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County Commission Votes Down Confederate Flag

County Commission Votes Down Confederate Flag

by Jeremy Morrison Beyond the two men out front bearing Confederate flags proudly in protest, the pews of the Escambia County Commission chamber were full. Packed, every one of them, as if for a [...]

Outtakes—On the Cusp

Outtakes—On the Cusp

We are nearing the halfway mark of the second decade of the 21st century. The first half of the last decade, we struggled to overcome three hurricanes, a real estate downturn and corruption that [...]

Time to Revisit the Confederate Battle Flag

By Conor McNamara and Rick Outzen The Escambia Board of County Commissioners will discuss on Dec. 11 the Confederate Battle Flag flying at the Pensacola Bay Center. The board last discussed the [...]

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

Inweekly Looks at Pensacola and Escambia County Races By Rick Outzen Inweekly spent three days interviewing the candidates for Escambia County Commission, Pensacola City Council and mayor of [...]

Outtakes—The Big Stink

Outtakes—The Big Stink

The Escambia County Commission held public hearings nine years ago on ordinances that would regulate borrow pits, mining sites that take soil and sand off property to be used in major construction [...]

Failure to Serve

Failure to Serve

Transportation for Disadvantaged in Disarray By Rick Outzen Janet Clayburg struggled to make it to the podium on Sept. 16 to speak before the Escambia County Commission. She isn’t a well [...]

Outtakes 7/18/13

Outtakes 7/18/13

BULLISH ON OUR COMMUNITY Recently I spoke to the Five Flags Rotary Club about the current state of our community. Some may have felt my evaluation would be negative, especially considering the [...]

Outtakes 1/24/13

Outtakes 1/24/13

Busting The Prodigal Myth By Rick Outzen Over the years, the Independent News has written about the talent drain as young people leave the area for better paying jobs and more [...]

Buzz: Plenty Fish?

Buzz: Plenty Fish?

By Jeremy Morrison With state and federal officials currently hashing out this season’s red snapper regulations, the Escambia County Commission weighed in this month and passed a resolution in [...]

The Outtakes 9/27/12

The Outtakes 9/27/12

THE BATTLE There are major and minor political battles being waged as we move towards the November general election.  The most significant local race is for the Escambia County Commission District [...]

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