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American Dream Out Of Reach For Our Poor

American Dream Out Of Reach For Our Poor

y T.S. Strickland It’s a truism that the grass is always greener on the other side. But for kids growing up poor in Escambia County, the future really does look brighter just about anywhere else [...]

The Buzz 5/28/15

The Buzz 5/28/15

The Voice For Business Clay Ingram, president and CEO of the Greater Pensacola Chamber, said on “Pensacola Speaks” that the chamber will become an advocate for local businesses. “The [...]

Ax Falls On Newpoint

Ax Falls On Newpoint

By Rick Outzen The Escambia County School Board voted on May 19 to terminate the charter contracts of Newpoint Pensacola High and Newpoint Academy, each by a 4-1 vote. The board unanimously agreed [...]

Telling a city’s story one voice at a time

Telling a city’s story one voice at a time

By Shelby Smithey Voices of Pensacola, a multicultural center opened through a partnership between the University of West Florida Historic Trust and Gulf Power in October, is on the cusp of [...]

The Buzz 5/21/15

The Buzz 5/21/15

Hammering Out Healthcare Florida Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) is hopeful that the Florida House and Senate will hammer out a budget in June. The biggest sticking point is how the state will [...]

Big Challenge for Mentors

Big Challenge for Mentors

By Ben Sheffler Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is asking for 100 men to sign up in 100 days to be a Big Brother, or Big, to the many boys currently waiting for a good role [...]

The Last Days in Vietnam

The Last Days in Vietnam

By Jennifer Leigh It was almost by chance that Steve Bauer joined the Marine Corps in 1973. “I initially wanted to join the Army, but they weren’t in at the recruiting office,” the [...]

The Buzz 5/14/15

The Buzz 5/14/15

Newpoint Update Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is recommending that the Escambia County School Board give 21st Century Academy of Pensacola, Inc., the nonprofit set up by Newpoint Education Partners [...]

The Buzz 5/7/15

The Buzz 5/7/15

Flood Recovery Tour As better weather sparkled across the freshly laid blacktop, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward thought back to last year. “I can remember Chief Simmons picking me up and driving [...]

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box

By Rick Outzen As the city of Pensacola works to prevent a repeat of the April 2014 flooding that damaged much of downtown, one of the options being considered is reopening a creek along Spring [...]

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