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High-Speed Central Florida Railroad Gets State Boost

Tallahassee, FL – Brightline got the green light Wednesday from the state to negotiate for land to add high-speed passenger rail service from Orlando to Tampa — a link envisioned to eventually connect with Brightline’s existing service in South Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation’s procurement office approved an application from Brightline, giving it 90 days to work out terms ... Read More »

Country 500 Not Returning To Daytona Int’l Speedway

Daytona Beach, FL – It looks like the country music festival designed to be a staple of Memorial Day weekend in the Daytona Beach area fizzles out after three years. Daytona International Speedway announced yesterday (November 28th) that the Country 500 will not return to its infield in 2019. DIS spokesperson Andrew Booth says the Speedway remains open to the ... Read More »

Volusia & Flagler Crime Numbers Trending Down

Daytona Beach, FL – A new report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Volusia and Flagler counties are mirroring the statewide trend of decreasing crime. FDLE’s Uniform Crime Report – which is released semi-annually – has overall crime reports dropping by 10.2% in Volusia and 6.9% in Flagler for the first six months of 2018 compared to the ... Read More »

Court Nominees Teed Up For New Florida Governor

Tallahassee, FL – With a chance to create a solid conservative majority on the Florida Supreme Court, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis on Tuesday (November 27th) received a list of 11 nominees to fill three upcoming vacancies on the state’s highest court. The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, which met in a closed-door session in Orlando, advanced a list that includes ... Read More »