Thursday February 23rd 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 ...
Honoring National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
By Jennie McKeon
Antonio Smith came to Pensacola for work after the oil spill. He found steady construction work and was renting a home [...]
Baptist Hospital Volunteers are hosting a book sale in the Heritage Room located off the main lobby at the new Moreno Street entrance.
Join us Thurs., Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, [...]
The Pensacola Civic Band presents a musical celebration of democracy in action with "Presidential Polonaise" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Saenger Theatre. Held on Election [...]
NOW SHOWING AT MOVIES 4, GULF BREEZE
Starring: Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman
A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row [...]
In 2008 the Independent News endorsed Barack Obama for president. The weight of two wars, escalating healthcare costs, senseless inequality and economic uncertainty were on our minds when we made [...]
By James Hagan
While the National Hockey League nears the cancellation of another season due to a player lockout, the Pensacola Ice Flyers are set to tip-off another great season in the Southern [...]
TEAM Santa Rosa
A Santa Rosa County Grand Jury has completed its review of numerous allegations involving TEAM Santa Rosa, which handled the county's economic development efforts until [...]
By Sarah McCartan
After months of eager anticipation it is time—Timberhawk’s time. After a month of tracking, a week of mixing, and another week of mastering, Timberhawk has completed their [...]
Barack Obama (I) D
Age & Birthplace: 51; Honolulu, Hawaii
Alma Mater: Occidental College, Columbia University (B.A.), Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Occupation: 44th President of the United States, [...]
Police Union Requests Investigation of Hayward
By Jeremy Morrison
At the request of the local police union, the Pensacola City Council will consider this month if it should conduct an [...]