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Miami developer makes substantial changes on Maritime Park deal

Miami developer makes substantial changes on Maritime Park deal

The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop on Thursday afternoon to review the Maritime Park lease proposals of Studer Community Investments and MCM-BAP, LLC. The MCM-BAP, LLC offer is substantially different from one the city's real estate broker, CBRE, presented to the CMPA Board of [...]

Miami Herald names Gaetz surprise star at Jeb rally

Miami Herald names Gaetz surprise star at Jeb rally

The Miami Herald writes State Sen. Don Gaetz delivered some of the best one-liners at Jeb Bush's campaign launch yesterday in Miami. Gaetz was the last speaker before Bush took the stage. Gaetz didn't hesitate to take a jab at Marco Rubio: "After eight years, we've learned this much: The [...]

Lawmakers pour $301M into last-minute projects

Lawmakers pour $301M into last-minute projects

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA House and Senate budget negotiators struck a deal on a state spending plan Monday night moments before the stroke of midnight, pouring $301 million into projects at the last minute and closing out one of the more-raucous legislative debates in [...]

Panhandle TigerBay Club: LEO and Race Relations

Panhandle TigerBay Club: LEO and Race Relations

Press Release: On Friday, June 19, Panhandle TigerBay Club will host Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, Pensacola Chief of Police Chip Simmons and Reverend LuTimothy May to discuss the relationship between local law enforcement and the African-American community. The luncheon will examine [...]

Hatch Mott MacDonald moves downtown

Hatch Mott MacDonald moves downtown

The Pensacola office of Hatch Mott MacDonald has moved from near the Pensacola airport to a new location in downtown Pensacola. HMM began its relocation to the SunTrust high-rise office tower on Friday, June 12, with normal operations resuming at the new location today. Nick DeNichilo, President [...]

Apply for Escambia-Pensacola Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Apply for Escambia-Pensacola Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

The Board of County Commissioners is soliciting applications for representatives to join the Escambia-Pensacola Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC), which was established per Florida Statute (F.S.) for the purpose of reviewing affordable housing incentives available within the County and [...]

Gonzalez Sr. passes away

Gonzalez Sr. passes away

Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Sr. died in prison Saturday, according to Florida Department of Corrections. He was the getaway driver during the robbery and murders of Bud and Melanie Billings in July 2009.

Airport Food Concessions pricing outside contract limits

Airport Food Concessions pricing outside contract limits

Most people expect to pay more for food and drink at an airport, but what is a reasonable mark-up? Is more than double the street price fair? Inweekly checked out the pre-security prices of OHM Food Concessions at the Pensacola International Airport. Pre-security is the area where Pensacola [...]

Sacred Heart and Baptist are winners under proposed LIP plan

The Florida lawmakers struck a deal how to shore the $1.2 billion decrease in federal funding for the Low Income Pool program, which helps hospitals and other health-care providers care for large numbers of low-income patients. The plan use $400 million of state money to draw down other federal [...]

District trails state averages on EOC assessments

District trails state averages on EOC assessments

The Florida Department of Education released the first set of standardized test results late Friday afternoon from the spring testing administration. Among the tests were the fifth and eighth grade science exams and end of course exams in U.S. history, biology and civics. Escambia County fifth [...]

Alexander nominated to be new Pensacola Police Chief

Alexander nominated to be new Pensacola Police Chief

It's official Chip Simmons is retiring as Police Chief and David Alexander will be nominated to the Pensacola City Council as his replace. Captain Tommi Lyter, who was once seen as the officer next line to replace Simmons, will be promoted to Assistant Chief. Here is the official press [...]

State Capital Briefs

State Capital Briefs

'LIP' DEAL STRUCK AS BUDGET TALKS CONTINUE Lawmakers have agreed on a formula to divvy up about $2 billion in local, state and federal funding for hospitals, resolving an issue that helped derail the regular spring legislative session and forced lawmakers to return to Tallahassee for a rare June [...]

Pssst, Pensacola Police Chief moving over to the county

Pssst, Pensacola Police Chief moving over to the county

Pensacola Police Chief Chip Simmons will be announcing, possibly as early as this afternoon, that he will be retiring. He will move over to Escambia County government as an assistant county administrator.

Cybersecurity Job Fair / Roundtable Event June 22-23

Cybersecurity Job Fair / Roundtable Event June 22-23

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be hosting a two-day cybersecurity job fair on Monday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox St. As part of the job fair, DHS will host a “Cybersecurity Career [...]

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