Pensacola, Florida
Monday May 21st 2018


More Memorables

ABROGAST, JESSIE 8-year-old boy who was mauled by a 7-foot bull shark on  July 6, 2001 while wading in knee-deep water at the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
BATTLE, LINDSEY Singer 2006 INMA Best Vocalist

BENSON, HOLLY Former State Representative, headed two departments for Gov. Charlie Crist and ran unsuccessfully for Florida Attorney General.

BERGOSH, JEFF The Escambia County School Board member who admitted on “IN Your Head Radio” that he was “Godzilla” who had posted comments on praising his work and criticizing others.

BROWN, ASHLEY Former Gulf Breeze High School grad who starred as Mary Poppins on Broadway.

BURT, JOHN Anti-abortion extremist John Burt who earned 18 years behind bars for molesting a 15-year-old girl.

CARBO, BERNIE  The former Cincinnati Red number one draft pick who was the manager of Pensacola Pelicans for the 2004 season.

CLARK, RONNIE The former school board member who stayed on the board for nearly a year after he moved to take a job as pastor of Winter Haven church.

DAVISON, SCOTT The quick-talking shopping developer who won and lost the contract to develop the Maritime Park.

EAGAN, TIM  Former Marty Donovan supporter who threatened a petition to stop the bond process for the Community Maritime Park unless he was able to pitch an idea for billion dollar development at the Port that would create more commercial use.

FRATTO, A.J.  Member of Blue Angels ground crew and hardcore rocker who was a favorite of the IN Music Awards

GAINER, DERRICK “SMOKE”  Pensacola’s other boxing great. He was the world featherweight champ for three years, and tried to run a charter school for inner-city youth that eventually closed.

GILCHRIST, LANE The late mayor of Gulf Breeze whose steady hand over three decades made his small town the envy of the state.

GREENHUT, LIZ The Silhouettes columnist, whose strange syntax and odd photos were a staple of the community for three decades

GUIN, CATHERINE The last executive of the Arts Council of Northwest Florida, who resigned under a cloud of suspicion when member organizations reported not receiving government funds handled by her organization.

HOVIND, KENT Creation Science Evangelism and Dinosaur Adventure Land founder, who was found guilty in November of 58 counts of tax fraud, including failure to pay $845,000 in employee-related taxes. He faces a maximum of 288 years in prison.

HURWITZ, ALICE BREWTON A filmmaker who stumbled upon an explosive family secret: the lynching of the black man suspect of robbing, raping and murdering her great-great aunt may have triggered dozens of murders of African-American that went unreported and unsolved for decades.

JOHNS, CHIEF BOBBY Chief Bobby Johns was raised in southern Georgia with roots deeply embedded in Muscogee Creek Indian culture. In 1990 Chief “Bear Heart” founded the Perdido Bay Tribe of Southeastern Lower Muscogee Creek Indians.

KINSEY, PAT At the end of 2003, the Florida Supreme Court slapped the prosecution-leaning Escambia County Judge with a $50,000 fine for 1998 campaign violations, one of the largest fines for judicial code violations in state history.

KOCH, RANDY The videotape of this drunk being tasered by Police Department Officer Ray McPhail while in the Escambia County Jail intox room led to a revamping of the procedures on the use of the Taser stun guns.

LAY, FRANK The former principal of Pace High School whose refusal to stop prayer in his school lead to a federal lawsuit by the ACLU.

LISTER, CATHY The former accountant for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that was convicted of stealing over a million dollars from the agency while working under three sheriffs.

LYNCH, MICHAEL World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA) executive vice president and chief operating officer and also a Levin Papantonio trial attorney.
WAMMA tried to serve as a sanctioning organization for professional mixed martial arts and unify the titles. It shutdown in June 2009.

MA, YUEH CHUN “JOHN” Talented chef and entrepreneur who helped launch the Horizen restaurant and later started his own establishment, Baba Cafe, shortly before he committed suicide.

MAY, THEOPHALUS The pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and founder of May Construction passed away in 2006. He specialized in historic renovations and his projects included the L&N Marine Terminal Building, Imogene Theatre in Milton,
Walton House, Moreno Cottage, Tivoli High House and Dorr House.

MCCOY, LUKE A Pensacola radio legend, Luke McCoy, retired from WCOA in December 2008. For more than a decade, he hosted “Pensacola Speaks,” which was a sounding board on community issues every weekday from 4-5:30 p.m.

MIXON, KATY Pensacola Children’s Chorus alum and Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama graduate. Now movie and TV star.

MOORE, CAROL Former Emerald Coastkeepers executive director, known as Pensacola’s Erin Brockovich for her environmental investigative work for Levin Papantonio.

PAUL, JIM Former Escambia Co. School Superintendent whose bid for a third term was derailed when he was arrested for DUI while attending a conference in Tampa.

RAMIREZ, REBECCA It took her 12 years, but she did come forward. Her courage to picket outside the Victory Christian Academy in Jay during the Thanksgiving weekend of 2004, gave other girls the confidence to speak out, too. The 28-year-old alleges Michael Palmer, the founder of the all-girls boarding school, raped her.

ROBERTS, JOE He unsuccessfully ran against Congressman Jeff Miller. His shift from Democrat to Republican didn’t help his chances when he ran against State Rep. Dave Murzin. The new packaging made no difference.

SCARBOROUGH, JOE Founder of the Florida Sun and publisher for a short period of the merged Independent Florida Sun. Left Congress and the paper to work for Levin Papantonio and eventually ended up on MSNBC.

SHANE, ASHTON Cover girl for the first IN Lust List, later become a finalist for Maxim’s Hometown Hotties.

STRAND, GREG The Pensacola veterinarian saw his year of fame end when the Florida Supreme Court reversed its September 2007 ruling that required public votes on tax-increment financing plans. That ruling had held up the widening of Peridio Key Boulevard and the bonding for dozens of other public works around the state.

WHEATLEY, KEVIN  Writer, director and star of the indie film “The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell” Older brother of Scott and Nick Wheatley.