Big things ahead for Daytona in 2019

Hide caption @EileenDBNJ From the beachside to the west side, new homes and businesses will continue to sprout throughout the city in 2019. DAYTONA BEACH — While much of what 2019 will bring is a mystery one week into the new year, one thing is certain: a flurry of development and new rules aimed at […]

Reports: Special Teams Coordinator Alonzo Hampton Out at Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) – Florida State’s special teams unit was plagued by penalties and lack of production all season. On Thursday, it appears Willie Taggart has decided to change some things, as reports point to coordinator Alonzo Hampton being relieved of his duties. The report was first published by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, who covers […]

City commission takes no action on affordable housing proposal

Andrew Persons, a Gainesville city planner, and Wendy Thomas, the city’s director of the department of doing, present information on gnvRISE affordable housing program at the beginning of a six-hour meeting. Gainesville residents made it clear they don’t want the current affordable housing amendment on the table. Thursday night the Gainesville City Commission held a […]

House, Senate swear in 66 new state lawmakers for 2019 session

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano addresses the state Senate on Nov. 20, 2018, shortly after he was sworn in as the chamber’s new leader. On a day of formalities and ceremonial speeches calling for unity and civility, Senate President Bill Galvano and House Speaker José Oliva spelled out their goals for the 2019 legislative session […]

Badgers wrap up day one in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. – Charles Dickens opens up his famous novel "A Tale of Two Cities" with a line that will live until the Earth sees its demise: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." That motto surely held true for Wisconsin women’s tennis Friday as it competed in the FSU […]

A Florida City, Hit Hard by Hurricane Michael, Seeks More Housing Aid

WASHINGTON — Residents and officials from Panama City, Fla., are urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to speed up its response to a worsening housing crisis that has left thousands homeless or living in buildings damaged when Hurricane Michael tore through the Panhandle nearly three weeks ago. Officials in Panama City gave FEMA high marks […]

Andrew Gillum returns to campaign trail and makes his case for Florida governor

A few things you’re sure to hear when Andrew Gillum addresses a crowd: References to his grandma. Generous sprinklings of “ya’ll.” Lots of crowd laughter. “That’s a shame,” Gillum, at St. Petersburg College Friday, said of teachers struggling to find affordable housing in many areas of Florida. “My grandmother used to say ‘crying shame.’ Because […]

Florida On A Tankful: Take a stroll back in time at Lichgate On High Road

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — There’s a spot nestled away in Tallahassee, away from the bustle of the city that will transport you to a land much like something from a fairy tale. Lichgate On High Road belonged to Laura Jepson On U.S. register of historic places since 2016 The words that describe the cottage hidden in […]

FL WFO TALLAHASSEE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO TALLAHASSEE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, September 7, 2018 ————— RIP CURRENT STATEMENT Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Tallahassee FL 1114 AM EDT Fri Sep 7 2018 …HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY… …HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING… The National Weather Service in Tallahassee […]

Money comes, the money goes: The week in Florida politics

Florida’s 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot, Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, several congressional seats will be competitive, and Floridians will vote on several proposed constitutional amendments, ranging from property tax […]