| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:39 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85.
A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Two retired U.S. Army generals are to be in Tallahassee tomorrow, urging Florida's legislative leaders to stay the course on Common Core. At a Capitol press conference, they plan to argue the new academic standards will better prepare Florida students...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Dade City Pasco defensive tackle Andrew Ivie committed to the University of Florida football program Thursday afternoon, following in his older brother Joey's footsteps.
Pasco head coach Tom McHugh confirmed Andrew's commitment and said the 6-foot-1,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Central Florida school leaders fear the state is rushing to roll out FCAT's replacement and a new school grading system. They worry the result will be more schools with lousy grades next year and a public that doesn't understand why their neighborhood...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:44 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House on Friday passed a plan to force future sports stadium projects to jockey against each other when they come to the Legislature seeking taxpayer subsidies.
The bill, HB 7095, has immediate ramifications for $600...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:27 AM
Orlando Christian Prep has the only boys basketball program in Florida that has racked up five state championships in the past seven seasons.
On Tuesday, OCP sent the message that it has no intention of seeing the success story end with the departure of...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The Sentinel readership area had no state softball champions this year and also had no players or coaches selected as the individual class finalists for the annual Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Softball and Softball coach of the year honors released...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:00 PM
A former FSU president thinks the university's next president should be state Sen. John Thrasher, the Tallahasse Democrat is reporting. The paper said former president Sandy D'Alemberte has written a letter nominating Thrasher -- a powerful Republican...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:58 AM
The Florida Legislative Session ended last week with no additional money allocated for financial incentives for the state's film and television industry.
The reaction from the industry: great disappointment.
In a statement, Sheena Fowler of the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:21 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Here's the session-opening speech as prepared for Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville:
Every teacher, Senator Legg, Senator Thompson, Senator Bullard, Senator Hukill and even we old superintendents, Senator Montford, we all know...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:26 PM
SunRail, FCAT testing and Tallahassee politics will be topics for local public-affairs programs this weekend.
SunRail is explored by Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. His guests are Noranne Downs,...