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PJC offers free tax service to local citizens
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PJC offers free tax service to local citizens

  Adriana Dueck–The Corsair From now until April 14, PJC is reaching out to residents who make less than $49,000 per year for the chance to get their taxes completed for free. PJC has teamed up to take part in offering its Pensacola site, Building 96, for the free tax program. The Department of Children...

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Plans revealed for South Santa Rosa Center

Nick Alford–The Corsair Pensacola Junior College is moving forward with its plans for the South Santa Rosa Center. The center is to be located on 110 acres in the south end of Santa Rosa County, adjacent to U.S. Highway 98. The conceptual renderings and floor plans of the first building for the future PJC South...

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PJC name change postponed until 2011

Madelain Tigano–The Corsair PJC’s Board of Trustees approved Pensacola State College as the college’s new name on Jan. 19. However, the college must first be allowed to offer four-year degrees before the name officially can be changed. Once the process is completed, PJC can move forward in asking the Florida Legislature to pass the appropriate...

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A living legend

Gemalie Perez–The Corsair Every year a new thread of inductees are selected for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) hall of fame. As of the new year, PJC’s athletic director and head baseball coach Bill Hamilton became a living legend when he was named into the NJCAA’s hall of fame on Jan. 7, at...

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PJC plans to drop ‘Junior’ from name

MADELAIN TIGANO The New Year could bring a new look for PJC as it considers a possible name change along with offering baccalaureate degrees this fall. “I have PJC penciled in a bill that is going through the Florida Senate,” Larry Bracken, executive director of government affairs, said. For PJC to offer baccalaureate degrees it...

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Merger affects classroom locations starting in spring

Justin Otto The Corsair Students will take classes in history and languages in a different building this spring. The History, Language and Philosophy department is in the process of merging with Behavioral Science in building 14. Because of the merger, faculty are taking on new roles within the campus. History, Languages and Philosophy Department Head...

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Simmons found competent to stand trail

 ASHLEY THOMPSON The Corsair After spending the last three months in Florida State Hospital, Jaworski Lee Simmons was found competent to stand trial during a hearing yesterday in Pensacola.  Simmons faces charges of battery, sexual assault and kidnapping/false imprisonment after he allegedly forced a female student into PJC’s Pensacola campus restroom stall and strained sexual contact...

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Suspect in PJC sexual assault faces competency hearing

  ASHLEY TOMPSON The Corsair The suspect in a sexual assault on the Pensacola campus last spring will go before a judge on Nov. 30 to determine whether he is mentally competent to stand trial, according to the state attorney’s office. Jaworski Lee Simmons, 28, was charged with forcible sexual battery, battery and kidnapping/false imprisonment...

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PJC plans to build in Gulf Breeze

ASHLEY THOMPSON The Corsair PJC, in conjunction with the Santa Rosa School District is set to begin building a new facility in the Midway area of Gulf Breeze. This facility, called PJC South Santa Rosa Center, will house multiple areas of study and will include labs and classrooms, as well as an administrative area, and...