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350 Pensacola hosts speaker on The Water and Land Conservation Amendment, Oct. 14

350 Pensacola hosts speaker on The Water and Land Conservation Amendment, Oct. 14

350 Pensacola hosts “Protecting Florida’s Future: The Water and Land Conservation Amendment,” a talk by Marcus Lackey, on Tuesday, October 14. The Water and Land Conservation Amendment is on Florida’s November 4 election ballot, offering voters the chance to protect their drinking water and [...]

TaxWatch recommends paroling elderly prisoners

TaxWatch recommends paroling elderly prisoners

Florida's prison population is rapidly increasing despite declining crime rates, and the latest report from Florida TaxWatch recommends options to prevent increasing costs from overwhelming taxpayers. The report, Florida's Aging Prisoner Problem, warns that the steadily growing elderly prison [...]

Gov. Scott announces funding for restoration projects and boat ramps in the Panhandle, using BP funds

Press Release: Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the funding of the third and largest set of early restoration projects, as approved by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees. Nearly $88 million represents 28 projects, which will take place throughout many [...]

Petoskey council rejects contract with Bill Reynolds

Petoskey council rejects contract with Bill Reynolds

The Petoskey City Council voted by a 3-2 vote yesterday against entering a contract that would have finalized former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds' employment as the new Petoskey city manager. The council will reopen the search process. Read more.

Nearly 85 percent of BP economic loss claims in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties remain unpaid

Nearly 85 percent of BP economic loss claims in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties remain unpaid

According to the website LegalExaminer.com, 2,415 BP economic loss claims have been filed in Escambia County with the BP Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement Program. Only 359 have been paid to-date for a total of $70,000,000, resulting in an average claim value of $195,000. Assuming all [...]

Career Source Escarosa has space for job assessment

Career Source Escarosa has space for job assessment

Press Release: Space is still available for the Community Occupational Talent Search (E-COTS) Skill Assessment Test scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Woodland Heights Resource Center located at 111 Berkley Dr., Pensacola, FL 32503. Escambia County residents interested in [...]

Debate brews over whether medical pot already legal

Debate brews over whether medical pot already legal

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Jacksonville law firm has created a firestorm in the already heated debate about whether Floridians should allow doctors to order medical marijuana for sick patients. Lawyer Ian Christensen and his colleague Christopher Ralph contend that a [...]

Ex-Googler and Entrepreneur Inspires Local Innovators at Biggest Innovation Awards Program in Florida

Ex-Googler and Entrepreneur Inspires Local Innovators at Biggest Innovation Awards Program in Florida

Press Release: Entrepreneur, explorer, filmmaker, inventor, pilot, NASA advisory chair and CEO are a few of the many roles Lars Perkins has performed. In 1994 he became CEO of Webhire, and would later become the CEO of the image organizer and image viewing website, Picasa. The innovative software [...]

College Republican responds to uproar over Scott’s ‘Wedding Dress’ ad

College Republican responds to uproar over Scott’s ‘Wedding Dress’ ad

This column was published by Context Florida. It's written by Diane Roberts who lives in Tallahassee. First check out the video, which has been described as the "Most Sexist Political Ad of the Year": ----- A College Republican Speaks: So, OK, chicks. I mean, girls, um, WOMEN. [...]

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Ferries Are Coming The announcement of the city of Pensacola receiving a grant from the US Department of Transportation to construct in downtown Pensacola a dock and associated infrastructure to support ferry boat operations is the third leg of a project that has been studied and planned since [...]

Another inmate escapes from work release

Another inmate escapes from work release

NorthEscambia.com reports 54-year old Michael J. Jones escaped from the Pensacola Community Release Center, on North L Street, about 7:50 p.m. Friday. Jones is described a bald black male, 6-feet, 2 inches tall and about 215 pounds. Jones was serving a one year, eight and a half month sentenced [...]

Suicide Prevention Display Travels to Pensacola State College Oct. 7

Suicide Prevention Display Travels to Pensacola State College Oct. 7

Award-winning Public Exhibit Representing the Number of Students Lost Each Year to Suicide Active Minds’ Send Silence Packing® - a nationally recognized public education exhibit of 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of students who die by suicide every year – will be on display at [...]

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