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Session was complete March 28

By ANDY GIPSON,

Legislators completed the last day of the 2018 legislative session on Wednesday, March 28, after working through the weekend to finalize the state budget.

While many significant pieces of legislation did not make it through the process this year, several did and are now being signed into law by the Governor.




Florida’s gun law is surprising

By JACK RYAN,

There were two surprises recently in the gun-right debate. One was that Florida lawmakers and the governor agreed on a bill that raised the age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, included long weapons in a three-day waiting period for purchase, and banned bump stocks, which allow guns to mimic the rapid fire of automatic weapons.






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Rebekah Stewart and Ray Brinson are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage on May 12, 2018, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Magee.

A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.