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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 [...]

Seaplane, An All American Musical announces cast for revival

Seaplane, An All American Musical announces cast for revival

Press Release: Seaplane, An All American Musical is pleased to announce the cast for the performances at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre, August 28 through 30. The Seaplane cast will feature Broadway stars in the lead roles including David Gaschen as Glenn Curtiss, Ryan Silverman as Jack Towers [...]

Food on the Mayor’s agenda this week

Food on the Mayor’s agenda this week

Mayor Ashton Hayward has two food events on this schedule for the week of July 6. Tomorrow, he will celebrate the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of all the OHM Concessions at the Pensacola International Airport. Two years after the city placed the food concessions up for bid, the airport is [...]

Escambia County to receive $58 million from BP settlement

Escambia County to receive $58 million from BP settlement

Press Release: The federal government and five Gulf Coast states have reached a tentative settlement with BP for approximately $18.7 billion for the environmental and economic damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in 2010. Under terms of the agreement, the State of [...]

UWF Center for Entrepreneurship announced, Studer named Entrepreneur-in-Residence

UWF Center for Entrepreneurship announced, Studer named Entrepreneur-in-Residence

(Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Today) This morning University of West Florida and Quint and Rishy Studer announced a partnership to develop the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of West Florida College of Business. Quint and Rishy Studer have committed $1 million to fund the center. [...]

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