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Showcase Pensacola
10:29 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Ad Agencies Team Up To Promote Tourism

Credit visitpensacola.com

  Seven local advertising agencies are teaming up to work with the group Visit Pensacola as “Showcase Pensacola” which will market the area to potential visitors.

Work on promotional and public relations projects for Showcase has been going on since early spring, by the Appleyard Agency, E.W. Bullock Associates, Ideaworks, IDGroup, Southern Media, AC Advertising and Duncan McCall. Dick Appleyard says normally, they’re a very competitive lot.

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UWF Economist joins Pensacola think-tank
10:25 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Harper New Studer Institute Director

  There’s a new partnership in town between the University of West Florida and the Studer Institute: with UWF economist Rick Harper becoming the Institute’s Director.

The genesis of both the partnership and Harper’s new job took place a number of months ago, and is partially related to his longtime friendship with former Pensacola News Journal publisher Randy Hammer, who’s now the Studer Institute’s President and CEO.

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Pensacola Beach Ambassadors
5:27 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Ambassadors Inform Public About Sharing The Beach With Coastal Wildlife

Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

If you've been out to Pensacola Beach anytime this summer you've seen them. Large portable party tents being used as beach umbrellas. And for the most part everyone thinks that's great. The problem starts when the sun goes down but the tents stay up.

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Superfund
5:21 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Public Input Sought For Superfund Site: Possible Plan To Clean Aquifer

An overview of the Escambia Treating Company Superfund site.
Credit Citizens Against Toxic Exposure

  Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were in Pensacola Tuesday evening, to gather public opinion on a proposal to clean up part of the Escambia Treating Company Superfund Site.

The location contains severe contamination and is acting as the “source area” of the groundwater plume leaving the former ETC Facility. The EPA’s Erik Spalvins says it has to be addressed before the rest of the cleanup can begin.

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Health Department Alert
9:49 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

West Nile Alert: How To Avoid Mosquito-Related Illness

Credit Photo via Flickr//James Jordan

  The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County has received notification of a probable case of West Nile virus infection in a county resident.

County Health Director Dr. John Lanza says this is the third consecutive year that a resident’s been bitten by an infected mosquito – in this case, mid-July, with the lab results confirming the disease were returned earlier this month.

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