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The Buzz 7/31/14

The Buzz 7/31/14

Increase the Peace Local organization Increase the Peace is looking for support for the Back to School Summer Jam, Aug. 16 from 12 to 5 p.m. in Morris Court. The event's aim is to get children ready [...]

Pattern Book

Pattern Book

While reviewing our year in stories for this issue, we noticed a few recurring topics that kept popping up. Here are the issues and overachieving themes we identified and reported on repeatedly [...]

Outtakes—2014 Elections Are Critical

Outtakes—2014 Elections Are Critical

The local elections next year may be the most important in recent memory, which is saying a lot considering how the past three were game-changers. In those elections, we completely changed the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Buzz 7.25.13

Buzz 7.25.13

Time to End It The discussion took over an hour and a half, but the Escambia County Commission passed a motion at its Committee of Whole meeting on July 18 that made it clear that Interim County [...]

No Blinking

No Blinking

Escambia County to Assume Jail Operations by Jeremy Morrison Keys to the Escambia County Jail look to be changing hands. County officials are preparing to inherit operations of the facility from [...]

Leftover Chicken

Leftover Chicken

Escambia Takes Another Look By Jeremy Morrison If Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson can have dogs, then why can’t county residents have chickens? “They poop in my backyard and [...]

Winners & Losers 1/17/13

Winners & Losers 1/17/13

WINNERS Visit Pensacola Tourism in Escambia County has been setting all-time lodging revenue records for the current fiscal year. The lodging revenues generated in October and November 2012 total [...]

Outtakes 1/17/13

Outtakes 1/17/13

THE GOOD FIGHT In 1957, the same year that Ernie Lee Magaha was first sworn in as clerk, Dr. Nathaniel Smith was installed as the pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Five days after Magaha [...]

Winners and Losers 12/20/12

Winners and Losers 12/20/12

WINNERS Lewis Bear, Jr. The University of West Florida Board of Trustees voted to name Trustee Lewis Bear, Jr. chairman of the Board and Trustee Mort O'Sullivan vice chairman for the next two [...]

Outtakes 12/6/12

Outtakes 12/6/12

DIAL UP A PROTEST Every one has to choose their own battles and the things for which he is willing to fight. Yes, I have to admit that few people like a good fight as much as I do, but my father [...]

Outtakes 7/5/12

Outtakes 7/5/12

Functional Puffery For one more year, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, Emerald Coast Utility Authority and Escambia County School District dodged any meaningful discussion of functional [...]

An Offer They Can’t Refuse

An Offer They Can’t Refuse

Navy Fed’s Job Bonanza and the Future of 4-H in Escambia County By Jeremy Morrison Kids in the local 4-H program have been hearing a lot about making adult decisions, but they’re old enough [...]

Black & White

Black & White

Racial Disparity by the Numbers By Rick Outzen The lives of African-Americans in Escambia County are very different from those of their white counterparts. While local leaders like to talk about [...]

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