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Grapefruit League, World Baseball Classic highlights 2017 Spring Training

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The World Series ended just over one month ago, but baseball junkies have something for which to look forward. Real junkies are counting the days until pitchers and catchers report to Florida (or Arizona) for spring training. For those counting, it is a little over 70 days, depending on the particular team. When that happens, it is time to look forward to Grapefruit League games spread around the state. The schedule reveals tourists and locals will have more talent than…

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Stacey Webb, admired Tallahassee lobbyist, dies after heart surgery

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Stacey Smelser Webb, a Tallahassee-based lobbyist with Southern Strategy Group, died Sunday. She was 46. Webb died after experiencing complications from recent heart surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, said her husband, John Webb.  Her firm issued a statement saying Webb “saw each new challenge as an opportunity to grow and learn.” “Although small in stature, she carried within her a champion’s heart, and she tirelessly worked to help her clients and her partners,” the lobbying firm said. “We grieve her passing,…

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