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Outtakes: Panhandle Power

Outtakes: Panhandle Power

By Rick Outzen Escambia County has significant influence throughout the state this year. We have representatives on the executive committees of three prominent state associations, Florida League [...]

Outtakes: Finding Inspiration in the Big Easy

Outtakes: Finding Inspiration in the Big Easy

By Rick Outzen On the Saturday night before the Super Bowl, I attended a fundraiser for Steve Gleason and his foundation, Team Gleason. Steve is one of those underdogs that New Orleans [...]

Winners & Losers 2/7/13

Winners & Losers 2/7/13

Winners Charles Bare The freshman Pensacola City Councilman won his first political skirmish with Mayor Hayward and City Administrator Bill Reynolds when he pointed out the county guidelines for [...]

Winners & Losers 1/31/13

Winners & Losers 1/31/13

Winners Jerry Maygarden The former Pensacola mayor and state representative has been elected by the West Florida Historic Preservation Board to be its new chairman. University of West Florida [...]

Outtakes 1/31/13

Outtakes 1/31/13

Pensacola Circus The Roman Empire kept its poor from rioting with chariot races, gladiators and circuses. The free entertainment and handouts of free bread kept the lower classes in line. In [...]

Winners & Losers 1/24/13

Winners & Losers 1/24/13

WINNERS Malcolm Thomas The Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has proposed school marshals as a part of a comprehensive plan to make the public schools safer. The marshals will be [...]

Outtakes 1/24/13

Outtakes 1/24/13

Busting The Prodigal Myth By Rick Outzen Over the years, the Independent News has written about the talent drain as young people leave the area for better paying jobs and more [...]

Winners & Losers 1/17/13

Winners & Losers 1/17/13

WINNERS Visit Pensacola Tourism in Escambia County has been setting all-time lodging revenue records for the current fiscal year. The lodging revenues generated in October and November 2012 total [...]

Outtakes 1/17/13

Outtakes 1/17/13

THE GOOD FIGHT In 1957, the same year that Ernie Lee Magaha was first sworn in as clerk, Dr. Nathaniel Smith was installed as the pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Five days after Magaha [...]

Winners & Losers 1/10/13

Winners & Losers 1/10/13

WINNERS Donna Fassett Pensacola lost an angel when the executive of ARC Gateway passed away in late December after an extended illness. Fassett headed for nearly 20 years the non-profit that [...]

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