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Winners & Losers 5/9/19

Winners & Losers 5/9/19

Winners Jeff Weeks The University of West Florida received a $50,000 gift from UWF alumnus Jeff Weeks to establish the William J. “Bill” Weeks Endowment Scholarship in honor of his father. The [...]

Outtakes—CYA Management

Outtakes—CYA Management

By Rick Outzen The Emergency Medical Services problems may have provided us with an unintended view behind the curtain into how Escambia County government functions. Interim County [...]

Winners & Losers 5/2/19

Winners & Losers 5/2/19

Winners Fred Levin The attorney and University of Florida alumnus was honored at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in recognition of the 20th anniversary of his $10-million donation [...]

Outtakes—Explosive Culture

Outtakes—Explosive Culture

By Rick Outzen On April 30, 2014, about a half hour before midnight, the Central Booking and Detention Center (CBD), which housed 595 inmates, exploded. Two inmates housed in holding cell #T-2 on [...]

Winners & Losers 4/25/19

Winners & Losers 4/25/19

Winners Todd Thomson At their April board meeting, the Greater Pensacola Chamber Board of Directors voted to name Thomson president/CEO of the organization. Thomson replaces former Chamber [...]

Outtakes—Tear Down That Wall

Outtakes—Tear Down That Wall

By Rick Outzen The city of Pensacola and Escambia County have very entrenched bureaucracies. Much of what happens on a day-to-day basis remains hidden from the public. Mistakes are often covered [...]

Winners & Losers 4/18/19

Winners & Losers 4/18/19

Winners Reed Odeneal The co-founder and director of brewing operations of Perfect Plain Brewing Company has been named to the board of directors for the Florida Brewers Guild, the trade association [...]

Outtakes—Spread the Criticism

Outtakes—Spread the Criticism

By Rick Outzen At a recent press conference, Mayor Grover Robinson complained that the previous administration had spent $17.9 million worth of future gas tax for a 2,016-block resurfacing project [...]

Outtakes—Are You Kidding Me?

Outtakes—Are You Kidding Me?

By Rick Outzen Last week, President Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of the Navy, Jim Webb, visited Pensacola and invited the media and community leaders to “learn more about offshore energy [...]

Winners & Losers 4/11/19

Winners & Losers 4/11/19

Winners Peggy Butler The University of West Florida last week celebrated a $39,593 donation to the UWF Department of Music in support of the Larry Butler Memorial Music Award. The new funds are a [...]

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