Updated: 8:39 AM Governor Rick Scott has until next Friday to sign off on the state’s 74 billion dollar budget. His staff has been sending letters to organizations set to receive state money, asking for justifications and a government watchdog says at least one hundred million of spending ought to be axed.
Updated: 10:12 AM This week's Golden Apple award winner teaches 4th grade at Bay Elementary in Santa Rosa Beach. Ms. Daniel is in her 22nd year of teaching, but it's her first year at Bay Elementary. It hasn't taken students and parents long to recognize she is something special.
Updated: 11:49 AM The Chairman and CEO of Southern Airways Express, Stan Little, has announced the Memphis based carrier's plans to fly non-stop from Memphis to four destinations including Panama City Beach.
Updated: 6:46 PM The Mega Millions jackpot would normally be a big draw for lottery players. However, it happens to come at the same time the Powerball jackpot is up to 360-million dollars, the third highest ever.
Updated: 5:36 PM 22 Jackson County School employees will be starting new jobs in the fall. The principals, assistant principals and administrators have been reassigned. District officials said the moves were financially motivated.
Updated: 8:31 AM Nurse Practitioners will no longer conduct sports physicals at schools in Calhoun and Liberty Counties. The Inspector General of the Florida Health Department wrapped up an investigation over allegations of inappropriate conduct between a nurse practitioner and a Liberty High School student.
Posted: 4:56 PM More than eighty percent of the voters who showed-up for Tuesday’s special election rejected a proposal that would have allowed the city's fire district board the ability to raise a millage cap. Wednesday the fire district commissioners are trying to figure out how they'll manage next year's budget.
Updated: 5:18 PM State and local governments are cashing in on red light camera tickets. Just shy of a million were written in the year that ended June 30th. Some lawmakers tried to get rid of the cameras this past spring, but the cameras will remain but will be a touch more friendlily to motorists.
Updated: 7:36 AM Under a new bill passed through the house and senate, Floridians facing mental illness will be banned from purchasing a gun. Supporters say it will save lives, while medical professionals say it will wrongfully take away second amendment rights for a large group of Floridians.
Updated: 10:29 AM Administrators at Breakfast Point Academy are still trying to find a cheaper solution to alleviate overcrowding. Their plans to add 10 portable classrooms may be limited by wetlands on the campus.