Zimmerman blames media, Obama, system

BY RENE STUTZMAN ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS ORLANDO – In his first public comments since the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would not prosecute him...

Senate panel approves school gun bill

Measure would allow designated workers or volunteers to carry weapons BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A Florida Senate panel on Monday approved...

There’s still hope for survival of St. Pete’s only African-American museum

BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE COURIER The fate of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is looking less gloomy as of late. St....

Reduction in real-estate lease tax approved

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Senate committee Monday approved a plan that would reduce from 6 percent to 5 percent a tax on commercial...

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2015

Miami Gardens marks 10 years of ‘Jazz’ Jazz in the Gardens has become one of Black Florida’s largest events and celebrates its 10th anniversary this...

State Senate committee OKs online voter registration

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee approved legislation Tuesday that would allow Florida voters to register online...

Meet Major General Michael Calhoun

On March 6, Adjutant General Brigadier General Michael A. Calhoun was officially promoted to the rank of major general. He will assume the role...

Governor touts private-sector job growth

Unemployment rate holds steady at 5.7 percent BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With the state’s unemployment rate holding steady as Gov. Rick...

No changes to state pensions this year

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE  OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The House has abandoned plans to overhaul the state pension plan for public employees, at least...

Crist says he won’t run in ’16

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After losing a bid to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Scott in November, Democrat Charlie Crist ended speculation Monday that he...

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