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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 [...]

Outtakes 2/16/12

Outtakes 2/16/12

WHY NOT PENSACOLA? Pensacola is once again on the cusp of being this country’s next great city. Mayor Ashton Hayward has brought vitality to the city. The maritime park is rushing to completion of [...]

Outtakes 12/29/11

Outtakes 12/29/11

NOT SO BAD THIS YEAR We’re closing in on a year that was one of the better ones for the greater Pensacola area. Some things worked well, others did not. What worked well? Pensacola Mayor’s [...]

Illegal Gun Capital USA

Illegal Gun Capital USA

Escambia County Sheriff Scores Record Gun Bust By Rick Outzen It was a rundown store in a rundown neighborhood on the edge of Brownsville. The secondhand retail shop near the corner of Pace [...]

The Kids Aren’t Alright

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Teen Violence in Escambia County By Jeremy Morrison This is not Columbia. This is not the battlefield of Mexico’s drug cartels. It’s not a backwards, third-world, over-there speck on the [...]

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