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Outtakes—It’s Different Here

Outtakes—It’s Different Here

My father told me that everyone likes to be the hero of the movie that runs in his head, but this has gotten out of hand. Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of NBC "Nightly News," [...]

The Buzz 12/4/14

The Buzz 12/4/14

Pensacola Reboot Begins Mayor Ashton Hayward and the three council members recently re-elected were all sworn in on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Each was given the opportunity to address the [...]

The Buzz 10/16/14

The Buzz 10/16/14

And The Survey Says Pensacola residents are concerned about the economic health of their city and want more focus on Public Works, Housing Options, Communications and Public Safety, according to the [...]

Outtakes—What Jobs?

Outtakes—What Jobs?

Mayor Ashton Hayward sees himself as the “Jobs Mayor,” claiming in his campaign literature that he has brought 12,766 jobs to the Pensacola area. With Escambia County only having 123,083 jobs, [...]

Outtakes—Hayward’s Pandora Box

Outtakes—Hayward’s Pandora Box

Councilman Charles Bare submitted three city charter amendments for the Pensacola City Council to discuss and possibly put on the ballot for voters to consider later this year. His action generated [...]

The Buzz 4/10/14

The Buzz 4/10/14

Hayward vs. Varona, Part 2 On April 3, Judge Gary Bergosh heard arguments for nearly five hours on a temporary injunction request by Robert de Varona, the airport’s food concessionaire, to prevent [...]

Outtakes—Hayward Sidestep

Outtakes—Hayward Sidestep

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward’s missteps are never his fault. The blame is often placed instead on his staff, former city managers or the Pensacola City Council. Last year, he and his former [...]

Outtakes—Grow the Pie

Outtakes—Grow the Pie

The recent controversy over food trucks in downtown Pensacola has brought to the surface a problem that city officials and the Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) have avoided discussing publicly. [...]

The Buzz 10/31/13

The Buzz 10/31/13

Be Optimistic, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward wants us to be optimistic. “Now is the time to use the positive momentum of our successes to push forward—reach upward” are the words he used on [...]

Getting Answers From The Mayor

Getting Answers From The Mayor

By Rick Outzen The email invitation was a surprise: “Join us for Mornings with the Mayor. This one-hour meeting welcomes all press and media partners to sit down, bring forward your pressing [...]

Winners & Losers 10/10/13

Winners & Losers 10/10/13

The Winners & Losers division of the non-Gannett south Palafox branch of the Independent News media and entertainment empire is upset that their categories weren’t put on the Best of the Coast [...]

Winners & Losers 10/3/13

Winners & Losers 10/3/13

Winners Erin Kelley Sammis The executive director for Pensacola Opera has been named a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International. Sammis, an IN 2010 Rising Star, joined [...]

Outtakes—Being Local Matters

Outtakes—Being Local Matters

Are local businesses at a disadvantage when bidding for city of Pensacola contracts? The latest controversy of whether the Pensacola International Airport should give its food services to national [...]

Outtakes 9/12/13

Outtakes 9/12/13

Our Summer Of Discontent The local political scene usually slows down to a crawl during the hot, humid days of summer. The only exceptions are the occasional tropical storms and hurricanes that pop [...]

City Voters Losing Confidence

City Voters Losing Confidence

But They Still Love Their Mayor By Rick Outzen Pensacola voters’ confidence in the direction of their city government has slipped further since the Pensacola Young Professionals conducted their [...]

The Buzz 7/11/13

The Buzz 7/11/13

Terminations, Resignations And Problems With Timeline Mayor Ashton Hayward terminated on July 9 Bill Reynolds as his city administrator, days after State Attorney Bill Eddins released a report that [...]

The Upside of Corruption

The Upside of Corruption

Team Hayward Fails Transparency Test By Rick Outzen As a candidate, Mayor Ashton Hayward built his campaign on his bright smile and the promise to restore trust in government. That smile might [...]

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