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Outtakes—A Not So Simple Plan

Outtakes—A Not So Simple Plan

It was a simple plan. It had buy-in from Mayor Ashton Hayward, Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and Sheriff David Morgan. The county would provide nominal seed money, the majority of it [...]

Winners & Losers 11/20/14

Winners & Losers 11/20/14

Winners Jack Brown & Steven Barry The Escambia County administrator has launched a Fraud, Waste and Abuse hotline, an initiative pushed by Commissioner Steven Barry. Citizens and county [...]

Winners & Losers 11/13/14

Winners & Losers 11/13/14

Winners Gerald Wingate The Pensacola city councilman for District 5 put up his own money to campaign for the two city charter amendments. It worked. Amendment One allows the city council to hire [...]

Outtakes—Perfect Veteran’s Day Gift

Outtakes—Perfect Veteran’s Day Gift

On the eve of this year’s Veteran’s Day, Robert McDonald, the new secretary of Veterans Affairs, announced a major reorganization of his agency that may call for as many as 1,000 of his employees [...]

Winners & Losers 11/6/14

Winners & Losers 11/6/14

Winners Mark Faulkner The Baptist Health Care CEO is the vice chair/chairman-elect of the Florida Hospital Association 2014-15 Board of Trustees. Faulkner has served as president and CEO of [...]

Outtakes—Get Back To Work

Outtakes—Get Back To Work

The election is over. Now let’s get back to work. The past 60 days have been as politically light as tolerable while still keeping the lights on in the city of Pensacola and Escambia County. [...]

Outtakes—Getting Off Script

Outtakes—Getting Off Script

Last Thursday, I was a guest on “The John Batchelor Show,” a nightly radio news magazine show based at WABC in New York City. The topic was the Florida governor’s race. Batchelor and his [...]

Winners & Losers 10/30/14

Winners & Losers 10/30/14

Winners Kevin Bailey National Association of Student Personnel Administrators recently recognized Dr. Bailey as the 2015 “Pillar of the Profession.” The Pillar award honors individuals who [...]

November 4 Election Endorsements

November 4 Election Endorsements

By Rick Outzen Elections are filled with hyperbole, hate and hope. Candidates exaggerate their strengths and accomplishments while pinging their opponents. Supporters can let their passions [...]

Outtakes—Etch-A-Sketch Justice

Outtakes—Etch-A-Sketch Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice has closed its case concerning Escambia County Jail and its treatment of inmates, including their medical and mental health care. While that is good news for local [...]

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