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Paradise gets tourism council thumbs-up

Paradise gets tourism council thumbs-up

Paradise Advertising has likely secured yet another three years of representing Santa Rosa County’s tourism image and the more than $750,000 annually that comes with it. The St. Petersburg-based destination advertising and marketing firm was put forward unanimously as the top pick by a selection committee of local tourism professionals after a competitive request for […]

Tourism competitor casts wide net

Tourism competitor casts wide net

Ads that promote vacations on beautiful Gulf Coast beaches are running on the University of West Florida’s radio station—but those leisure destinations aren’t around here. Instead, Visit St. Petersburg-Clearwater is a player on the university’s National Public Radio airwaves with a strategy that Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Director Julie Morgan said she can’t afford. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 5

COAST GUARD: 185 MIGRANTS REACH FLORIDA KEYS IN DECEMBER Capt. Jeffrey Janszen of the Coast Guard’s Sector says it’s not clear why there were so many migrant landings in December. Good weather may have helped some migrants, though Janszen said winds were rough around Christmas. Coast Guard officials say the number of Cubans attempting to […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 30

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 30

FLORIDA’S GULF COAST WARILY EYES BREWING STORM Authorities at some locations in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area of Florida are hauling out sandbags to offer residents amid predictions of heavy rains from a storm system heading to the southeast Gulf of Mexico. INTRUDER SMASHES THROUGH WINDOW, ATTACKS RESIDENTS A 19-year-old man who smashed through the front […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Apr. 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for Apr. 1

JUDGE SAYS CREAMERY’S ALL-NATURAL SKIM MILK ISN’T SKIM MILK The Ocheesee Creamery sued the state after it issued an order to call its product “imitation skim milk” because it doesn’t add vitamins after cream is removed from whole milk. A federal Judge ruled in favor of the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, saying the creamery […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 29

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 29

FLORIDA DROPS COMPLAINTS AGAINST ABORTION CLINICS Court documents show the Agency for Health Care Administration last Friday asked an administrative judge to dismiss complaints first filed last year against clinics located in St. Petersburg, Naples and Fort Myers. The state alleged that the clinics had performed second-trimester abortions that violated their licenses. Planned Parenthood representatives […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 9

WEATHER FORECAST CALLED FOR STORM-FORCE WINDS The National Weather Service says its Ocean Prediction Center was alerting for a strong storm four days in advance of a cruise ship running into trouble in the Atlantic. Weather service spokeswoman Susan Buchanan says the forecast for the Hatteras Canyon to Cape Fear area called for storm-force winds […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 21

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 21

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. US investigating Florida prisoner’s death in scalding shower The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the death in a scalding shower of a Florida prisoner and may conduct a broader civil rights probe of state prisons. Existence of […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 20

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 20

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Police: Shooter was fixated on George Zimmerman A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had “a fixation” on the former neighborhood watch leader and had recently been admitted to a mental institution, according […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 21

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 21

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. 1-day waiting period bill for abortion goes to floor votes The Florida Legislature is expected to vote on a bill requiring a one-day waiting period for abortions. The House is set to vote Tuesday. A similar bill is also […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 16

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 16

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. 1 more arrest in videotaped attack on woman on Florida beach Authorities say a third man has been charged with participating in a sexual assault on a woman on a Florida Panhandle beach in an incident captured […]