Redneck Florida burns in ‘Holding Smoke’

UNCW graduate pens latest book about a crime family in small-town Florida Don Corleone, meet Florida Man. Steph Post — who earned a master’s degree in liberal studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington — winds up her Judah Cannon trilogy with “Holding Smoke,” a bloody Dixie version of “The Godfather.” At the center […]

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Florida State athletic director David Coburn to headline Pensacola event

CLOSE Florida State athletic director David Coburn addresses questions from the media about former Seminoles head coach Willie Taggart being fired during a press conference Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.  (Photo: Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat) Florida State University athletic director David Coburn is set to headline an upcoming meeting of the Greater Pensacola Seminole Club. “A Seminole […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Florida considering a ban on sex-change surgeries for children; Democrats opposed

TheBlaze has learned that a key committee in the Florida legislature has agreed to take up a bill proposed by a conservative lawmaker that, if passed, would outlaw injecting children with puberty blockers and performing sex-change surgeries on them in the state. Members of the Health Quality Subcommittee will debate Republican Rep. Anthony Sabatini’s “Vulnerable […]

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Aleksander Barkov injury update: Florida Panthers believe captain’s lower-body injury ‘not serious’

The Florida Panthers are making a run at their first postseason appearance in four years, but the Atlantic Division’s third-place team had a small injury scare to perhaps their most important player during Saturday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Team captain Aleksander Barkov left the game midway through the second period after a hit by Canadiens captain […]

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Florida rancher guilty of letting cows starve

Saturday Feb 1, 2020 at 12:01 PM A Hendry County jury found Robert David Starkweather, 52, guilty Friday of 12 counts of aggravated animal cruelty, according to court records. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 26. LABELLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida rancher has been convicted of letting cows starve to death over several months. A Hendry County jury found […]

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After shunning Medicaid expansion, Florida Republicans see the political power of tackling health care

CLOSE Obamacare remains a bad deal for healthy folks who lack employer coverage, and Democrats are winning the debate on how to fix it, Robert Robb says. Arizona Republic TALLAHASSEE — Backed by a scorched earth attack on Big Pharma and the “health care industrial complex,” House Speaker Jose Oliva is promoting wide-ranging changes to the […]

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