| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, confessed on Facebook that while in high school he was a "zombie at 7:15 a.m." and would have appreciated if school started later. Citing research on teenagers and sleep -- information that has prompted some schools...
| 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 ...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2014
In reporting hundreds of these travel columns, I've had the chance to drive many of Florida's scenic roads.
West of Tallahassee on State Road 12, the rural path through tiny destinations unpublicized in guidebooks — Greensboro, Bristol,...
| 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...