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Winners & Losers 9/28/17

Winners
Stephen Moorhead
The attorney has been in installed as the 2017-2018 board chairman of the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce. Moorhead is one of the founding partners of the McDonald Fleming Moorhead law firm. He is a long-time resident of Pensacola, having graduated from Woodham High School. Moorhead is a board-certified real estate lawyer, holds the AV® rating by Martindale Hubbell and was selected to 2017 Super Lawyers.

Terrie L. Fontenot
She has joined Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola as its new chief nursing officer (CNO). Fontenot comes to Sacred Heart from Porter Hospital in Valparaiso, Ind., where she served as CNO since 2010. Fontenot began her nursing career as a registered nurse at Porter Hospital in 1995 and moved up to positions of increasing responsibility during the next 17 years. Her experience also includes positions as intensive care director, intensive care coordinator and intensive care supervisor.

Alisha Wilson
The Booker T. Washington High School librarian has been recognized by School Library Journal and Scholastic Library Publishing as one of the top school librarians in the country for 2017. Wilson was recognized for her outstanding performance in promoting Maker Spaces and innovation in the school’s library. For this, she has been named the 2017 School Librarian Maker Hero of 2017 and a finalist in this year’s Librarian of the Year.

Losers
City of Pensacola
In the case of City of Pensacola vs. Seville Harbour, Inc., the Florida Supreme Court declined to accept jurisdiction and ordered that the city’s petition for review be denied. Mayor Ashton Hayward issued this written statement on the following day: “The City defended a lawsuit brought by Mr. Merrill and Mr. Russenberger. They have prevailed. We respect the decision of the court and will fully abide by that decision. We hope that all parties involved can come together now to advance our City’s goals.” Next up, Mayor Hayward must pay the legal fees of Seville Harbour. That bill hasn’t been submitted.

Marcus Dewayne Jackson
The heroin dealer was the first convicted in the First Judicial Circuit under a new law that states a person who distributes a controlled substance to a person which results in their death has committed First Degree Murder by distribution of heroin. In November 2015, Pensacola police found Jim Cady deceased in a halfway house on Barcelona Street An investigation determined that Jackson had sold a quantity of heroin to Cady, and the medical examiner’s report determined that heroin was the cause of his death. Judge Gary Bergosh sentenced Jackson to life in prison. He is not eligible for parole. The conviction was reached during National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, Sept. 17-23.