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Outtakes 9/13/12

Outtakes 9/13/12

Battle For Our Future Mediocrity is the natural state of things in Pensacola. Don’t make waves and risk nothing and then life is decent. The status quo is maintained. Nothing bad happens and one [...]

Outttakes 9/6/12

Outttakes 9/6/12

A Much-Needed Win Why do nine out of 10 Pensacola residents believe the city is moving in the right direction? Some can point to the strong-mayor form of government and they would be partially [...]

Winners & Losers 9/6/12

Winners & Losers 9/6/12

Winners Andy Terhaar The political newcomer will be the new Pensacola City Councilman for District 3 thanks to incumbent Maren DeWeese withdrawing from the race on Monday, August 27. Terhaar, age [...]

Outtakes 8/30/12

Outtakes 8/30/12

GOOD START The Independent News has been reporting on gangs, gun violence and the disparities in education, employment and economic opportunity for years. When we reported on the racial disparities [...]

Winners & Losers 8/30/12

Winners & Losers 8/30/12

Winners Billy Hamilton The Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ shortstop stole on August 21 four bases to set a new professional baseball record for stolen bases in a single season. The record fell 20 [...]

Outtakes 8/23/12

Outtakes 8/23/12

BIG BOY Editor’s note: This column first ran in January 2011. I thought it was appropriate for this special issue. He was Robert Collins’ dog. When my father-in-law died in 2005 after a [...]

Winners & Losers 8/23/12

Winners & Losers 8/23/12

WINNERS Ashton Hayward The mayor of Pensacola announced recently that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to reimburse the city $1,012,389 for costs associated with Hurricane Ivan. [...]

The Buzz 8/16/12

The Buzz 8/16/12

Pensacola Connection to Paul Ryan Congressman Paul Ryan and Pensacola Blue Wahoo owner Quint Studer are friends. They both are from Janesville, Wisconsin. Ryan’s children attend the same school as [...]

Winners & Losers 8/16/12

Winners & Losers 8/16/12

WINNERS East Hill Honey Congratulations to the Van Horn family for successfully raising funds for their company using Kickstarter.com. The funds will purchase beekeeping equipment, expand their [...]

Outtakes 8/16/12

Outtakes 8/16/12

ROMNEY’S RELIGION The Bill of Rights established freedom of religion in this country. The United States has no national religion and the government cannot prohibit the free exercise of any [...]

IN Primary Picks

IN Primary Picks

Make Your Vote Count on Aug. 14th By Rick Outzen The Independent News has never shied away from controversy. Our role is to analyze the facts, connect the dots and report what we’ve learned. We [...]

Outtakes 8/9/1

Outtakes 8/9/1

Blaming Isn’t a Solution By Rick Outzen After the funeral of Matthew Cox, who was shot outside his mother’s Montclair home, I met with Lumon May, who had coached the teen in the Southern [...]

Winners & Losers 8/9/12

Winners & Losers 8/9/12

WINNERS Susan Davis Sacred Heart Health System and Ascension Health have announced the appointment of Susan Davis as the President and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System, that includes hospitals in [...]

Outtakes 8/2/12

Outtakes 8/2/12

FAILURE TO DETACH I tend to be detached. It’s a defense mechanism I developed growing up in Mississippi where the poverty and racial hatred were beyond what many today can fathom. My detachment [...]

Winners & Losers

Winners & Losers

Winners Katie White Super Lawyer magazine named Katie White to its list of “Rising Stars” in estate planning and probate for 2012. A member of McDonald Fleming Moorhead law firm since 2005, [...]

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