Area events honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on each year as communities nationwide celebrate the birth of the civil rights leader with parades, community service days and reflections on his message of non-violence. The official holiday honoring King will be Jan. 18. In Pasco County, celebrations will be take place throughout the week, including a first-time parade in Lacoochee on the … [Read more...]

Democrat first to try eliminating nuclear cost recovery this session

A Tallahassee lawmaker is taking on one major campaign issue from the state's mid-term elections right away, proposing a bill that would eliminate the ability of utility companies like Duke Energy Corp. to collect money for its failed nuclear plant projects. State Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee, filed H.B. 4001 last Friday. If passed, it would repeal the nuclear cost recovery … [Read more...]

Herrera claims Black has ‘lost touch’ with Dade City

When Scott Black first took his seat on the Dade City Commission, Iraq had not yet invaded Kuwait to ignite the first Gulf War, George Bush (the first one) was still president, and spending more than a dollar for a gallon of gas probably meant it was premium. A lot has changed in 24 years, and Angelica Herrera feels Black has not kept up. And that’s why she’s facing off against him next … [Read more...]