Tag Archives: Florida

Johnny Kormondy Executed For 1993 Murder, Rape

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Johnny Kormondy was executed on Thursday at 8:16 p.m. for the 1993 murder of Gary McAdams and the rape of his wife, Cecilia. Cecilia McAdams attended the execution along with her in-laws.

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Columbia County Sisters Held In Brother’s Killing To Be Charged As Juveniles

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

Third Circuit State of Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said he will not charge the two Columbia County teenage girls as adults in the slaying of their 16-year-old brother after reviewing their histories in an abusive home.

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Same-sex Couples Celebrate On Historic Day In Alachua County

By on January 7th, 2015 | Last updated: January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Alachua County joined Florida’s 66 other counties in issuing same-sex marriage licenses Tuesday. Twenty-eight same-sex marriage licenses were issued, and 14 ceremonies were performed at the courthouse by day’s end.

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Gay Marriage Ban Ends As Couples Wed Throughout Florida

By on January 6th, 2015 | Last updated: January 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. […]

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Tis the Season to Give, But Floridians Are Largely Scrooges With Their Time

By on December 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

While volunteerism rates in Florida may still be ranked relatively low, people like Bill and Verna Brown try to change that by gathering food and help by giving it out to the rural areas in North Central Florida.

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Prisoner Labor Saves Taxpayer Money

By on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

In exchange for a reduced sentence, some Marion County inmates participate in a prison work program. The program has produced much of the jail’s infrastructure, saving taxpayers more than $9 million in 2013.

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Cart Program Gives Rural Disabled New Opportunities

By on November 24th, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

A volunteer workshop outside Jacksonville produces carts for disabled members of rural communities overseas. Designed for those with little to no use of their legs, the carts are propelled by hand-powered handles.

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In The News: Naval Ship Returns From ISIS Fight, Jameis Winston Hearing Delayed, 9-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Younger Brother, Man Steals Chain Saw In Pants

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

USS Philippine Sea returns to Mayport from Persian Gulf, ISIS fight – The USS Philippine Sea will be returning to Mayport Naval Station on Saturday after nine months at sea, which included taking part in offensive operations against ISIS as […]

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MMA Fighter G-Money Victorious Over Cerebral Assassin

By and on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Mixed martial artists Garrett “G-Money” Holeve and David “Cerebral Assasin” Steffan fought on Saturday in Sullivan, Missouri. G-Money defeated his opponent in their much anticipated bout by submission in the second round.

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Local Activists Fight to Save Old Army Reserve

By on November 7th, 2014 | Last updated: November 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

The Friends of Reserve Park organization is pushing to completely transform the asbestos-filled C.R. Layton Army Reserve into a memorial for the reservists who spent time there while also creating a recreational space for the Gainesville community. Some Gainesville officials, though, worry about the cost.

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