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Unemployment rate holds steady in Florida

Unemployment rate holds steady in Florida

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida's jobless mark continued its steady run through 2014, holding at 6.2 percent from June to July, the state Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday. The numbers indicate there were about 1,600 fewer people employed in July in [...]

United Way invites community to attend 2014 Annual Meeting

United Way invites community to attend 2014 Annual Meeting

Gary Sammons, Chair of the United Way of Escambia County Board of Directors, invites the community to join us Thursday, August 21 from 11:30am-1pm at First Baptist Church of Pensacola for the 2013-2014 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will feature a keynote address from United Way's 2013 [...]

Rubber ducks attack Congressman (video)

Rubber ducks attack Congressman (video)

SaintPetersblog.com reports that Florida Democratic Party volunteers delivered on Wednesday more than five dozen rubber ducks to Panama City field office of Congressman Steve Southerland to protest his refusal to debate his Democratic opponent Gwen Graham, daughter of former Sen. Bob Graham. [...]

State sets six major road projects for 2015, closest is Bay County

State sets six major road projects for 2015, closest is Bay County

Six large road projects throughout Florida, with a combined cost of $806.7 million, have been formally moved to the front of the state's Five Year Work Program. The change means work on the projects, some of which hadn't been scheduled to begin until after 2020, will start in 2015, a state [...]

Internet trolls attack daughter of Robin Williams

Internet trolls attack daughter of Robin Williams

Zelda Williams shared her thoughts and emotions about her recently-deceased father, Robin Williams, on Twitter. Forbes reported that the tweets were "little more than a quotation and a brief message to her father." She was almost immediately attacked by what has become known as trolls--web thugs [...]

PNJ publisher leaving town, too

PNJ publisher leaving town, too

The PNJ is reporting that its publisher, Terry Horne, announced he will be leaving Pensacola to become West Group Regional President for Gannett. No known connection to Castille also leaving the city of Pensacola. Maybe Horne didn't do so well in the re-interview....or maybe he did extremely well [...]

Resignation letter from Pensacola City Administrator

Resignation letter from Pensacola City Administrator

Colleen Castille's resignation is not unexpected. Her contract with the mayor was for one year. Her two-page resignation letter highlights the accomplishments of Team Hayward during her year of service. $7 million grant to develop and improve stormwater projects, including Corrine Jones, [...]

Castille resigns as city administrator

Castille resigns as city administrator

Coleen Castille has resigned as Pensacola's city administrator, effective Sept. 3. City CFO Dick Barker will be the interim administrator. Communications Administrator Tamara Fountain has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Eric Olson will be the assistant city administrator. Press [...]

Pensacola named to Top 10 Sexiest Small Cities in America

Another list, another title for Pensacola - The Upside of Florida: 1. Sarasota, FL 2. Pensacola, FL 3. Bradenton, FL 4. Marietta, GA 5. Carson City, NV 6. Ocala, FL 7. Grand Junction, CO 8. Lancaster, PA 9. Chapel Hill, NC 10. San Marcos, TX The 10 Sexiest Small Cities In America By [...]

Bondi: FDA Cigar rules ‘Overboard’

Bondi: FDA Cigar rules ‘Overboard’

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Attorney General Pam Bondi labeled as "overbroad" the federal government's proposed regulations to link electronic cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products to the same rules as the cigarette industry. Bondi wrote in a letter that she wants the [...]

Kenny Chesney says ‘Thank you’

Kenny Chesney says ‘Thank you’

Kenny Chesney will be holding a free concert this weekend at the Flora-Bama. Ads have been running daily in the PNJ explaining how his promoters and the bar will deal with parking and transportation. Chesney sent to the bar owner this 'Thank you' email, which in turn was passed on to the [...]

Studer named Healthcare Visionary

Studer named Healthcare Visionary

Modern Healthcare will honor next month Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, with its first-ever Healthcare Marketing Visionary IMPACT Award. The special award was created to recognize each year an outstanding individual who has effectively and ethically advanced public understanding of [...]

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