Obsessed with saving money using coupons but aren't into the paper cuts from clipping or squinting at tiny ads on your smartphone?
Lakeland-based Publix in March plans to roll out a new digital coupon service that will allow shoppers to preselect discounts on the company's website before heading to ... More >>
On the national stage, Florida has a golden reputation for its
broad-ranging public records laws, called "Sunshine Laws." But in
practice, our government institutions are often piss-poor, stonewalling
citizens with noncompliance and intimidation when they request to see
certain documents.Proving ... More >>
Lakeland-based Publix supermarkets has issued a voluntary recall for 11oz packets of frozenshrimp tempura. Actually, the shrimp is OK. It's the dipping sauce packets, which that contain soy but aren't labeled as such, that sparked the recall.
No illnesses have been reported, according to a Publix p ... More >>
Newt Gingrich's campaign for the Republican presidential campaign is over. Done-zo. Finished. The guy is walking around his home state wearing a Mitt Romney sticker.But the former speaker of the House isn't even close to concluding the dealings surrounding his campaign, as documents filed over the w ... More >>
Place a few all-watching eyes at intersections throughout South Florida and reckless driving takes on a whole new meaning.American Traffic Solutions -- the Big Brotheresque company that operates about a dozen red light cameras in Broward and another 26 in Miami-Dade -- scoured its footage for the ... More >>
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSimone PaolercioSimone Paolercio teaches children during the week at Lakeland's Highlands Middle School, but this Saturday, she was allegedly tossing hash browns at a McDonald's employee.According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Paolercio, 39, rolled through t ... More >>
flickr/ImmortalxKissThe potato soup and club sandwich set-up at Crispers. Don't let the name fool you -- this is not a deal on fried chicken.However, healthy food at a healthy price works just as well.
Will he smite bad bloggers with his noodly appendage?Could the Sun-Sentinel's corporate overlords at Tribune Co. please explain why Barbara Hijek has a job? Could they please explain why a paper at which honest-to-goodness investigative reporters and serious editorialists were not long ago pressu ... More >>
Brandie may be put to death if Gov. Crist doesn't step in.Justin Lamar Dillard lost an old-school shootout back on November 10. That's when Dillard pulled a gun on the front yard of an apartment complex in Greer, South Carolina. Rusty Jones, one of the complex's residents, drew his own handgun an ... More >>
From Rick Scott's Facebook pageAt least Rick Scott didn't get a negative headline for this photo opp.Lots of right-winged Republicans claim the liberal media treats them unfairly. For Rick Scott, the GOP candidate for governor, lately it seems to be true.Or at least, that's a conclusion easily dr ... More >>
Pressure mounts on Publix.Thirty-year-old Romeo Ramirez has worked on Florida farms for his "whole life," he says. And despite the conditions he's seen -- stagnant wages, no benefits, and even migrant farm workers forced to work against their will -- he still seems to see the state he lives in as ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user Boggs IndustriesI'd been asking Kris to take me to River House for most of the duration of our relationship. I'd had my sights on a visit there since I moved to Fort Lauderdale from Lakeland in 1999. But that kind of high-end dining isn't likely as a broke college student. Final ... More >>