Familiar names on list of 38 looking to become Santa Rosa administrator


  • August 4, 2015
  • /   Louis Cooper
  • /   community-dashboard
Candidates from around the county are seeking to become Santa Rosa County's next administrator, replacing Hunter Walker who plans to step down in December. The list of applicants will be whittled down to five or seven candidates by October, and a new administrator is expected to start in December.

Tax free holiday week offers more days and savings


  • August 4, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   economy
Florida is among 18 states that have weeks, weekends or days during the month of August when shoppers can buy items without a sales tax, which means less spending and more savings.

Retailers pitch back-to-school tax break


  • August 4, 2015
  • /   Jim Turner
  • /   economy
With the tax free holiday starting Friday, a lobbying group for retailers is working on plans to encourage lawmakers to extend the discounts next year and include several proposed sales-tax breaks that failed to win legislative support this year.

An exhibition of historic artwork for a good cause


  • August 3, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   community-dashboard
“The Florida Highwaymen: The Last Great Art Movement of the 20th Century” is an art exhibit that showcases a unique chapter in Florida’s cultural history.

PNJ rebound gets national recognition


  • August 3, 2015
  • /   Randy Hammer
  • /   community-dashboard
The Pensacola News Journal is both getting recognition for its efforts—the paper was the top winner in its division at the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors awards this year, with 16 prizes including a community leadership award for its coverage of the jail explosion—and finding ways to expand its online audience.

AppRiver flows with high-tech energy


  • July 31, 2015
  • /   Louis Cooper
  • /   economy
AppRiver has grown into a $50-million business headquartered in Gulf Breeze that brings high-wage jobs, intellectual capital to Northwest Florida.

Saving the historic Ella Jordan home


  • July 31, 2015
  • /   Mike Ensley
  • /   community-dashboard
Ella L. Jordan was a Pensacola trailblazer who sought to improve her community at a time when both African-Americans and women faced wide gaps in civil rights and opportunity. Now locals want to save her home.

XTERRA triathlon comes to Blackwater State Forest


  • July 31, 2015
  • /   staff reports
  • /   community-dashboard
The Blackwater River State Forest will host XTERRA, the global sport of off-road triathlon that has been contested world-wide for more than 20 years, this weekend.

Space Florida project creeps along at Tech Park


  • July 31, 2015
  • /   Carlton Proctor
  • /   economy
Four years ago this week the much ballyhooed Pensacola Technology Campus opened for business at the corner of Ninth Avenue and Gregory Street.

Are we there yet? A dashboard can help show the way


  • July 31, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
To make the dashboard more helpful, relevant and user-friendly, the Studer Community Institute is in the process of updating and improving our dashboard.