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Monday Night Jams – Open Mic returns

Monday Night Jams – Open Mic returns

One of Pensacola's favorite Open Mics is back at The Big Easy Tavern! Located in the beautiful,historic North Hill of Downtown Pensacola,the event is open to bands of all genera's,single musicians,comedians,poets,and just about anything else. The show is hosted by members of different local [...]

Student Jazz Competition Results

Student Jazz Competition Results

The live finals of the Fourth Annual JSOP Student Jazz Competition took place Tuesday evening, March 25, at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Auditorium. Audience members were treated to some fine jazz performed by the talented finalists accompanied by the Guffman Trio, consisting of Cynthia [...]

Scott has trouble finding new campaign finance chairman

Scott has trouble finding new campaign finance chairman

Less that a week after Gov. Rick Scott's campaign finance chairman resigned in frustration, the campaign offered the job to another GOP rainmaker before abruptly rescinding the offer, six people with knowledge of the situation say, according to the Naples News. No reason was given. Read story.

State drops voter purge

State drops voter purge

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida In an election-year turnaround, Gov. Rick Scott's administration is dropping a problematic voter purge aimed at keeping non-U.S. citizens from casting ballots. In the fall, Secretary of State Ken Detzner held five forums with supervisors of elections [...]

Chalk It Up! Pensacola looking for sponsors and artists

Chalk It Up! Pensacola looking for sponsors and artists

Chalk It Up! Pensacola wants you to invest in the Northwest Florida community by supporting the third edition of, Chalk It Up!, the Pensacola Sidewalk Art Festival (chalkituppensacola.org) on May 10 at Commendencia Slip, downtown Pensacola. They are reaching out to business owners, art [...]

One issue resolved: City gets FAA approval today

One issue resolved: City gets FAA approval today

In a letter dated March 27, Gene Roth, National Team Lead and Southern Region Compliance Specialist with the FAA, has approved the OHM contract. The city was granted approval because: "The airport has stated that such an agreement is needed in part because the airport is requiring the current [...]

City attorney opinion puts port, airport, other city property, investments and city funds solely in hands of the mayor

City attorney opinion puts port, airport, other city property, investments and city funds solely in hands of the mayor

According to City Attorney Jim Messer, Mayor Asthon Hayward is not bound by Council Resolutions. Therefore, Hayward was free to give a 10-year food concession contract to OHM Group over council objections and without competitive bids. Messer's opinion means that all the resolutions that govern [...]

Letter: Gay minister reflects on 12-year relationship with Westboro Baptist pastor

Letter: Gay minister reflects on 12-year relationship with Westboro Baptist pastor

By Rev. Patrick Rogers I am 57-year-old, a gay man, an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ denomination, a Christian and I was in a relationship with Rev. Fred Phelps, former pastor at Westboro Baptist Church, for over 12 years. Yes, you read it correctly; Fred and I spent twelve [...]

Hayward failed to get FAA approval

Hayward failed to get FAA approval

The Pensacola News Journal has confirmed what Jesse Rigsby, attorney for Varona Enterprises of Florida, suspected--Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward failed to get FAA approval to give OHM Group a 10-year exclusive contract for airport food concessions without competitively bidding it. PNJ reporter [...]

Baseball game demonstrated strong Pensacola-Troy connection

Baseball game demonstrated strong Pensacola-Troy connection

By Steve Barnes Tuesday, Troy's baseball team had the first at-bat, but that was a mistake. It should have been the home team. The Trojans and Alabama met Tuesday at the home ballpark of Pensacola's Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. It came just four days before the Reds play an [...]

STEPS FOR AUTISM 2014 is Saturday

STEPS FOR AUTISM 2014 is Saturday

Steps for Autism 2014, presented by Cox Communications, will be held on Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Pensacola State College main campus track. There will be activities for kids of all ages, food, music, raffles, and much more! Bouncy houses, an obstacle course, face painting, [...]

WCOA morning show broadcasts live in downtown Pensacola tomorrow

WCOA morning show broadcasts live in downtown Pensacola tomorrow

WCOA 1370 AM's Don Parker and Jim Sanborn will broadcast live tomorrow morning from Bodacious Olive, 407 S Palafox Street. Rishy Studer will open the store at 6 a.m. and will be serving free coffee and pancakes from 6-8 a.m. I will join them at 6:30 am to talk about the March 27 issue which goes [...]

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