The legendary music venue in Live Oak, Florida, Spirit of Suwannee Music Park recently announced a brand-new event dubbed the Suwannee Summer Clusterpluck. Produced by Purple Hat Productions and the park, the two-day event spans across June 23rd and 24th and will be bringing the best of American bluegrass and new-grass to our favorite Florida spot.Joining the line-up are multi-instrumentalists Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon, famed banjoist Rev. Jeff Mosier, and Georgia’s Pickled Holler. These artists will join bluegrass superstars Larry Keel and Jenny Keel, Jon Stickley Trio, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, and Albert Simpson.Weekend passes with camping as well single-day tickets are available now here, while those more into glamping can join the waitlist for cabins, golf-cart rentals, and RV hook-ups calling the park at (386) 364-1683. Don’t wait on this festival, as the inaugural year of this clusterpluck is set to a raucous good time!To get excited, check out this video of Leftover Salmon with Job Stickley and Lyndsay Pruett:Suwannee Summer Clusterpluck Lineup:Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon) x2*Larry & Jenny Keel x2Jon Stickley Trio x2Grandpa’s Cough Medicine x2Rev. Jeff Mosier (artist-at-large)*Pickled Holler*Albert Simpson x2[cover photo by Vernon Webb]
The Vermont Superior Court, Washington Unit, issued a decision on Tuesday in favor of the State in its campaign finance law enforcement action brought against the Republican Governors Association (’RGA’). The Court found that the RGA ran two political advertisements from August to October 2010, one promoting candidate Brian Dubie and the other attacking candidate Peter Shumlin, but did not register with the Secretary of State’s Office or file required disclosure reports. The Court also found that the RGA accepted contributions in excess of $2,000, in violation of Vermont’s limit on contributions to political committees. The RGA advertisements were in addition to others that it broadcast in the name of its Vermont PAC, Green Mountain Prosperity PAC (’GMP’). The RGA’s total spending on the Vermont gubernatorial race in 2010, both directly and through GMP, was over $900,000.This is a similar finding to one against the Democrats in June involving the same Dubie-Shumlin race with an organization called Green Mountain Future (CLICK HERE FOR STORY).The Court rejected the RGA’s argument that national organizations such as itself cannot be regulated under Vermont’s campaign finance law. It ruled that if a PAC raises and spends more than $500 to support or oppose a candidate for Vermont office, it must follow Vermont law, regardless of whether it is also involved in political work in other states.In addition, just as it did in the State’s other enforcement action against a PAC run by the Democratic Governors Association (’DGA’), the Court ruled that the RGA’s advertisements were clearly intended to advocate for or against a candidate. Dismissing the idea that these were issue ads, the Court said that the ads ‘can be understood only as a call to vote for one man and to vote against the other.’ The Court found that it was ‘obviously Senator Shumlin’s role as a candidate for statewide office which explains the decision of a national political organization to buy airtime in Vermont in order to criticize his record on the local property tax.’ Further, ‘no other communication except a campaign ad or a stump speech is likely to describe Lt. Governor Dubie with such focused warmth and approval’ as the RGA’s ‘Vision for Vermont’ advertisement. The Court observed that ‘it takes no sophistication to understand these messages.’Ruling that the reporting requirement and the limit on contributions to PACs are constitutional, the Court held that the ‘RGA’s perceived problem’ of compliance was ‘one of its own creation.’ It explained that the RGA had set up a Vermont PAC which appeared to accept only contributions under $2,000, but ‘nevertheless chose not to use it for these advertisements.’ Rather, the Court noted, the RGA ‘attempted to skirt state regulation’ and ended up violating Vermont law.The court has yet to impose penalties in either the DGA or RGA cases.‘We are pleased with Judge Crawford’s decisions,’ Attorney General William Sorrell said. ‘This Office will continue to evenhandedly enforce Vermont’s campaign finance laws.’ Source: Attorney General. 10.6.2011RELATED: Court finds violations of Vermont’s campaign finance law by Green … Jun 29, 2011 … The Vermont Superior Court, Washington Unit, issued a decision yesterday in favor of the State in its campaign finance law enforcement action …
Niger Tornadoes attacking winger Wilfred Angel Ammeh has declared himself healthy for the top-flight clash at Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).The Minna outfit hitman was down with typhoid fever shortly after his side’s 0-1 loss to Rivers United in top-flight Match-day 26 clash in Port Harcourt and was conspicuously absent in the 1-1 draw against Wikki Tourists in Lokoja last weekend. The newcomers will be the guests of the Oluyole Warriors in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match-day 28 clash at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan.Ammeh said his side will strive hard to avoid defeat at 3SC aimed at keeping a pole distance from the drop zone.“I have resumed training with my teammates after missing the home clash against Wikki Tourists on Sunday in Lokoja due to the bout of typhoid fever I developed after our game at Rivers United in Port Harcourt.“Of course, I’m 100 per cent fit and healthy, certain to be available for selection at 3SC on Sunday in Ibadan.“The clash at 3SC is crucial for us to still stay away from the trouble water after failing to pick maximum points against Wikki Tourists.“We must work very hard to avoid defeat at 3SC else we will soon see ourselves deep in the relegation zone.“Though it’s going to be a daunting task as 3SC are not comfortable on the log as well as coming from a defeat at Rivers United we have no choice but to pick at least a point in worst case scenario.“A point can still keep us momentarily within the comfort zone till we engage Abia Warriors in our next home match,” said the Niger Tornadoes marksman to supersport.com.Niger Tornadoes have garnered 33 points from 26 matches, 13 points behind league leaders Enugu Rangers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Sumner Newscow report â€” The February 4, 2014 Wellington City Council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the City Administration building, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, Kansas.Â The regular start time of 6:30 p.m. for the City Council meetings will resume with the February 18, 2014 meeting.There is a Wellington High School basketball game scheduled that night when Rose Hill is in town.
The state’s proposed $93.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts on July 1, arrived on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk Wednesday.On Tuesday, the governor warned that he plans to use his line-item veto power in order to make cuts to the budget, due to a loss in tax revenues amid the pandemic.He explained that such cuts could help keep lawmakers from having to revisit the budget before the election.“There’s going to be a lot more vetoes, there’ll be a lot of red,” DeSantis said during a news conference Tuesday.Lawmakers passed the plan on March 19 for the fiscal year that starts July 1.The budget (HB 5001) includes $690 million for Everglades restoration and water projects, as well as $500 million for teacher-pay increases, both of which are priorities to DeSantis.Another $100 million would go to the Florida Forever land-conservation program, while $50 million would be reserved for the Visit Florida tourism-marketing agency and three-percent across-the-board pay raises for state employees. The largest portion of the budget, $39.36 billion, would go toward health and human services programs.Additionally, the budget would boost Medicaid payment rates for nursing homes, and provide additional money to the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities.It also includes $10 million for the Agency for Health Care Administration to hire a contractor who can assist with a Canadian prescription-drug importation program.At the end of the legislative session, Republican leaders put $300 million in reserves to brace against any economic slowdown from the coronavirus.DeSantis plans to move millions of unspent dollars in an economic development program called the Job Growth Grant Fund from the current year to the upcoming year’s general revenue.A May report from the Legislature’s Office of Economic & Demographic Research said the state’s revenue collections in April were more than $878 million below estimates, largely due to the decline in tourism. Figures for May have not yet been released.
Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald poses for a photo with the Bronko Nagurski award for the NCAA college football defensive player of the year during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams used their second pick of the first round to bolster their defensive front, taking Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald with the 13th overall selection Thursday night.The 6-foot-1, 285-pound Donald won the Nagurski and Bednarik awards as the nation’s best defensive player, and the Outland and Lombardi as the country’s best lineman.Donald was the team captain last season and thrived in a 3-4 alignment, leading the nation in tackles for loss. He ran a 4.68-second, 40-yard dash at the combine.The Rams took Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson with the second overall pick, the final payout from the Robert Griffin III trade with the Redskins in 2012.__AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL