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Florida Senate Could Drop Confederate Flag From Seal

State senators are scheduled next week to begin considering whether to keep the Confederate flag on the Senate’s official seal, another sign of a growing national tide against icons of the South’s rebellion in the 1860s.

The Senate Rules Committee will meet Oct. 8 to begin re-examining the current emblem of the chamber. Under Senate rules, the seal includes “a fan of the five flags which have flown over Florida” — those of the United States, Confederate States of America, France, Great Britain and Spain.

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Major Hurricane Joaquin To Menace Bahamas, Spare Florida

A day can be a lifetime in the sensitive world of a tropical cyclone, and Joaquin made the most of Wednesday. Just a tropical storm Tuesday evening, Joaquin exploded into the season’s second major hurricane Wednesday evening, packing Category 3 winds of 115 mph as of the 11 p.m. advisory.  

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Clay County Sheriff Says He’s Going Out While Still On Top

Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler announced Tuesday that he won’t be seeking a fourth term in office. After 42 years in public service — the last twelve as Clay County’s top law enforcement official — Beseler says he’s ready to retire. Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler will be 62 when he leaves office in January 2017.

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