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Gaetz: Greyhounds, Casinos and Charlotte’s Web

Gaetz: Greyhounds, Casinos and Charlotte’s Web

By Rick Outzen The Florida Legislature opened its 2015 session on March 3. State Senator Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, came on Pensacola Speaks on News Talk 1370 WCOA to talk about the session’s first [...]

Earning Their Vote Back

Earning Their Vote Back

By Shelby Smithey Florida is one of only three states in the country that has a lifetime ban on voting for people with prior felony convictions. This means that more than 1.5 million people in [...]

The Buzz 3/5/15

The Buzz 3/5/15

Ingram on Gaming On Feb. 23, News Talk 1370 WCOA brought back the iconic afternoon call-in show Pensacola Speaks with Inweekly publisher Rick Outzen. The topic of casino gambling coming to Escambia [...]

Figuring Out Sports Tourism

Figuring Out Sports Tourism

By Duwayne Escobedo Picture a multi-purpose, indoor sportsplex located in the central part of Escambia County. Perhaps one with eight basketball courts, 14 volleyball courts, the ability to [...]

The Buzz 2/26/15

The Buzz 2/26/15

Eyewitness to Selma March The Escambia Democratic Women’s Club honored civil rights leader Rev. H.K. Matthews as part of an event recognizing the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to [...]

New Statewide Conservative Education Group Forming

New Statewide Conservative Education Group Forming

By Duwayne Escobedo When Escambia County School Board member Jeff Bergosh walked the halls in Tallahassee last week to meet Florida lawmakers, including Senate President Don Gaetz, all wanted to [...]

FDLE Crime Lab Breach, A Year Later

FDLE Crime Lab Breach, A Year Later

By Ben Sheffler On Feb. 4, 2014, agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, working with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, arrested former Pensacola crime laboratory chemist [...]

Downtown 2.0

Downtown 2.0

by T.S. Strickland A stroll down Palafox Place isn't what it used to be. Walking north from the Plaza de Luna, one can't ignore the signs of progress. The newly christened SoGo District is [...]

Buzz: Good News, Bad News

Buzz: Good News, Bad News

Bad News: Workforce Lags Does Pensacola have a workforce that will attract new businesses? Not yet, according to recent research by the University of West Florida Haas Center. Our area’s Job [...]

Seeking To Be Heard

Seeking To Be Heard

By Rick Outzen In June 2014, Veronica Fountain read J. Lee Pickens School, a closed school across from home, was being sold to Manna Food Pantries, a local nonprofit that offers emergency food [...]

Web Extras: Inside Pensacola Planning Board Jan. 13

Web Extras:  Inside Pensacola Planning Board Jan. 13

What happened at the Jan. 13 meeting of the Pensacola Planning Board to upset the neighborhood around the old Pickens School? The issue was an exception to allow Manna Food Pantries build a 20,000 [...]

The Buzz: Squeezing the Bottle

The Buzz: Squeezing the Bottle

Squeezing The Bottle Panhandling, homelessness and what government can do about it were topics of discussion on Feb. 5 for the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. The BCC passed at its regular [...]

Bragg Kicks Off Speaker Series

Bragg Kicks Off Speaker Series

By Ben Sheffler Best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Bragg writes stories about the South and people who went through hard times. His tales range from conversations with [...]

Attracting Millennials To Serve and Protect

Attracting Millennials To Serve and Protect

By Ben Sheffler Generational differences and retiring deputies have left the Escambia County Sheriff's Office currently 33 deputies short. "It's grim," said Escambia County Sheriff David [...]

Scott’s Keep Florida Working Budget

Scott’s Keep Florida Working Budget

By Rick Scott Gov. Rick Scott released on Jan. 28 his “Keep Florida Working” budget proposal for the fiscal that year that starts July 1. The setting was AP Legislative Planning Session that [...]

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