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BP agrees to pay $18.7 billion to settle all federal and state claims.

BP agrees to pay $18.7 billion to settle all federal and state claims.

This morning BP announced that it has agreed to pay $18.7 billion over 18 years to settle all federal and state claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The agreement involves the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Texas as well as claims made by 400 local [...]

SETSCO presents ‘Hamlet’

SETSCO presents ‘Hamlet’

Press Release: Ten years ago, a group of teen actors and their teacher founded an acting company in Pensacola out of an enthusiastic desire to the study and perform the works of William Shakespeare. The company was dedicated to the notion that Shakespeare is for everyone and to the belief that [...]

Chef Shirley chosen to represent Florida in 2014 Great American Seafood Cook-Off

Chef Shirley chosen to represent Florida in 2014 Great American Seafood Cook-Off

Chef Jim Shirley of co-owner of The Fish House and creator of Grits-a-Ya-YA has been chosen by Gov. Rick Scott to represent Florida in the 2014 Great American Seafood Cook-Off. The event, designed to spotlight America’s best seafood communities and chefs, is scheduled for Saturday, August [...]

PSC Names New Head Softball Coach: Lyndsey Angus

PSC Names New Head Softball Coach: Lyndsey Angus

Press Release: Pensacola State College has named Lyndsey Angus as the new head softball coach, Athletic Director Bill Hamilton announced today. Currently on the University of New Mexico’s Lobo softball staff, she will begin her career with the Lady Pirates July 16. “I’m very grateful and [...]

Proposed gambling rules could face challenge

Proposed gambling rules could face challenge

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA .After almost two years in the works, state gambling regulators on Tuesday released the latest version of proposed pari-mutuel regulations governing everything from how much jockeys can weigh to the shape and size of horse tracks. But industry insiders [...]

DIB seeks Ad agency

DIB seeks Ad agency

PENSACOLA DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT BOARD REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: ADVERTISING AND MARKETING SERVICES Who: The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) What: Request for Qualifications for Marketing and Advertising Services Where: Downtown Pensacola Why: The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board [...]

Destination Archaeology has new exhibit

Destination Archaeology has new exhibit

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) opens today a new temporary exhibit titled "Journey into the Dark: Archaeology of Florida’s Caves" inside the Destination Archaeology Resource Center. The Destination Archaeology Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Florida Public [...]

New Locations Announced for Upcoming RESTORE Project Submission Workshops

New Locations Announced for Upcoming RESTORE Project Submission Workshops

Escambia County will host five community workshops intended to introduce the public to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) project submission portal. The portal is expected to open the first week of July and will remain open for 90 [...]

Gaetz surprised by line-item veto of local economic development project

Gaetz surprised by line-item veto of local economic development project

Last week, State Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) talked on "Pensacola Speaks" about Gov. Rick Scott's line-item of several projects in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Gaetz wasn't too surprised by the cuts, except for the veto of $1 million for Project FOIL, an economic development project of [...]

Council has 56 applicants for executive position

Council has 56 applicants for executive position

The application period for the new Pensacola City Council executive closed on June 15. At a council workshop held June 24 at Airport Conference Room, consultant Al Coby told the council that 56 people submitted applications. “From the applications I have gone over, there are 35 that do [...]

While I was in DC…

While I was in DC…

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - NOT SO LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After the merciful end of the special session and the months-long process of legislating, it looked like this week would be the beginning of the normal quiet days of summer in Tallahassee. Sporadic [...]

VT MAE funding still unsecured, but project within timeline

VT MAE funding still unsecured, but project within timeline

Late Friday night, the mayor's office sent out its latest "Upwords." Mayor Ashton Hayward said that Governor Scott's veto of $3 million for Pensacola International Airport will not impact VT MAE, the proposed aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Pensacola International [...]

Confederate flag hurts conservative cause

The managing editor of the Washington Examiner opposes flying the Confederate flag because it hurts the conservatives fight for states' rights: "The invocation of "states rights" among those waving the Confederate flag while fighting for the evils of slavery and segregation has been devastating [...]

Confederate flags could fall in other Panhandle counties

Confederate flags could fall in other Panhandle counties

The Daily News reports two petition have been started urging the removal of the Confederate flag from the Walton County Courthouse lawn and from the William “Uncle Bill” Lundy memorial in Crestview. The Civil War is over.

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