Wednesday April 23rd 2014
The very first Independent News was published on July 1, 1999. On the cover is a sign with a cocktail glass in a red circle with a slash through it. The sign on the sandy dunes topped with sea oats [...]
12 Unforgettable People Behind The Headlines
By Rick Outzen
For the past 12 years, the Independent News has met many fascinating characters that led to some of our best articles. It was [...]
ABROGAST, JESSIE 8-year-old boy who was mauled by a 7-foot bull shark on July 6, 2001 while wading in knee-deep water at the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
BATTLE, LINDSEY Singer 2006 INMA [...]
AGAINST ALL ODDS A reader asked me, “How has the Independent News survived for a dozen years?” We’re a free publication solely dependent on advertising in an era that has seen the 9/11 tragedy, [...]
The IN political hack, muckracker and yellow journalist alumni association met and voted on the biggest winners of the first 12 years of the Independent News. In true Winners & Losers style, all [...]
July 1999 First Independent published
November 1999 First Florida Sun published
September 2000 IN publishes first Best of the Coast
January 2001 Papers merge to form Independent Florida [...]
Amy N. Hobbs
Senior Paralegal, Ferry & Ferry, P.A.
What is your chief characteristic?
Punctuality! (Pause for reaction)...This is a complete lie. I’ll probably receive less hate mail from [...]
by Maxwell Chase
I would like to know about the story of Geronimo in Pensacola. I heard he was brought here as a tourist attraction. Is that true?
Yes, it is true. [...]
Escambia County Sheriff’s Department Cleans Up and Comes Clean
Escambia County isn’t Mayberry anymore. Drugs, gangs and prostitution have all infected the area.
The Sheriff’s Department [...]