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Education Town Hall tonight

Education Town Hall tonight

As part of an ongoing series of reports on local education, the Studer Community Institute is hosting a town hall meeting that BlabTV will broadcast live tonight at 8 p.m. The Education Town Hall With Mollye Barrows, presented by Cox Communications and sponsored in part by Hill-Kelly Dodge, also [...]

Guy Harvey Brings Fine Art and Lionfish Awareness to Pensacola

Guy Harvey Brings Fine Art and Lionfish Awareness to Pensacola

Press Release: Famed artist and marine conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey, will be in Pensacola May 15-17 to kick off his art exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of Art. Harvey will also spend time at the first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (LRAD) on Saturday. The free lionfish festival will [...]

DIB May Meeting Schedule

DIB May Meeting Schedule

Downtown Improvement Board Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Special Meeting For DIB: Holiday Decorations Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Parking & Traffic Committee Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Special Events Committee Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. [...]

Where are you eating on Mother’s Day?

Where are you eating on Mother’s Day?

According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), nearly half of Americans will dine out or order restaurant takeout or delivery on May 10. New NRA research also shows dinner as the most popular meal period to dine out, and that six in 10 consumers who plan to celebrate the occasion by dining [...]

PS Podcast: Coach Shinnick talks about UWF football

PS Podcast: Coach Shinnick talks about UWF football

On Pensacola Speaks, I talked with UWF Head Football Coach Pete Shinnick about his first spring drills. He shares his philosophy on building a football team and what we can expect in the future.

NY Times: Escambia County is among worst counties in U.S. for children in poor families

NY Times: Escambia County is among worst counties in U.S. for children in poor families

The New York Times reports that if you’re poor and live in the Pensacola area, it’s better to be in Okaloosa County. In fact, the younger you are when you move to Okaloosa, the better you will do on average. Children who move at earlier ages are less likely to become single parents, more likely [...]

City attorney: DIB does not have power to regulate alcohol sales

City attorney: DIB does not have power to regulate alcohol sales

A hot issue on Palafox has been the DIB vote to ban liquor sales at the outdoor bars during Gallery Night. The bars would be allowed to only sale beer and wine as early as the May 22 Gallery Night, if the DIB action stands unchallenged. Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare wondered whether the [...]

PS Today: UWF football coach on the show

PS Today: UWF football coach on the show

UWF Football Head Coach Pete Shinnick will be on Pensacola Speaks today at 5:35 p.m. Please listen in. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116. For iPhones and iPads, download the WCOA app [...]

GOP presidential field expands

GOP presidential field expands

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite, announced on Sunday. Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, is expected to jump in today. Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, is expected to announced on Tuesday. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a expected to get in the [...]

Derby at the Shul and Live Art auction this Sunday

Derby at the Shul and Live Art auction this Sunday

This Kentucky Derby-inspired fundraiser benefits B'Nai Israel Synagogue and TIP (Trauma Intervention Program). It's Sunday 2- 5 p.m. at B'nai Israel Synagogue. Admission $20 for adults, $10 children 6-13 years. Admission includes food and two drinks in souvenir cup. Read more.

Matt Gaetz tweet gets him in trouble

Matt Gaetz tweet gets him in trouble

GAETZ APOLOGIZES FOR CONTROVERSIAL TWEET State Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, apologized Friday for a Twitter post that drew criticism about possible racial overtones. The controversy started Thursday when Gaetz tweeted about a lawsuit filed by Senate Democrats challenging a House decision [...]

Save the Ella Jordan House

Save the Ella Jordan House

Locals have been working to save and restore the Ella Jordan House, which was built around 1890. It is located at the corner of LaRua and C streets. Mrs. Ella L. Jordan founded the City of Pensacola’s Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. The house was once a neighborhood gathering spot [...]

Newpoint: Superintendent and staff knew of grade tampering allegations a year ago

Newpoint: Superintendent and staff knew of grade tampering allegations a year ago

Despite earlier claims that district only recently learned of possible grade tampering at Newpoint High School, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his staff knew of the allegations in May 2014, according to records Inweekly has received from the School District through a public records request. [...]

Escambia County: No place for heroes (video)

Escambia County: No place for heroes (video)

Escambia County employee Kelley Bradford went to work April 30, 2014. Her workplace - Central Booking and Detention Center - was flooded, and several of her co-workers complained of the smell of gas. While others chose to go home or not report for work, Kelley went to work in the property [...]

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