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DeSantis escalates feud with White House

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is escalating his feud with the White House over the COVID-19 response as he positions himself for a possible presidential campaign in 2024. DeSantis has been taking heat for his decision not to pre-order from the federal government COVID-19 vaccines for infants and young kids. The White House initially made 10 million...

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Fauci tests positive for COVID-19

THE HILL — Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement on Wednesday from the National Institutes of Health. A statement from the NIH says that Fauci tested positive for COVID-19 through a rapid antigen test and is “currently experiencing mild symptoms.” He...

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Florida Gov. DeSantis signs school safety bill into law

(The Center Square) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed another school safety bill into law. It expands legislative action he and the legislature have taken since 2019 “to implement the recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, while also making record investments in mental health and school safety,” he said. It...

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DeSantis reappoints Armstrong, Hogarth to water governing board

Governor Ron DeSantis has reappointed Ed Armstrong and William Hogarth to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Both Armstrong and Hogarth represent Pinellas County and were both reappointed for a term ending March 2026. Armstrong, of Dunedin, currently serves as treasurer of the Governing Board and was recently elected vice chair. He is...

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FDA OK’s Pfizer booster shots for kids ages 5-11

FOX NEWS — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday that it had amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, allowing the use of a single booster dose in children ages 5 to 11. The shot would be given at least five months after completion of a primary series...

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Citrus County provides EMS Transition FAQ’s

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on Sept. 14 affirmed that providing timely, dependable, and fiscally responsible Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was paramount to the citizens of Citrus County. The Board, as a result, voted to end their partnership with Nature Coast EMS (NCEMS) and transition these responsibilities to Citrus County Fire Rescue...

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Inverness Sertoman appointed to MPO Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board

Inverness Sertoma Club is pleased to announcee that long time member Bud Osborn has been appointed by the Citrus County Board of Commissioners to serve on the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (LCB), representing veteran interests. Walter “Bud” Osborn has been a member of the Inverness Sertoma Club for the past...