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Pensacola Beach Renourishment Project Almost Finished

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Date: 8/25/2016 1:19:00 AM

Pensacola Beach Renourishment Project is entering its final phase, with the construction expected to be completed before September. According to the Santa Rosa Island Authority latest update, the $16 million renourishment project will be wrapped up in the

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Pensacola-Area Ferry Service Faces Delay

Date: 8/23/2016 3:31:00 AM

Credit City of Pensacola Plans to begin ferry service between downtown Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Fort Pickens are still set for next spring, but have been pushed back a few weeks. ferry service pensacola beach All-American

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Moon: Who owns the beach? Not us.

Pensacola News Journal

Date: 8/23/2016 12:59:00 AM

Campanella, a beach resident who represents the beach on the Santa Rosa Island Authority board, said, "We have conservation areas, but you should never say never." You've heard the saying, "Can't see the forest for the trees." Well, there are areas of the

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Beach renourishment nears completion

Pensacola News Journal

Date: 8/22/2016 1:23:00 PM

According the latest update on the project posted on the Santa Rosa Island Authority website, the work should be finished this week. Check out this story on http://on.pnj

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Decades of tax disputes, no answers on beach ownership

Pensacola News Journal

Date: 8/21/2016 11:15:00 AM

Decades of tax disputes, no answers on beach ownership Despite decades of tax disputes, there is no clear answer about who really owns Pensacola Beach. Check out this story on http://on.pnj

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is the westernmost coastal community in the Florida Panhandle and Pensacola is the county seat of Escambia County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 51,923. Pensacola is the principal city of the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area, an area with about 455,102 residents in 2009.
Pensacola was founded in 1559 by a Spanish explorer named Tristán de Luna y Arellano. It was officially America's first settlement. After about 116 years of Spanish rule, the French took control over Pensacola from 1719 to 1722. The colony was then passed to the British who seized control of Pensacola temporarily through the Peace of Paris. Pensacola was also named the capital of the new British Colony. During the Civil War, Pensacola was a part of the Confederacy. The United States later regained control, and Pensacola was once again a part of the union on May 1862.
Pensacola is a sea port on Pensacola Bay, which connects to the Gulf of Mexico. A large United States Naval Air Station, the first in the United States, is located southwest of Pensacola (near the community of Warrington) and is home to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Naval Aviation Museum. The main campus of the University of West Florida is situated north of the city center.
Pensacola is nicknamed "The City of Five Flags" due to the five governments that have flown flags over it during its history: the flags of Spain (Castile), France, Great Britain, the Confederate States of America, and the United States. Other nicknames include "World's Whitest Beaches" (due to the white sand prevalent along beaches in the Florida panhandle), "Cradle of Naval Aviation" (Naval Air Station Pensacola is the home of both the legendary Blue Angels and the National Museum of Naval Aviation), "Western Gate to the Sunshine State", "America's First Settlement", "Emerald Coast", "Redneck Riviera", "Red Snapper Capital of the World", and "P-Cola".
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