Imported Folio

From Both Sides Now

John Delaney New to Twitter, while quarantined some weeks back, I posted something I thought was neutral and clever: That both Trump and Biden would do better if they simply stopped talking and campaigning. Trump, because nearly everything he says seems divisive, either intentionally or ignorantly. Biden, because he has a 50-year career of verbal gaffes that make George Bush look like Laurence Olivier. It is actually a universal campaign idiom: some candidates are better off leaving town so as to not blow a near certain election victory. And to prove my point, Biden stuck to his bunker with limited public …

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Dear Dumbs, Column 1

Terry and Shari Jaymes Dear Dumbs,             My husband suddenly passed a few years ago to cancer. I loved this man completely. I have since met a new wonderful guy who just asked me to marry him. However, something strange happened during the proposal. I had never stopped wearing my wedding ring from my previous relationship. When he asked me to marry him, I froze because I had never removed that ring. I just couldn’t do it and he got pretty hurt. He slipped the ring back into his jacket, and drove me home. We’ve only exchanged a couple of …

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Will the Budget Backfire?

Isa Barrientos Lenny Curry proposed his budget for 2020-2021 to the Jacksonville City Council Wednesday morning. Balancing a colossal public health crisis and high tension in race and policing, local legislators had much to take into account in crafting this year’s budget. Despite revenue cuts due to the novel coronavirus, the budget is up 5.5 percent from last year at $1.34 billion.   In protests and petitions, local activists asked the city to cut JSO’s budget and reinvest in the community. Last month, Sheriff Mike Williams asked for $6.1 million more to hire 40 new officers, citing a need for increased …

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Policing the Police

Teresa Spencer  “I’m all about brotherhood and standing for what’s right, but that applies to those who actually uphold the law,” says Deputy Craigmyle, star of LIVE PD. According to the deputy, no one should have to wait “for the facts,” and there is nothing that can justify Floyd’s death. He was handcuffed, lying face down on the ground, pleading for his life and the offi cers did nothing, Craigmyle explained. The experienced deputy believes that the acting officer in the Floyd case let his anger control his emotions, while the other officers stood by idly without rendering aid or …

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Still Truckin’

Dave Hendershot started playing music in the 4th grade, but it took until his freshman year in high school for him to have the opportunity to join a band, where he started out just doing their sound and lights. He was allowed to go to rehearsal if he attended church on Sunday morning. He and his Mom sat in the front row and he “would pretend” he was paying attention. Then on the way home he would get dropped off at band practice where he would “dubiously get high and drink beer and stuff” with his friends in the garage.  …

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It’s Written in the Stars: Lenny Curry

Isa Barrientos Lenny Curry was born under a Cancer sun – a nurturing, family-oriented placement that identifies him with his role as a husband and father before all else. A scroll through his social media tells you that he’s a great dad, he loves his wife and his “crew” (family,) oh, and that he’s the mayor of Jacksonville.  With Mercury and Mars both in Leo, the crab’s family values coupled with the lion’s dramatic and domineering approach make Curry a bonafide Republican. They form a conjunction in the planets of communication and aggression, giving him a sassy edge evident in …

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It’s a Beautiful Day to be Black

Tallia Amari Lee’s branding Growing up, I was told I had two strikes against me: being a woman and being black.” Tallia Amari Lee Lindsey Nolen “Growing up, I was told that I had two strikes against me,’” said Jacksonville native Tallia Amari Lee, “being a woman and being Black.”  The 24-year-old has seen the city through both ups and downs. It’s from these experiences that she has found the motivation to use her platform as a means to express herself, her beliefs and the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.  Lee believes she’s experienced just about all the …

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Pride in the PGA

FOLIO Staff Folio sat down with Director, Digital Platform Innovation for the PGA Tour, Devon Fox, to talk about her efforts to promote diversity in golf.  FOLIO 2.0: What is the PGA TOUR stance on fostering diversity in sports and in the workplace? DEVON FOX: As a global organization, the TOUR aspires to reflect the regions and communities where we play. We believe diversity of thought and background is vital to our success and growth as a company. We’re always striving to create an inclusive and welcoming culture, and to be a positive example for all our constituents and partners.  …

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Day or night, pizza with a sight

Lindsey Nolen Steve Arflin, 37, is a Jacksonville Beach native who, after playing football at Louisiana State University, made his way back home to teach at his alma mater, Fletcher High School. Having been an art major (the first in the LSU football program’s history), his passions have led him to vast opportunities, and large canvases.  While teaching at Fletcher High School, a fellow teacher introduced Arflin to her husband, Matt Carson, manager of all V Pizza bars, and a beautiful relationship was formed. Later, co-owner Paul Scott asked Arflin to become the chain’s go-to freelance artist, which ultimately became …

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