Officials are expecting to kick off a new Apalachicola Bay restoration project this fall, paid for with a $6 million federal grant. The money will be distributed through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. DEO spokeswoman Jessica Sims says the dollars will help fund several restoration and education projects in the area.
Rep. Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) moved one step closer to taking the House District 8 seat, after defeating fellow Democrat Dianne Williams-Cox in the August primary election Tuesday. While his victory isn’t set, he still congratulated by a number of people, including another winner of the night: Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist.
Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Williams celebrated his victory over Williams-Cox at the Double Tree hotel in Tallahassee.