Archives for November 2017

#GivingTuesday

It’s the sixth annual #GivingTuesday. The holiday was inspired by Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but with a twist. Today thousands of charities are asking us to open our wallets and donate on this global day of giving celebrated each year the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to bring awareness to nonprofits and promote charitable giving.
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Panama City Police following leads in credit card fraud investigation

PANAMA CITY — The Panama City Police Department is investigating the use of a stolen credit card at the Exxon station on E. 5th Street. Surveillance video shows a man using the card at the register. You’re urged to call PCP if you have information about this fraud.
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Shoppers looking for doorbuster deals online

Shoppers are looking for doorbuster deals online, as they get back to work this Cyber Monday. According to Adobe Analytics U.S. online holiday sales will reach $107.4 billion this year, an increase of 13.8%, with Cyber Monday leading the way. Holiday sales overall are predicted to be as high as $682 billion, up 4% from last year.
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Black Friday fire forces evacuation at area restaurant

BAY COUNTY, Fl – Luckily no one was injured when fire broke out at a Callaway fast food restaurant on Black Friday. Callaway and Springfield firefighters responded to the Burger King on North Tyndall Parkway which they say was filled with heavy black smoke after a grease fire got out of control. Everyone inside the Burger King was safely evacuated.
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Cyber Monday 2017

It’s Cyber Monday 2017. Cyber Monday caps the Thanksgiving weekend shopping sprees following Black Friday and is forecast to be the largest online shopping day in U.S. history. This year, Americans are expected to spend $6.6 billion online the Monday following Thanksgiving vs. $5 billion online on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics.
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Cove neighborhood sign bone of contention

PANAMA CITY — The Cove neighborhood sign, or the lack thereof, has become a bone of contention. The sign was supposed to be finished by Sept. 12, and Panama City officials blame the company hired for the project which is owned by a Bay County Commissioner, according to the News Herald. However, the owner said the delays are largely the result of Hurricane Irma. The city has filed a complaint.
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Black Friday not the end all be all it once was

But the shift toward online retailers could mean that Black Friday is not the end all be all that it once was. Two questions loom over the holiday shopping season: How much will Americans actually spend? And how much of that money will they spend in stores, with the continuing shift toward online shopping? Over all, experts say, most Americans plan to spend the same on their holiday shopping as last year, or less, according to the survey.
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It’s Not Just on Friday Anymore

It’s Not Just on Friday Anymore. Several years ago, stores started kicking off their Black Friday sales a day early, on Thanksgiving Day. Target and Walmart, for instance, began offering door buster deals this year at 6 p.m. on Thursday, while Toys R Us and Best Buy started even earlier, at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
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Consumers are gearing up for the trifecta of shopping

Consumers are gearing up for the trifecta of shopping. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday make for the busiest shopping week of the year. According to the National Retail Federation survey, an estimated 164 million people are planning to shop during Thanksgiving weekend.
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PCP following all leads in Thanksgiving shooting on W. 15th

PANAMA CITY – Police are following all leads in a Thanksgiving morning shooting at a business on W. 15th St.. The Panama City Police Department responded to Oasis Liquors, and found a man with a gunshot wound. The victim of the shooting was identified as, 29 year old Jake Cotterman of Panama City. This is an ongoing investigation, the News Herald reports.
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