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Fee simple bill passes House

Fee simple bill passes House

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fee simple title bill advanced by Republican congressman Matt Gaetz, according to a press release from his office. The bill, called the “Escambia County Land Conveyance Act,” would give leaseholders on Santa Rosa Island the option to acquire fee simple titles to their property. Currently, residents […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 1

RUBIO KICKED OUT OF TAMPA OFFICE BECAUSE OF PROTESTERS The owner of the nine-story Bridgeport Center notified Rubio’s staff Feb. 1 that it would not renew its lease. They have to be out by Friday. Jude Williams, president of America’s Capital Partners, says rallies outside the building have become too disruptive to the other tenants […]

Navarre High elects Trump as president

Navarre High elects Trump as president

Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States and Marco Rubio would be Florida’s next U.S. senator if Navarre High School voters had their way. NHS students cast their ballots in the school’s first full-blown mock election Wednesday, Nov. 2 as part of an effort to get students engaged in the political […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 9

US REP. CORRINE BROWN STEPS DOWN FROM COMMITTEE POSITION Brown released a statement Friday afternoon saying that she was stepping down in accordance with House rules. Earlier Friday, Brown and her chief of staff, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, pleaded not guilty in Jacksonville federal court after they were charged in a 24-count indictment. The charges revolve […]

Five Things to know in Florida for July 2

Five Things to know in Florida for July 2

COMPENSATION EXPERT TO OVERSEE ORLANDO DONATION FUNDS Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a news release Friday that Kenneth R. Feinberg will work with the OneOrlando fund and with the National Compassion Fund. The National Compassion Fund is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, a nonprofit group dedicated to assisting mass […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 21

FLORIDA CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE ANNOUNCES AR-15 GIVEAWAY Greg Evers said Monday that he is giving away an AR-15, because terrorist incidents are on the rise. The Republican candidate has served in the Florida Legislature since 2001. A statement says he has never felt stronger about the importance of the Second Amendment. FLORIDA DEPUTY FIRED AFTER ASSAULTING […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 1

PROSECUTORS: REVOKE RELEASE OF MOM WHO DROVE KIDS INTO OCEAN Ebony Wilkerson was found not guilty of child abuse by reason of insanity, and has been receiving mental health treatment at a facility in Lake Wales. The motion filed Tuesday by the State’s Attorney’s office says the request for jail was triggered by an episode […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 15

GAWKER MEDIA FOUNDER ON STAND IN HOGAN CASE Testimony in the Hulk Hogan sex video trial ended for the day with Gawker Media founder Nick Denton on the witness stand. On Monday, Denton spoke about his rise in the publishing world and how he founded Gawker. Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for […]

Fee Simple Title legislation passes House committee

Fee Simple Title legislation passes House committee

The House Natural Resources Committee has moved forward legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla. to allow Santa Rosa Island leaseholders to attain fee simple title to their property. H.R. 1452 would authorize Escambia County to convey certain property on Santa Rosa Island. It would also streamline the management of the island by conveying […]