By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer A lot of words were spoken Monday afternoon, but it was the music that touched hearts at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church were hundreds came to say farewell to Tallahassee’s musical icon Darryl Steele. The funeral took place in the same church where his
By Dara Kam News Service of Florida Felons in a federal lawsuit who have completed their time behind bars but can’t afford to pay court-ordered fees and fines can continue to register to vote but cannot cast ballots yet, under an order issued this week by a federal judge. U.S.
By Jim Turner News Service of Florida Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried isn’t joining the bipartisan support for a revised trade deal with Canada and Mexico that is backed by Republican President Donald Trump and the Democratic-run U.S. House. Fried, Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat, said she was “deeply disappointed”
By Jim Turner News Service of Florida Florida has its “foot on the gas pedal” to get federal money to timber growers who sustained massive damage when Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle. But agreements are still being finalized, with no set timeline for the first payments to go out from
By Jim Saunders News Service of Florida Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer sparred last Friday after Fried’s lawyers filed a court brief arguing that an NRA-backed gun law is unconstitutional. Hammer, the gun-rights group’s longtime Florida lobbyist and former national president, sent a
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Antonio Gilliam isn’t coming to Tallahassee after all as its new police chief. A dispute over the length of his contract, the language and the possibility that he might not have autonomy in shaping his command staff were enough concern for Gilliam to
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Construction that the city has labeled “a sense of place project” is well underway on Tallahassee’s Southside. The project, which includes installing sidewalks, clearing a creek and street resurfacing, will make for better public safety in the area, said City Manager Reese Goad.
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Famed Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump has written a new book that examines the troubling history of environmental racism in America. “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People,” the 272-page book that’s already a top seller on Amazon.com in the category
Christine Sexton New Service of Florida Florida State University’s medical school has received a warning from the organization responsible for accrediting medical schools across the United States and Canada. The warning said the FSU College of Medicine has failed to meet standards that, if not corrected within the next one
By Ana Ceballos News Service of Florida A statewide grand jury has issued a report painting a dire picture of how Florida school districts are implementing security measures passed in response to a mass shooting at a Broward County high school nearly two years ago. In an 18-page report released