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State Capital Briefs: Pot Cash Infusion, Crist tops 9M, Jimmy Buffet endorses

State Capital Briefs: Pot Cash Infusion, Crist tops 9M, Jimmy Buffet endorses

MEDICAL MARIJUANA GROUP GETS CASH INFUSION Amid signs that public support could be fading, a political committee seeking to legalize medical marijuana received a fundraising boost early this month, a new finance report shows. The committee, known as "People United for Medical Marijuana," raised [...]

Weekend Buzz: Grand jury update, Century spotlight, #fangate hype

The State Grand Jury on the Escambia County Jail has stalled due to lack of quorum. Several witnesses have yet to be called because of the lack of healthy jurors. Maybe this week will go better for the State Attorney's Office. The Federal Grand Jury has met again. No news on its investigation [...]

Florida Chamber honors Town of Century

Florida Chamber honors Town of Century

The Town of Century will be honored with a Six Pillars Award on Monday, October 20, the Florida Chamber Foundation announced today. The award will be presented for the completion of the Century Town strategic plan to help their community create jobs and opportunities for business and families. The [...]

Soul Bowl tomorrow at Maritime Park

Soul Bowl tomorrow at Maritime Park

Football, Soul Food Take to the Baseball Park for Third Year Running For almost a quarter century, two inner-city youth sports leagues have taken to the field in a yearly football and food extravaganza for bragging rights, unity and friendly competition. The 2014 Blue Wahoos Soul Bowl presented [...]

Thorntons indicted for first degree murder of convenience store owner

Thorntons indicted for first degree murder of convenience store owner

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced yesterday an Escambia County Grand Jury indicted Dontonio Diaz Thornton and Willie Mae Thornton for one count of First Degree Murder – Premeditated or Felony, in the death of Phuong Truong. On September 13, 2014, Phuong Truong, the owner/operator of T&M [...]

See Perdido Key Chamber on ‘Tanked’

Friday, 9 p.m., Animal Planet airs ‘Tanked’ episode about the giant aquarium designed and built for the Perdido Key Visitor Information Center Here’s a chance to see how that 403-gallon pirate ship aquarium got inside the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Center. [...]

More on Fan Debate from Crist campaign

More on Fan Debate from Crist campaign

From Senator Dan Gelber: This venue is newly remodeled. I spoke to debate hosts who indicated during an inaugural event (Candy Crowley) last week it was uncomfortable on the stage. They said they would have fans available for both candidates, the hosts told me they tested fans, and had an outlet [...]

Scott camp responds to fan controversy

Scott camp responds to fan controversy

Inweekly received this email from Matt Moon, Communications Director for Rick Scott for Florida: Melissa Sellers, Campaign Manager for Rick Scott for Florida: “Charlie Crist can bring his fan, microwave, and toaster to debates - none of that will cover up how sad his record as governor was [...]

Fan nearly derails Scott-Crist debate

Fan nearly derails Scott-Crist debate

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida After tens of millions of dollars worth of television commercials and the slinging of massive amounts of mud, could the Florida gubernatorial election come down to an electric fan? In the latest strange chapter in the always-fascinating [...]

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 15: Where is Obama, Utility Bill Battle

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 15: Where is Obama, Utility Bill Battle

Scott Campaign: Where's Barack Obama? Good morning, Vice President Biden campaigned with Charlie Crist this week and said that this is the “most important governor’s race in the United States of America.” This begs the question … why is the Vice President here instead of the [...]

State redirects funds to prepare for possible Ebola threat

State redirects funds to prepare for possible Ebola threat

Letter from State Surgeon General to CDC: Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2920 Brandywine Road Atlanta, GA 30341 Re: 5U90TP000508-03 Notice of Redirection of Funds Dear Dr. Frieden, This letter is to notify you of the Florida Department [...]

Historic Downtown Walk, Friday, Oct. 17

Historic Downtown Walk, Friday, Oct. 17

Join the local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council for a walking tour along the historic path of San Gabriel Creek, as we explore innovative options for resolving local drainage problems, including the possibility of daylighting part of the Creek. San Gabriel Creek once flowed through a low [...]

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