Telsa Test Driving

By Jeremy Morrison A Tesla doesn’t use gas. But it can fart. “Oh, this is hilarious,” said Christian Wagley, pointing inside a Tesla Model 3 parked in the parking lot of Pensacola City Hall, where Dory Larsen, of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, has an icon of a whoopee cushion on the vehicle’s display […]

40-Year-Old Beauty

By Jeremy Morrison Before Keep Pensacola Beautiful was Keep Pensacola Beautiful, the local nonprofit was known as Clean and Green and, before that, the Pensacola Escambia Clean Community Commission. The organization was born during a time in the late 1970s when there was an energetic focus on beautification in Pensacola and the city’s mayor, Warren […]

Meet ‘Jet Girl’

By Jeremy Morrison After nearly a decade of preparation, both in the classroom and the sky, the debutant-turned-fighter pilot flew her first combat mission in 2014. “You can never really prepare yourself for what it’s like,” reflected Caroline Johnson. As an F/A-18 Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) in the United States Navy, the Colorado native spent […]

Backing Out of Backing In

The Downtown Improvement Board decided this morning to back out of downtown’s back-in parking space system. “It was pretty much the result of a fairly broad-based community discussion,” explained Ron Butlin, the DIB’s new executive director. “People weren’t comfortable using it.” Two blocks of downtown parking along North Palafox Place was converted to back-in spaces […]

Council’s CMPA Divide

Pensacola City Attorney Jim Messer seemed unclear on exactly what City Councilman Brian Spencer was wanting of him during last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. “They’re are certain grounds to remove trustees,” Messer told the councilman. “In order to establish a process or deviate from’em, the Community Maritime Park Associates is going to have […]