Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 26

Candlelight Vigil Held for Slain Grocer

(photo by Wesley Martin) ­­­ (Center left) Sister, Tracy Fountain and (center right) husband, Everitt Quarles stand with community and friends at the candlelight vigil for Terra Quarles at Pace Plaza where she was the owner of AC Grocery.

By Wesley Marin “That grocery store was her dream,” said Shirley Shaw, mother of slain AC Grocery owner, Terra Fountain Quarles, 41. On Monday afternoon, Quarles lost her life during a gunfire exchange after a 33-year-old, Joshua Levi Hilton, robbed her convenience store. Hilton later died at a local hospital from injuries he sustained from the …

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Apr 26

Greater First Baptist Honors Pastor

By J Miles Members and friends honored Pastor Kenneth Jessie and First Lady Lucille Jessie of Greater First Baptist for their annual pastoral appreciation celebration. The festivities began with an opening ceremony on Friday, April 13. The program began at 7 p.m. with devotion being led by Greater First Baptist and visiting Deacons. Members and …

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Apr 20

MAYOR, CHAMBER SECURE $3.6 MILLION FOR PORT OF PENSACOLA

Funding supports Mayor’s vision for port, fosters job creation  Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward joined with the Greater Pensacola Chamber today in celebrating the passage of a $2 million appropriation from the State of Florida for an economic development initiative at the Port of Pensacola. Hayward greeted the news with excitement when he learned about the …

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Apr 20

ECAT falling within ADA-Compliance

By: Wesley Martin On Monday, The City of Pensacola held a meeting along with vendor, Martin Mency, to discuss tactful design and arrangement of new ADA-compliant bus benches and shelters within city limits. “This is a contract to replace the current benches with newer ones,” said Chief of Neighborhoods, Helen Gibson. On Monday’s meeting, community …

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Apr 20

Milton youth enjoys White House Easter Egg Roll

Arie visits White House

Arie Jenkins, an eight- year-old from Milton, Fla., celebrated her Easter at the White House this year. Along with approximately 30,000 other children and adults, Arie was invited to share in The 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll. “It was good and fun,” Arie said. “I got to watch people perform on stage and dance …

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Apr 12

Easter Egg Extravaganza Comes to Magee Field

egg hunt

By: J. Miles Sunday afternoon men, women and children came to enjoy the Easter festivities sponsored by Truth for Youth.  According to the founder of Truth for Youth, Rev. John Powell, this year’s event surpassed all prior celebrations. “For the last 18 years we’ve sponsored this Easter event and this year we outdid ourselves,” Rev. …

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Apr 12

King addresses allegations

Hugh King, Escambia County Commission District 3 candidate and former city councilman, speaks to the press about recent allegations by political opponent, Lumon May, while also addressing community concerns.

By Wesley Martin “I want to make sure that the citizens of District 3 are no longer subjected to the same type of representation in a political system that we’ve had that’s probably plagued with a certain amount of political corruption – certainly an amount of exploitation,” said Hugh King, candidate for Escambia County Commission …

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Apr 12

Escambia Sheriff’s race heats up

By Greg Fink A crowed of nearly 300 people crammed into the Washington High School cafeteria to attend Monday’s Escambia County Sheriff Debate. Sponsored by the Escambia Republican Executive Committee, incumbent sheriff, David Morgan, and challenger, John Powell, both started the forum telling attendees about their respective backgrounds as well as their love for the …

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Apr 12

Kesha White wins national award

Kesha White (l) received the “ Questioned Documents”award and special recognition from the American Association of Forensic Scientists President ­Douglas H. Ubelaker, PhD .

Recently, Kesha White of Pensacola, Florida won the national American Associaiton of Forensic Science award for her excellent work in forensic sciences in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. White is a Crime Laboratory Analyst assigned to the Questioned Document section with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. White was recognized in February at The …

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Apr 12

From Harvard to Pensacola: Titanic History Lessons

by C. A. Jude Stewart 100 years ago this Sunday, life ended abruptly & tragically for Harry Widener. You don’t know Harry, like I know (of) Harry. He loved books, as I do. Graduated from Harvard (1907), 7 decades prior to my post-graduate studies (history & humanities) there in Cambridge. I love Harvard, now celebrating its 376th year. My 36 graduate credits (1985-86) were achieved …

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