Tallahassee may be as broken as Washington | Opinion

The powers that be in Tallahassee not only protect their self-interests but ignore and fail anyone outside the system, writes the op-ed author. When it comes to swamps, Washington can’t compete with Tallahassee. When one spends any time in Tallahassee observing the sausage being made that is the legislative session, one finds a concentrated ecosystem […]

FHSAA moves football state championships to Daytona, Tallahassee for next three seasons

Chaminade Madonna coach Demeon Jones gets drenched with ice water after winning the Class 3A state championship on Dec. 8, 2018 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. (Michael Laughlin / Sun Sentinel) Small school football teams hoping to represent Broward and Palm Beach counties in the Class 3A-1A state championships will have a longer drive, […]

Hurricane Michael was a disaster for Florida prisons. Here’s why.

Two officers walking down death row at The Union Correctional Institution near Raiford. [Florida Department of Corrections] TALLAHASSEE — After Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle, a key portion of the state’s corrections system was crippled, leaving nearly 300 prison employees displaced and more than 5,000 relocated inmates packing facilities across Florida. New figures obtained by […]

Deaths in Central Florida: 3/3

To place an Orlando Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. LAKE Eleanor Marie Guest Taren Aug. 7, 1930 – Feb. 21, 2019When people describe Eleanor, it nearly always begins with, “She is one of the kindest and sweetest women I have ever met.” For over 70 years, Eleanor […]

Local governments should regulate short-term rental property | Opinion

There is a distinction between homeowners renting out their home or second home in order to earn extra income and commercial operators renting out multiple units, solely as short-term rentals, in the same community, the letter-writer says. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press) As the Florida Legislature reviews numerous legislative proposals this session, a key issue […]

Panhandle cities and communities to get grant money for economic growth, infrastructure

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Some local communities are getting grant money from the state. Thirty-five small and rural communities across Florida will get more than $23 million in funding through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, according to Governor Rick Scott’s office. Those communities include: • Altha • Apalachicola • Avon Park […]

Florida ranked second in numeric state population growth

A map of population changes in Alachua County. Courtesy to The Alligator. Kristen Thompson can’t find her mother a permanent home. For six years, Thompson has sold countless houses in Gainesville as a real estate agent. However, she struggles to find a low-cost place in the city that accommodates her mother’s disability, which hinders her […]

Leon Tops Chiles In Boys Basketball

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) – Chiles head boys basketball coach Rick Davis is in his first season at the helm of the Timberwolf program. His return to Leon, where he coached for almost a decade, ended in a loss, and Leon topped Chiles 70-57. Source Article