fest: Japanese Film Festival, Nov. 14-16

Foo Foo Fest: Japanese Film Festival, Nov. 14-16

As part of Pensacola's inaugural Foo Foo Festival, the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida will present the 2014 Japanese Film Festival on November 14, 15 and 16. Each day will be located at a different venue and will showcase a different aspect of contemporary Japanese cinema. With seven [...]

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