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Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce
11:39 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Changes Upcoming at Greater Pensacola Chamber

Jerry Maygarden
Credit pensacolachamber.com

Some major changes could be on the horizon at the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, with the ultimate goal of getting it out of the sunshine.

The Chamber’s board of directors gave unanimous approval last week to begin the trek to privatize the organization. That would make the new Chamber arrangement exempt from Florida’s Sunshine Law that covers open meetings and records.

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DOC Office Pensacola
5:34 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Scott Scuttles DOC Move to North Hill

Credit skyscrapercity.com

Gov. Rick Scott’s trip to Pensacola last week involved more than just a closed political fundraiser. He also heard about the controversial plan to relocate a state probation and parole office to the city’s North Hill neighborhood.

The Governor  Friday directed Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews to renew the office’s existing lease at the current facility on North Davis Highway. Plans were to move the offices to the old Coca-Cola plant on Palafox. That drew fire from a number of North Hill residents at the last City Council meeting.

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Local News
4:34 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Homes And Property On Pensacola And Navarre Beach Will Be Taxed

Property and houses on Pensacola Beach will be taxed according to a court ruling.
Credit Photo via Flickr//Ken Ratcliff http://bit.ly/1iLDyo0

Homes and condos on Pensacola and Navarre Beaches will remain on the tax rolls, after a pair of decisions Thursday by the Florida Supreme Court. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports.

The seven justices upheld a 2011 appeals-court ruling in favor of the property appraisers and tax collectors in Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties. They said that not only can the structures be taxed, but so can the county-owned land underneath them.

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ST Aerospace
4:46 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

PSC Hosts ST Aerospace Job Fair

Job seekers speak with representatives from ST Aerospace at a job fair hosted at Pensacola State College.
Credit Dave Dunwoody

About 300 people interested in working at ST Aerospace – either in Mobile or its operation to be built in Pensacola – came out in force on Thursday.

The line at Pensacola State College’s student center extended out to the parking lot when the doors opened at ten o’clock. They were quickly ushered in and through the process of filling out an application and speaking with an ST Representative.

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Economic Report
2:46 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Harper: Yearly Job Growth In Northwest Florida Trends Upward

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s first press conference on Capitol Hill. “It’s steady as she goes for Janet Yellen,” says Harper. He says it wasn’t notable for any change in policy, but for the same rookie error made by her predecessors Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke. “She made the mistake of being too direct in a response to a reporter’s question, and that sent the financial markets into a bit of a tizzy.”  

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