Melissa Ross
Biden and Putin in 2011. Image via AP.

Melissa RossApril 11, 2016
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A St. Johns County official says that controversial billboard in St. Augustine Beach denouncing Islam will stay, because it’s protected under the First Amendment. An online petition demanding the removal of the billboard in St. Augustine Beach is gaining signatures worldwide. In fact, of the 24,000 plus signatures, only a few thousand are from here […]

Melissa RossApril 8, 2016
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A coalition of community groups is calling for State Attorney Angela Corey “to either resign from office or she needs to be voted out of office as the State Attorney in August 2016.” That, from the Community Leadership Coalition for Justice, Jacksonville Leadership Coalition, Jacksonville Progressive Coalition, Mothers on a Mission, and more. The groups held […]

Melissa RossApril 6, 2016
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They’re national champions after winning the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals tournament Saturday at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Now, the Jacksonville Ribault High School Lady Trojans basketball team is going for another national honor: a visit to the White House. Fans of the Lady Trojans clearly believe the winning athletes deserve presidential attention. They’ve posted […]

Melissa RossApril 1, 2016
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The grassroots push to ban fracking in Florida continues. Activists are mobilizing fracking foes to call and email Calhoun County Commissioners and demand an emergency meeting on the issue. The sparsely populated county is in the Panhandle, west of Tallahassee. “Calhoun County will have the Cholla Petroleum Company begin seismic testing any day now,” reads […]

Melissa RossMarch 31, 2016
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Pointing out that only live humans can cast ballots, Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel has set up a special website to help voters in Central Florida differentiate among all the election-related mailings they’re getting in this campaign season. The website www.OfficialElectionMail.org leads voters to the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections website, www.VoteSeminole.org, where a link will display […]

Melissa RossMarch 31, 2016
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Highlighting the creation of 75 new jobs, Gov. Rick Scott was on hand at a groundbreaking ceremony for Anheuser-Busch’s new $175 million aluminum bottle line at its Jacksonville facility. The company employs 840 people across Florida. “Manufacturers like Anheuser-Busch are incredibly important to our state, and I am excited to join them in celebrating their […]


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