Winners & Losers 1/23/19

Winners Ashley Moody Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody will serve as co-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Human Trafficking Committee. The committee will investigate and promote best practices for combating trafficking at a state level, including law enforcement and prosecution strategies, educational outreach efforts and alliances with partner agencies and non-governmental organizations. NAAG […]

Outtakes: The Other Rebuilding

By Rick Outzen Our community is experiencing a phenomenal building boom. All around us, new homes and retail spaces are springing up and adding hundreds of thousands of dollars to our property tax rolls. Meanwhile, other building projects are happening or will commence over the next 12 months that will set the course for local […]

Winners & Losers – 1/16/20

Winners Wind Creek Hospitality The authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians presented $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida in support of the 30th Anniversary Bold Steps Campaign. This gift included support and expansion of the Bigs with Badges program. Wind Creek Hospitality manages the Tribe’s gaming facilities, including Wind Creek […]

Outtakes: Fewer Guns

By Rick Outzen Last Friday afternoon, two cars had a gunfight that ended near the McDonald’s at the intersection of Cervantes Street and Ninth Avenue. The McDonald’s and nearby Walgreens closed after the shooting as four men fired shots at each other before fleeing the area. The gunfire started near A Street and ended when […]

Winners & Losers – 1/9/20

Winners Richard Fountain UWF Provost and Senior Vice President George Ellenberg announced the appointment of Fountain as dean of the College of Business. Fountain previously served as chair for the Department of Accounting and Finance at UWF since 2017. As dean of the College of Business, Fountain is responsible for oversight and management of six […]

Outtakes: More Awareness Needed

By Rick Outzen Inweekly has written about human trafficking in our community for over a dozen years. The plight of men, women and children being bought and sold touched at the very of heart of our mission to give a voice to the voiceless. In 2007, an Outtakes column caught the attention of Brad Dennis […]