Triumph funds headed to port

June 15, 2018

The Port Panama City expansion could be the first project funded under the Triumph Gulf Coast program. The port, one of 116 applicants vying for the first round of funding, has applied for $10 million from the program to help pay for its East Terminal Expansion.

By: John Henderson, News Herald Reporter

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Commissioners Strive to Improve McKenzie Park

It is charming, peaceful and Panama City commissioners want to make it better. Throughout the year, McKenzie Park is the center of many popular events under the trees, but there is an effort to bring about changes.Outdoor activities, families enjoying the sunshine, and a safe environment, all aspects Panama City city commissioners hope to see in place after improving the McKenzie Park.

By: Megan Myers, WMBB Reporter

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State budget provides over $50 million for Projects in NWF

Governor Rick Scott signed the state’s budget into law Friday, providing more than $50 million for projects in Northwest Florida. According to the Governor’s office, the budget invests record funding for education. Two of the projects benefit students at Haney Technical Center.

By: Megan Bell, WJHG Reporter

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New GCSC community program

A guest from Gulf Coast State College’s Corporate College joined us in studio to tell you about a community program to help you build your soft skills.

By: Courtesy of WJHG

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GCSC Hosts Cyber Warfare Forum, Presents Bestselling Author

Gulf Coast State College hosted a ‘Lunch and Learn’ series on cyber warfare Wednesday. Retired Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata was the special guest. Tata tied in his new best selling book, Direct Fire, to the series. He says the fictional book addresses the cyber warfare threat the U.S. is currently facing. Direct Fire presents a scenario on hacking that occurs at financial institutions and vehicles.

By: Keneisha Deas- News 13 Reporter

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State and local leaders celebrate arrival of new reaper wing

State and local leaders gathered at Gulf Coast State College Tuesday evening to celebrate the new addition of an MQ-9 Reaper Wing coming to Tyndall Air Force Base. Governor Rick Scott and Congressman Neal Dunn were there, along with other state and local leaders and officials from Tyndall. The wing is expected to bring about 1,600 new jobs and more than $250 million of military construction.

By: Riliegh McHugh- WJHG Reporter

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American Airlines soon to be a carrier at Northwest Florida

If you’re looking to catch a flight to more locations in the United States, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport will soon have more direct flights available for travelers. Thursday morning, airport officials announced American Airlines will offer non-stop flights starting June 7th. The airline will have daily direct flights to Charlotte Douglas and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airports.

By: Riliegh McHugh- WJHG Reporter

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County Commission endorses 11 Triumph hopefuls

The Bay County Commission on Tuesday recommended 11 projects for funding from the first round of the Triumph Gulf Coast oil spill funds. The list includes requests to pay for workforce training programs, infrastructure to reel in new airport companies, an expansion of the port and proposed sports park on the beach, a vessel manufacturing facility at Eastern Shipbuilding and a new FSU Aging Research Center.

By: John Henderson- Panama City News Herald Reporter

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GCSC Features Allan Bense at Entrepreneur Workshop

Gulf Coast State College hosted a workshop aimed to help students prepare for the start of their careers. The event was titled “What I wish I knew before I started.” Allan Bense, chairman and CEO of Bense Enterprises, was the featured speaker.

By: Alex Thorson- News 13 Reporter

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RSAE mist® In The News

RSAE Labs is a Vietnam-era Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) based in Panama City, Florida with additional operations in Silicon Valley and Armenia. Since 2003, RSAE Labs has excelled in developing military-grade global tracking devices, redundant global communications, data security and advanced mesh networking protocol.

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Gulf Coast Startup Weekend a jump-start for entrepreneurs

Startup Weekend provides a place for participants to pitch their ideas and receive feedback from other entrepreneurs, starting Friday with an idea and ending Sunday with a proposal showcase and awards.

By: Carey Brauer, News Herald Reporter

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GCSC hosts Startup Weekend for entrepreneurs

Gulf Coast State College is hosting the fourth annual Startup Weekend, an event for entrepreneurs, developers, designers and artists to pitch their ideas and learn how to launch a business in a weekend.

By: Gulf Coast State College

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