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Members of Tallahassee’s Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency voted Thursday to allocate nearly $1.8 million to the SOMO Walls southside project.
Recent public comments at local government meetings shed light on a number of local issues. Get the details.
What could be the deciding factors in the FSU-Clemson game? Get a preview of the and a prediction on the outcome.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Chad Mizelle to serve on the Florida Elections Commission. Mizelle served numerous federal roles under former President Donald Trump. Mizelle is the chief legal officer of Affinity Partners, a Miami-headquartered global investment firm founded by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whom Trump placed in charge of brokering peace in the Middle East.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis likens southern border enforcement to the war against Al-Qaeda. He recalled that when in the Middle East, it was nearly impossible to determine if a fighting-aged male was a friend or foe. “So, you had to make a determination. Can you positively identify somebody as hostile through either hostile action or hostile intent? And then you do it the same way anyone would do that, even in the United States,” DeSantis added. “So, you will do that. We’ll be collecting intelligence.”
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson announced that $750,000 in green-infrastructure grant money is now available to local governments, nonprofits, schools and Native American tribes. The grants include funding for planting trees, swapping invasive trees for native species and current tree preservation.
What is likely to become Tropical Storm Ophelia is sitting just off the coast of South Florida Thursday afternoon. It is currently a non-tropical area of low pressure but over the next twenty-four hours as it moves north, it is forecast to become Tropical Storm Ophelia. The track of the storm is moving north toward the Carolinas but may allow drier air to move into South Florida.
The 6-6 Florida State Volleyball team begins ACC play with two road matches this weekend, facing Virginia Tech on Friday at 6 p.m. and Wake Forest on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both contests will air on ACC Network Extra.
Florida State football travels to take on the Clemson Tigers tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. on ABC. The game can also be heard on 94.9 TNT.