Outtakes—Let ‘em Go

By Rick Outzen Grover Robinson has been mayor for nearly three months. He has hired a city administrator, Chris Holley from Okaloosa County, and a city attorney, Susan Woolf, who worked as assistant city attorney from 2008-2011. However, the new mayor has been slow to fill out the rest of his team, and I’m afraid […]

Outtakes—Breaking His Silence

By Rick Outzen When he heard about our cover story on the settlement of his lawsuit, former Fire Chief Matt Schmitt agreed to do his first interview since he was placed on administrative leave on Feb. 2, 2016. For the past three years, as his discrimination case worked its way through federal court, Schmitt has […]

Fire Chiefs ‘Vindicated’

By Rick Outzen Did you hear the City of Pensacola settled the discrimination lawsuits filed by former Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover for $575,000? You wouldn’t be the only one if you didn’t know about the settlement that was finalized in the last weeks of Mayor Ashton Hayward’s administration. The […]

The Buzz 4/2/15

Dead Man Walking On Pensacola Speaks, GOP political strategist Rick Wilson gave his opinions on the various Republican presidential hopefuls for 2016. When asked about the two governors considering a run for the White House—Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Chris Christie of New Jersey, Wilson had better things to sat about Walker. “Scott Walker has […]