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Keys to Continued Growth

Keys to Continued Growth

By Rick Outzen On June 28, the executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Cissy Proctor, touted the economic development successes of Governor Rick Scott and the region. [...]

Investing in Pensacola’s Progress

Investing in Pensacola’s Progress

By Jennifer Leigh Sunday's Child held its annual meeting last month giving away five grants to local nonprofits. Manna Food Pantries, Independence for the Blind, Friends of Escambia County [...]

Underhill’s ‘Brutal’ Honesty

Underhill’s ‘Brutal’ Honesty

By Duwayne Escobedo Doug Underhill said one thing he learned as a counter-terrorism officer and in 25 years of service in the U.S. Navy was how to be brutally honest. "People say, ‘Can I be [...]

The Buzz 6/29/17

The Buzz 6/29/17

What's That Smell The heavy rains brought to the area by Tropical Storm Cindy overwhelmed the stormwater system one block from Pensacola City Hall. Dr. Gloria Horning reported to the city's 3-1-1 [...]

Newpoint: Charges and Possible Cover Up

Newpoint: Charges and Possible Cover Up

By Rick Outzen Marcus May, the founder and owner of the Newpoint Education Partners charter schools in Escambia and six other Florida counties, and Steven Kunkemoeller, owner of School Warehouse, [...]

The Buzz 6/22/17

The Buzz 6/22/17

Pond Design Questioned The Government Street/Corrine Jones Stormwater project continues to be plagued with problems. The latest issue was flooding along the east side of the large pond during a [...]

A ‘First’ in the ’18 Governor’s Race

A ‘First’ in the ’18 Governor’s Race

By Sammi Sontag Our country once cherished pioneers that strove to be first. However, in this age of cynicism and polarized politics, the "firsts" have lost some of their luster. That may [...]

Red Snapper Season Rescued

Red Snapper Season Rescued

By Duwayne Escobedo The federal government added 39 days for recreational anglers to fish for red snapper this summer. Previously, it gave them only three days to catch the Gulf of Mexico's [...]

The Buzz 6/15/17

The Buzz 6/15/17

New Life for Land Swap Escambia County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh says the county was ready to pull the plug on the proposed commerce park for Outlying Field 8 (OLF-8) until it received a letter from [...]

Tent City Jail?

Tent City Jail?

By Duwayne Escobedo The Escambia County Commission wants a solution. It wants it cheap, and it wants it fast. Commission chair Doug Underhill recently proposed the county build a "tent city" [...]

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