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Nov 20

The Gathering Awareness Hosts Senator Hank Sanders for ‘Back on the Blocks’ Celebration

Sen. Sanders speaks to the group

Alabama Senator Hank Sanders and his wife Rose Sanders brought their published books and stories of the civil rights movement to the Back on the Blocks Celebration in the Belmont and DeVilliers Historical Business District at the Gathering Awareness and Book Center. The event was hosted by its owners, Georgia and Johnny Blackmon. It was …

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Nov 20

Underhill and Robinson Sworn In and May Turns Over Chairmanship to Barry at Escambia Commission

Underhill being sworn in to office

Tuesday, November 17th, new Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill was sworn in on a very cold Tuesday morning but at a very warm swearing in ceremony in the commission chambers. Grover Robinson, IV was also sworn in for another term for District 4. At the same meeting County Commission Chairman Lumon May turned over the …

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Nov 20

Freewill Ministries Celebrates New Building, New Neighborhood

More than 500 people attended the Sunday afternoon official dedication service of Freewill Ministries.  Parishioners filled the church sanctuary as well as designated overflow areas.  (Photo by Daryl Hooks)

  By Charmere N. Gatson  For nearly 27 years, Bishop Paul L. Jones, Sr., and his wife, Co-Pastor Sharon D. Jones, have ministered to the congregation of Freewill Ministries in Pensacola’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.  At the start of the ministry, membership was small, but as time progressed, the church membership grew, and worship services and …

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Nov 13

Veterans, Their Families, and the Community Enjoy Pensacola’s Veterans Day Celebration

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Veterans Day in Pensacola encompassed a colorful parade of bands, marching units, cars both antique and new and a fun filled celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park. Sherriff David Morgan formerly opened the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Veterans Day Observance event with a solo of the national anthem. He was followed by Mayor Ashton Hayward …

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Nov 13

Tom Joyner Invades Pensacola Beach and Belmont and DeVilliers Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Magic 106.1

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Tom Joyner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TMJS) nationally syndicated radio program stormed into Pensacola with Sybil Wilkes and J. Anthony Brown on Tuesday November 11th and Wednesday November 12th continuing their marketing trek across the country and the Gulf Coast. First the TJMS cast hit Pensacola Beach landing at Portofino Island Resort located along …

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Nov 13

Lloyd Reshard a Finalist of Space Florida’s Innovation Awards

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Photo: Vercell Vance (l) and Lloyd Reshard (r)

Lloyd Reshard, a research engineer and technology consultant, was a part of two of the twenty teams selected as finalists of the 2014 Innovation Awards and one of three winners of a $60,000 Microsoft software subscription. The awards, presented by Space Florida, Innovation Coast and the Florida Small Business Development Center, recognize creative business plans …

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Nov 13

Zion Hope Hosts Retired Army Col. Sandra V. Richardson as Veterans Day Speaker

First Lady Vonda Yates (l) and Pastor Bernard Yates (r) pose with Col. Sandra Richardson

Col. Sandra Richardson (Retired Army) was the guest speaker during the Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church Veterans Day Observance held on Sunday November 9th during the 10:45 service. Under Yates leadership Zion Hope’s Military Ministry served as the event’s organizer chaired by Mrs. Arnetha Welcome. Christal Montgomery, the Military Ministry’s Assistant Leader provided support in …

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Oct 30

Pensacola Mayor Leads Challenger by large margin in Pensacola Voice poll

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Last Sunday evening, the Pensacola Voice conducted a telephone poll of 375 likely voters only to find that Mayor Ashton Hayward held at 51% of the votes leaving his challenger Donna Clark with only 20% of the vote with nearly 29% still saying they were undecided in the race. During the survey participants also were …

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Oct 30

Houser Memorial AME Zion Celebrates 123 Years

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  Sunday afternoon, Houser Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church celebrated their 123rd year anniversary. As members and friends gathered in the church sanctuary, it was obvious that there was excitement  in the air about this celebration. Never before has any community shared such a joyous occasion as this. Beginning at 3pm, Reverend Theyuka Thomas, …

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Oct 30

Thousands Came Out to Support the American Cancer Society “Making Strides”

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 On Saturday, October 25 thousands of people came out to participate in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk.  Men women, and children participated walking for loved ones that survived or was lost to cancer.  This moving event was greeted with  the warmth of all races, ethnic backgrounds, colors and creeds working together on one …

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