State looks for ways to improve nutrition program

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health is seeking input about how a nutrition program for women, infants and children can be improved and is giving people three weeks to send comments to Tallahassee. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, commonly referred to as WIC, serves low- and moderate-income pregnant, breastfeeding, […]

Deaths in South Florida: 6/7

Kathleen "Kate" Alexander, 74, of Davie, FL, passed away on May 31st at her home. Kate was born in Queens, NY to Patrick and Patricia McGee on October 17th, 1944. A graduate of St. John’s University, Kate became a lifelong educator until her retirement from the Broward County school system after over 30 years teaching […]

Metallic green sweat bee is an important pollinator

Adult sweat bees are frequently seen on blooms. Nectar is a major source of food for these mature insects, but they also have a need for human perspiration. (Photo: Les Harrison) The warmer temperatures have brought out the blooms in both the landscapes and wild areas of Leon County and north Florida as a whole. […]

Today in Jacksonville History: April 29, 1935

Explore Recipes and Stories Epping Forest estate, early 1900s. [State Archives of Florida] Hide caption Dead men have no pockets. Alfred I. duPont, the wealthiest man in Florida, departed this planet in his pajamas at 12:40 on this Monday morning. A legend in his time, and ever since, he perished lame and halt and almost […]

Carter Multifamily Completes $41.8 Million Acquisition in Tallahassee, Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Carter Multifamily today announced its acquisition of the 440-unit Polos on Park for approximately $41.8 million. As a result of Carter Multifamily’s strategy to transform the property through a series of renovations and upgrades, the community will be rebranded as 2626 Park. (PRNewsfoto/Carter Multifamily) 2626 Park was built […]

FL. Legislature proposes new restrictions on Felon Voting Rights Restoration bill

Florida felon voting rights restoration bill draws concerns By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill that sets conditions on restoring felon voting rights won approval Tuesday from a Florida House committee over the objection of advocates who helped get rights restoration placed in the state constitution. The Brennan Center has a […]

Florida Senate pumps up spending for storm-battered Panhandle, but still short

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate is looking to pump another $220 million into projects to rebuild portions of the Panhandle battered by last fall’s Hurricane Michael, but it’s well short of what some lawmakers say is needed in the region. The Senate’s budget proposal unveiled this week would bring the state’s overall investment in recovery […]