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Outtakes—People vs. Boathouse

Outtakes—People vs. Boathouse

By Rick Outzen On Friday, Jan. 5, Nancy Jean Jenkins, 55, was hit by a car while trying to cross West Cervantes Street near Attucks Court. She died the next morning. In March, Faith Shoemore, 39, [...]

Winners & Losers 1/18/18

Winners & Losers 1/18/18

Winners Pete Shinnick The University of West Florida head football coach Pete Shinnick was named the 2018 American Football Coaches' Association Coach of the Year Award for NCAA Division II. [...]

Outtakes—The Role of Newspapers

Outtakes—The Role of Newspapers

By Rick Outzen Newspapers have a responsibility to be more than cheerleaders. Everyone likes positive stories, and few like to have problems exposed. However, it's our role to shed light. In [...]

Winners & Losers 1/11/18

Winners & Losers 1/11/18

Winners Tommi Lyter Pensacola Police Chief Lyter closed out 2017 with zero homicides inside the Pensacola city limits. Last year, the city had seven homicides in its first 10 months, five from [...]

Outtakes—City Déjà Vu

Outtakes—City Déjà Vu

By Rick Outzen The recent debate over the validity of the city's online maps and whether developers and the public can rely on them remind us of a similar debate nearly three years ago. In [...]

Winners & Losers 1/4/18

Winners & Losers 1/4/18

Winners Martha A. "Marny" Gilluly The University of West Florida bestowed on her the UWF Founder's Medallion. This award symbolizes excellent character that represents the UWF values, extraordinary [...]

Outtakes—Unfinished Business

Outtakes—Unfinished Business

By Rick Outzen We had several big news stories in 2017, but three still remained unresolved, though I suspect some wish they would quietly go away before the 2018 elections. Pelicans G League [...]

Winners & Losers 12/28/17

Winners & Losers 12/28/17

Lisa Nellessen-Savage, executive editor of the Pensacola News Journal, believes that 2017 was the year of the people. People were engaged in local, state and national issues more than ever before. [...]

Winners & Losers 12/21/17

Winners & Losers 12/21/17

The greater Pensacola area is such a great place to live thanks to its passionate and compassionate residents. Here is our list of just a few unsung heroes that made 2017 special. Cindi [...]

Outtakes—Memorable Interviews

Outtakes—Memorable Interviews

By Rick Outzen Three years ago, News Talk 1370 WCOA asked if I would revive its iconic afternoon drive radio program "Pensacola Speaks," which had been dormant since host Luke McCoy retired in [...]

Outtakes—Return of the Mullets

Outtakes—Return of the Mullets

By Rick Outzen Recently a friend brought me a yellowed Pensacola News Journal dated Feb. 28, 1971. The newspaper had a historical series written by Pensacola historian W. B. Skinner. He wrote [...]

Winners & Losers 12/14/17

Winners & Losers 12/14/17

Winners Perfect Plain Brewing Co. The new downtown brewery sold 57,272 ounces of beer in its first four days during Thanksgiving week. Patrons loved their selections so much that Perfect Plain [...]

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