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Chick-fil-A Bowl Reaches 14th Straight Sellout

Posted: 12/22/2010 - The nation’s second-longest bowl game streak notched another early sellout today when the Chick-fil-A Bowl announced its 14th consecutive sellout 10 days before the game will be played Dec. 31.

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Tallahassee Sports Council Opens 2nd Grant Cycle

Posted: 12/22/2010 - The Tallahassee Sports Council, a division of Visit Tallahassee, is currently accepting grant applications for the second cycle of sporting events with visitor impact that will take place spring, summer and/or early fall (prior to Oct. 1) of 2011.

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Tallahassee Dollar General Robbed

Updated: 12/22/2010 - Two men walked into a local Dollar General store last night and they weren't looking for last minute gifts.

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Sink: Medicaid Proposal Would Cost Fla. Millions

Posted: 12/22/2010 - Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink has released a study showing a proposal to shield Medicaid doctors from malpractice claims would cost Florida $69 million annually.

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Florida Gangs

Posted: 12/22/2010 - Report: Fla. has 1,403 gangs with 56,200 members

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Sink: Continue Fight for BP Cash

Posted: 12/22/2010 - With only a couple weeks left in her term, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink urged her successor and other Cabinet members to keep BP's feet to the fire.

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Fla. Grew 17% in Decade, Gets 2 News Seats in Congress

Posted: 12/22/2010 - Even with the boom slowing, Florida still grew 17 percent in the last decade and will gain additional congressional clout, getting two more seats in Congress, Census officials announced Tuesday (Dec. 21).

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Putnam Makes Staff Hires

Posted: 12/22/2010 - Incoming Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Tuesday named top staffers who will accompany when he takes office next month.

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Scott Team Wants Vouchers, Merit Pay

Posted: 12/22/2010 - Fla. schools should enact a number of changes championed by former Gov. Bush, including expanding school choice, eliminating teacher job protection and basing educators’ pay on student performance, members of Gov.-elect Scott’s transition team said.

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Scott Advisers Blast Prison System and Juvenile Justice

Posted: 12/22/2010 - Advisers to Gov.-elect Rick Scott called Tuesday for sweeping overhauls to the juvenile justice and prisons system, ridiculing both as failing to meet the needs of those confined to them while also wasting millions of taxpayers’ dollars.

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Scott Transition Recommends Merging DOT, DEP, DCA

Updated: 12/22/2010 - Three high-profile state agencies could be combined under a proposal released this week by Gov.-elect Rick Scott’s transition team that calls for the state departments of Transportation, Environmental Protection and Community Affairs to be merged.

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UPKUDO's Youngest Sensei

Posted: 12/21/2010 - One local pre-teen is using her sharp hand movements and hook kicks to make history in a unique style of martial art.

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Scott Names Top Staff Picks

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Gov.-elect Rick Scott began naming top staffers on Tuesday, selecting mostly campaign loyalists and newcomers to state government as he gears up to take over from Gov. Charlie Crist in two weeks.

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Donations of Bikes and Other Goodies For the Needy

Posted: 12/21/2010 - The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office and several members of the community contributed to the Wakulla County Coalition for Youth (WCCY) to allow the Coalition to acquire 12 new bicycles for Wakulla County families in time for Christmas.

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Florida Gains Clout

Updated: 12/21/2010 - New Census data shows Florida’s population has grown by 17.6 percent to 18 point eight million over the last ten years. The growth will give Florida 2 more seats in Congress starting in 2012, and two more electoral votes in deciding who is elected President. The political battle now will be deciding where those seats are drawn.

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[UPDATE] FWC Seeks Information in Bear Killing

Updated: 12/22/2010 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public’s help to determine who killed a young female black bear found in the Apalachicola National Forest on Dec. 14. Story updated with pictures of bear.

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Gulf Spill Suit Lawyers Want Claims Czar Reined In

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Lead plaintiffs attorneys in lawsuits over the Gulf oil spill say BP is calling the shots on handling of the $20 billion victims compensation fund and fund administrator Ken Feinberg is doing the company's bidding.

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Wildfire Destroys Mobile Home in Madison County

Updated: 12/21/2010 - On Monday afternoon (Dec. 20), personnel from the Florida Division of Forestry, City of Madison Fire Department, and Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a wildfire off of Levy Road in Madison.

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Fla. Could Gain 2 House Seats in New Census

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Florida could gain two congressional seats as a result of the latest U.S. Census, giving the state greater influence in presidential elections.

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