Mike Norvell Voted ACC Coach of the Year
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Mike Norvell Voted ACC Coach of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2023 TALLAHASSEE – Florida State head coach Mike Norvell was voted the 2023 ACC Coach of the Year, it was announced Thursday. Norvell has led the Seminoles to a perfect 12-0 record, including 8-0 in the ACC, and the top seed for Saturday’s ACC Championship Game. He produced the seventh unbeaten regular…

Award offered for escaped inmate
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Award offered for escaped inmate

As the search for an escaped inmate from the Franklin Correctional Institution entered its third day, a reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered to anyone who can provide information that leads to his arrest. Sheriff A.J. Smith said Wednesday morning that 37-year-old Robert Rutherford was last seen between 8th Street and Avenue…

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Norvell Named To Coach Of The Year Watch List

TALLAHASSEE – Florida State football head coach Mike Norvell has been named to the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award Watch List, it was announced Tuesday. Norvell is one of 26 coaches across the country in consideration for the award, which is presented each year to a college football coach for contributions that make…

Tropical disturbance or storm likely to form in gulf ahead of Labor Day
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Tropical disturbance or storm likely to form in gulf ahead of Labor Day

A disturbance entering the Gulf of Mexico is likely to develop into a tropical depression or storm in the next week, according to the National Hurricane Center. The broad area of low pressure is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms as it moves north through environmental conditions that appear to be conducive to development, forecasters said Friday…

Florida extends record gulf recreational snapper season
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Florida extends record gulf recreational snapper season

On Aug. 11, Governor Ron DeSantis’s office announced Florida is extending the 2023 recreational gulf red snapper season by 17 days, adding every Friday through Saturday in September, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day to the previously announced season. The 2023 season now totals 87 days, the longest combined season since the state assumed management of…

DeSantis security costs jump
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DeSantis security costs jump

TALLAHASSEE — As Gov. Ron DeSantis geared up his presidential campaign, taxpayer costs to transport and protect the governor and his family surged during the past fiscal year, according to a new state report. Florida spent more than $9.876 million during the 2022-2023 fiscal year on protecting and transporting the DeSantis family and visiting officials,…

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Campground owners could get legal shield

  By Jim Saunders News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With the proposal pointing to “inherent risk,” a Florida House panel Monday approved a bill that would help shield campground owners from lawsuits about people getting injured or killed while camping. “Passing this bill is not going to result in campground owners suddenly wanting to throw…

Ash, Wade join in push for ACSC monies
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Ash, Wade join in push for ACSC monies

Armed with the services of a prestigious lobbying firm, and the support of both of its legislators in Tallahassee, Apalachicola has buoyant hopes it may this year be able to capitalize monetarily on its status as an Area of Critical State Concern. Mayor Brenda Ash and City Manager Travis Wade have been to Tallahassee to…

Shoaf to resubmit tourism tax bill for public safety allocations
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Shoaf to resubmit tourism tax bill for public safety allocations

After unsuccessfully trying to guide similar legislation through last year’s legislative session, State Rep. Jason Shoaf (R — Port St. Joe) has filed a bill with the Florida House that would allow limited bed tax revenue to be used for public safety, including law enforcement.  House Bill 309, which has yet to be entitled, calls…