mayor ashton hayward


New YMCA a ‘cornerstone of downtown Pensacola’

The new downtown YMCA will break ground Aug. 13 and Baptist Health Care will be the Y's primary partner in community health and wellness outreach efforts. Read full story


Gov. Scott signs landmark pension reform bill

The new pension reform agreement between the City of Pensacola and the firefighters’ union was the third agreement reached by the mayor, following the significant reforms negotiated with both the general employees’ union and police union in 2012. Read full story


Pensacola crime rate falls to record low

Pensacola Police Department used crime-reduction initiatives in specific areas to address problems

Pensacola’s crime rate fell 8 percent in 2014, to one of the lowest levels in recent history, according to the Pensacola Police Department annual crime report. Read full story


‘Ernie the Ant’ aids early learning at Woodland Heights

Local entrepreneur makes an investment in early childhood learning in Northwest Florida

“Ernie the Ant” has been helping young children learn to read for years. Read full story


Council ratifies contract with firefighters’ union

The Pensacola City Council voted Thursday to approve the recommendation of Mayor Ashton Hayward, ratifying a proposed contract with the International Association of Firefighters Local 707, the labor union representing City of Pensacola firefighters. Read full story


Racquet Club makes way for senior living

Summer Vista will provide amenities for senior citizens

The old Pensacola Racquet Club is transforming into a $16 million senior living community, creating 50 new jobs for the city. Read full story