Planning Board member Scott Sallis read a written statement into the record at the Aug. 11 board meeting. He said that he voted on the his client's item in July because of the counsel he was given by city staff---that vote violated Florida ethics law. Read PBR. Although he felt uncomfortable [...]
On News Talk 1370 WCOA's "Pensacola Speaks," Greg Litton of Northeast Sertoma talked about the 2nd Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival. Check out the website.
Country music star Drake White and his hit known as “the song of the summer” to kick off the weekend Press Release: Southern rock, blues and soul will sound throughout the streets of Pensacola from Friday, Sept. 25, to Sunday, Sept. 27, during the Pensacola Seafood Festival, presented by [...]
From The News Service of Florida: Backers of a ballot proposal to legalize medical marijuana are moving toward getting a key Florida Supreme Court review, with nearly 22,000 valid petition signatures submitted to the state as of Thursday morning. The effort, known as United for Care, needs [...]
The News Journal asked the First Amendment Foundation about City Administrator Eric Olson ordering city employees to not read emails from government accounts. FAF President Barbara Peterson was also asked about Olson's calling the employer of North Hill Preservation Association president Melanie [...]
Pensacola is an exciting place to live. Downtown Pensacola is booming and more development is on the way. The YMCA of Northwest Florida this morning held a groundbreaking for its new downtown facility that is being built in the parking lot behind Seville Quarter. The construction on the [...]
Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, who is running for the U.S. Senate, issued this statement: “The Obama Administration’s refusal to invite pro-democracy leaders to Friday’s U.S. Embassy ceremony in Havana is a shameful embarrassment that emboldens Castro's repressive regime. Once [...]
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos had a great home stand. The Sunday game was nationally televised, and Joe Scarborough threw out the first pitch on Tuesday.
On WEAR TV, City Administrator Eric Olson admitted that he called the boss of the president of the North Hill Preservation Association, but he said he didn't try to get her fired from her job at the Naval Air Station. "She is not permitted by federal regulations to send e-mails from her [...]
On July 23, CBRE sent former Chief Operations Officer Tamara Fountain an update of its efforts on marketing the Community Maritime Park. The Miami developer, MCM-BAP, was to send a revised proposal for its hotel and residential projects at the park by July 9. CBRE notified Fountain it had not [...]
Santa Rosa Island Authority manager Buck Lee is turning in his resignation, effective Jan. 15. Stay tuned.
Press Release: In an effort to address concerns from residents following the Florida Department of Health’s release of the Rolling Hills Landfill Health Consultation, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners recently announced that the second of four hydrogen sulfide (H2S) monitors has [...]
By Duwayne Escobedo Picture full hotels on the beach. A bustling downtown. Packed restaurants. And, oh yeah, the University of West Florida Division II football team drawing record crowds in 2016 to the waterfront stadium on Pensacola Bay. Football coaches, sports administrators and the [...]
Joe Scarborough was interviewed on The Daily Brew. He lamented how dysfunctional local government is in Pensacola. "We had wanted a strong mayor in the city for a very long time," said Scarborough. "We got one, as far as the position goes, but it's chaotic and you hate to see it." He added, [...]
The Cease and Desist letter from attorney Alistar McKenzie regarding the City Administrator Eric Olson allegedly threatening the president of the North Hill Preservation Association was dated July 20. When Mayor Ashton Hayward announced on August 10 that Olson would assume the duties of his [...]
The News Service of Florida reports that Andrea Minyard, David Stewart, Jon Thogmartin And Barbara Wolf have been reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott as district medical examiners. Minyard, of Gulf Breeze, is chief medical examiner of District 1, which includes Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton [...]
WSFA reports that Montgomery, Ala. Mayor Todd Strange is excited about his city being considered for Sky Warrior's Initial Flight Screening Program, which could include a possible hotel or dorm to house up to 2,000 airmen. "It's a project that we've been aware of. We've made it known that we'd [...]