President of Melvin Engineering, David Melvin, approached the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday to ask for letters of support to apply for a grant through the African American Cultural and Historic Facilities Grant Program. These grants would fund the restoration of several historic properties throughout the county.
A Florida teacher hospitalized with COVID-19 has died after her husband unsuccessfully sued to force doctors to treat her with ivermectin, a drug popular among some skeptics of accepted coronavirus treatments despite a lack of studies proving its effectiveness.
Scientists say the waterways where manatees live are polluted and food sources are dying off. The Florida Wildlife Federation says 833 West Indian Manatees have died from January through June this year. That’s why some advocates are asking that they be put back on the endangered species list.