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Florida A&M expects to close on USDOE loan in March; break ground on residence hall in April

A conceptual rendering for 700-bed residence hall planned for Florida A&M University. (Photo11: Special to the Democrat) Florida A&M University expects to close March 4 on a more than $100-million federal loan to build a new residence hall, dining facility and provide money to reduce current housing debt. Archie Bouie, associate vice president for administrative […]

McGlothan carries SE Missouri past E. Illinois 88-79

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Gabe McGlothan recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southeast Missouri to an 88-79 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday, snapping the Redhawks‘ eight-game road losing streak. Jonathan Dalton had 17 points for Southeast Missouri (9-18, 4-10 Ohio Valley Conference). Isaiah Gable added 13 points and eight rebounds. Skyler Hogan […]

China Holds Talks With Venezuelan Opposition on Debt, Oil Projects

CARACAS, Venezuela—China has been holding talks with Venezuela’s political opposition to safeguard its investments in the troubled Latin American nation, hedging its bets as pressure builds on Nicolás Maduro, the embattled leader for whom Beijing has been a vital ally. Chinese diplomats, worried over the future of its oil projects in Venezuela and nearly $20 […]

Broke Barney v. Pot Daddy — The Florida faces of SOTU — How much Hurricane Michael debris? — St. Pete housing hustle

Good Tuesday morning. Our fellow Floridians, the state of the union is divided. And don’t expect President Trump’s speech tonight change that. Before we get into that, and speaking of division, let’s look a little closer to home for fireworks between self-styled “Pot Daddy” John Morgan and Tallahassee lobbyist Barney Bishop over smokable cannabis as […]

Elder Care Services provides free space heaters to local seniors

By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News January 30, 2019 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Elder Care Services is spreading the warmth. That’s the name of the program that provides space heaters for free to local seniors in the Tallahassee area. "I can’t handle the cold weather," said Tallahassee resident Virginia Thomas. That’s why Thomas wanted […]

Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Proposed Oil Well in Everglades

Roughly 200 million gallons of dirty crude oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 BP oil spill. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A major South Florida landowner will be back in court on Tuesday asking a judge to override a final order by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection against their request […]

DeSantis names secretaries of Corrections, DCF

Check out Time & Money TALLAHASSEE — Filling top jobs at two of the most-scrutinized agencies in state government, incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday appointed new secretaries of the Florida Department of Corrections and the Florida Department of Children and Families. DeSantis named Mark Inch, a retired U.S. Army major general who also worked […]