The Buzz 8/29/19

Holley Exits Dec. 6 When Mayor Grover Robinson came into office, he brought Chris Holley out of retirement to be his administrator. By the end of this year—Dec. 6 is the tentative date—Holley will…

No Happy Ending

By Rick Outzen A series of raids of local Asian massage parlors have uncovered a multi-state human trafficking operation in our quiet, family-oriented community. Some may be shocked but not our congressman and law…

The Fight for a Public Beach

By Jeremy Morrison Who can lay claim to a grain of sand? On Pensacola Beach, it’s kind of complicated. In 1947, the federal government deeded Santa Rosa Island to Escambia County, with the condition…

Getting Education Right

By Rick Outzen Florida’s Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran brought his traveling roadshow to the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club last Friday. The former Florida House Speaker had his pick of positions in Gov. Ron…

The Buzz 8/22/19

Champion for Justice Pensacola City Councilman Gerald Wingate passed away on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 13, at age 73 after a battle with cancer. His peers saw him as a “voice of diplomacy,”…

Funding Santa Rosa’s Growth

By Jeremy Morrison A while back, Elaine Smith was on Nextdoor.com, a neighborhood-based social media site. The Pace resident noticed there was a sharp spike in chatter among neighbors in the Woodbine Road area…

Big Picture Plans

Catching Up with Community Developer Quint Studer By Jeremy Morrison Quint Studer says he’s familiar with SimCity—a video game in which players engage in city-building exercises. And if somehow he were playing the game…

Public Trust Unit Launched

Public Trust Unit Launched By Rick Outzen U.S. Attorney Larry Keefe has put public officials in the Florida Panhandle on notice. He has launched an anti-corruption unit that will focus on “identifying, investigating, disrupting…

The Buzz 8/15/19

Supermajority The Escambia County School Board discussed the proposed policies regarding its appointed superintendent at a workshop on August 1. Voters last year passed a referendum changing the position from elected to appointed, and…

The Buzz 8/8/19

Youth Recognized Escambia County’s Youth Employment Program gave 89 local youth the opportunity to gain paid work experience over the summer in various county departments. The Youth Employment Program gave 16- to 24-year-olds the…

A Climate Change Primer

By Jeremy Morrison Last year, the federal government released the National Climate Assessment. The report outlined the potential climate-change-related impacts different areas of the United States can expect as well as recommendations on how…



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