Supreme Court strikes down congressional districts


  • July 10, 2015
  • /   Brandon Larrabee
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The 5-2 decision, which featured a split between the court's more-liberal majority and its conservative minority, will likely force lawmakers to return to Tallahassee for their third session of the year. It also marked the second time that justices had tossed out a map drawn by the Republican-dominated Legislature as part of the 2012 redistricting process.

90Works set to host Go Green event


  • July 10, 2015
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Volunteers and community leaders will lend their time to complete the makeovers of eight low-income homes. Once abandoned homes will be renovated to house homeless families, individuals and veterans.

Remembering Hurricane Dennis 10 years later


  • July 9, 2015
  • /   Louis Cooper
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Hurricane Dennis made its mark on the Panhandle and Santa Rosa County a decade ago this week. Dennis came ashore near Gulf Breeze at about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2005.

Blue Wahoos offer a full plate of events


  • July 9, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
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The Pensacola Bllue Wahoos gear up for a weekend of games and activities that includes Friday beach towel give away, fireworks on Saturday and a team photo autograph session on Sunday.

Early learning could get federal boost


  • July 9, 2015
  • /   Margie Menzel
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Early Learning officials are hoping for federal funding after state lawmakers failed to pass legislation that would raise health and safety standards for voluntary pre-kindergarten and school-readiness programs for the second year in a row.

National Flight Academy spending summer bringing STEM to the community


  • July 9, 2015
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Thanks to financial support from AT&T, National Flight Academy staff were able to go on location and provide fun, educational activities for the kids at the Ebonwood/Oakcrest Community Center on Tuesday, July 7. The activities were part of the “Play, Learn, Grow” Summer Program provided by the Escambia County Department of Community Affairs.

Summer racing series heats up at Pensacola’s Five Flags Speedway


  • July 8, 2015
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Many of the racing greats who participate in the Snowball Derby test the track out during the Blizzard 100-lap races, giving spectators the chance to see highly skilled drivers in the summer.

Volunteering to be a beach's best friend


  • July 8, 2015
  • /   Sean MJ Smith
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The Ocean Hour concept: Pick a spot of shoreline and invite some friends for an hour of cleanup. Remove garbage. Network. Repeat.

V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante and Pensacola Energy featured in national restaurant industry magazine


  • July 8, 2015
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One of Downtown Pensacola’s newest restaurants was recently featured in Cooking For Profit magazine, a professional-level monthly trade publication directed to owners, managers and chefs of food service facilities.

Improving health care in the workplace


  • July 8, 2015
  • /   Carlton Proctor
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The Partnership for a Healthy Community developed a new, more proactive game plan to improve employee health, and provide incentives and opportunities in the workplace.