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Planet Florida - Orlando SentinelFinal Cleanup Plan Approved for Cabot Carbon/Koppers Superfund Site in Gainesville. ATLANTA – Feb. 2, 2011) A final cleanup plan, formalized in a document known as the Record of Decision (ROD), has been signed by EPA for the Cabot Carbon/...
Every Sunday morning, the Rev. Paula White stands in front of her congregation at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka and looks out on thousands of brown faces. "When people say things like, 'She is a white girl that preaches black' is when I...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThis is what the House K-12 education subcommittee is NOT considering (according to its chairman): requiring fewer credits to earn a diploma, eliminating high school course requirements, creating different tiers of high school diplomas or abandoning...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — The chief executive officer and assistant CEO of the Council on Aging of Florida have been arrested for using more than $2.75 million of Medicaid dollars to boost salaries and pay for personal expenses. Attorney General Pam Bondi's...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith says he fielded calls from lawyers and fellow D's urging him to step into the Supreme Court judicial merit fight this fall. Sure it's convenient given the other races on his plate, but the ...
Update: Gators freshman offensive lineman Jessaman Dunker released from jail following arrest for riding stolen scooterFlorida Gators freshman offensive lineman and former Boynton Beach High School standout Jessaman Dunker was released on a his own recognizance Thursday following Wednesday’s arrest for driving a stolen scooter. Dunker was charged with grand...
Tags: Trials, Theft, Boynton Beach
How absurd is Florida's new teacher evaluation system, which rates teacher effectiveness based on student standardized test results? In at least two cases, a school's "Teacher of the Year" has been given a subpar rating, threatening their jobs. Alachua...
Check out festivals and events in February across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Through Feb. 3: 24th Annual Zora Neale...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelTwo F-rated charter schools (one in Alachua County and one in Escambia County) were granted waivers this morning that will allow them to remain open, despite getting two F's in a row on Florida's school report card. The State Board granted the waivers...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – Cockroaches have a survival instinct to scurry from the light. And so do some of Florida’s highest-paid elections lawyers and consultants, who have done their darnedest this year to cover up the financing behind their advertising...
FloriDUHBarnard W. Cato III fled the scene of an accident after his car crashed into another vehicle and newspaper boxes at about 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, reports The Gainesville Sun. The 29-year-old Gainesville man ran towards a nearby Walmart where he was found...
Tags: Gainesville, Cato Corporation
TALLAHASSEE — Cockroaches hide from the light. And so do some of Florida's highest-paid elections lawyers and consultants, who have done their darnedest this year to cover up the financing behind their election advertising. This election, we've...
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