Tuesday, August 4, 2020

State warns of ‘suspicious’ seed packages

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s agriculture secretary is raising concerns about packages of seeds bearing Chinese characters and the name China Post that people are...

COVID-19 cripples fall HBCU sports

BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause havoc on sports, particularly college football and fall sports. The four major Historically Black Colleges and...

University of Miami to host COVID-19 clinical trial

BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Underscoring the importance of Florida in the upcoming election, Vice President Mike Pence visited the University of Miami...

Hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots cast

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Nearly 700,000 ballots had been cast as of Monday for the Aug. 18 primary elections from more than 3.8 million vote-by-mail...

Hundreds of thousands in state late in paying electric bills

BY JIM TURNER NEW SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Nearly 600,000 electric customers in Florida are behind in monthly payments since the coronavirus pandemic began hammering...

SICKNESS AND DEATH BEHIND LOCKED DOORS

As Florida state prison inmate deaths soar, families feel dread. NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA MIAMI – The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday said a dozen...

Disney updates face masks policy

BY KATHLEEN CHRISTIANSEN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Walt Disney World has updated its face mask policy: Guests can no longer eat and drink while perusing the parks, strolling...

USF launches research initiative to address racism

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER University of South Florida faculty members will embark on a year-long series of research projects exploring the perpetuation of systemic...

Gillum addresses depression, alcoholism

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum emerged Monday from self-imposed political exile with a social media post addressing depression and alcoholism after...

Publisher’s mother dies after long illness

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Josephine Thomas Griffin, the founding first lady of Unity Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Naples, died on July 12 at her...