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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 [...]

Senate committee approves campus gun bill, expect grades to improve

Senate committee approves campus gun bill, expect grades to improve

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA People with concealed-firearms licenses could carry guns at state colleges and universities, under a proposal narrowly approved Monday by a Senate committee. Meanwhile, people without concealed-firearms licenses could carry weapons during emergency [...]

Free Blacks Flee Pensacola

Free Blacks Flee Pensacola

The Panama City News Herald published today an article by Marlene Womack on how free blacks fled Pensacola in the years before the Civil War as the state's laws became more oppressive, eventually mandating that they become slaves. In 1829, the number of free blacks and mulattoes (those of mixed [...]

Feb. 2009: Sheriff indicted, King visits and pensions

Feb. 2009: Sheriff indicted, King visits and pensions

Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris was indicted on multiple federal charges and suspended as sheriff. The King of Spain and his wife visited Pensacola. This is his toast. Stock Market crash hurts city pensions - City pensions lose $38.8 million. In 2014, city pensions had an [...]

Feb. 2007: House race, Music festival, MJ and moderation

Feb. 2007: House race, Music festival, MJ and moderation

In February 2007, we had a special race in Florida House District 3 after Holly Benson resigned for a position in Crist administration: Mail Call   We came up with our own music festival to replace Springfest- Hawkshaw. Jeff Deweese and I lost our asses, but, with the help of Michelle [...]

Five years ago, Malcolm Thomas and the Middle

Five years ago, Malcolm Thomas and the Middle

The Brownsville Fallout By Sean Boone Published Feb. 11, 2010 A Community Must Wait Longer For Saving Grace It's a Wednesday afternoon in late January; Rev. LuTimothy May sits at his desk inside a small corner office on West Blount Street. He scours over numerous notes, letters and legal [...]

New weekend feature on the blog

New weekend feature on the blog

Starting this weekend, we will repost some of the best articles from past years that were published in our newspaper and on this blog. The newspaper published its first issue on July 1, 1999. I published my first blog post on Feb. 20, 2005. It was on Tasers: Tasers February 20, 2005 The PNJ has [...]

Our workforce lags behind in skills and education

Our workforce lags behind in skills and education

The Greater Pensacola Career Pathways initiative may be much more vital to our local economy than earlier believed. Our area's Job Skills Index wasn't much better than the state average and was below the national metro area averages. The University of West Florida Haas Center released its latest [...]

Move to Amend group to address Pensacola City Council on Thursday

Move to Amend group to address Pensacola City Council on Thursday

Northwest Florida Move to Amend is continuing its campaign to appeal to Pensacola City Council to adopt a resolution in favor of a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that simply, clearly and unequivocally establishes that the People of the United States of America reject the U.S. Supreme [...]

Scott’s staff pushes back on allegations in FDLE controversy

Scott’s staff pushes back on allegations in FDLE controversy

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott's office continued pushing back Monday against claims his staff forced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey to resign immediately in December. The latest salvo from the governor's office followed [...]

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