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The Everglades: An enduring battleground

In 1848, Georgia-born lawyer and politician Buckingham Smith compiled a report for Congress on the feasibility and benefit of draining the Florida Everglades. The report provided the supporting information that eventually led to the passing of Senate Bill 338 in which the U.S. government officially authorized the Everglades drainage. This

Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Tampa opens new restaurant

TAMPA — More than 100 guests celebrated the opening of The Rez Grill on Jan. 5 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Part of the multi-million dollar expansion, the 120-seat American grill restaurant is the newest food and beverage concept at the Tampa property. The restaurant is led

Honors for indigenous hockey hero Fred Sasakamoose

EDMONTON, Alberta — Fred Sasakamoose, known as the National Hockey League’s first indigenous player, was honored prior to the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers game Dec. 29 in Edmonton, Alberta. In recognition of Sasakamoose receiving the Order of Canada for his contributions to First Nations’ sport and culture, the Oilers held

Chobee Gurls softball win Santa Slam tournament

WEST PALM BEACH — The Chobee Gurlz 8 and under softball team, which features several players from the Brighton Reservation, ruled the PBC Santa Slam tournament from start to finish. Chobee won all six of its games to capture the 9U championship on Dec. 3. The team won all three of its

Florida State’s Motlow catches one pass in final home game

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State wide receiver Justin Motlow caught one pass in his final game at Doak Campbell Stadium on Dec. 2. Motlow hauled in a 2-yard pass from quarterback J.J. Cosentino on a third down and 7 with 2:32 left in the Seminoles’ 42-10 win against Louisiana Monroe. The victory boosted