| Apr 19, 2014
How many roads must a travel columnist go down?
More than enough to compile a list of favorite scenic highways from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, from South Florida to the Georgia border. While the view often includes postcard-worthy...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:19 AM
A 62-year-old Texas man who was chaperoning his 18-year-old daughter on Spring Break died Wednesday after falling from a 12th floor balcony at a Panama City Beach hotel.
Thomas H. Saunders, 62, of Southlake, Texas, was chaperoning his daughter and a...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Upcoming high school spring break tournaments include:
Central Florida Spring Break Slam
At Dr. Phillips, West Orange and Apopka Stuart Martin County vs. Wekiva, 10 a.m., at Dr. Phillips; Jacksonville Bolles vs. Panama City Beach Arnold,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Why should Dr. Beach have all the fun? While his famous best beaches in the U.S. list for 2014 won't come out until Memorial Day weekend, the folks over at TripAdvisor have corralled their user reviews to come out with their second annual Travelers'...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:20 PM
With the winter sports season finished, St. Thomas Aquinas, American Heritage and Grandview Prep lead their respective classifications in the FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup all-sports award standings.
Here are the top 10 teams in the overall...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:08 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Here's Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech to lawmakers:
Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and distinguished members of the Supreme Court.
Welcome Attorney General Pam Bondi,
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:30 AM
A new film hub has suddenly emerged in Central America. Just as its skyline has morphed dramatically in the space of a few years, Panama, sometimes known as the Dubai of the West, has upped the ante on production, offering a 15% cash rebate to foreign...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The Intl. Film Festival of Panama, whose third edition runs April 3-9, is amping up. Buildup to the event is going step by step in sync with a rapidly growing Panama film industry.
The fest bowed in 2012, just after the approval of a film law that...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:40 PM
MEXICO CITY -- A long-planned $5.25-billion expansion of the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most important shipping lanes, is under threat by cost overruns and acrimonious disputes among builders and managers.
Negotiations to resolve some of the...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:26 AM
The plot has thickened in Caryville, a small Panhandle town, in a case of adverse possession gone awry: Some folks apparently may have made a grave mistake by stealing their own burial plots, reports WJHG ABC News-7 in Panama City.
"You have to pay to be...
| Dec 18, 2013
This Central American nation is fast becoming a prime destination for winter travelers looking to trade cold and slush for sun and surf. But this country's riches are found not only in its tropical jungles and white sand beaches; one of Panama's hottest...