Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug 28

MAY LEADS APPROVAL FOR WEDGEWOOD VICTORY HALTING PIT EXPANSIONS

The Escambia County Commission, at their August 21st board meeting, voted unanimously for the enactment of a moratorium on permitting any expansions or repermitting expansions of borrows pits or construction and debris landfills in the Wedgewood community. This vote was an historic victory for the Wedgewood protest movement that continues to fight for some type …

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Aug 28

Oh No Not the Fro

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Yes you are seeing it first hand.  Pastor Greg Burns of New Dimensions Christian Center takes a dunking over the head and wets his ‘fro’  all for the cause of raising funds for finding a cure for Lou Garrett’s Disease. This challange has swept the nation and raised over $65 million dollars in a matter …

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Aug 28

Lisa Knowles and Kalonte Gavin Brings Down the House at Englewood

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On August 22 a free concert was put on for Dewayne Crocker Jr.’s birthday.  This celebration had several well known artists that were both local and national.  Some of the artists to make mention of were Ernest Pugh, Michael Johnson (Liandria Johnson’s youngest brother), DeWayne Crocker Jr., and Kalontae Gavin just to name a few. …

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Aug 21

Couple exchanges Vows Celebrating 58 years of Marriage

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  By Jacqueline Milles If anyone knows Deacon Sidney H Dees, Jr and his wife Audrey, you would know that this is truly a remarkable couple. I had the opportunity to interview this couple and I was met with warmth, humor and a deep appreciation of God. The Dees celebrated 58 years of marriage this …

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Aug 21

Rev. H.K. Matthews Receives Morehouse College Commendation

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  The presentation of the “Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Award” was awarded to Rev. H.K. Matthews by Dr. Lawrence E. Carter, the Dean of the Martin Luther King International Chapel at Morehouse College this past Saturday August 18th at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. The recognition was for his commitment to non-violent protest …

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Aug 14

Top of the Bottom Ministries Celebrates Fun Times in Community

  Saturday children and community friends had a blast at the “Splash Back to School Party sponsored by the Top of The Bottom Ministries.  “A lot of times our children do not have the opportunity to go to Disney Land and other places, so we had this event to just let them know that they …

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Aug 14

Chariots of Pensacola Hosts Gospel Explosion Concert

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by: Mr. Darryl Stewart and Mr. Kevin Duncan for the Chariots of Pensacola Christian M/C The Chariots of Pensacola Christian Motorcycle Club hosted their 4th Annual Gospel Explosion Concert Saturday night at Englewood Baptist Church. This yearly event as in previous years presented talent in gospel music that was totally outstanding.  No exceptions.  Following devotion, …

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Aug 07

CRUISEONE® OPENS NEW LOCATION IN PENSACOLA

Travel specialist offers land and sea vacations at exceptional prices   Brown and Bridges Travel have recently opened a storefront location at 321 N. DeVilliers St. Suite 227 in Pensacola, at the corner of Belmont and DeVilliers St. across from Five Sisters Restaurant.   “The DeVilliers area is experiencing a period of re-investment and revitalization, …

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Aug 07

Althea Phillips-Edwards receives the 2014 Excellence in Nursing Award

  The Good Samaritan Foundation awarded Althea Phillips-Edwards the Bronze Medalist in the Large Hospital Category for 2014.  A professional nurse of 33 years, she has held a variety of nursing positions including leadership. She has led by example, modeling high standards of patient care, compassion for others, respect for all and lifelong learning, attributes …

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Aug 07

WEDGEWOOD LANDFILL FILES PETITION TO CONTINUE OPERATIONS

Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Landfill owners, South Palafox Properties, filed a petition with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to argue its case before an administrative judge in response to the July 31st decision by DEP to revoke their permit for operations.  The order issued by FDEP alleged violations of state environmental laws: …

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