The University of West Florida has received a major grant from a local foundation. Dr. Brendan Kelly, the interim vice president for UWF Advancement, announced the one million dollar gift from the Bear Family Foundation of Pensacola.
A report by the left-leaning watchdog group Center for American Progress Action Fund ranks the best and worst counties in Florida for voting in last year's presidential election. Meanwhile, local elections supervisors are firing back.
Called "Florida's Worst Election Offenders," the study uses data from the U-S Elections Assistance Commission, divided up into nine factors, to gauge how well the state’s 40 most populous counties measured up.
In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses Florida’s general revenue estimate for Florida, which projects what the sales and use tax revenues will be. The latest forecast from state economists shows an increase o f$300 million relative to the summer projection.
The state Fire Marshal’s Office continues its investigation into Monday night’s fire at the Alfred-Washburn Center in Pensacola. Ashley Carr with the Fire Marshal’s Office in Tallahassee says the preliminary findings are that the fire began in the attic and was caused by an electrical problem.
The local elections next year may be the most important in recent memory, which is saying a lot considering how the past three were game-changers.
In those elections, we completely changed the face of government. In 2008, the voters ousted Escambia County Commissioner Mike Whitehead, Sheriff Ron McNesby and most of the Pensacola City Council. We also elected Malcolm Thomas the superintendent of schools and James Owens public defender.
The City of Pensacola Tuesday rescinded its claim to back royalties and interest, from two restaurants that are on city-leased property downtown.
City officials backed off their claims that Collier Merrill and his firm, Great Southern Restaurants owed more than five million dollars in default lease payments over the past 13 years involving the Fish House and Atlas Oyster Bar.
The Air Force is hosting two public town hall meetings this week to discuss proposed plans for military training in the Blackwater River and Tate’s Hell State Forests. The first town hall to be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Milton Community Center will focus on the Blackwater River State Forest.
“Well, we want to make sure the public has a good understanding of what we’re trying to accomplish,” says Mike Spaits, Environmental Public Affairs Officer for Eglin Air Force Base.
Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers Monday called for more details, in the dispute involving claims that royalties and interest are owed by two restaurants housed on city property.
Myers presented the request in the form of a discussion item during the Council’s agenda review session. She wanted an update on the leases involving the property known as Pitt Slip Marina – on which operate the Fish House and Atlas Oyster Bar.