City of Pensacola

UWF Historic Trust

  On this Christmas, WUWF is digging into the archives to revisit a 2006 conversation with historian and story-teller John Appleyard about what the Christmas holiday was like in the Pensacola area around the turn of the 20th century. 

About 100 years ago, Pensacola was a bustling, prosperous city with a diverse population of about 25,000 people. Appleyard says the different customs of the city’s residents became amalgamated in the overall celebration. 

City of Pensacola

There was a major shakeup in the Ashton Hayward administration in July, when two high-ranking officials were ousted over what was considered to be the mishandling of public records.

City Administrator Bill Reynolds and Press Secretary Derek Cosson were named in a report by Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille, regarding public records requests that were not filled in a timely manner – if at all.

Lease Claim Rescinded (UPDATED)

Dec 10, 2013

The City of Pensacola Tuesday rescinded its claim to back royalties and interest, from two restaurants that are on city-leased property downtown.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.

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