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Election 2014
6:43 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Scott Mailer "Voter Alert" Appears Intentionally Misleading

Voters across Florida are getting mailers from Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign, which are leading to some concerns about their absentee ballots. However, there are NO problems with the ballots.

A column by Andy Marlette on the Pensacola News Journal’s website says that Scott’s “Let’s Get to Work” campaign has sent out flyers with “Voter Alert” in bold, red type, and a warning that “Your absentee ballot should have arrived.” That drew the attention of David Stafford – Escambia County’s Supervisor of Elections.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony in Shalimar
3:51 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Breaking Ground On County Administration Building In Shalimar

County Leaders Break Ground
Kathy Newby

County officials crowded together under tents hoping to avoid the rain Monday morning during the groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of the Okaloosa County Administration Building. The site was once the home of the Shalimar Annex which was recently demolished in July. County Commission Chair Kelly Windes says the Annex which was built in 1963 was functionally and technologically challenged by today’s standards and needed to be replaced, "Here we are today we’re going to have a redo, we’re going to completely start over. We will build a facility that will be citizen friendly."

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Escambia County Jail
9:22 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Grand Jury Will Hear Testimony On April Jail Explosion

Credit Photo via Twitter// @weartv

Beginning Tuesday, an Escambia County grand jury will review evidence from the April 30 explosion at the County Jail’s Central Booking and Detention Facility.

Two inmates were killed and 184 other inmates and staff were injured in the blast, which came as the facility was flooded from torrential rainfall. The subsequent investigation by the state Fire Marshal’s Office turned up no real surprises, that the explosion was the result of a natural gas leak in the basement.

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ITEN Wired Summit
2:27 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

iTEN Wired Comes To Pensacola This Week

The iTEN Wired Summit is being held in Pensacola this week. It's billed as the Gulf Coast's premiere  information technology event.

The events starts Thursday afternoon at the National Flight Academy with the CIO panel discussion at 3:30pm. It is an opportunity for IT professionals and technology service and infrastructure providers to hear a frank and open discussion about the future of the IT industry. That is followed at 4:30 by the opening reception feature tours of the National Flight Academy and hands of demonstrations of new technology.

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Economic Report
12:31 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Harper: GDP Estimate Up; Jobless Claims Down

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the latest Gross Domestic Product. The GDP report released last week was the second of three estimates for the second quarter. “The good news is that it’s up relative to the initial estimate,” says Harper. 

The initial estimate had been 4 percent.  The revised rate is 4.2% GDP growth. The biggest gains were in the areas of consumer spending, exports, and business investment spending.

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