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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 [...]

Winners & Losers 5/22/14

Winners & Losers 5/22/14

Winners Timothy Jones The University of West Florida student was recently selected to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Jones was nominated by the Student Veterans of America’s [...]

Outtakes—Transparent Recovery

Outtakes—Transparent Recovery

Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will recover and rebuild. Over the next few days, weeks and months, engineers, architects, road contractors and general contractors will be very busy with not only [...]

Outtakes—Stories of the Storm

Outtakes—Stories of the Storm

There are dozens of stories that come out of every disaster. Each reporter has to choose the ones on which he wants to focus. I tend to focus on people. Commissioner Lumon May has run non-stop [...]

Winners & Losers 5/8/14

Winners & Losers 5/8/14

As our community recovers from the flooding of April 29-30, the Independent News wants to recognize those who have worked so hard to help. They are all winners. This is only a partial list of those [...]

Outtakes—Preparing for War

Outtakes—Preparing for War

The book “The Coming Jobs War” has been making the rounds among local business leaders. Written by Jim Clifton, chairman of the national polling firm Gallup, and published in October 2011, the [...]

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