On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.5 percent in December 2022, a historic low last reached in 2006, demonstrating that Florida has continued to grow and recover after enduring two hurricanes in late 2022. Florida’s private sector employment increased by 425,800 jobs overContinue Reading

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced he arrest of two men last week for trafficking in fentanyl and other charges following the drug overdose death of a Volusia County man. 23-year-old Brandon Jones and 32-year-old Joeffren Padilla III both from Winter Haven were arrested last Tuesday. The PCSO released theContinue Reading

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34-year-old Justin Roberson of Clearwater was recently sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl. Roberson had pleaded guilty on September 20, 2022. According to court documents, the Clearwater Police Department (CPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) were involved inContinue Reading

The Inflatable Festival, Comprised of Eight Unique Bouncy Attractions, is Bringing Family Fun to Tyrone Square for Four Weekends Beginning in January Bounce The Mall, a sensational inflatable bounce house festival, is making its St. Petersburg, FL, premier in its inaugural run at Tyrone Square on Saturday, January 28th, throughContinue Reading

Senior Fellow for the Manhattan Institute and a mainstay on cable news and elsewhere, Christopher Rufo, is one of six people appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees. The announcement was made Friday. Rufo  is also a writer and filmmaker. As aContinue Reading

On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order (EO) 23- 03 (Emergency Management – Illegal Migration), activating the Florida National Guard, directing state law enforcement agencies and other state agencies to provide resources in support of local governments responding to the alarming influx of migrants landing in the Florida Keys, andContinue Reading

Publix Supermarkets announced Thursday that Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) is donating $5 million to support more than 240 nonprofit housing programs throughout the Southeast, including 126 Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Since 2014, PSMC has donated more than $33 million to housing programs, strengthening our communities and giving hope byContinue Reading

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On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced nearly $75 million for 30 statewide springs restoration projects to aid the recovery of and provide additional protection for Florida’s springs. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and four Florida water management districts have identified a broad suite of projects that includeContinue Reading

On November 5, Cincinnati U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 6 shipments of unapproved U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drugs. The drugs included Phenibut Hydrochloride, Botulinum Toxin, and fillers containing Lidocaine. Each one of these drugs to include Injectable cosmetic treatments, are regulated by FDA. The sixContinue Reading

The Florida Board of Medicine Legislative Committee approved a rule on Friday that would prohibit minors from receiving puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and mutilating surgery to remove healthy male or female organs. Minors currently taking puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones would be allowed to continue if they were part of an InstitutionalContinue Reading

North Redington Beach man, Alexander Leszczynski (24) was indicted with one count of murder-for-hire and one count of obstruction of justice. According to the indictment, in approximately August and September 2022, Leszczynski, while using a facility of interstate or foreign commerce, promised to pay an individual to kill two people,Continue Reading

The latest Florida Chamber statewide poll shows Governor Ron DeSantis with a commanding 11% lead (53:42) over Charlie Crist. The lead is buoyed by strength among Hispanics, NPAs and women. Governor DeSantis benefits from 88% support from Republicans and a 17% lead (54:37) support from NPAs. Governor DeSantis also enjoysContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) advises residents and visitors that there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in northwestern Hillsborough County. Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in two horses, heightening the risk of transmission to humans. Hillsborough County Mosquito Control and DOH-Hillsborough continueContinue Reading

The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation announces that Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued a proclamation declaring September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month in the state of Florida. Compared to other conditions like cardiac arrest and stroke, most people have little awareness about the signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm. JustContinue Reading