Sen. Bill Montford

Senators to hemp experts: Do we know what we’re doing?

BY: - November 15, 2019

Aside from myriad unknowns about farming hemp in Florida, there’s no clear path to develop manufacturing facilities here in the event that eager researchers and farmers figure out how to cultivate this new crop. “I’ve watched other states make this mistake. If there’s no one there to buy it, if there’s no one there to […]

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College coaching icons join North Florida lawmakers in calling for Hurricane Michael relief funding

BY: - April 18, 2019

With both Congress and the Florida Legislature yet to pass disaster relief funding for Panhandle residents devastated by last fall’s Hurricane Michael, who better to try to rally state lawmakers to dig deep than some of the most legendary college football coaches in state history? That’s sort of what happened at the Capitol on Thursday. […]

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When it comes to school safety, the question is: Where are all the school counselors?

BY: - April 1, 2019

In the old days, a guidance counselor would work mostly in high schools, helping students set up their class schedules and decide what they’ll do after graduation. But today’s school counselors have broader responsibilities, including being trained to recognize mental health issues in students before a crisis occurs. The counselors play an integral role, but […]