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Hawkshaw RFP reconsideration disappears from CRA agenda

September 14, 2015

Last week, Inweekly asked Pensacola City Attorney Lysia Bowling for an opinion on Councilman Larry Johnson’s recommendation for the Community Redevelopment Agency to reconsider its August action that rejected all RFPs submitted for the Hawkshaw property…

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Recap: Allen Chapel incident

September 12, 2015

Last Sunday, a Pensacola police officer interrupted a church service to enforce a child custody order. Parishioners recorded the incident on their cell phones. One video was posted on Facebook and received our 350,000 views. Police…

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Few good things happen around Tom Ann Buddy’s

September 11, 2015

Late Wednesday afternoon, the Pensacola Police Department issued a press release involving an incident that resulted in two officers being placed on administrative leave and a man shot and charged with several offenses. Most police reports…

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Who applied to be an assistant city administrator

September 11, 2015

Former County Administrator Bob McLaughlin did not apply. The man who followed him as interim and handled the BP Oil Spill did –Larry Newsom. Policy & Support Mark Baer Jonathan Bolton Jack Brock Jonathan Cooley Lacee…

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Body cam video from Allen Chapel incident

September 10, 2015

The body cam videos from the Allen Chapel incident. You can hear the pastor asking the officer to have a seat:   The supervisor arrives – waiting in the foyer for the service to end:  …

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Allen Chapel pastor speaks out

September 10, 2015

Yesterday morning, I interviewed Rev. Freddie Tellis, pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church. This past Sunday, a Pensacola Police Officer, with her hand on her holstered pistol, interrupted the service at his church to take custody…

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How sacred are churches in Pensacola?

September 8, 2015

A sanctuary is a sacred place, a safe haven from the troubles of the world, somewhere that allows believers to worship and commune with God. For the faithful, a church sanctuary is the house of God.…