Taking the pulse of Northwest Florida's economy

By Carlton Proctor, Guest Writer With Northwest Florida's economy continuing its slow but steady recovery, and unemployment at a six year low, what's the best game plan going forward for the region's businesses and industries? Answering that question is the focus of t ..

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Double double, toil and trouble on the trolley

NEWS RELEASE — The 2014 Witches and Warlocks Convention will soon bring horror, humor and a Shakespearean accent to downtown Pensacola. Climb aboard a Winterfest trolley and Glinda the Good Witch will lead you on encounters with some of the most famous spell-caster ..

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Marriage equality supporters in Florida gear up

By JIM SAUNDERS AND DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE — With the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages in other states, gay-rights supporters said Monday they will ask a federal judge to follow suit in Florida. U.S. Distri ..

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Bruce Beach fish hatchery will come to life

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — The future is coming to Bruce Beach. The third installment of BP money sent to the Pensacola area under the Natural Resource Damage Assessment process (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/default.htm) includes $18,793,500 for t ..

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Picking up "The Things They Carried"

By Reggie Dogan, Staff Writer Flack Logan served on the USS Forrestal and flew combat missions in Vietnam. The retired Navy captain’s memories and images of the war come from the sea and air. But Flack can relate to Tim O’Brien’s award-winning book o ..

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Santa Rosa absentee ballots go here

NEWS RELEASE — There are two locations in Santa Rosa County for voters to drop off absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 general election: — South Santa Rosa Service Center (Annex) at 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze. o Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 20- N ..

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What do you want in Escambia parks?

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — Escambia County is home to more than 100 parks and 16 community centers. From 2006 to the end of 2017, approximately $41 million of funds earned from the local option sales tax will have been invested in these amenities. As county offi ..

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