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Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz wrote a viewpoint for the Tallahassee Democrat in support of John Thrasher being selected as the new Florida State University president (Work with Thrasher). He opened with an insightful story about how he and Thrasher, one of the most influential leaders in [...]

Thornton charges increased to homicide in Troung death

Thornton charges increased to homicide in Troung death

Willie May Thornton, 40, has also been charged with Homicide in the September 13 killing of Phoung Nguyen Troung. Her son, Dontonio Diaz Thornton, 19, was charged Friday night with Homicide in the death of the 50-year-old store owner. Troung was found deceased behind the counter of his business, [...]

Secrets of Santa Rosa lecture series  starts Oct. 4

Secrets of Santa Rosa lecture series starts Oct. 4

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site, in cooperation with the Florida Public Archaeology Network, is hosting the fifth annual Secrets of Santa Rosa: Archaeology and History in Your Backyard lecture series. The topics this year include an historical discussion of longleaf pine, colonial Pensacola, a [...]

Birmingham Coca-Cola bottler expanding to Pensacola

Birmingham Coca-Cola bottler expanding to Pensacola

The Birmingham Business Journal reports today that Birmingham-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, or CCBCU, has announced it plans to expand its footprint to Valparaiso and Pensacola, Fla. Read more.

Chamber hosts BP claims seminar

The Greater Pensacola Chamber will be hosting a seminar for individuals and businesses affected by the Deep-water Horizon oil spill to simplify the claims process and answer any legal questions for those interested in seeking restoration funds. The 2010 oil spill caused significant economic harm [...]

Crist launches Kitchen Table tour

Crist launches Kitchen Table tour

Gov. Rick Scott has had campaign tours highlighting job creation and the military. Challenger Charlie Crist starts today his own tour, a 10-day Kitchen Table Tour to highlight the importance his campaign is placing on the challenges facing the state's middle class. From the Campaign: Charlie [...]

Heads up on new laws taking effect Oct. 1

Heads up on new laws taking effect Oct. 1

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Long-sought regulations on Florida's commercial parasailing industry, along with a measure about crimes against unborn children, are among 32 laws that go into effect Wednesday. A number of the new laws, signed by Gov. Rick Scott after the 2014 [...]

DeeDee Davis named to the Florida Film and Entertainment Council

DeeDee Davis named to the Florida Film and Entertainment Council

Tallahassee–Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) has appointed former State Representative DeeDee Davis to the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council. “The people of our state are very fortunate to have the benefit of DeeDee’s unique abilities and insights in this [...]

Westside Branch Library at Legion Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony tomorrow

Westside Branch Library at Legion Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony tomorrow

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the Westside Branch Library at Legion Field tomorrow, Tuesday, September 30, 11 a.m., 1301 W. Gregory St., Pensacola. The Westside Branch Library is part of the West Florida Public Library System and is now located inside the Theophalis May Neighborhood [...]

Weekend Buzz: Critical Council vote, Abston for Mayor, Grand Jury Time

Weekend Buzz: Critical Council vote, Abston for Mayor, Grand Jury Time

Critical City Council Vote Last week, the daily newspaper cited the city's natural gas utility, Pensacola Energy, for having some of the oldest pipes in the country. The situation could be worse if not for the foresight of city leaders in 2011. Mayor Ashton Hayward, with the help of then-Chief [...]

Wall of Silence broken in Truong homicide

Wall of Silence broken in Truong homicide

At noon press conference on Saturday, Sheriff David Morgan announced two arrests in the Sept. 13 homicide of Phuong Truong at TM Mart on Michigan Avenue. Dontonio Diaz Thornton, 19, has been charged with homicide and robbery, and his mother, Willie Mae Thornton, 39, charged with violation of [...]

City Papers: Insurance Broker

City Papers: Insurance Broker

The last set of documents concerned the insurance broker services. Stuart Freeman of Molton, Allen & Williams approached the city believing that he could save the city money by consolidating all the insurance policies under one broker (Freeman ), at the time the city had five firms - [...]

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