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Gov. DeSantis Awards $4 Million to the Town of Callahan Through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

CALLAHAN, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $4 million to the Town of Callahan through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to construct a clean water supply plant at Crawford Diamond Industrial Park, which is a 1,800-acre industrial megasite. The site is served by two major rail lines and located in proximity to multiple interstate…

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Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs to Unveil Local Artist JEFRË’s Family Tree Sculpture Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – JEFRË is an Orlando based multidisciplined artist of growing renown. In his career he has approached various projects involving community design, public art, parks and plazas, sculpture, temporary installations, interior design, avant-garde landscapes, and eco-installations. His works have been in public display in various cities in the United States such as Miami,…

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Attorney General Moody Hails Governor DeSantis’ Signing of Legislation Combating Organized Retail Theft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed legislation to help Florida prosecutors dismantle organized retail theft rings. During the 2022 Florida Legislative Session, Attorney General Ashley Moody worked with lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 1534 to provide more tools to prosecute members of organized retail theft rings. Prior to the start of session, retail theft…

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Florida police officer charged with COVID-19 relief fraud

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida police officer has been charged with fraudulently applying for a COVID-19 relief advance grant and low-interest loan. A federal grand jury in Miami returned an indictment Wednesday against the 44-year-old Coral Springs police officer, according to court records. The officer faces one count of wire fraud, which carries a…

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City of Orlando and City Commissioners Unveil the City of Orlando’s Civil Rights Wall of Fame at City Hall

On Friday, June 17, 2022, the City of Orlando invites the community to join City Commissioners and employees to celebrate the 50th year of operation for the city’s Office of Human Relations and officially unveil the City of Orlando’s Civil Rights Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame honors those who have made significant contributions and provided exemplary leadership…

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