The Pensacola City Council Thursday voted unanimously for an amendment to the homeless ordinance regarding “camping” on city property and the use of blankets and other covering while doing so.
The Council approved the ordinance last May, with strong backing from Mayor Ashton Hayward and his staff. Attorney Alistair McKenzie told the panel that the backlash from the ordinance has extended well beyond the city limits.
A “one ring” phone scam is being reported across the United States. The Better Business Bureau is alerting the public to this simple—yet extremely effective—ploy that can result in unauthorized charges on wireless statements.
Here’s how it works: automated dialers blast thousands of random calls to mobile numbers obtained from public listings or from black market dealers —who hustle “sucker lists”— the call disconnects after one ring.
An exhibit of pulp magazine cover art is currently on display at the University of West Florida’s TAG Art Gallery. Modern Pulp” draws attention to illustrations from artists who are not widely remembered.
The exhibit is the product of an interdepartmental collaboration between faculty and students in the English and art department. Many of the magazines on display belong to Dr. David Earle, an associate professor of English at UWF.
Although gas prices have remained relatively stable since the start of the year, Triple-A is predicting they will rise as spring approaches.
The auto club believes prices at the pump will rise to about three dollars-75 cents per gallon, a bit less than last year’s peak of 3.79. Spokeswoman Jessica Brady says motorists likely are facing a jump soon.