Tag: Big Bend

Danny McAuliffeJanuary 9, 2019

The only current Democrat lined up for a forthcoming state House special election is finding support across party lines. Former Republican state lawmaker Nancy Argenziano on Wednesday backed Ryan Terrell in his bid for state House District 7. A vacancy and subsequent special election are anticipated for the seat. Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped the incumbent, state Rep. […]

Danny McAuliffeDecember 18, 2018

An election-year shuffle of political players could leave some storm-battered counties without legislative representation ahead of and during the 2019 Session. Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis last week tapped state Rep. Halsey Beshears to serve as the next head of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Beshears, a Monticello Republican, will vacate elected office to take […]

Jacob OglesNovember 5, 2018

Early voting will continue up to the day before Election Day in six counties still recovering from Hurricane Michael. Polling locations remain open in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, and Jackson counties, all of which sustained major damage. The state extended the early-voting deadline in those counties. Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Florida’s chief elections […]

Danny McAuliffeNovember 1, 2018

Communities affected by Hurricane Michael will in part rely on the goodwill of others to bounce back to normalcy. And that’s why a coalition of influential names and organizations is making sure that the current and impending issues facing the Big Bend and Panhandle counties affected most by the powerful Category 4 storm remain in […]

Jacob OglesOctober 11, 2018

The latest on Hurricane Michael: 2:00 a.m. – An official with an emergency management agency says Tropical Storm Michael is responsible for a child’s death in Georgia. News outlets report Seminole County Emergency Management Agency Director Travis Brooks says someone called 911 as the storm passed through the area and reported the death. WMAZ-TV quotes Brooks […]

Danny McAuliffeOctober 8, 2018

Florida’s Democrat U.A. Sen. Bill Nelson made his rounds across the Panhandle and Big Bend regions as a potentially catastrophic storm approaches the areas, expressing optimism in federal relief and shying away from politics, just like his Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott. Speaking with reporters on Monday in Tallahassee after being briefed by emergency officials, Nelson said […]


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