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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 - [...]

Pensacola State faculty negotiations also at impasse

Pensacola State faculty negotiations also at impasse

PSC Press Release: Pensacola State College and the Pensacola State College faculty association (PSCFA) bargaining team did not reach an agreement today on the proposed contract. The PSC administration has declared impasse. Bargaining has been taking place since February 2013 on the 2013-2014 [...]

Mayor works on lasting solutions to April flooding

Mayor works on lasting solutions to April flooding

courtesy Governor's office In his latest "Upwords," Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward writes that the city has taken action on 62 different flood recovery projects, completing 37 of them. He said, "Staff is working through the FEMA process simultaneously and I expect the City to be fully [...]

City Employee and Police pensions graded D

City Employee and Police pensions graded D

A report released Thursday by the LeRoy Collins Institute said local-government pension plans continue to place a significant burden on municipalities across Florida. The report evaluated 151 local pension plans, including the city of Pensacola general employee and police pensions. The two [...]

Women candidates to speak Sept. 30

Women candidates to speak Sept. 30

Six of nine women candidates running for office in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will bring their campaign messages to the Women’s Civic Forum on Tuesday, September 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in the large meeting room of the downtown Pensacola library at 239 North Spring [...]

Time for Hayward  and City to separate legal representation

Time for Hayward and City to separate legal representation

The daily newspaper reported today that Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward "retained an attorney at the law firm of Beggs and Lane to handle his involvement in the federal investigation." According to the paper, the mayor is personally paying for at least some of those legal expenses. The federal [...]

City Papers: Investments

City Papers: Investments

The Federal Grand Jury asked for city records concerning its Requests for Investment bids from Jan. 1, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2013. Inweekly has reviewed the over 700 pages released by the city. Nothing stood out as out of the ordinary, other Pam Childers telling Todd O'Brien of BBVA Compass in July [...]

Galusha gets $318,541 judgment against City of Pensacola

Galusha gets $318,541 judgment against City of Pensacola

Arthur Shimek sent me an email this morning that his client, Paul Galusha, won his case,#2013 CA 001565, against the city of Pensacola and received a verdict for $ 318,541.58. However, because the city has sovereign immunity, Galusha will only receive $100,000. Inweekly published a story on [...]

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