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Winners & Losers 3/27/14

Winners & Losers 3/27/14

Winners North Hill Preservation Association When the residents in one of Pensacola’s oldest neighborhoods learned the state was relocating its Parole and Probation office to the old Coca-Cola [...]

Outtakes—Against All Odds

Outtakes—Against All Odds

This past weekend, I was invited to attend a reunion celebration of the 20th anniversary of Joe Scarborough’s first campaign for Congress. Scarborough and his team did something that we rarely see [...]

Outtakes—The Governors’ Governor

Outtakes—The Governors’ Governor

Reubin O'Donovan Askew passed away last week. He is considered one of Florida’s best governors.  The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University rated him one of the country's top [...]

Winners & Losers 3/20/14

Winners & Losers 3/20/14

Winners Jamie Trindel The University of West Florida chemistry major was recently accepted to both the University of Texas-Austin and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, two of the [...]

Winners & Losers 3/13/14

Winners & Losers 3/13/14

Winners Ashton Hayward The mayor of Pensacola scored a victory when the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement between the city and the county by a 4-1 vote. The [...]

Outtakes—A Little Common Sense, Please

Outtakes—A Little Common Sense, Please

State Senator Alan Hayes, R-Umatilla, wants more guns in Florida schools. His rationale is more guns in the hallways and classrooms will deter another Columbine High School or Sandy Hook Elementary [...]

Winners & Losers 3/6/14

Winners & Losers 3/6/14

Winners Pensacon 2014 The three-day event at the Pensacola Bay Center was a huge success, bringing over $1.4 million into the community. Research revealed that 11,000 people attended and 5,183 [...]

Outtakes: Power of the People

Outtakes: Power of the People

People like to joke that Pensacola is five years behind the rest of the world when it comes to technology, but once something catches on here, it spreads exponentially across the community. How [...]

Outtakes—Slicing up the Turkey

Outtakes—Slicing up the Turkey

This week another slice of the Greater Pensacola Chamber turkey is about to be carved off the carcass. At a special board meeting of the chamber, CEO Jerry Maygarden discussed the need to separate [...]

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 [...]

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