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2008 City Council unsung heroes for Palafox Street honor

The American Planning Association (APA) has announced the designation of Palafox Street—from Wright Street to Pensacola Bay—as one of 10 Great Streets for 2013. The honor is a testament to the Pensacola’s Historic Preservation, Architecture Review and Downtown Improvement boards and to [...]

Outgoing Council Members Recognized

Outgoing Council Members Recognized

Prior to swearing in new Pensacola City Council members yesterday, outgoing members were honored. Each was given a framed resolution in recognition of their service on the council. “This has been a remarkable trip,” said outgoing council president Sam Hall. “Both the highs and the lows of [...]

Council Eyes Executive Finalists

Council Eyes Executive Finalists

The Pensacola City Council may select its new council executive tomorrow. The board has been presented with four candidates. “I’m ready to make a selection,” said Councilman Ronald Townsend on Tuesday. “I’m hoping we can go ahead and finalize this.” The city council met three of [...]

Figuring Out the GCAACC

Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds started off his organizational meeting for the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce by asking the group’s current head  to list its officers. GCAACC Chairman George Hawthorne replied that he had no vice chairman, secretary or [...]

GCAACC Organizational Meeting

The drama surrounding the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce will continue to unfold tonight during an organizational meeting at Pensacola City Hall. The meeting is the latest in a series hosted by Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds, who contends the current GCAACC doesn’t [...]

Hawthorne’s ‘Game Plan’: Work Together

George Hawthorne, executive director of the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, said Tuesday that his organization would not be releasing what he had referred to as a “game plan.” “Any moves we make now would further divide this community,” Hawthorne said. For months, [...]

Hawthorne’s ‘Game Plan’

Hawthorne’s ‘Game Plan’

Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce Executive Director George Hawthorne said he is not concerned with—and does not feel threatened by—the recent moves made by a city councilman to start another black chamber. “If they want to have a social club, let them have a social club,” [...]

The GCAACC and the ‘New Direction’

The GCAACC and the ‘New Direction’

A faction of Pensacola’s African-American business community appears intent on creating a new minority chamber of commerce. Jackie Miles, a board member of the existing Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce, joined Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds last night in calling for a new [...]

Jerralds and the GCAACC

Jerralds and the GCAACC

There’s another forum on the calendar to discuss the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce. Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds has scheduled a May 9 meeting at city hall. Recently, Jerralds has begun questioning the viability of the GCAACC. A public meeting was held on the [...]

Jerralds vs. Hawthorne, Round Two

Jerralds vs. Hawthorne, Round Two

The Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce will be the subject of an upcoming community meeting. Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds said last week that he would announce the meeting date soon. During his remarks at a Pensacola City Council meeting, Jerralds clarified that the [...]

Council to Meet Executive Candidates

Council to Meet Executive Candidates

Months after its top candidate flinched just before taking the job, the Pensacola City Council may soon be meeting a few more applicants for its council executive position. The board has been searching for someone to handle the body’s administrative needs. During Monday’s Committee of the [...]

State of the Black Chamber

State of the Black Chamber

What is the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce? What does it do? Who does it? These were some of the questions explored during a meeting earlier this month. According to the its chairman, George Hawthorne, the chamber is an organization in a state of change. “We’re in the [...]

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