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Blue Wahoos get new manager

Blue Wahoos get new manager

The Cincinnati Reds today announced Pat Kelly will be the new manager for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. With over 20 years of managerial experience, Kelly led the Bakersfield Blaze, the former Class A Advanced affiliate for the Reds, in 2014. Alex Pelaez and Jeff Fassero will return as the team's [...]

Area adds 2,700 jobs in October

Area adds 2,700 jobs in October

Pensacola area adds jobs in October Leisure, hospitality leads industry sectors in growth By RICK HARPER, Ph.D. rharper@uwf.edu The metro area jobs report for October was released on Nov. 21 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and Pensacola registered 163,600 jobs, seasonally [...]

Rising Star nominations sought

Rising Star nominations sought

We are looking for Rising Stars. To qualify for the award, the nominee must live, work or go to school in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties and be younger than age 35 as of 12/31/14. He/she needs to be someone you believe is a rising star in their profession or the community. Please email - [...]

Pray for Duwayne

Pray for Duwayne

Our former editor Duwayne Escobedo (2001-08) is undergoing brain surgery this morning. Last Tuesday evening, Duwayne had a seizure. The MRI revealed a brain tumor that the doctors will be removing this morning. Please keep him in your prayers today. Over the weekend, Duwayne and I talked a lot [...]

Over 99 percent of BP claims are accurate

Over 99 percent of BP claims are accurate

An independent audit has revealed that more than 99 percent of the claims processed under BP’s settlement from its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are correct. The findings undermine BP's efforts to get rid of Patrick Juneau, who was appointed by a federal court to oversee millions of dollars of [...]

Mayor Ashton Hayward: ‘We’re going to continue to do amazing things’

Mayor Ashton Hayward: ‘We’re going to continue to do amazing things’

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Council members Larry Johnson, Sherri Myers and Brian Spencer were all sworn into office yesterday. After several rounds of voting, Andy Terhaar beat out Jewel Cannada-Wynn to become the new council president. Johnson edged out Sherri Myers for the vice president [...]

Christmas classic returns to Pensacola Saenger

Christmas classic returns to Pensacola Saenger

The Saenger Theatre is bringing classic movies back to the big screen, holiday-style! Everyone’s favorite classic holiday movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” will be shown on Monday, December 22 at 6:30 p.m. The Box Office will open at 5:30 p.m. to purchase tickets, or they can be purchased [...]

First Amendment Foundation celebrates open government victories

First Amendment Foundation celebrates open government victories

The First Amendment Foundation reports that open government advocates experienced some significant victories in Florida in the past 10 days, including two favorable court rulings and a settlement ordering open government training by FAF for a Florida police department. Friday, the United States [...]

Wedgewood relief closer, but resolution could take another six months

Wedgewood relief closer, but resolution could take another six months

Willie Lawrence, a World War II and Korean War veteran, was out of breath when walked up to podium, as was Lafanette Soles-Woods when she also took the same long steps from seat in the Escambia County Commission chambers to the microphone. Ms. Soles-Woods, a fellow veteran, is a 12-year survivor [...]

FSU shooting victim paralyzed, but determined to graduate

FSU shooting victim paralyzed, but determined to graduate

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The student who was critically injured in Thursday's shooting at Florida State University is paralyzed from the waist down, but still determined to realize his dream of becoming a biomedical engineer, his sister told reporters Monday. Farhana [...]

Who will be next council president and vp

Who will be next council president and vp

Tomorrow after the swearing-on of Mayor Ashton Hayward and the city council, the council will elect its president and vice-president that will serve for the next 12 months. Four council members have been nominated for president: Incumbent Jewel Cannada-Wynn by herself, Larry Johnson and [...]

Supreme Court denies stay on redistricting documents

Supreme Court denies stay on redistricting documents

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request from Republican political consultant Pat Bainter to keep more than 500 pages of redistricting documents from being released Dec. 1. According to the court's website, Justice Clarence Thomas denied Bainter's request to stay an earlier decision by the [...]

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