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Outtakes—Words Matter

Outtakes—Words Matter

Having listened to countless hours of city council and county commission meetings and attending dozens of press conferences, I’ve come to the conclusion that our elected officials rarely mean what [...]

Outtakes—Sucker USA

Outtakes—Sucker USA

For a place that is so tough on its leaders and anyone who tries to push this community, it’s amazing how susceptible we are to hucksters, scam artists and out-of-towners looking for [...]

Winner & Losers 10/24/13

Winner & Losers 10/24/13

Winners Bentina Terry The vice president of External Affairs and Corporate Services for Gulf Power Company presented the Florida Chamber Foundation’s annual state-of-the-state report during the [...]

Winners & Losers 10/17/13

Winners & Losers 10/17/13

Winners Live Well Northwest Florida Community leaders in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have joined forces to promote solutions to long-standing health problems plaguing this community. The [...]

Outtakes—A Long Time Coming

Outtakes—A Long Time Coming

By Rick Outzen The American Planning Association has designated Palafox Street—from Wright Street to Pensacola Bay—as one of its 10 Great Streets for 2013. APA’s Great Places in America [...]

Winners & Losers 10/10/13

Winners & Losers 10/10/13

The Winners & Losers division of the non-Gannett south Palafox branch of the Independent News media and entertainment empire is upset that their categories weren’t put on the Best of the Coast [...]

Outtakes—Next Steps Are Difficult Ones

Outtakes—Next Steps Are Difficult Ones

By Rick Outzen Nine years ago, we published our vision for downtown Pensacola in what we called our “ballsy plan.” It included a downtown baseball park, an entertainment district, new public [...]

Winners & Losers 10/3/13

Winners & Losers 10/3/13

Winners Erin Kelley Sammis The executive director for Pensacola Opera has been named a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International. Sammis, an IN 2010 Rising Star, joined [...]

Outtakes—Stamp Out White Crime

Outtakes—Stamp Out White Crime

It’s an unpleasant subject. Escambia County has a problem with white crime. From 2008 through 2012, the sheriff’s office reports that of the 41,054 offense reports where the race of both the [...]

Outtakes—Being Local Matters

Outtakes—Being Local Matters

Are local businesses at a disadvantage when bidding for city of Pensacola contracts? The latest controversy of whether the Pensacola International Airport should give its food services to national [...]

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