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Buzz: Plenty Fish?

Buzz: Plenty Fish?

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 [...]

2012 Year In Review

2012 Year In Review

Our Top Cover Stories of the Year by In Staff By IN Staff The Independent News earned its reputation once again for no-holds-barred reporting, with no “sacred cows.” Our reporting earned us [...]

Race and the Classroom

Race and the Classroom

Escambia’s Minority Hiring Stalls as Students Swell By Jeremy Morrison It’s a problem. One among many for the country’s public school system. And like most of the problems with the current [...]

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 [...]

Miracle, With Strings

Miracle, With Strings

They weren’t praying. But it looked kind of like they were. On any account, prayers had been answered. Reverend Lutimothy May stood huddled in the hallway with his A.A. Dixon compadres. Having [...]

Tough Room, May’s Stand Up Act

Tough Room, May’s Stand Up Act

It’s not friendly territory. He knows that going in. But on the eve of a possible — let’s be honest, probable — closure of the A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence, LuTimothy May was [...]

Tarnished Turnaround

Tarnished Turnaround

Warrington Middle Puts Malcolm In The Middle By Rick Outzen Last year was to be the school year Warrington Middle School turned around. In fact, that is what Superintendent Malcolm Thomas [...]

Interview with Superintendent Malcolm Thomas

Interview with Superintendent Malcolm Thomas

Direct answers to direct questions on WMS IS WARRINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL STILL HIS “TURNAROUND” SCHOOL? Thomas: “I want it to be. I want it to be for the students. I want it to work out. We [...]

Outtakes 3/31/11

Outtakes 3/31/11

Note: Publisher Rick Outzen is taking a break from his column this week. Muckraker Walker Holmes has agreed to fill in for him. ME AND MR. JONES Horace Jones is the unluckiest person in Escambia [...]

Outtakes 3/24/11

Outtakes 3/24/11

DOUBTING THOMAS Malcolm Thomas doesn’t give speeches. The Escambia County Superintendent of Schools preaches. The sermons are an odd blend of hubris and a collection of positives about his school [...]

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