Outtakes: Our Charges

By Rick Outzen Last Friday, news alerts of an active shooter on Naval Air Station Pensacola went out as I walked into our office. Escambia County deputies were on the scene. Victims were being transported to Baptist Hospital. Like so many other locals, I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach because […]

Winners & Losers – 12/12/19

Winners Fredric G. Levin Dana-Farber Cancer Institute last month honored the Pensacola attorney for his $2 million donation to establish the Fredric G. Levin Endowment in Translational Cancer Research and support the Presidential Initiatives Fund through the Pan-Mass Challenge. The gift makes for a total of $4 million in donations Levin has contributed to the […]

2019 Winners & Losers

Over the past two decades, the “Winners & Losers” column has been the first article scanned by many of our readers. In the beginning, the very thought of choosing winners and losers every week set us apart from other media outlets, which is why we did it. Politicians loved and feared the column, while readers […]

Outtakes: The Year of the Teacher

By Rick Outzen Malcolm Thomas’ replacement may have a fully-loaded treasure chest to rebuild the Escambia County School District into one that is competitive with the other districts in Florida, thanks to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Republican Governor has laid out the largest budget in state history—$91.4 billion—for state lawmakers to consider during the 2020 […]

Winners & Losers 12/5/19

Winners Milton Bakery Bakery manufacturer and ingredient supplier Dawn Foods recently announced the winners of its annual Sweetest Bakery in America contest, and local favorite Milton Quality Bakery took top honors as the best full-line bakery in Florida. Milton Quality Bakery is a fourth-generation family-owned bakery that has been serving Milton and surrounding communities for […]

Winners & Losers 11/28/19

Winners Madrina Ciano Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida annually selects an individual who is a prominent community advocate in a variety of capacities and has a history of supporting financial literacy initiatives. This award is the Marshall Blaise Adams, Sr. Give Back Award and is a tribute to the late Blaise Adams, former city president […]