Escambia County

Rawson Lane closure debated

February 8, 2017

By Duwayne Escobedo… For the second time since July 2010, Pensacola Christian College asked for Escambia County to close Rawson Lane that borders its east side to enhance its student safety and to expand the college.…

Politics

Scott, Corcoran incentives debate gets personal

February 7, 2017

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With a House committee poised to approve a bill that would eliminate economic-development and tourism programs, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday personally criticized House Speaker Richard Corcoran, accusing…

Education

Music educator of the year named: Jonathan Clark

February 7, 2017

In an effort to support music education and to celebrate local educators who excel, the Blues Angel Music Foundation announces the awarding of their inaugural Music Educator of the Year prize to Jonathan Clark of the…

Business

JetPay agreement could mean more jobs for Pensacola

February 6, 2017

JetPay Corporation announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer to become the payment processor for the State’s E-Pay program. The agreement could mean more jobs in…

Education

Creative Learning offers merit scholarships

February 6, 2017

Creative Learning Academy has launched a new program that provides academic scholarships to high-achieving students. CLA will offer a limited number of selective, merit-based scholarships to attract and recognize students who exhibit outstanding academic ability, demonstrate…

Escambia County

Mister Pervert cyberstalking victims now total 32

February 6, 2017

More victims have come forward in the Mister Pervert cyberstalking investigation, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s office. “Right now we have gotten up to 32 victims, all ranging in different ages,” Investigator Amber Bernard said…

Environment Federal

Gaetz finds co-sponsors for bill to abolish EPA

February 6, 2017

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) found three co-sponsors for his bill to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency by the end of 2018 (H.R.861): Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia), Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), and Steven Palazzo (R-Mississippi). Over the…

Pensacola

Mayor immovable, Police Chief out in May

February 6, 2017

Months ago, we posted that Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander wanted to keep his job after his DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program) date as CFO Dick Barker, Assistant to the City Council Elaine Mager and others…

Business

Bentina Terry moving to Atlanta

February 3, 2017

Bentina Terry, Gulf Power’s Customer Service and Sales vice president, has been selected as senior vice president of the Metro Atlanta Region for Georgia Power. In this role, she will be responsible for the company’s operations,…

Escambia County

Town Hall on Beach toll bridge set for Feb 23

February 3, 2017

The Escambia County Public Works Department will host a town hall meeting to discuss Bob Sikes Bridge operations and Pensacola Beach traffic Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the commission meeting room located in the…