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NAACP President Charles Thornton: New leadership, new vision

NAACP President Charles Thornton: New leadership, new vision

By Shelby Smithey Charles D. Thornton Sr., new president of the Pensacola chapter of the NAACP, assumed leadership Jan. 1 and has a progressive vision for the future of the civil rights [...]

The Buzz 1/8/15

The Buzz 1/8/15

City Lobbyist Registry On Oct. 10, 2014, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced in his digital newsletter that he wanted the city to adopt a lobbyist registry that would require those paid to lobby [...]

“Finally We Can”

“Finally We Can”

Marriage equality comes to Florida By Jennifer Leigh The first newsletter of the year for the Gay Grassroots of Northwest Florida was sent out over the weekend. On the first page, in bold, [...]

The Buzz 1/2/15

The Buzz 1/2/15

City Attorney Shake-up Mayor Ashton Hayward has made the decision not to renew the Messer Law Firm as the city attorney. Jim Messer’s contract expired on Dec. 14, and he will work month-to-month [...]

Nice Guys Can Finish First

Nice Guys Can Finish First

By Rick Outzen Clay Ingram is a nice guy. Few people will dispute that statement. In the rough and tumble worlds of Escambia County and Florida politics, Ingram has a level of “gosh darn” [...]

Morgan Responds to Valentino’s Complaints

Morgan Responds to Valentino’s Complaints

By Rick Outzen Sheriff David Morgan formally responded to the Florida Ethics Commission in regard to the series of complaints filed by former Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. The [...]

The Buzz 12/26/14

The Buzz 12/26/14

Sorry Moms The Community Maritime Park Associates Board rejected at its Dec. 17 meeting a proposal from Quint Studer for two parcels at the maritime park. Last month, Studer Community Investments [...]

New Man With The Gavel

New Man With The Gavel

By Rick Outzen The Pensacola City Council elected last month District 3 Councilman Andy Terhaar as its council president. The vote was close. After several rounds of voting, Terhaar nudged out [...]

Rebuilding County Corrections

Rebuilding County Corrections

By Rick Outzen Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown recently made his first big hire—Michael Tidwell as the new Corrections Director. Tidwell replaces long-time director Gordon Pike who [...]

The Buzz 12/18/14

The Buzz 12/18/14

Only One Flag Will Fly Escambia County will no longer fly the Confederate battle flag or the Spanish, French or British flag, at the Pensacola Bay Center. After an emotional discussion, the Board of [...]

PSC: Both Sides Closer

PSC: Both Sides Closer

By Rick Outzen Inweekly sat down with Dr. Ed Meadows, president of Pensacola State College, to discuss his labor negotiations with his faculty and the claims of censorship. Dr. Meadows said the [...]

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