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  • More pushback to Scott: Budget chief says state plane sale broke the law

     
    By David Royse, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s sale of the state’s planes may have violated Florida law, the Republican chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said in a letter to the governor Thursday....
  • Here are your basketball region semifinal matchups

     
    Boys basketball teams are two wins away from booking stays in Lakeland for the FHSAA state tournament (March 2-5). Here are Tuesday's 7 p.m. region semifinal matchups for area teams. Winners advance to region finals on Saturday, Feb. 26: Class 6A Region 1...
  • Alexander calls out Gov. Rick Scott on sale of state planes

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate Budget Chairman J.D. Alexander called out Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday over the way in which he sold both of Florida's state planes this month without routing the money through the state treasury. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, last week...
  • State basketball bracket for region finals and state tourney

     
    Here are Saturday night’s 7 p.m. statewide boys basketball region championship matchups. Games are listed in bracket order, so in each FHSAA classification it will be the winners of lines one and two in one semifinal and winners of lines three and...
  • Game times set for boys state basketball tourney

     
    Here are game times and pairings for the FHSAA state tournament at The Lakeland Center (701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland). Admission is $9 per session (two semifinals, one final). Parking is $7 per day. Wednesday Class 1A semifinals Tallahassee FAMU (23-8)...
  • Lake Brantley Open produces sizzling sprint times

     
    Edgewater sophomore Wallace Swift came out of nowhere with a wind-legal and state-leading 10.57-second time to win a scalding-fast set of  boys 100 heats at the Lake Brantley Open on Saturday. His previous personal best as a ninth grader was 11.18. &#...
  • New high school graduation requirements could be altered, almost before they kick in (new bill would change some math/science requirements)

     
    A bill filed in the Florida Senate would change — and arguably weaken — the new high school graduation requirements the Florida Legislature adopted last year. Those requirements aimed to beef up math and science requirements, so that...
  • Bok Tower Gardens has plenty of ways to celebrate spring

     
    Bok Tower Gardens has plenty of happenings on the calendar for spring. Here's a look: On March 19 at 7:30 p.m., celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend as the Live at the Gardens concert series continues with a blend of Celtic and alternative folk...
  • Octavius Freeman, Tynia Gaither race to the finish at Harmony

     
    Kissimmee Osceola senior Tynia Gaither was breathing down the neck of all-World sprinter Octavious Freeman of Lake Wales in both the 100 and 200 at the Hamony Invitational. Freeman clocked state-leading times of 11.52 and 23.86 to top Gaither’s 11....
  • Moody’s warns about Scott’s budget

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Moody's Investor Service has apparently taken a dim view of Gov. Rick Scott's plans to slash the state corporate income tax rate from 5.5 percentage points to 3 percent this year. The move would cut about $458 million in state...
  • Track and field teams spread the wealth this weekend

     
    Track and field programs are spread across multiple meets this weekend. Jones and Edgewater go to Friday’s Lake Brantley Classic. The Saturday slate includes the Spruce Creek Invitational, with Dr. Phillips and Wekiva; the Disney Showcase, with...