Thrasher Reportedly Shuts Down Controversial FSU Football Recruit
Lowndes High School linebacker Brian Bell will no longer be suiting up for the Florida State University Seminoles football team, although the school has declined to say why. The rescinded offer to Bell was confirmed today, National Signing Day, in a statement from Lowndes coach Randy McPherson published by the Valdosta Daily Times.Photos/Video0
Jacksonville City Council District 10 Incumbent Receives Endorsements
Incumbent Reggie Brown, a Democrat, recently received three major endorsements in his bid to continue representing District 10 on the Jacksonville City Council.He faces challengers, Celestine Mills, also a Democrat, and Joseph L. Willis, nonpartisan, in the race.Endorsing Brown as of Wednesday were JAXBIZ, the nonprofit nonpartisan political organization affiliated with JAX Chamber, Northeast Florida Builders Association and Northeast Florida Association of Realtors. Brown has served on the council since 2008. Photos/VideoPhotos: 0
Residents Question Candidates On Arlington Issues Their Qualifications For Council
University Park Civic Association members made their concerns ? economic development, abandoned buildings, neglected roads and drug crime ? known to the four candidates running for City Council District 1 at a forum Tuesday evening.0
Former FDLE Commissioner York Weighs In On Baileygate
From First Coast News:Jim York has a lot of respect for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the state's top law enforcement agency."I think it's a travesty," York said.So, he wasn't happy to hear accusations that Gov. Rick Scott forced Commissioner Gerald Bailey to resign. York was commissioner himself from 1979 to '82 under Gov. Bob Graham."I think it's damaged the reputation of the agency, despite the dedicated employees out there."0
Judges can be banned from soliciting campaign cash
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that judicial candidates don't have the same right to solicit contributions as other politicians. The justices said Florida's judicial code of conduct can ban candidates from asking for donations. Ref. USAToday
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday rebuffed a request by Hillary Clinton’s campaign to extend the state's voter registration deadline beyond Oct. 11 on account of Hurricane Matthew. “People have had time to register,” Scott said. Ref. CNN.
Judge extends Florida's voter registration deadline by one more day due to Hurricane Matthew
U.S. District Judge Mark Walker granted a request from the Florida Democratic Party to extend the voter registration deadline at least one day - from Tuesday to Wednesday - to determine whether a longer extension should be granted. The extension results from the displacement of Floridians along the East Coast due to Hurricane Matthew. Ref. USAToday.
Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner orders recounts in U.S. Senate, governor races. At stake was the tight U.S. Senate race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. The governor’s race between former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, also faces a recount. Ref. USAToday.