Pensacola, Florida
Tuesday August 14th 2018


Winners & Losers 11/20/14

Jack Brown & Steven Barry
The Escambia County administrator has launched a Fraud, Waste and Abuse hotline, an initiative pushed by Commissioner Steven Barry. Citizens and county employees can now anonymously report activity that may be considered unethical or of concern. Reports may be made 24 hours a day. The hotline will be managed by Lighthouse Services, which will compile the information and notify Brown of the complaint.

Alvin Lee Durant, Sr.
The city of Pensacola dedicated the former Barcia Park in honor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church’s pastor, Reverend Alvin Lee Durant, Sr.
The park is located at 9th and Barcia Street, adjacent to Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Durant has been the pastor for the last 63 years. The Pensacola City Council approved a request to rename the park as a symbol of his leadership and of his position as a role model to youth residing in the community.

Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems won first place and a $100,000 cash prize at the Innovation Awards competition. Led by Dr. Sunil Gupta, founder and chief medical officer, and Jason Crawford, chief executive officer, IRIS is a leading retinal screening technology provider. With IRIS, physicians are able to directly screen patients for retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States.

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