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Winners & Losers 8/18/16

Winners
Vernon Stewart
The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Pensacola announced the public information officer for the City of Pensacola will be the Event Lead for the 2017 Relay season. Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and community members will unite for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pensacola to help save lives from cancer. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015.

Gulf Power
Three recently announced Gulf Power-supported Power of Flight grants will provide Operation Migration, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and Manomet Inc. researchers the data, tools, strategies and community-based stewardship actions that are essential to protecting coastal birds. The Power of Flight program has been instrumental in conserving critical bird species. To date, 88 Power of Flight-supported projects have been implemented across the region served by the Gulf Power and the other Southern Company system’s electric utility subsidiaries.

Sacred Heart Hospital
Florida Blue has designated Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care. The new designation is part of an effort by Florida’s leading health insurer to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality maternity care. Delivering more than 3,600 babies each year, Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola serves as the regional center for high-risk pregnancy.

Losers
Elvin McCorvey
When the Emerald Coast Utility board member filed to run for a sixth term, he listed 1770 E. Baars Street as his address. According to voter registration records, McCorvey had been living at 1708 E. Scott St., from May 29, 2013, until he changed his address to a house on Baars Street. The problem is the Scott Street address is in District 4, and he was elected in 2012 to represent District 3. For three years, McCorvey was paid to represent people in a district that he didn’t reside in. McCorvey has three opponents in the Democratic primary on Aug. 30.

Sunshine Center
Mayor Ashton Hayward created the city’s public records department after a state attorney’s report blasted his administration’s handling of record requests in July 2013. Over the past three years, the Sunshine Center has had three different directors. Requests are denied because of misinterpretations of state law or the semantics of the requests. There isn’t much sunshine in Hayward’s center.

Milton Press Conference
Last week, State Sen. Greg Evers, State Rep. Mike Hill, and Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole held a press conference in Milton to object a $2.4 billion proposal by incoming Senate President Joe Negron to help reduce toxic algae blooms in Southeast Florida. Evers isn’t returning to the Senate. Hill is in a tough fight for Evers’ old seat. Who cares? Not Negron.