Sunday September 25th 2016
IMPACT 100 down to finalists
By Jennifer Leigh
The formula is simple.
One woman, $1,000, one vote.
"Those are the main core values," said Belle Bear, one of the founding members of IMPACT 100. "I won't let anyone change them because they work."
More Payouts at City Hall
By Rick Outzen
According to public records released last week, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward cut checks for over $95,000 to get his former city administrator to dismiss his lawsuit against the City.
The Pensacola City Council did not approve the settlement agreement. ...
Drop Dead And Bless Your Heart
By Hamishe Randall
In the South, sugar is to tea what crazy is to family—a main ingredient. And what brings out the crazy in a family faster than the holidays? A death, of course.
After Bud drops dead at the kitchen table, ...
Correction: We incorrectly listed one of our favorite columnists, Liz Greenhut, as the "late" Silhouettes columnist in "More Memorables" article. Ms. Greenhut is alive, remarried and doing well. She [...]
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 [...]