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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 [...]

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 14: New poll, Private emails, Jeb Bush, Jobs

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 14: New poll, Private emails, Jeb Bush, Jobs

Inweekly receives daily dozens of emails from both of the campaigns of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. Most ask for contributions, but a few focus on issues. From now until the election, we will share the highlights of what each is saying: Scott Campaign: New Poll Has Scott Ahead A new poll from [...]

Eastgate Plaza sold for $8.95 million

Eastgate Plaza sold for $8.95 million

The Tampa-based real estate investment firm Validus Group announced yesterday that it has acquired Eastgate Plaza on the corner of Creighton Road and North Ninth Avenue for $8.95 million. Eastgate Plaza is anchored by a Winn-Dixie, Powerhouse Gym, ITT Technical Institute and Guitar Center. More [...]

Pot Amendment – For Debilitating Diseases or ‘Disingenuous’

Pot Amendment – For Debilitating Diseases or ‘Disingenuous’

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA For former House Speaker Jon Mills, crafting a constitutional amendment that would allow doctors to order pot for extremely ill patients was an opportunity for the onetime University of Florida law-school dean to flex his legal know-how. But the [...]

Experts weigh on social media in local political campaigns

Experts weigh on social media in local political campaigns

How are social media platforms used in local campaigns today? Experts say that it should be part of every campaign as a means to recruit volunteers and raise funds. They warned against posting negative messages on an opponent's social media pages because they risk harm to their candidate--"Even [...]

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