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Military members boost concealed-weapons licenses

Military members boost concealed-weapons licenses

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida has fast-tracked concealed-weapons licenses to 82,000 military members and honorably discharged veterans since terror-related shootings at a pair of military installations in Tennessee two years ago. The fast-tracking for military members, who don’t have to wait until they’re age 21 as do civilian applicants, […]

NO DOLLAR LEFT BEHIND

NO DOLLAR LEFT BEHIND

Outgoing B-CU President Dr. Edison Jackson will cut his own deal for ‘early retirement,’ despite saddling the university with more than $300 million in debt under questionable circumstances. BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF DAYTONA BEACH – On Tuesday, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) announced that its current president Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire and not serve […]

State needs more folks to hunt, fish

State needs more folks to hunt, fish

State needs more folks to hunt, fish BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida may proclaim itself the “fishing capital of the world,” but wildlife officials say they need more hunters and anglers to help cover costs of running state programs. The number of people buying hunting and fishing licenses hasn’t […]

Trump ‘fraud’ query paused

Trump ‘fraud’ query paused

Voter information request on hold BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Local elections officials are trying to talk voters out of unregistering, as privacy concerns continue to mount in response to a special commission created by President Donald Trump. Fears about data breaches and identity theft – or flat-out aversion to […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

Dr. Edison Jackson will retire as Bethune-Cookman’s president. Hubert L. Grimes was named interim president, sources told the Daytona Times Wednesday night. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER Hubert L. Grimes, Bethune-Cookman University’s legal counsel and a former Volusia County judge, has been named interim president of the Daytona Beach-based HBCU, on-campus sources told the Daytona […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

The Florida Courier has learned that Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire. It is unclear whether the retirement is voluntary or was the result of a specially called Board of Trustees meeting which took place on campus on July 11.  Sources have told the Florida Courier that a meeting of the entire […]

LIFE-AND-DEATH DISPARITY

LIFE-AND-DEATH DISPARITY

A new study concludes that in the US, an infant mortality gap costs the lives of about 4,000 Black babies each year. BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS If Black infants born in the United States had all of the health and medical benefits enjoyed by White infants, nearly 4,000 fewer of them […]

Hollywood changes streets named after Confederate generals

Hollywood changes streets named after Confederate generals

BY ALEXANDRIA BORDAS MIAMI HERALD / TNS HOLLYWOOD – In a contentious meeting spanning three hours, the Hollywood (Florida) City Commission voted Monday night to begin the process of changing the streets named after three Confederate generals that lie in the heart of the city’s African-American neighborhood. Two-part process The commission voted on two key […]

BOSH, HEAT PART WAYS

BOSH, HEAT PART WAYS

Gone but not forgotten The Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh gets a rebound during a home game on Jan. 31, 2016. After a seven-year relationship, the team announced on Tuesday that it is releasing Bosh and planning to retire his jersey number. (HECTOR GABINO/EL NUEVO HERALD/TNS)

Time to pay attention

Time to pay attention

What does North Korea’s missile launch mean? BY MATT STILES AND JONATHAN KAIMAN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Six months ago, North Korea’s dynastic leader, Kim Jong Un, announced in clear terms his nation’s resolve to develop a ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental United States. Such an accomplishment would […]