| Aug 21, 2014
The Associated Press Preseason Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and AP poll 2013 final rankings:
1. Miramar (11) 0-0 133 2
2. Apopka (2)...
| Aug 10, 2014
The Sunshine State may be best known for sand, sun and theme parks, but it's also home to world-renown botanical gardens. The unusual tropical flora and fauna, and the historic buildings and museums, tell the story of our past.
Here are five Florida...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 1:18 PM
A Lake Wales man used a kitchen knife to stab a man at a party shortly after midnight this morning.
Haines City Police said officers responded to a call in the 1000 block of Ledwith Avenue in Haines City at about 12:08 a.m. There, they found Wilmer...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 9:43 AM
A few years ago, I pledged to finally make my first visit to Gatorland, the iconic old-school tourist attraction in Orlando.
No, it hasn't happened yet.
As a native Floridian, it pains me to admit that I've never stopped at Gatorland, home to the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Top family friendly places to fish, from Takemefishing.org (tinyurl.com/p2nrom7):
1. Lake Berryessa, Pleasure Cove Resort and Marina, Napa Valley, Calif.
2. Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Fla.
3. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, St....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Hannah Rogers threw a four-hit shutout, leading Florida to a 5-0 win over Alabama in the opener of the Women’s College World Series championship round Monday in Oklahoma City.
The fifth-seeded Gators (54-12) would clinch the national title with...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches’ Central Florida Futures Shootout, Thursday night at Lake Mary Prep, will showcase 20 girls and 20 boys in a doubleheader.
Colonial’s Astaja Tyghter, Cassie Ketchum of Boone, Vernisha Andrews...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Bok Tower Gardens' Pink Day will raise money and awareness for breast-cancer research. The event will be 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday.
The Lake Wales attraction's gift shop will have a Pink Plant sale featuring an assortment of Wendy’s Wish salvias...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Time to put your mettle to the pedals for three worthy causes: Tour de Cure: The rides benefit the American Diabetes Association and are Sunday, March 16, from UCF College of Medicine, 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. On-site registration fee is $35, in addition to...
| May 2, 2014
If you want to throw fuel on a barbecue get-together, start a debate about sauce, the type of meat and the heat source for cooking. Then stand back before you are consumed by the whoosh of the verbal fire.
In North Carolina, folks prefer a vinegar-based...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Evans announced Friday morning that Richard Turner will take over as the head coach of the football program.
Turner was the offensive line coach at Lake Wales last season.
He replaces Chip Gierke who stepped down in October just two games shy of...