College Bowl games help Florida’s economy

While most eyes are on the Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles as they try to repeat as college football’s champion, the Sunshine State will be hosting eight bowl games, including some new ones, helping the state’s economy. Florida TaxWatch released a report on Monday looking at the impact of Florida’s college bowl games. The Sunshine […]

Pam Bondi carving out role as Florida’s most conservative Republican

Pam Bondi continues to carve out a role for herself as the most conservative Republican holding statewide office in Florida. In recent weeks, Bondi has taken the lead in taking on Barack Obama’s executive action offering amnesty for illegal aliens. Bondi also appealed a federal decision striking down the state constitutional amendment recognizing only traditional […]

FSU QB cleared in investigation led by former Florida high court justice

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared of allegations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago. Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding was tapped to investigate the matter. He wrote in a letter to Winston that the evidence was “insufficient to satisfy the […]

Actor Morgan Freeman makes surprise appearance at UF graduation

Morgan and Alexis Freeman at Saturday's UF graduation.

Acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman made a surprise appearance Saturday at the graduation of his granddaughter at the University of Florida. The 77-year-old actor quietly slipped into the O’Connell Center in Gainesville and snuck up behind his granddaughter, Alexis Freeman, on stage when she stepped up to receive her diploma. The crowd reportedly recognized Freeman and […]

Florida unemployment rate dips to 5.8 percent, lowest since May 2008

Florida’s unemployment rate continued on its downward spiral in November, dropping to 5.8 percent. According to a report released Friday from the Department of Economic Opportunity, November’s unemployment rate fell .2 percentage points from October’s rate of 6 percent. Gov. Rick Scott took special pride in Friday’s report — job creation was his pitch during […]

Gay weddings could begin in Florida after Jan. 5

Same-sex marriages will be allowed in Florida beginning in January after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the state’s request to extend the hold barring gay marriage. The hold is set to expire Jan. 5. The decision to reject Florida’s hold was decided on a 7-2 vote, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia dissenting and […]

Florida delegation splits over Obama’s overture to Cuba

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced the United States will, for the first time since the Eisenhower administration, resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba. Wednesday also saw the exchange of aid worker Alan Gross — who has been accused by the Castro regime of being a spy and imprisoned for five years — for three […]

Jeb Bush steals a march on the other 2016 GOP hopefuls

By announcing he was “actively exploring” running for president, Jeb Bush stole a march on other Republicans looking at 2016. There will be two Republican primaries in 2016. One will feature the darlings of the Republican establishment like Bush, Mitt Romney and Chris Christie. The other will be a showdown to see who leads conservatives. […]

Jeb Bush says he will ‘actively explore’ running for president

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla. announced Tuesday he will “actively explore” running for president in 2016. Based on early polls, Bush is one of the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, even as he continues to break with conservatives on issues ranging from immigration to Common Core. Bush, whose father George H.W. […]

Deland man and woman found dead after Lexus strikes tree

A construction worker Monday afternoon discovered a Deland man and woman dead in a marshy area off eastbound Interstate 4 at Mile Marker 106 where their Lexus crashed. Sean McGillivray, 30, and Nicole Keller, 29, both of Deland, were in the vehicle which left the roadway, struck a tree and split in half, according to […]