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 […]

Winners & Losers – 1/2/20

Winners Cedric Alexander Alexander was sworn in as the representative for District 3 on the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority Board at its December meeting. On Nov. 26, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed him to fill the seat left vacant since Elvin McCorvey passed away on Jan. 20. His term will expire in November 2020. A Pensacola […]

Outtakes: What’s Ahead

By Rick Outzen You can never predict the future, but here are the stories I will be watching in 2020. ECUA Grand Jury Report In July 2018, an Escambia County Grand Jury completed its review into complaints and allegations involving the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority. Based upon its review, the Grand Jury returned a report […]

Winners & Losers – 12/26/19

In the holiday spirit, the Winners & Losers team came up with this all-winners version of their popular column. Happy holidays! Mort O’Sullivan The University of West Florida Board of Trustees chair was presented the Presidential Medal of Honor during the fall commencement ceremony, honoring his more than 40 years of distinguished service to the […]