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Outtakes 4/26/12

Outtakes 4/26/12

FACT FINDING Escambia County politics is a blood sport. Too often the races aren’t about platforms or one’s good deeds. Instead the campaigns wage war over who can best distort the facts. [...]

Winners & Losers 4/26/12

Winners & Losers 4/26/12

Winners Scott & Emily Mitchell The DeLuna Fest organizers hit a home run last week when they announced their line-up for their September 2012 “beach party.” Ticket sales were brisk once [...]

Outtakes 4/19/12

Outtakes 4/19/12

NRA AND DURELL LIED The killing of Trayvon Martin has resurfaced discussions on racism. His death also brings to light the role a Northwest Florida lawmaker played in the passage of the “Stand Your [...]

Winners & Losers 4/19/12

Winners & Losers 4/19/12

WINNERS Norman Vickers Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward proclaimed the week of April 9-15 as "Pensacola JazzFest Week,” and specifically saluted Dr. F. Norman Vickers for his efforts to promote [...]

Winners & Losers 4/12/12

Winners & Losers 4/12/12

WINNERS Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson, Jr. The Bagdad, Fla. native can now lay claim to being the area’s best golfer after winning the 2012 Masters after defeating Louis Oosthuizen in a sudden [...]

Outtakes 4/12/12

Outtakes 4/12/12

INDOMITABLE SPIRIT Nearly 88 months after Jack Fetterman, John Cavanaugh and Quint Studer sat down with then-City Manager Tom Bonfield to discuss a maritime park that would revitalize Pensacola after [...]

Viewpoint 4/12/12

Viewpoint 4/12/12

Florida Journalism Not Dead Yet By Florence Snyder When government doesn’t do its job, when children die in its care, when law enforcement commits wrongdoing, we look to investigative [...]

Winners & Losers 4/5/12

Winners & Losers 4/5/12

Winners Pensacola State College Our community college placed five students on the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa All-Florida Academic Team: Elizabeth Merritt, Anna Ledet, Savannah Mongeau, Carey Stabenau [...]

Viewpoint 4/5/12

Viewpoint 4/5/12

Disparities Statistics Aren’t Our Death Knell By Rev. Lonnie D. Wesley, III My vocation has taught me that when times get tough, there are a number of ways to proceed.  You could toughen up [...]

Outtakes 4/5/12

Outtakes 4/5/12

DÉJÀ VU The shooting of Trayvon Martin reminds me of the 2009 killing of Pensacola teen Victor Steen who was run over by Pensacola Police Officer Jerald Ard. The Pensacola homicide was captured on [...]

Viewpoint—Liberal Media Bias is Real

Viewpoint—Liberal Media Bias is Real

By Grant Hutchinson Rush Limbaugh had it right all along. I’m not a journalist, but I did write a few articles last year for the Independent News. On the surface, most of these pieces were [...]

Winners & Losers 3/29/12

Winners & Losers 3/29/12

Innovation is a concept that is rarely mentioned when someone talks about Pensacola. The Winners & Losers’ “Mothers of Innovation” advisory committee has decided to tackle this and come up [...]

Outtakes 3/29/12

Outtakes 3/29/12

Note: Publisher Rick Outzen is taking a break from his column this week. Muckraker Walker Holmes has agreed to fill in for him. MAYOR LOSING MOJO? Everybody loves Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. [...]

Outtakes 3/22/12

Outtakes 3/22/12

MIRACLE NEEDED A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence needs a miracle. Last week, the Florida Department of Education told the Escambia County School Board that the school isn’t likely to improve [...]

Winners & Losers 3/22/12

Winners & Losers 3/22/12

Inspired by the 84th Oscar Annual Academy Awards, the Winners & Losers faction of the Independent News media and entertainment empire has been working on its own screenplays. This is what [...]

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