September 17, 2021

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

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› Applicants sought for judicial vacancy
Because of the retirement of Circuit Judge Karen Cole, effective Oct. 1, there is a vacancy on the 4th Circuit Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has directed the 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to convene and provide him with up to six qualified nominees for the vacancy. The application form may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org or the Office of the Governor at www.flgov.com.

› Fighter pilot training firm to open Orlando tech hub and create jobs
A high-tech fighter jet training company will land news jobs in Central Florida as it establishes operations in the region. Santa Monica, California-based Red 6 Inc. will open a technology hub in Orlando, the company announced July 12. The new office is part of the defense startup’s move to Florida, as it also will relocate its headquarters to Miami, the company announced the same day.

› Safari Ltd. to open first toy store in Nocatee
Educational toy manufacturer and distributor Safari Ltd. announced plans July 9 to open its first retail store, ToyTopia, in St. Johns County. The Nocatee Town Center store is planned to open in January, but that could be moved up in time for the holiday season. The store will encourage children to explore and interact with toys off the shelves.

› More live music heading to Northeast Florida
Music lovers, get ready for some more of the world’s biggest artists taking the stage at First Coast venues. More concerts have just been announced at Daily’s Place, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Country, blues, musical, and indie music lovers, you’re in luck; some of the biggest artists and shows are heading to a venue near you this fall.

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