Tag Archives: Panhandle

State Weighs Concerns About Cobia In Gulf

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in a meeting Monday that focused heavily on fishery issues, backed a draft proposal that would reduce the number of cobia that can be caught per day in Gulf waters north of the Collier-Monroe County line.

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Debate Turns Emotional Over Dozier Memorial

A state task force began an emotional debate Wednesday about how to commemorate the victims of abuse and brutality at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys and what to do with the unidentified remains of youths who died at the shuttered reform school. The nine-member panel, which held its first meeting in Marianna, near the site of the 1,400-acre Dozier property in Jackson County, has been directed by the Legislature to develop recommendations by Oct. 1 on the creation of a memorial to honor the victims of the reform school, which operated from 1900 to 2011, as well as designating a permanent burial site for victims whose bodies were unidentified or unclaimed. Detzner said

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High Profile Developer Backs Medical Marijuana Operation

Panhandle developer Jay Odom is bankrolling a Northeast Florida operation licensed by health officials to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric marijuana products, a lawyer for Chestnut Hill Tree Farm confirmed Wednesday. Odom was sentenced to six months in prison three years ago after pleading guilty in a 2007 scheme to funnel $23,000 in campaign contributions through employees or their family members to a presidential candidate.

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Voter Registration Paints Party Pictures

Voter registration for the presidential primaries closed a month ago. More than 8 million Floridians are registered as Republicans or Democrats, while nearly 3 million voters in the state are registered with no party affiliation, according to data from the state Division of Elections.

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