Forgotten Already?

Forgotten Already?

One month later, the survivors of a direct hit from one of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history are still living in fear.  They fear being forgotten. They also fear never being “The Forgotten Coast” again. Residents of Mexico Beach are shell-shocked, devastated, tired and increasingly worried. They are worried their beautiful little area of […]

Election Changes Eyed as 2018 Results Finalized

Election Changes Eyed as 2018 Results Finalized

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — After months of mudslinging, weeks of court wrangling and days of ballot counting that again landed Florida in an unwelcome national spotlight, a state panel matter-of-factly finalized the 2018 election results in a five-minute meeting Tuesday. The certification came on time, but problems with other […]

More Than Cash, What Amazon Really Looked for in Deciding H2Q

More Than Cash, What Amazon Really Looked for in Deciding H2Q

Amazon.com Inc. chose NYC and Northern Virginia as the locations for its new headquarters, referred to as H2Q. Understanding why Amazon chose these cities is crucial to understanding the trends of corporate America. Many would think that Amazon chose NYC and Northern Virginia because they offered the company the most financial incentive: $3 and $2.5 […]

Former President of Northwest Florida Black Business Group Arrested on Fraud Charges

Former President of Northwest Florida Black Business Group Arrested on Fraud Charges

According to public records, Jullian Bobbie Williams, the former President of the Northwest Florida Black Business Investment Corporation (NWFBBIC), was arrested this past Friday by the Leon County Sheriff on fraud charges. The 2017 registration of the NWFBBIC with the state of Florida is shown below. The 2018 registration, filed on February 26, 2018, did […]

What is Going on with Florida’s Elections?

What is Going on with Florida’s Elections?

By Will Patrick Florida is the nation’s largest swing state, and true to form two of its most important elections were undecided more than a week after Election Day. Three-term incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson was behind Republican Gov. Rick Scott by only 38,717 on Nov. 6, out of more than 8 million votes cast. Scott’s […]

Mayor, City Commissioners Bid Farewell

Mayor, City Commissioners Bid Farewell

At their last official Tallahassee City Commission meeting, Mayor Andrew Gillum, and City Commissioners Gil Ziffer and Nancy Miller offered farewell comments. Gillum’s comments were brief. He offered “a heartfelt thank you.” Gil Ziffer drew laughs when he thanked Barack Obama for helping him get on the Tallahassee city commission. He became city commissioner because […]

Ballot Signatures Battle Draws Judge’s Ire

Ballot Signatures Battle Draws Judge’s Ire

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With seven election-related lawsuits pending, a federal judge clashed Wednesday with lawyers for state officials, national Republicans and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s campaign in a case about whether voters whose ballot signatures don’t match those on file should be able to “cure” the ballots. “I’m […]