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Pensacola News Journal staff photo, Bruce Graner

Pensacola News Journal staff photo, Bruce Graner

Getting caught up in the drift

“These are some cheap seat belts, but they’re safe.”

Those were the words of reassurance 27-year-old Will ­Little offered me moments ­before we began traveling sideways at 40 mph.


Pensacola News Journal staff photo, Ben Twingley

Pensacola News Journal staff photo, Ben Twingley

Digital Donations Produce Real Aid

Jason King and other volunteers at Sean's Outpost deliver thousands of free homemade sack lunches to Pensacola's homeless every week.

Their operation is fueled by donations in bitcoins, a peer-to-peer currency that is traded online, stored on computers and can be bought and sold with real money.


Submitted to Pensacola News Journal, Josh Kyle

Submitted to Pensacola News Journal, Josh Kyle

Punk Rockers Find Paradise

Chad “DarkWait” Sheppard probably will be the most intimidating man to ever don a revealing black mesh tank top and red cheerleading shorts with the phrase “GET WET” printed in big blue letters on the rear.

But there also was something graceful in the burly vocalist’s movements as he performed antics and high kicks across the stage of The Handlebar in downtown Pensacola late one Monday night in January. 


Pensacola News Journal staff photo, Ben Twingley

Pensacola News Journal staff photo, Ben Twingley

Teen Court Delivers Law and Order

In the juvenile justice system, some first time offenses can be adjudicated by peers.

In Escambia County, the volunteer teenagers who prosecute and sentence these minor infractions are members of a volunteer squad known as the Teen Court.

These are their stories.


Deer Hunting Season Brings Big Bucks

In Northwest Florida, the most expensive meat isn’t found on the menu of a five-star restaurant.

Instead, it’s selected from a tree stand, prepared in local processing plants and served on kitchen tables across the Southeast.

The delicacy is venison, and many local and out-of-state hunters are willing to pay thousands annually before they even get a shot at bagging a buck.