Election 2014: Hill, Lau race raising money

News Service of Florida As campaign finance reports continue to come in, Rep. Mike Hill, R-Pensacola, and incoming House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, each raised more than $30,000 from Aug. 30 to Sept. 12. Hill, who is running in House District 2 in Es ..

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Escambia Charter School aims to make a bigger difference

By Reggie Dogan, Staff Writer Escambia Charter School is shooting for the stars again. The tiny Escambia county school last year shared the spotlight with celebrities and entertainers as a recipient of the Make A Difference Day award. This year the school wants to ..

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Santa Rosa getting new tourism director

Image of Louis Cooper -  Guest Writer —Louis Cooper - Guest Writer — A new person may soon be in charge of promoting tourism in Santa Rosa County, local leaders are turning up the heat on the effort to get voters to approve a new courthouse and the 11th annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour is set for October.  ..

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Big Fall Book Sale Sept. 26-28

NEWS RELEASE -- Friends of West Florida Public Library, a nonprofit support organization of the West Florida Public Library, will hold its Big Fall Book Sale and Silent Auction September 26-28 at the downtown main library, 239 N. Spring St. Thousands of hardcover, paperb ..

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Citizens could roll back storm surcharge this week.

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE — A 1 percent charge imposed on most homeowners' policies to help the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. cover losses from the last of the 2005 hurricanes may come off the books two years early.  ..

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Permanent Piedmont Road fix coming

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — A permanent fix for Piedmont Road will likely cost $1.1 million. Pensacola City Council members will be asked to award a contract to Panhandle Grading & Paving Inc. to make permanent repairs to the Cordova Park street that was wash ..

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