The Buzz – 1/30/20

Downtown Safety The Downtown Improvement Board has continued to invest in technology, partnerships and infrastructure to make the 44-block district safe and secure for those who work, live and play downtown. In December, the City of Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency put two additional dedicated patrolmen on downtown streets. The DIB also drove an initiative that […]

2020 Rising Stars

A critical part of our community’s progress is the retention of young talent. Since the inception of our weekly newspaper, we’ve accepted this premise and worked to create an environment that would help those under the age of 40 prosper. We recognized that too many of our best and brightest were leaving Escambia and Santa […]

Catching Up on the Oscar Noms: A Lazy Person’s Guide

By Jennifer Leigh The Academy Awards (or the Oscars, as most folks call them) is typically aired in late February. But this year, they will be Sunday, Feb. 9, which means you have less time to catch up on a bunch of movies. Pensacola has a lot to offer in the culture department, but we’re […]

Winners & Losers – 1/30/20

Winners UWF Center for Cybersecurity The University of West Florida has been awarded a five-year grant of approximately $2.4 million to prepare cybersecurity students for federal, state, local and tribal government organizations. The National Science Foundation CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service grant will establish the UWF CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service: Argo Cyber Emerging Scholars (ACES) program […]

Surviving the Big Bang

By Jeremy Morrison After another long night, another “all hands on deck” situation, another shooting, Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter decided to drop by the hospital and check on the woman who had been shot in the chest at point-blank range. “Just to check in, let her know we’re workin’ it, and we’re going to […]