Jan 12

PANHANDLE SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED AS FIVE STAR SCHOOLS

  ~ Hundreds of schools statewide honored for exemplary community involvement ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla., January 9, 2017 – Today, the Florida Department of Education announced the names of schools in Florida’s Panhandle that have earned the Five Star School Award for the 2015-16 school year. The award is bestowed upon schools that are committed to …

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Jan 12

Ground Breaking Ceremony for General Chappie James Museum

  Tuesday afternoon, Martin Luther King Blvd became the focus point as the community gathered in front of the General Chappie James Building to hold a groundbreaking ceremony to begin the construction of the General Chappie James Museum in his honor. Born on February 11, 1920, to Daniel Sr., and Lillie Anna James, Daniel Jr., …

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Jan 07

Pensacola’s African-American Churches Hold Historic New Year’s Eve Watch Night Services

By: Tony McCray While ABC celebrated New Year’s Eve around the nation in New York City, Las Vegas, and New Orleans, with huge crowds and major entertainers many African-Americans spent their New Year’s Eve in church at a “Watch Night Service”!  For many Black-Americans who lived or grew up in Black communities in the United …

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Jan 07

Black-Owned Oscars and Seafood Restaurant Adds Excitement to Brownsville Community Recovery

By: Tony McCray Dontel Watson (Big Al) believes in his entrepreneurial vision and business skills and the Brownville Community to the extent that he has opened two businesses in the last five months.  In business for the past 12 years, Watson just purchased the Historical Oscar’s Restaurant approximately five months ago!  As an encore strategy, …

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Jan 07

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Twelve to Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of one and the appointment of eleven to the Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council. Dottie Peoples, of Navarre, is the former executive director of the Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging. She succeeds Neil Davis and is appointed for a term beginning January 4, …

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Dec 30

Coach Cunningham Makes History

By: LaVender Shedrick Williams What does a high school basketball coach know about running a property appraiser’s office? Many Gadsden County voters publicly and privately pondered that question when Coach Reginald Cunningham, Head Basketball Coach for East Gadsden High School, decided to run for the office of property appraiser – again. Cunningham ran for the …

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Dec 30

Rev. H.K. Matthews Drive

(Brewton Alabama) By: She’s Social (tjackson@aheissocial.com) As a veteran of the Korean War and an iconic Civil Rights leader who got his start in the 60s, you might expect Rev. H. K. Matthews to have a tight grip on his emotions at all times. However, Rev. Matthews demonstrated that even icons can have a moment …

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