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Inweekly April 2005 Flashback: Don Gaetz emerges as a powerhouse

Inweekly April 2005 Flashback: Don Gaetz emerges as a powerhouse

In 2005, Okaloosa County School Superintendent Don Gaetz was getting ready to run for Florida Senate. His most likely opponent was expected to State Rep. Holly Benson. Benson would drop out, run for her House seat, and then jump ship to join Gov. Charlie Crist's administration in 2008. Gaetz [...]

Rand Paul announces campaign for president

Rand Paul announces campaign for president

We got this press release from the Rand Paul campaign: U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) today announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States of America. During his time in office, Rand Paul has vehemently fought to protect our Constitution, individual [...]

Sheriff Morgan says 11-year-old may have been in car with murder victim

Sheriff Morgan says 11-year-old may have been in car with murder victim

On yesterday's Pensacola Speaks, Sheriff David Morgan talked about the murder of Keshwon Stallworth, age 16, who was brutally killed nearly a month ago. Stallworth's body was found in a vehicle that had been set on fire on St. Catherine Avenue. The teenager had been shot, and the car torched to [...]

Inweekly 2013: Rape in the Military, Not Invisible Anymore

Inweekly 2013: Rape in the Military, Not Invisible Anymore

Over the past few years, more attention has been brought to unsettling numbers of sexual assault in our armed services. Both male and females victims have been reluctant to report the assaults because of a leadership structure that often refuses to discipline the criminals. Inweekly interviewed [...]

Inweekly 2009: The rise of gangs in Escambia County

Inweekly 2009: The rise of gangs in Escambia County

Since 2007, Inweekly has reported on the rise of gangs in Escambia County. In 2008, Florida changed its gang statute-Florida Statute 874.03-to include the characteristics of hybrid gangs so that they could be prosecuted on a higher criminal level for crimes committed by group members. The Florida [...]

Inweekly 2007: Burning Down the House

Inweekly 2007: Burning Down the House

Escambia County has struggled with how to provide fire protection for years. The battles between the volunteers and firefighters union have been epic and are going on still today. Burning Down The House By Duwayne Escobedo, published April 4, 2007 If your house catches fire, will Escambia [...]

File under ‘We told you so:’ Dispersant used by BP was bad

File under ‘We told you so:’  Dispersant used by BP was bad

A study published in the PLOS One online journal says Corexit 9600, the dispersant most often used during the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, might cause damage to cells in human lungs and in the gills of fish and crabs. About 48,000 workers participating in the cleanup in the Gulf and along the [...]

Inweekly 2005: SWF

Inweekly 2005: SWF

This issue set Inweekly in the direction of advocating for the young adults in our area. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, Pensacola was rebuilding and looking for answers on how to attract young talent to the area and retain the talent that was already in the community. This issue sparked [...]

Deputy Superintendent Ross confirms Newpoint investigation, says it began two weeks ago

Deputy Superintendent Ross confirms Newpoint investigation, says it began two weeks ago

Escambia County Deputy Superintendent Norm Ross reported today that the district's investigator - a former NCIS investigator - opened an investigation into Newpoint misconduct two weeks ago. Ross said: "I can assure you there is additional information" besides the allegations detailed in 22-page [...]

Best April Fool’s Day issue ever

Best April Fool’s Day issue ever

My Favorite April Fool's issue was published in 2008. Every story was funny, and, at least, one of them became true. 5. Downtown Will Stink Forever 4. Disney Plans Catfish Park 3. Council Ousted 2. Pensacola, AL? 1. UWF Football by 2010

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Coming the heels of City COO Tamara Fountain' announcement that DeepFlex has suspended construction at its facility at the Port of Pensacola. Reuters reports BP terminated contracts for two deepwater oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as the British oil company slashes its exploration budget [...]

Inweekly March 2013: Passing the Joint

Inweekly March 2013: Passing the Joint

Inweekly covered the growing support for legalizing marijuana in 2013. A state constitutional amendment narrowly failed last year. Is Florida Ready for Medical Marijuana? By Jeremy Morrison. published March 21, 2013 Hustling the halls of Tallahassee, Jodi James and Bob Jordan are on a [...]

Inweekly March 2011: Sex and the School District

Inweekly March 2011: Sex and the School District

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT TATE HIGH SCHOOL By Rick Outzen, published March 24, 2011 “Momma, pray for me. Momma, pray for me. I’m going to throw up.” That’s what the Tate High School student told his mother over his cell phone on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 1. He was scared and [...]

Ice Flyers open playoffs at home

Ice Flyers open playoffs at home

The Pensacola Ice Flyers earned home ice for the first round of the 2015 SPHL playoffs and will face the Mississippi RiverKings starting Wednesday, April 1 at the Pensacola Bay Center with a start time set for 7:05 p.m. Game 2 will be on Friday, April 3 in Southaven, MS. beginning at 7:05 p.m. [...]

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