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How to save big money on groceries this year

How to save big money on groceries this year

BY CAMERON HUDDLESTON GOBANKINGRATES.COM TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Grocery shopping can take a big bite out of your household budget. In fact, a family of four spends up to an average of $1,300 a month on food at home, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That means families can shell out more than $15,000 a […]

Swap salt for Herbs and Spices in 2016

Swap salt for Herbs and Spices in 2016

From Family Features Making a New Year’s resolu­tion? Don’t forget salt. Most Americans consume about a 1,000 milligrams of sodium over the amount recommended by nutri­tion and health experts. New research shows cooking with spices and herbs could help you ditch the salt shaker and meet sodium recommendations. Keeping a resolution to cut salt from […]

Globetrotters’ Meadowlark Lemon dies at 83

Globetrotters’ Meadowlark Lemon dies at 83

BY CARL RIVERA LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Long before athletes tweeted, and in-your-face dunks and tackles could be shared by millions instantly, Meadowlark Lemon became one of the most popular sports personalities in the world. His dazzling basketball skills and slapstick humor were a key attraction for perhaps the most famous basketball team ever, the […]

THE GIFT OF LIFE

THE GIFT OF LIFE

Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson, a cancer survivor, reflects on her personal challenges and blessings during this year’s holiday season. BY PENNY DICKERSON The Florida Courier Cancer and Christmas share a confounding irony for me this year. On Dec. 1, I was admitted to Shands Hospital in Jacksonville for a CT-guided kidney biopsy. One month […]

Holiday party at the White House 2015

Holiday party at the White House 2015

First Lady greets young guests First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with military children as she hosts a preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the White House earlier this month. The Obamas are spending their Christmas holiday again in Hawaii. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACA PRESS/TNS)

Congresswoman to revise federal redistricting challenge

Congresswoman to revise federal redistricting challenge

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat who has been perhaps the most-outspoken opponent of a congressional redistricting plan, will file a revised federal lawsuit by Dec. 29, according to a court filing Tuesday. The Florida Supreme Court on Dec. 2 approved a new map that dramatically changes Brown’s district, which […]

Remembering Leander Shaw as justice and role model

Remembering Leander Shaw as justice and role model

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Chief Justice Leander Shaw, who died last week at age 85, lay in state Monday in the rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court as family, friends and colleagues paid their respects. A Florida Highway Patrol honor guard carried his coffin in from rain-soaked Duval […]

20 million and counting: Florida growing faster than California

20 million and counting: Florida growing faster than California

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida has surpassed the 20 million-population mark while growing faster than California. The Sunshine State, adding more than 1,000 people a day, is nearly up a half-million people on New York, which it surpassed a year ago to become the third most-populous state, according to […]

Jobless rate in state now even with national number

Jobless rate in state now even with national number

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in November from a revised 5.2 percent in October, according to figures released Dec. 18 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The November mark puts Florida even with the national unemployment rate for the first time since January. The state had been […]

Scott appoints 3 to FAMU board

Scott appoints 3 to FAMU board

In moves that could help remake the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees, Gov. Rick Scott has appointed three new board members, including former state Public Service Commission Chairman Matthew Carter and children’s advocate and former Miami Herald publisher David Lawrence Jr. Scott also appointed retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Gary McCoy of Destin. The […]