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BCU Board Of Trustees Vote Michelle Carter-Scott Out Of Power

Daytona Beach, FL –Â A shakeup that was promised about a week ago finally comes to leadership at Bethune-Cookman University. It was on January 11th that BCU Board of Trustees member Belvin Perry made that promise, and just earlier today it came as the board voted to remove Chairwoman Michelle Carter-Scott from her position. Perry, who made the initial call ... Read More »

Items Collection For New Smyrna Beach Coast Guard Members

New Smyrna Beach, FL – With the government shutdown almost a month old, members of a New Smyrna Beach church are collecting donations of food, personal hygiene, baby supplies and anything that is used on a day to day basis for Coast Guard members at the New Smyrna Beach station. The Cross Creek Community Church is the drop-off point for ... Read More »

DeLand Man Sentenced To 50 Years For Murder Over A Lighter

DeLand, FL –Â A plea deal will give a DeLand man the chance to get out of prison on parole, someday. Juan Lopez was partying with 30-year-old Trevin Taylor on March 9, 2017, when an argument over a lighter caused Lopez to shoot him in the head. Lopez was charged with first-degree murder, which means mandatory life without parole if ... Read More »

Legendary Session Guitarist Reggie Young Dies

As one of the Memphis Boys, he played on more than 120 Top 40 hits, including Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” and Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man.” Continue reading… …read more Source:: Ultimate Classic Rock Read More »

State Jobless Rate Steady Amid Hurricane Recovery

Tallahassee, FL – Florida’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.3 percent as 2018 ended, while Hurricane Michael’s impact continued to be felt in parts of the Panhandle. The state Department of Economic Opportunity reported Friday an estimated 335,000 Floridians were out of work in December from a labor force of 10.28 million, keeping the state mark below the national unemployment ... Read More »

State, Plaintiffs Ask Court To Put Pot Case On Hold

Tallahassee, FL – Lawyers representing both sides in a lawsuit over the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana have asked an appeals court to put the case on hold while they work out an agreement. The notice was filed at the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, hours after Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday gave the Legislature until “mid-Marchâ€� ... Read More »

Mel Kiper’s 2019 mock draft: Jaguars pick OL Cody Ford

With the conference title games this weekend, the Jacksonville Jaguars are one of 28 teams in full blown offseason mode. The defense is still stout — if not as productive as it was at this point last year — and Mel Kiper, Jr.’s first mock draft of the offseason says as much. There’s not even a hint that the team ... Read More »