Florida to distribute $616 million for affordable housing and business assistance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, following a meeting with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, Governor Rick Scott announced the approval to distribute $616 million to local communities for Florida’s long-term recovery efforts from last year’s hurricane season. During the meeting, the Governor also discussed the importance of this […]

High-speed rail from Tampa to Orlando is back on track

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WWSB) – Catching a train ride from Tampa to Orlando may one day be a reality. Brightline, a privately run passenger-rail service, is pursuing an Orlando-to-Tampa route. The Chief Operating Officer of Brightline, Patrick Goddard, calls the Tampa Bay market a "natural extension" for the service. Goddard says they are currently engaged in […]

EPA to deny Delaware’s petitions for emissions reductions from upwind power plants

Daniel, a 16-year-old St. Elizabeth High School student, describes what severe asthma sufferers endure in Delaware. Karl Baker/THE NEWS JOURNAL Buy Photo Delaware’s latest attempt to reduce air pollution in the First State by seeking emissions reductions from power plants in upwind states will be denied, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. The emissions directly […]

Stacey And Cardiff Take On The Commencement Speech

The commencement speech is a proud tradition. Or at least it’s a tradition. And since no college invited Stacey and Cardiff to give a commencement speech, they’re taking to the podcast to offer their own brand of evidence-based wisdom for new college grads. Links: Highest Educational Levels Reached by Adults in the U.S. Since 1940 […]

The Bancorp Bank Provides SBA Financing for Tallahassee Assisted-Living Community

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 8, 2018–The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBBK) announces that its Small Business Lending team has provided an SBA 504 loan to fund construction of the Villas at Killearn Lakes, a neighborhood of assisted-living homes new to the Tallahassee community. The Bancorp is the primary financial contributor in conjunction with Florida First Capital Finance […]

Three Die in Protests as Palestinians Try to Breach Gaza Fence

Hundreds of Palestinians attempted to breach the fence separating the Gaza Strip and Israel on Friday, according to the Israeli military, and Palestinian authorities reported that three people were killed in the latest weekly clashes at the border. Tips For Perfecting Your Business Pitch Protesters attempted to tear down the fence near the Karni Crossing […]

2,400-acre Tallahassee, Fla. plantation hits market for $13.95 million (Photos) – Atlanta Business Chronicle

A 2,400-acre plantation in the northwest Florida portion of the Red Hills quail belt that has undergone significant improvements is on the market for $13.95 million. Valhalla Plantation is located in Tallahassee, Fla., about 30 miles south of Thomasville, Ga., and less than 25 miles northeast of downtown Tallahassee. It’s part of the Red Hills […]

Who is Martin Luther King Jr. to us, 50 years later?

Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination 50 years later (CNN)Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, 50 years ago on April 4, 1968, setting off a period of mourning, reflection and anger that gripped America. He was in Memphis to rally support for striking sanitation workers, who were protesting unsafe working conditions, and while […]