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Louis Cooper

Louis Cooper

Louis Cooper has lived in Northwest Florida since 1997 when work brought him here directly out of college. But he has since come to think of the Pensacola area as his home. He had a career at the Pensacola News Journal and the Northwest Florida Daily News covering local government, business and community. He currently works in freelance marketing and professional writing. He lives with his husband, Craig Webster, and their dogs, Angus and Riley, in Pensacola.

Tall Ships

Posted on Wednesday June 16, 2021
Louis Cooper

Practically any community that hugs the sea like Pensacola does has fanciful legends about its purported pirate past. While rumors that Pensacola’s bayous and inlets may have been havens for pirates are unfounded, the city does have a history that includes the infamous act of piracy. Read More...

Memorial Day

Posted on Saturday May 01, 2021
Louis Cooper

For just a few days around Memorial Day, Pensacola's beaches turn into a center of community and comradery that many LGBTs from around the South don't find in their hometowns. When there are tens of thousands of LGBTs on Pensacola Beach, we are all friends. And, if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of a buff guy in a Speedo and a free Jell-O shot. Read More...

 
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