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Outtakes—Words With Power

Outtakes—Words With Power

His words came near the end of a recent press conference on street violence. Some may have missed the significance of them, but they voiced sentiments that have been festering in the African-American [...]

Outtakes—Another Homicide

Outtakes—Another Homicide

by Rick Outzen Homicides in Escambia County and the city of Pensacola come in streaks. Most are either tied to drugs or domestic violence. Many of them are in the African-American community. This [...]

The Buzz 6/19/14

The Buzz 6/19/14

Bring Back Hope The effort to renew the local option sales tax for the Escambia County Public School District has some opposition. At the “Stop the Violence” press conference held on June 16 at [...]

Winners & Losers 6/19/14

Winners & Losers 6/19/14

Winners Okaloosa County Veterans’ Court The court recently held a special ceremony in recognition of veterans who have completed their treatment goals and terms of their plea agreements with [...]

Winners & Losers 6/12/14

Winners & Losers 6/12/14

Winners Pensacola Pelican Drop The New Year’s Eve event was selected as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for December 2014 by the Southeast Tourism Society. Rankings for this honor were [...]

Outtakes—New Political Era

Outtakes—New Political Era

The Wedgewood neighborhood has a $6.2-million community center that was named after former County Commissioner Marie Young. Nine small churches are located throughout the area. Debris landfills and [...]

Winners & Losers 6/5/14

Winners & Losers 6/5/14

Winners Jeff Miller The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee took a stand against the long waiting lists at VA medical facilities and investigated allegations that those lists did not [...]

Outtakes—Race To The Bottom

Outtakes—Race To The Bottom

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Race To The Top grant of $8,373,647 to the Escambia County School District. The funds were to be disbursed over four years to help improve our [...]

Winners & Losers 5/29/14

Winners & Losers 5/29/14

Winners Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union The financial institution raised $146,465 through the Gulf Winds Manna Relief Fund for Manna Food Pantries. After Manna Food Pantries sustained extensive [...]

Outtakes—PYP 2.0

Outtakes—PYP 2.0

The Pensacola Young Professionals were born out of Hurricane Ivan. In 2005, the Pensacola area was focused on recovery. By the hundreds, young adults were moving away to better paying jobs and better [...]

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