Tag Archives: Panhandle

Florida state cabinet signs off on land deals

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state cabinet on Tuesday approved spending nearly $100 million on land deals that will secure nearly 40,000 acres as part of a growing wildlife corridor. The 12 agreements are part of the Florida Forever program and the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program. They involve …

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Severe storms, flash flood risk for Wednesday night and Thursday

Strong thunderstorms and flash flooding are becoming increasingly possible on Thursday across most of the Sunshine State. The threat arises from a low-pressure system that is developing over the Gulf of Mexico. Early on Wednesday morning, a surface disturbance was beginning to develop into a low-pressure center over the north-central …

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Effort to protect abandoned African American cemeteries stalled last year; things are different now

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. – An effort in Florida’s Legislature to repair and preserve abandoned and historic cemeteries throughout the state – including lost Black burial grounds – is making strides among lawmakers this year after similar measures stalled in 2022. The legislation over abandoned and historic cemeteries would enact recommendations …

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