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National Sheriffs’ Association Presidential Straw Poll has Huckebee leading

National Sheriffs’ Association Presidential Straw Poll has Huckebee leading

Several candidates for president spoke at the the National Sheriffs' Association's (NSA) 75th Anniversary Conference and Presidential Forum in Baltimore, MD last week. NSA members voted in the first-ever straw poll, giving top support to Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Ben [...]

Hayward fails to put Studer leases on July agenda

Hayward fails to put Studer leases on July agenda

(Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Today) Mayor Ashton Hayward isn't starting off the second half of 2015 much better than the first half. The most talked about new projects for downtown Pensacola are the University of West Florida Center for Entrepreneurship and the conference center that the [...]

Podcast: Bergosh pre-files for County Commission District 1 seat

Podcast: Bergosh pre-files for County Commission District 1 seat

School Board member Jeff Bergosh has pre-filed to run for Escambia County Commission District 1 seat. Incumbent Wilson Robertson has already announced that he will not seek another term. Bergosh came on News Talk 1370 WCOA yesterday to talk about his decision and give an update on the Newpoint [...]

Court looks at allowing guns in university housing

Court looks at allowing guns in university housing

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After a high-profile legislative debate this spring about concealed weapons on college campuses, a state appeals court is poised to hear arguments in a dispute about whether guns should be allowed in residence halls and other housing at the University [...]

Mayor Hayward 2015 midterm: chicken biscuits and confederate flag

Mayor Hayward 2015 midterm: chicken biscuits and confederate flag

The Hayward administration has struggled to find significant wins to tout during the first six months of 2015. Press releases on airport food can only take you so far. If he can turnaround the projects that have hit snags, Hayward's second half could finish strong. If not, the private sector [...]

No version of the Confederate flag will fly over Escambia County buildings

No version of the Confederate flag will fly over Escambia County buildings

The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners last night voted unanimously to no longer fly the Confederate flag in its five-flag displays and to replace it with the state flag of Florida. The county's current resolution regulating flag protocol called for the county to fly whatever flags [...]

County sued over invocations

County sued over invocations

Alleging violations of the state and federal constitutions, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Brevard County Commission because atheists and other non-religious people have been prevented from offering "solemnizing messages" at the beginning of [...]

WSRE seeks questions for lawmakers

WSRE SEEKS CONSTITUENTS’ QUESTIONS FOR “LEGISLATIVE REVIEW” “Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation” Airs Live on July 9 Press Release: WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, is collecting questions from Northwest Florida residents for the broadcast of “Legislative Review: [...]

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors Press Release: The University of West Florida Foundation, Inc., today announced its 2015-2016 Board of Directors, as new members were appointed to four-year terms beginning July 1, 2015. “We are pleased to welcome incoming members to our [...]

Battle over Confederate flag plays out today at BCC

Battle over Confederate flag plays out today at BCC

The battle over the Confederate flag continues today at Escambia Board of County Commissioners. On the agenda is an item for the county to remove all flags from county grounds except for the U.S. and Florida state flags. This is what the BCC passed last December, but the board voted in March to [...]

Medical malpractice caps take another legal hit

Medical malpractice caps take another legal hit

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The case started with a dental assistant who went into surgery for carpal-tunnel syndrome and ended up suffering a perforated esophagus. Now, nearly eight years later, the case could be another blow to a controversial 2003 law that limited the [...]

Coffee with a Cop tomorrow

Coffee with a Cop tomorrow

Press Release: The first Coffee with a Cop is 7 a.m. July 7 at George Artisan Bakery and Bistro. This summer Escambia County Deputies and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community [...]

SC Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

SC Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

By a 37-3 vote, the South Carolina Senate voted today to move the the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. The vote was the second of three readings of the bill. The final vote to send the bill to the House--which requires a [...]

Escambia County Sergeant pre-files for Santa Rosa County Sheriff

Escambia County Sergeant pre-files for Santa Rosa County Sheriff

Press Release: Escambia County Sergeant Ted Roy of Gulf Breeze, Fla. announces his candidacy for Santa Rosa County Sheriff in the 2016 election. Roy, a Republican, joined the sheriff's office as a deputy in 1995, after an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force. Roy currently serves as [...]

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