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Creative Tourism: Mississippi Blues Trail

Creative Tourism: Mississippi Blues Trail

Yesterday on Pensacola Speaks, I interviewed Mary Margaret Miller with Visit Mississippi about the Mississippi Blues Trail. One interesting nugget: Mississippi has more Grammy winners per capita than any other state. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 [...]

Mollye Barrows and her ‘Better Way to Give’ initiative

Mollye Barrows and her ‘Better Way to Give’ initiative

Pensacola Today reporter Mollye Barrows talks about her efforts to help the community deal with panhandling and homelessness on Pensacola Speaks. This summer she and the Studer Community Institute will launch "A Better Way to Give."

Radio Veteran Marty White retires after 42 behind the mic

Radio Veteran Marty White retires after 42 behind the mic

We reported White's retirement last month. This is the official announcement from the Cumulus: Cumulus Media, Inc. announces that longtime WXBM/Pensacola on-air personality Marty White is retiring after 42 years on the air, with 37 of those years on Pensacola radio. As a fixture on Pensacola [...]

Mayor voices his opinion on CBRE  with late night memo

Mayor voices his opinion on CBRE with late night memo

A little before 7:30 p.m., City COO Tamara Fountain sent to the Pensacola City Council an email with several attachments regarding the CBRE and the proposed master developer for the Community Maritime Park. Included in the attachments was a memorandum from Mayor Ashton Hayward. The mayor [...]

Charlotte’s Web rule challenge in jeopardy

Charlotte’s Web rule challenge in jeopardy

With the case possibly getting tossed out, an administrative law judge has canceled a hearing next week in a challenge to a proposed rule for the state's new medical-marijuana industry. Judge Elizabeth McArthur last week dismissed the case filed on behalf of a 4-year-old girl with an inoperable [...]

Rand Paul announces campaign for president

Rand Paul announces campaign for president

We got this press release from the Rand Paul campaign: U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) today announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States of America. During his time in office, Rand Paul has vehemently fought to protect our Constitution, individual [...]

PS Today: Mollye Barrows and Mississippi Blues

PS Today: Mollye Barrows and Mississippi Blues

On Pensacola Today this afternoon, I will talk with Pensacola Today reporter Mollye Barrows about her work on panhandling and her latest news articles. We will also have Mary Margaret Miller on the show to discuss the Mississippi Blues Trail. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA [...]

Guns are allowed in community centers

Guns are allowed in community centers

On Pensacola Speaks, attorney John Asmar said that the State Legislature has deemed that certain places where weapons are not permitted, regardless of whether or not you're licensed to carry one under any concealed weapons permits--such places are schools, career centers, and courthouses. He [...]

State Gambling Bid: ‘Status Quo’

State Gambling Bid: ‘Status Quo’

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With time running out, the Florida Senate showed its hand Friday with a gambling proposal that would extend for another year a deal that gives the Seminole Tribe exclusive rights to banked card games such as blackjack at most of its casinos. Senate [...]

League of Women Voters challenges Scott on health care

League of Women Voters challenges Scott on health care

The President of the League of Women Voters of Florida called Gov. Rick Scott's announcement casting doubt on a Senate plan to help 800,000 of Florida's low-income workers get health-care coverage "a sucker punch for all Floridians." "With all the positive momentum from business and bi-partisan [...]

Sheriff Morgan says 11-year-old may have been in car with murder victim

Sheriff Morgan says 11-year-old may have been in car with murder victim

On yesterday's Pensacola Speaks, Sheriff David Morgan talked about the murder of Keshwon Stallworth, age 16, who was brutally killed nearly a month ago. Stallworth's body was found in a vehicle that had been set on fire on St. Catherine Avenue. The teenager had been shot, and the car torched to [...]

Pratt named to Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Pratt named to Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Jerry Pratt, one of the world's leading researchers in the field of robotics, has been named to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, joining an august group of inventors which includes the likes of Thomas Edison. Pratt, a senior research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine [...]

Manna puts Hayne Street property up for sale

Manna puts Hayne Street property up for sale

Inweekly spoke this morning with Jay Bradshaw, past board chairman for Manna Food Pantries. Bradshaw said that Manna has decided not to build on the site of the old J. Lee Pickens School and will seek another location to build its much-needed facility. He said, "Our board of directors and staff [...]

CBRE  listing agreement kicked forward to May

CBRE listing agreement kicked forward to May

At its agenda review meeting yesterday, the Pensacola City Council tried to understand what Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn called "entanglements" concerning CBRE's listing agreement and RFP for the Community Maritime Park. Because the list of questions were so many, the council voted to pull [...]

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