Environment

City Council approves Hatchery for Bruce Beach

June 20, 2011

By a unanimous vote the Pensacola City Council approved letting the mayor negotiation with Florida Wildlife and the state for putting a Hobbs-SeaWorld Marine Enhancement Center at Bruce Beach. The approval was necessary for FWC/Hubbs to…

Buzz

Buzz: Jerralds out to stop Legion Field Center

June 20, 2011

The word I’m getting from the westside of Pensacola is Councilman John Jerralds is undermining Mayor Hayward’s proposal to build a community enrichment center at Legion Field. He’d rather have the funds spent in his district.…

Politics

Redistricting challenge

June 20, 2011

While Pensacola shrank and Escambia County only showed a minimal increase, Florida grew from 15.98 million in 2000 to 18.8 million in 2010, enough to reward the state with two new congressional districts — a total…

News

Historic find in McDavid

June 20, 2011

NorthEscambia.com reports that what appears to be the remains of a late 1800;s era steamboat was pulled Saturday from the Escambia River near McDavid. The boat was first discovered by L.B. Malone barely sticking out of…

News

Dad’s long gone

June 19, 2011

Few people understand life without a father, other than those whose dads have passed away. I have lived longer without my father than with him. He dead in April 1980 from a massive heart attack on…

Pensacola

City Attorney issues memo on disparity study

June 17, 2011

City Attorney Jim Messer has sent the Pensacola City Council a memo on a legal perspective on the proposed disparity study. Messer is clear that any race-based program is “presumptively unconstitutional in violation of the Equal…

Pensacola

Hayward focuses on neighborhoods

June 16, 2011

Press Release: Pensacola residents will enjoy a cleaner city and more inviting neighborhoods thanks to a series of initiatives being announced today by Mayor Ashton Hayward. The initiatives are part of Hayward’s effort to make Pensacola’s…

State & National News

Redistricting meetings for Panhandle

June 16, 2011

Press Release: Florida Legislature to Hold First Round of Public Redistricting Meetings in Florida’s Panhandle The Florida House and Senate redistricting committees will hold their first round of joint public meetings in Florida’s Panhandle. Meetings will…

Pensacola

Corbett Davis to return to DIB

June 16, 2011

The owner of Jewelers Trade Shop, Corbett Davis, Jr., has been nominated by Mayor Ashton Hayward, along with Vinyl co-owner Evan Levin, to the Downtown Improvement Board. The Downtown Improvement Board is a quasi-governmental, not-for-profit agency…

Entertainment

Bubba Watson video

June 16, 2011

Golfer Bubba Watson and the Golf Boys made this spoof of the boy band videos. The video is the latest in a series by PGA Tour pro and prankster Ben Crane and is set to raise…

News

Badlands, Second Season begins

June 15, 2011

Press Release: The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office along with other agencies, will conduct an “Operation Clean Sweep” event on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in the Montclair Community. The clean-up will begin at 8:00 am at Monclair…

Pensacola

History of Race in Pensacola

June 15, 2011

In 2008, we published a cover story by Scott Satterwhite on the history of race in Pensacola ( Pensacola’s 450 Years of Race History). There was a time Pensacola was one of the most diverse and…

Politics

Sacred Heart announces $57-million expansion

June 14, 2011

Sacred Heart Health System President/CEO Laura Kaiser made the announcement today that they would be building a 112-bed facility on their Pensacola campus for adult patients. Forty of the beds will be for intensive care patients.…

Pensacola

Hayward proposes Legion Field center

June 14, 2011

Press release: Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward is proposing an innovative and cost-effective new approach to the City’s parks, recreation, library, and community center programs with a new “Community Resource Center” he is sending to the City…