Author archives: Sam

  • Gov. Scott: More Than 1 Million Volunteer Hours Served Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

    Nov 22, 17 • 82 Views • Government, Impact, WeatherComments Off on Gov. Scott: More Than 1 Million Volunteer Hours Served Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

    Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today announced that volunteers have served more than one million hours in Florida following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. To date, more than 22,500 volunteers have donated their time to assist those affected by these...

  • Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day This Thanksgiving Weekend

    Nov 22, 17 • 55 Views • FWCComments Off on Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day This Thanksgiving Weekend

    Governor Rick Scott today announced that Saturday, November 25th will be a license-free saltwater fishing day. This Saturday is part of eight total days offered each year by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) that allows residents and...

  • Florida Realtor

    Florida Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Rise in Oct. 2017

    Nov 21, 17 • 81 Views • Real EstateComments Off on Florida Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Rise in Oct. 2017

    The impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida’s housing market resolved by the end of October, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales, median prices, new listings and new pending sales rose even as the inventory of for-sale...

  • Appointments by Governor Rick Scott for Tuesday, November 22, 2017

    Nov 21, 17 • 100 Views • Appointments, GovernmentComments Off on Appointments by Governor Rick Scott for Tuesday, November 22, 2017

    Gov. Scott Reappoints Two to Florida Keys Community College District Board of Trustees Governor Rick Scott today announced the reappointment of Sheldon Suga and Stephanie Scuderi to the Florida Keys Community College District Board of Trustees. Suga, 63, of...

  • Governor Rick Scott Honors 329 Veterans with Veterans Service Medal

    Nov 21, 17 • 77 Views • Awards & Recognition, Government, Veterans Affairs/MilitaryComments Off on Governor Rick Scott Honors 329 Veterans with Veterans Service Medal

    Governor Rick Scott today awarded 329 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal for their service to the state and the nation. Governor Scott said, “We can never thank our veterans enough for their courageous service to our state and...

  • Attorney General Bondi Releases 2017 Holiday Shopping Guide

    Nov 21, 17 • 134 Views • Attorney General, HolidayComments Off on Attorney General Bondi Releases 2017 Holiday Shopping Guide

    As Black Friday approaches, kicking off the time for Holiday shopping, Attorney General Pam Bondi is releasing the 2017 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide This helpful guide provides product safety information and tips to help consumers enjoy a safer and more...

  • Commissioner Adam Putnam Provides Tips to Avoid Black Friday, Cyber Monday Scams

    Nov 21, 17 • 103 Views • FDACSComments Off on Commissioner Adam Putnam Provides Tips to Avoid Black Friday, Cyber Monday Scams

    In advance of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Commissioner Adam H. Putnam is providing tips to help consumers avoid scams. Keep the following tips in mind while shopping on Black Friday: Some retailers may inflate prices ahead of Black Friday to create the...

  • Clearwater woman has $2 million reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving

    Nov 21, 17 • 77 Views • LottoComments Off on Clearwater woman has $2 million reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving

    The Florida Lottery announces that Talisa Roberson, 28, of Clearwater, claimed a top prize in the $2,000,000 CASHWORD Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of...

  • FWC certifies new state record shoal bass

    Nov 21, 17 • 49 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC certifies new state record shoal bass

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record shoal bass weighing 5.95 pounds and measuring 22.4 inches long, caught by 14-year-old angler Sheldon Grace from Headland, Alabama. Sheldon was...

  • Advocates win important first round against FPL’s leaking nuclear plant

    Nov 21, 17 • 182 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on Advocates win important first round against FPL’s leaking nuclear plant

    Judge rules that citizen groups’ Clean Water Act challenge can move forward The Honorable United States District Judge Darrin P. Gayles, after a hearing and de novo review of the record on November 16, 2017, denied Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) Motion...