Pensacola

City Hall: Mayor does not need separate legal counsel

March 1, 2017

Inweekly asked the Hayward Administration whether Mayor Ashton Hayward needed to have separate legal counsel since Judge Roger Vinson ruled he was individually named in fired Pensacola Fire Chief Matt Schmitt’s lawsuit. City Public Information Officer…

Business Politics

Locals concerned about war on media

March 1, 2017

By Duwayne Escobedo President Donald Trump and his administration have declared war on the media. This war includes banning major news organizations critical of his presidency from a White House briefing, vowing to skip the White…

Pensacola

Half of city voters favor consolidating some services

March 1, 2017

A majority of Pensacola voters favor consolidating Fire, Planning Services, and Park Services, according to a recent poll by Political Matrix. However, they don’t like the idea of consolidating  law enforcement. This study was conducted via…

Business

Nominations for LeaP sought, deadline Mar. 3

February 28, 2017

The Pensacola Chamber Foundation is accepting nominations for the Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2018 through Friday, Mar. 3. Self- nominations are accepted. LeaP, a program of the Pensacola Chamber Foundation, aims to develop community-minded leaders…

Escambia County

Beach Town Hall set for March 28

February 28, 2017

District 4 Commissioner Grover Robinson will host a Pensacola Beach town hall meeting Tuesday, March 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Island Authority Office Conference Center, located at 1 Via De Luna Drive. This…

Education

Spears takes Montgomery position

February 28, 2017

G.W. Carver High School in Montgomery, Ala. has hired Vernon (Fla.) High football coach and athletic director, Willie Spears, to its new head coach. The Class 6A Carver Rams have complied a 46-25 record over the…

Business

Is Trump hurting FL tourism

February 28, 2017

The travel site Kayak reports Brits are falling out of love with the USA in a major way. Searches for flights to key US destinations have fallen off a cliff when it comes to summer holidays…

Caring Education

UWF professor leads the fight against Alzheimer’s

February 28, 2017

Dr. Daniel Durkin, assistant professor in the University of West Florida Department of Social Work, was recently named the Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador for the Florida Panhandle and was selected to the Board of Directors for Covenant…

Pensacola

City of Pensacola to close Housing Choice Vouchers

February 28, 2017

The City of Pensacola has a waiting list of 1,490 people seeking to assistance under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. According to Housing Administrator Marcie Whitaker, the wait to receive assistance for applicants on…

Environment Escambia County

Air Quality Health Advisory rescinded

February 27, 2017

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County has rescinded the air quality health advisory near Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Landfill, located at 6990 Rolling Hills Road. Escambia County crews have been working to extinguish…

Education

SkillsUSA Region 1 competition starts Tuesday

February 27, 2017

More than 300 high school and college students from Pensacola to Tallahassee are expected to compete in the SkillsUSA Region 1 Competition, hosted by Pensacola State College, Feb. 28 – March 1. The competition events are…

Business

Great Northwest Florida announces strategies

February 27, 2017

Florida’s Great Northwest held its Regional Economic Transformation Implementation launch this morning and released its report on a unified vision for future economic development in the Panhandle: “Northwest Florida Forward: A Regional Strategy for Economic Transformation.”…