Sunday February 26th 2017
Pictures, Parades and More
A Guide To Mardi Gras 2017
By Stephanie Sharp
WARREN THOMPSON’S MARDI GRAS VIEW
Even the most seasoned Mardi Gras veterans only ever catch glimpses of their fellow parade-goers through the gaps between festooned floats and decked-out marching bands. One photographer has ...
Black History Month Poetry Events
By C.S. Satterwhite
As Black History Month comes to a close, several events throughout Pensacola celebrate the February tradition honoring African-American culture.
Speaking to the vibrancy of Pensacola's poetry scene, this year two major poetry events are scheduled at the same time ...
Don’t Call Them Emo
By Grant Hutchinson
Jimmy Eat World will be performing at Vinyl on Feb. 28, and local fans couldn't be more stoked.
"(The band's first three records) had such an impact on me," said Travis Seals, 36, of Pensacola. "I associate them with ...
Trial Lawyer 2.0 Wins Again
By Rick Outzen
Last week, the Levin Papantonio law firm announced it had helped secure a cash settlement of more than $670 million with Dupont over lawsuits related to the exposure of the toxic chemical C8 from the company's plant in ...
Development Honors Grocer Willard Warfield
By Duwayne Escobedo
Both Chad Henderson and John Ellis Jr. enjoy preserving historic buildings.
Henderson, founder and CEO of the healthcare real estate development company Catalyst CRE, owns the four-story Rhodes Building on the corner of Chase and Palafox streets that was ...
University of West Florida Department of Music is proud to present the Birmingham Art Music Alliance (BAMA Players). The performance will be held on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Music Hall of the Center [...]
The Pensacola State College Lyceum Series presents the Merling Trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8 on the Pensacola campus.
The Merling [...]
By Terri Schlichenmeyer
So far, you’ve resisted.
You’ve resisted closing up shop, selling your business, downsizing yourself out of a job. You’ve put off laying everyone off. Most [...]
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Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted [...]
By: Sarah McCartan
Freelance Whales began their whale of a journey on an abandoned farm colony. From here, their voices grew louder and they formally introduced themselves with the release of [...]
The Pensacola Blues Wahoos are introducing their new manager, Delino DeShields, at Blue Wahoo Stadium this afternoon at 5.pm. The public is invited. For questions or more information, call us at [...]
Shutting Down Prison Pipeline
By Jeremy Morrison
A local woman recently found out her son had bought a dirt bike. Then she found out he’d been arrested.
“I didn’t even know you [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By Jeremy Morrison
With state and federal officials currently hashing out this season’s red snapper regulations, the Escambia County Commission weighed in this month and passed a resolution in [...]