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Florida State University wants to get more student and faculty inventions out into the real world. The school is launching a new program to streamline that process and double the number of startups created each year.
Members of Tallahassee’s Greater Frenchtown/Southside Citizen’s Advisory Committee clashed with Boulos President Hadi Boulos Monday night over plans to build new affordable housing.
African-American heritage preservation sites and museums are set to receive $800,000 from the state as part of budgetary appropriations. In Tallahassee, the Riley House is one of the sites that will benefit, along with 30 other historic sites and museums across the state.
In his re-election bid, Florida’s junior Senator Rick Scott raised $1.5 million in the second quarter. He now has $3 million cash-on-hand and, so far, the only high-profile Democrat to file and run against him is the frequent campaigner, Alan Grayson.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently said that Disney’s employees are supportive of him in his war on the “woke.” He said that he believed his had the support of Disney workers because he won Osceola County by seven percentage points which is “where the majority of Disney employees live.”
According to recent reports, Florida’s fresh seafood industry is taking a hard hit. Rising diesel fuel costs and hurricane damage to fishing and shrimping boats has caused significantly reduced hauls across the entire state. Florida’s March 2023 landings on the west coast, for example, were down nearly 73 percent from the historical average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fishery Monitoring Branch.
After Kevin Pettis was removed as Lawton Chiles’ High School’s football coach, Chiles Athletic Director Mike Eto announced Bill Ragans was named as interim head football coach for this upcoming fall season. Ragans as the head football coach at Leon High from 2007-2012 and played defensive back at Florida State from 1987-1990.
Florida State baseball’s Jackson Baumeister was taken as the 63rd pick in the Competitive Balance Round B by the Baltimore Orioles. He went 5-5 with a 5.09 ERA this past season.