Mar 05

Commissioner May Visits Unity in the Family Center as Technical Training Begins

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  By: Tony McCray Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May paid a visit to Unity in the Family Ministry’s (UITFM) training center at 615 N. “W” Street in the Brownsville area of West Pensacola last week and encouraged the trainees to continue their quest for new job opportunities.  During the visit Dr. Avant, the CEO of …

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Mar 05

Inclusion Spotlight at the University of West Florida

By: Tonya Jackson ​The Inclusion Spotlight grew out of conversations Dr. Lusharon Wiley had with colleagues regarding the fascinating people in our community, people known locally and nationally. The seeds of this discussion grew and as Dr. Wiley says, “made me want to focus on who are the people in our neighborhoods and what’s a …

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Mar 05

The Links Present Go Red for Heart Health

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​By: Tonya Jackson In the United States, one in four women dies from heart disease. For the fourth year the Pensacola, FL Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Go Red for Heart Health Red Dress Jazz Brunch and Fashion Show, focused on this killer and provided women with useful tools to recognize symptoms of heart disease …

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Mar 05

Pensacola NAACP Youth Council #5750 State Poetry Winners

Three youth from the Pensacola NAACP Youth Council #5750 traveled to Orlando January 30th to receive monetary awards totaling more than $1,000 for their exceptional poems written about Civil Rights Activists Harry & Harriette Moore! From left to right, Destinee Brundidge  (3rd place, High School), Grace Stanley  (2nd place, Middle School) and Christian Stanley (1st …

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Feb 26

Candle Light Service Held for Four Children Lost in Fire

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By Jacquieline Miles Saturday evening, the community, family and friends gathered in front of the home of the four children that died from smoke inhalation to pay tribute. Pastor James Watson of Apostolic Highway to Heaven Church officiated the service.  “We thank God for all of you coming down and we want you to keep …

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Feb 26

Welcoming Amtrak to Pensacola

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  By: Tonya Jackson In 2004, Hurricane Ivan devastated Pensacola and the surrounding areas. In the aftermath, local Amtrak service became another casualty. After years of speculation and planning on Friday, February 19th, the Amtrak inspection train stopped in Pensacola. This trip, which started in New Orleans and continued to Jacksonville, is a necessary step …

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Feb 26

Legend Fred Williamson at Pensacon

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​By: Tonya Jackson The Pensacola Comic Convention, Pensacon, was held February 19th – 21st. This huge revenue generating convention was mostly held at the Pensacola Bay Center, but also included events at the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel, Saenger Theatre, and Rex Theatre. This year attendees were able to meet the stars of current and past …

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