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Everyone Is Accountable To Jacksonville

Everyone Is Accountable To Jacksonville

The biblical interpretation from Romans 12:2,
“If Change Is Necessary Then Not To Change Is Always Destructive”
Change has come in the political climate of Jacksonville. Voters have created history
in the election of an African American Mayor. The unique aspect is that the Mayor is
not a Republican or Tea Party affiliate, but a Democrat.

The historical climate from decades of political separation based on race, education
and economics is hoped to change. To create avenues of change it is not solely
based on the Mayor and his administration, but all citizen of Jacksonville are accountable
to help Mayor Brown make that change effective and  long lasting.

Traditionally Jacksonville has been a Republican ideological city and as such a different
philosophy about public service to people. Republican cutbacks on community services
and the needs of low income families and children are often overlooked.

SHOW SOME heART A Charitable Event in Downtown Jax

SHOW SOME heART  A Charitable Event in Downtown Jax

Show some heART will be held at LIT, a premiere nightclub in Downtown Jacksonville, on July 30, 2011 from 7pm until 10pm.  There is an admission fee of $10.00 a person at the door.  Noone under 21 years of age will be allowed.  This is a gathering for dog lovers to come, enjoy cocktails, view amazing canine artwork from local artists.   Artwork will be available for sale.  There will also be a silent auction.  Proceeds benefit G.R.E.A.T. , Golden Retriever Rescue, which is a 501 (C) (3) non profit organization.  Goodies for the dogs, gift certificates, cocktails, and much more will be given out.  So all of you fellow dog lovers make plans for this wonderful event.  For more information visit www.greatrescue.org .

 

 

Elaine Johnson Elected Chair of Regional Workforce Board

Elaine Johnson Elected Chair of Regional Workforce Board

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida executive Elaine Johnson was elected as chair of WorkSource (First Coast Workforce Development, Inc.).  Johnson has served on the WorkSource board of directors since 2001.  She served as vice chair from 2009 – 2011.  She was unanimously elected by the regional workforce development board, which represents six counties in Northeast Florida.

Former Ruth's Chris CEO Coming to Jacksonville

Former Ruth's Chris CEO Coming to Jacksonville

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Craig Miller, the former CEO of the Ruth's Chris steakhouse chain, plans to announce he'll be a Republican candidate for Senate.

Miller is flying around the state Tuesday to make the announcement. He plans stops in Orlando, Tampa, Naples, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville. 

Miller ran for Congress last year and finished third in the five-way Republican primary, 1,616 votes behind Sandy Adams. Adams won the general election.

Miller will be in Jacksonville Tuesday at 5 p.m.

He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Miller resigned as Ruth's Chris CEO in 2008.

Also seeking the Republican nomination to face Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson are former Sen. George LeMieux, Senate President Mike Haridopolos, former state Rep. Adam Hasner and retired Army Col. Mike McCalister. 

Come To Jesus on Social Media

Come To Jesus on Social Media

Come To Jesus On Social Media

Having heard the term on several occasions, I wondered
how this would apply to the use and misuse of Social Media.
We are all accountable in some way from the creation
of our digital footprints, but to what levels? Technology
allows us to "digitally speak" our minds, hearts, share
ideologies, express spirituality, show judgments, even our
biases, racist ideas and philosophical opinions.

The interpreted sins and actions in social media and
accountability in religion and society should be discussed.
In the House of Worship of many religious denominations more
people text, tweet, FB and share content than ever before.
Outside the House of Worship actions run rampant and
detrimental, relationships can be built, friendships established
or destroyed, lives changed and marriages disrupted.

Anthony Weiner, former U.S.

Two Jacksonville Lawyers Recognized to be in Top Five Percent in State

Brennan, Manna & Diamond, a full-service business and litigation law firm, is proud to announce that Michael Freed, managing partner, and Mark Bajalia, partner, have been recognized by Florida Trend and Super Lawyers to be among the top practicing lawyers in the State of Florida.

Florida Trend’s recent publishing of  “Florida Legal Elite” recognizes the top tier of attorneys as chosen by their colleagues.  The 2011 list of 1,352 attorneys represents approximately two percent of the more than 66,000 active Florida Bar members in Florida.

Sam Jubran Becomes 13th Duval County Attorney to Become Board Certified in Marital and Family Law

Sam Jubran Becomes 13th Duval County Attorney to Become Board Certified in Marital and Family Law

Local attorney Sam Jubran is honored to have received the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar achievement of Board Certification in Marital and Family Law.

The certification program began in 1982 to help the public choose lawyers. Certification is the highest level of evaluation of Florida attorneys and signifies expertise in a particular area of law. Certification also exemplifies a high standard of professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. There are 24 different areas in which board certification is available. Jubran is one of the 280 Florida lawyers and one of 13 Jacksonville lawyers who are Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. Administered by The Florida Bar, it grants board certification only to lawyers who have been evaluated not only for their experience and expertise in a particular area of law but also for professionalism and ethics in practice.