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Hovind federal trial starts next week

Hovind federal trial starts next week

Kent Hovind, the founder of Creation Science Evangelism and the defunct Dinosaur Adventure Land, will be back in Federal Court before Judge Casey Rodgers next week. In 2008, Hovind was found guilty of 58 counts of tax fraud, including failure to pay $845,000 in employee-related taxes. His wife, [...]

FAF joins lawsuit against Scott and Florida Cabinet

FAF joins lawsuit against Scott and Florida Cabinet

Press release: Last week, Barbara Petersen, president of Florida's First Amendment Foundation, sent an open letter to Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet. In her letter, Petersen took note that Mr. Willie Meggs, State Attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, has repeatedly [...]

Slideshow on Rex Theater renovation

Slideshow on Rex Theater renovation

The REX Theatre, built in 1910, was once a popular part of the downtown Pensacola social scene, and local nonprofit Harvest Outreach is nearing completion of a two-year, $2 million project to restore the REX Theatre to its former glory. Once completed, the venue will play host to small-scale [...]

Buffalo Rock and Sam’s Club help renovate city basketball courts

Buffalo Rock and Sam’s Club help renovate city basketball courts

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Pensacola Sam’s Club, Buffalo Rock Company to renovate the basketball courts at Hollice T. Williams Park. The old lines were removed and the courts were cleaned and re-striped prior to installing new goals. “Sam’s [...]

IN Rising Star Hong Tran promoted

IN Rising Star Hong Tran promoted

Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute has selected IN Rising Star Hong Tran as operations services director. Tran has been at Baptist Health Care for 10 years and has served as the corporate director of strategic planning for the past seven years. In her new role, Tran will be responsible for [...]

Carville says no GOP presidential candidate can win in 2016 without Florida

Carville says no GOP presidential candidate can win in 2016 without Florida

The Tampa Bay Times covered the speech made by James Carville, Democratic strategist and political advisor to both Bill and Hilary Clinton, at St. Leo University's International Business Conference. When asked about Florida's importance in 2016, Carville quipped, "You cannot draw a map that a [...]

Feb 2008: County disarms the Bubbas

Feb 2008: County disarms the Bubbas

Bubbas On Patrol Seven years ago, Escambia County had to deal with armed code enforcement officers abusing their power. On Feb. 19, 2008, two days before the county commission voted to pay for the legal defense of its code enforcement officers, County Administrator Bob McLauglin sent a memo to [...]

Feb. 2011: Plan B for Pensacola Beach

Feb. 2011: Plan B for Pensacola Beach

The Beach, The Vision, The Overpass and The $25 Million Dollar Question By Jeremy Morrison Throughout the ebb and flow of time, the sifting sands of Pensacola Beach have been awash in perpetual change. The beach is shaped by the tide and time, and more recently the vision of man. Over the [...]

Feb. 2009: How do you mend a broken mind

Feb. 2009: How do you mend a broken mind

By Sean Boone Treatment Of The Mentally Ill In The Criminal Justice SystemOn the evening of May 14, 2008, Sheila D. Jackson, 49, reportedly threatened her neighbor with a kitchen knife. When two Pensacola Police officers arrived at her W. Jackson St. residence for questioning, she let them in [...]

2007 House Showdown: Ford v. Campbell

2007 House Showdown: Ford v. Campbell

House Showdown: Campbell and Clay Vie for House District 3 by Duwayne Escobedo Independent News Editor Duwayne Escobedo recently interviewed Democratic House District 3 candidate Elizabeth “Liz” Campbell, after she started waving at sunup to commuters on U.S. Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze for [...]

The civil rights story of Rev. H.K. Matthews

The civil rights story of Rev. H.K. Matthews

On my office wall is the cover of our March 25, 2010 autographed by Rev. H.K. Matthews. He will be speaking tomorrow at a special event, hosted by the Democratic Women's Club of Escambia County on the legacy of Selma. It is at The Improv, 375 N. Pace Blvd from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free and open to [...]

DOH wants another hearing on Charlotte’s Web rules

DOH wants another hearing on Charlotte’s Web rules

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Department of Health will hold another hearing to clear up confusion about a proposed medical marijuana rule published after a marathon meeting earlier this month. The department's Office of Compassionate Use released the latest proposal [...]

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