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Winners & Losers 2/20/14

Winners & Losers 2/20/14

Winners Nathan Monk When the little guy makes the powerful blink, the Independent News applauds. Rev. Monk started after Winter Storm Leon when he created an online petition for Mayor Ashton [...]

Winners & Losers 2/13/14

Winners & Losers 2/13/14

Winners Doug Baldwin The Gulf Breeze High School graduate caught a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl for the Seattle Seahawks. Undrafted out of Stanford University, Baldwin has made his mark in [...]

OuttakesHayward Sidestep

OuttakesHayward Sidestep

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Haywards missteps are never his fault. The blame is often placed instead on his staff, former city managers or the Pensacola City Council. Last year, he and his former [...]

OuttakesGaetz to the Rescue

OuttakesGaetz to the Rescue

I appreciate when a politician breaks ranks and looks past the surface of an issue to take a stand that his party might not initially approve of. We live in an age of sound bites and tweets that [...]

Winners & Losers 2/6/14

Winners & Losers 2/6/14

Winners Northwest Florida YMCA Board members of the Northwest Florida YMCA have voted unanimously to accept a contribution of land from the Studer Community Development Groups new property at [...]

OuttakesGrow the Pie

OuttakesGrow the Pie

The recent controversy over food trucks in downtown Pensacola has brought to the surface a problem that city officials and the Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) have avoided discussing publicly. [...]

Winners & Losers 1/30/14

Winners & Losers 1/30/14

Winners Pensacola Police Department The annual crime report, submitted by the Pensacola Police Department to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, shows an overall 14 percent reduction of [...]

OuttakesA Tiger Retires

OuttakesA Tiger Retires

Last week George Touart sent the Escambia County Commission his resignation letter. He isnt well and said his body could no longer keep up with demands of being the county administrator. The [...]

Winners & Losers 1/23/14

Winners & Losers 1/23/14

Winners Bill Clover The Pensacola State College Visual Arts professor Bill Clover recently received the U.S. Presidents Volunteer Service Award for contributing more than 7,000 hours of [...]

OuttakesFood Trucks Can Work

OuttakesFood Trucks Can Work

Councilman Andy Terhaar has proposed an ordinance that would ban food trucks from the heart of downtown Pensacola. Instead of letting the free market decide whether it wants them, he has decided that [...]

Winners & Losers 1/9/13

Winners & Losers 1/9/13

Winners Alvin Wingate The developer has been elected chairman of the One-Half Cent Sales Tax Watchdog Committee for the current school fiscal year. The committee, which is appointed by the school [...]

OuttakesEscambia Countys Full Plate

OuttakesEscambia Countys Full Plate

The Escambia County Board of Commissioners has a full plate of issues for 2014. These are just a few of the items up for consideration. Their first task is to hire a county administrator. The [...]

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