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Fountain cries foul

August 6, 2015

City Chief Operations Officer Tamara Fountain issued this evening a statement to the Pensacola News Journal accusing reporter Will Isern of printing “allegations and innuendo” after he and Fountain had arranged an interview next week to…


Baldwin on ESPN about Confederate flag

July 20, 2015

Two weeks ago, ESPN came to Pensacola to interview Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, Jr. He was putting on a football camp at Legion Field for the Southern Youth Sports Association and other area kids.…


Hayward proposes $211 million budget for FY 2016.

June 23, 2015

The City of Pensacola’s fiscal year 2016 budget, totaling $211,183,000, has been uploaded to the city’s website. As we reported earlier, Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones has projected a 2.7 percent increase in taxable property…


CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

June 16, 2015

By Claudia Carlson Plans are underway to improve West Pensacola with the help of Live Work Learn Play (LWLP), an international real estate development and advisory firm, Baptist Hospital, Escambia County, and city of Pensacola. At…


City politics: Once again much ado, little change

May 14, 2015

Pensacola City Hall came into this week with three contentious issues: CMPA Board of Trustees, Film Commission and Gallery Night. The first two involved the Pensacola City Council and third the Downtown Improvement Board. As the…


Cuba impressed by Pensacola delegation

May 12, 2015

Two weeks ago, Inweekly reported on a local delegation that visited Cuba seeking to build relationships and test the waters for possible business opportunities (“Creating a Pensacola-Cuba Connection”). In today’s Tampa Tribune, Albert Fox, president of…


Convention Center deja vu

March 16, 2015

The success of Pensacon has reignited a discussion for a convention center. It’s a worthy topic. The fourth-cent of the bed tax was originally presented as a funding source for just such a venture. The penny…


Hayward lands another grant for city

February 17, 2015

The City of Pensacola has been awarded a $940,000 Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The funds will be used to restore and stabilize areas…


Free Blacks Flee Pensacola

February 16, 2015

The Panama City News Herald published today an article by Marlene Womack on how free blacks fled Pensacola in the years before the Civil War as the state’s laws became more oppressive, eventually mandating that they…