The First Family’s 27-hour trip to the Gulf region was a mix of business and pleasure. The President brought his family to the Florida Panhandle to promote a tourism industry that has been battered by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As Florida Public Radio’s Trimmel Gomes reports, the president pledged that his administration will not abandon Gulf Coast residents.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Gulfvacation.mp3]
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For the city of Archer, a plan to build a wastewater treatment plant has been clogged by years of debate, inability to find adequate land and, recently, a battle between the city and one local couple.