Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 28

The Par Four Golf Club hosts Annual Tournament

Pictured above, a Par Four Club member tees off Sunday morning, at the Osceola Municipal Golf Course located in Myrtle Grove, Fla., during the 36th Annual Golf Tournament

BY: Wesley Martin Overcast skies didn’t keep participants away from the golf course last Sunday. The Par Four Golf Club held their 36th Annual Golf Tournament this past weekend, June 23-24 at the Osceola Municipal Golf Course. “Each year we put on an annual tournament that benefits several local charities in the Pensacola area,” said …

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Jun 28

Former PSC Pirate basketball player, Joel Anthony, wins NBA Championship

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BY: Jeremie Samuel Joel Anthony, of the Miami Heat, may not be a native of Pensacola like athletes Emmitt Smith, Derrick Brooks and Trent Richardson.  Still, Anthony made an important stop to the city on his journey toward being a NBA champion. Born in Montreal, Anthony played at Pensacola Junior (now State) College for two …

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Jun 28

Creative designs on display at local Hair Show

(photo by Wesley Martin) Models exhibit original hairdos by local stylists at Sunday’s Reflection of Elegance Hair Show

BY: Amber Vaughan Flaunting multi-colored extensions and dawning neon-colored tank tops, models representing “The Polished Ladies,” set the crowd on fire as they theatrically modeled various hairdos and performed dance routines to Willow Smith’s, “Whip My Hair.” Although initially off to a slow start, the Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Community Center swelled to standing room only …

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Jun 28

Arts program hosts Gospel Extravaganza

(photo by Wesley Martin) Local rap artist Alvin “Sausby” Saulsberry entertains the crowd at the 12th annual Youth Gospel Extravaganza at Pensacola High School auditorium last Saturday night

BY: Wesley Martin As they sat backstage, one could tell that the children were eager to perform. But they really weren’t performing: they were using their gifts to minister to God’s children. Last Saturday evening, the Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association held its 12th annual Youth Gospel Extravaganza at Pensacola High School’s auditorium. A …

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Jun 28

Pensacola Golfer, Dorothy Johnson, Receives Prestigious Founder’s Award

(photo by Jeremie Samuel) Johnson practices her swing for the upcoming tournament at Stonebrook Country Club

BY: Jeremie Samuel “I love to compete and always work to get better,” said veteran amateur golfer Dorothy Johnson in reference to her approach to the game. “To date, my lowest score is 70.” Johnson has been playing the game since 1991. Subsequently, Johnson said most times than not, golf clubs can be found in …

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Jun 21

Residents Question Placement of Homes

Above is picture of the wetland area the Camshire Meadows residential community in being placed. This community is being developed by Habitat for Humanity and is projected to have nearly 100 units with the construction development expectd to be completed by December 31, 2012.

BY: Wesley Martin How does one communicate gratitude while still expressing concern? Meet Kacey Phillips, a single mother who recently moved into Camshire Meadows, a residential community built by Habitat for Humanity. Phillips, who moved into the Warrington community in March of this year, said that though she enjoys her new home, she worries about …

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Jun 21

Juneteenth Heritage Festival celebrates at Maritime Park

Members of the Belmont Youth Band participate in the festivities at the Juneteenth Heritage Celebration held at the Community Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola last Saturday.

BY: Jeremie Samuel People of all ages and various backgrounds gathered downtown at Community Maritime Park to honor African-American history, culture and heritage during the Juneteenth Heritage Festival on last Saturday. The Juneteenth Celebration, dating back to 1865, commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865, that Major …

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Jun 21

American Legion Post 193 holds officer induction

First Vice Commander Charles Beale (l) and Commander Erskine “Will” Warren (r) pose for a picture at the induction of the new officers of the Hanniton Watts American Legion Post 193 last weekend.

BY: Amber Vaughan The American Legion is one of the oldest Veteran Organizations and on Saturday, June 16th, 13 new officers were installed. The officers installed were: Erskine “Will” Warren, Charles Beale, Pete Strong, Eugene Ford, Joseph Holmes, Bernard Brown, Benny Bailey, Roy Smith, Nick Blackwell, Vincent Simpson, Fred Hicks, Ellis Hodges and David Kennedy. …

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Jun 21

Sickle Cell Association Honors Whitney Houston

(photo by Joseph Kyles) ­­­ Above Belinda Jones (l), Tyischa Davis (c) and Trashanda Billups (r) entertain the crowd at the local Sickle Cell ­­­Disease Association’s “Night of the Stars & Tribute to Whitney Houston” at the Deep Water City Elk Lodge.

BY: Amber Vaughn The Deep Water City Elk Lodge was standing room only, as the ladies of Expertise Entertainment in conjunction with the Sickle Cell Disease Association presented a “Night of Stars & Tribute to Whitney Houston”. A “who’s who” of celebrity impersonation performances ranged from Melanie Fiona to Beyonce, but the evening was definitely …

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Jun 21

Mrs. LoDee McPhearson Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

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Saturday evening Mrs. McPhearson lightly danced her way down the aisle at Shelia’s It’s Personal Venue as members of her church (Greater Union) family and community friends cheered and applauded. “Mama LoDee” as she is known to all who know her celebrated her birthday in style as family members spoke of the many ways she …

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