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Outgoing Council Members Recognized

November 28, 2012

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…

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Council Eyes Executive Finalists

May 23, 2012

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…


Figuring Out the GCAACC

May 18, 2012

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…


GCAACC Organizational Meeting

May 17, 2012

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…


Hawthorne’s ‘Game Plan’: Work Together

May 16, 2012

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…

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Hawthorne’s ‘Game Plan’

May 10, 2012

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…

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The GCAACC and the ‘New Direction’

May 10, 2012

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…

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Jerralds and the GCAACC

May 2, 2012

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…

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Council to Meet Executive Candidates

April 25, 2012

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…

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State of the Black Chamber

March 27, 2012

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…

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Hawthorne’s City Council Address

March 22, 2012

After allowing him his few minutes of public comment at the microphone, the Pensacola City Council continued to the next speaker without comment. Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce Chairman George Harwthorne attended tonight’s council…