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

Photo Credit: Sean Hoffman
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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Nov 06

RESTORE Committee Sets Date to Decide Project Funding Criteria

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Escambia County’s RESTORE Act Advisory Committee met Monday November 3rd to receive an update from Dewberry Consultants LLC on the preparation of the draft needs assessment for the Escambia County RESTORE Act planning process and proposed deadlines for steps leading to the adoption of project criteria. The meeting was chaired by Alan MacMillan, the Advisory Committee …

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Nov 06

Warrington Community Honors Assistant Chief David Alexander on His Historic Promotion

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Assistant Chief David Alexander III, the first African-American to ever hold the position, was honored by family and friends of the Warrington area where he grew up and the larger community in which he has worked on October 25th at Englewood Missionary Baptist Church’s All in One Restaurant. Branded as “A Congratulatory Celebration Honoring One …

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