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Memorable quotes from Florida governors still resonate

Memorable quotes from Florida governors still resonate

I'm a fan of Peter Schorsch and his SaintPeters.blog. Today he highlighted a few memorable quotes from the inauguration speeches by Florida governors. Each is a gem. Reubin Askew, 1971: "It has been said that government cannot solve all of society's problems. In that, I could not agree more. But [...]

Weekend Buzz: County government sprints into 2015

Weekend Buzz: County government sprints into 2015

This week is packed with important meetings that will impact Escambia County on various levels. New regulations for borrow pits and C&D landfills, RESTORE funds, storm water, three-year contract for county administrator and tourism will be discussed this week. Escambia County will hold two [...]

It’s official, same sex marriages begin at courthouse on Tues.

Escambia County Clerk of Circuit Court to Begin Issuing Same Sex Marriage Licenses on Jan. 6 Pam Childers, Escambia County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, announced today that effective Tuesday, January 6, 2015, her office will begin issuing same sex marriage licenses in accordance with [...]

Scott appoints Bilbrey to appellate court

Scott appoints Bilbrey to appellate court

Judge Ross Bilbrey has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott as a judge on the 1st District Court of Appeal. Bilbrey most recently has served as a judge in the 1st Judicial Circuit in Escambia County.

Federal judge clears up any confusion on gay marriage

Federal judge clears up any confusion on gay marriage

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to his earlier "explicit ruling that Florida's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional," a federal judge Thursday issued an order that likely clears the way for gay marriages to start across the state. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle's [...]

Krieger and Flounlacker named Champions of Service

Krieger and Flounlacker named Champions of Service

Andrea Krieger, president/CEO of United Way of Escambia County, and Dede Flounlacker, Manna Food Pantries' executive director, are recipients of the Volunteer Florida's Champion of Service Award. The Champion of Service Award was established in 2013 by Volunteer Florida to honor individuals and [...]

State Attorney finds Underhill committed no violation

State Attorney finds Underhill committed no violation

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that his office has completed its review of a complaint alleging that Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill violated the Florida Sunshine Law. Based on thereview, it has been determined that no violation has occurred. His office will take no further [...]

More delays for Charlotte’s Web

More delays for Charlotte’s Web

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Lawmakers will have to sign off on a new rule to kick-start the state's nascent medical marijuana industry, meaning another likely delay in the law that was supposed to take full effect Thursday. Office of Compassionate Use Director Patricia Nelson, [...]

Q quits Jan. 1 …update: quits today, will not run tomorrow

Q quits Jan. 1 …update: quits today, will not run tomorrow

The Q Downtown Trolley Completes Holiday Plan Downtown Pensacola’s mode of free transportation completes its holiday plan on December 31, 2014. The Q, downtown’s lunchtime trolley service thanks all who used its service during the holiday season. “The downtown trolley has been great [...]

Storm Water Advisory Team holds interactive workshop, Jan 6

Storm Water Advisory Team holds interactive workshop, Jan 6

Escambia County and the City of Pensacola will hold a joint Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) meeting beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Pensacola Bay Center, 201 East Gregory Street. Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in this interactive workshop. The SWAT [...]

Jackson’s Steakhouse makes  2014 Golden Spoon Hall of Fame

Jackson’s Steakhouse makes 2014 Golden Spoon Hall of Fame

Press Release: Jackson's Steakhouse, Pensacola Florida was once again recently recognized as one of Florida's best places to dine with Florida Trend's 2014 Golden Spoon Hall of Fame award. The annual Golden Spoon winners and Hall of Fame members appear in a 15-page special section in the December [...]

350 Pensacola: Future of sustainable transportation in Northwest Florida

350 Pensacola: Future of sustainable transportation in Northwest Florida

350 Pensacola hosts a presentation on the future of sustainable transportation in Northwest Florida. What: Long-range Transportation Planning for the Florida Panhandle Where: Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7 p.m. What’s the [...]

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