Sister of murdered youth says her case, and the Trayvon Martin shooting, point to a failed justice system.

Vikki Hankins was watching television when she heard that haunting voice in the background, which literally grabbed at her. Since then, she’s joined thousands of others who have attended rallies in Sanford to protest the way the local police department has handled the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “It took… Continue reading

Review: Deep fried Southern paradise at Homestyle Chicken N Fish.

HAINES CITY – As the nation’s current obsession with obesity and changing our eating patterns continues unabated, I wonder sometimes if we’re missing another aspect of this picture: namely, whether this well-intentioned public health and awareness campaign may be producing a casualty that deserves to stick around a lot longer:… Continue reading

Get Out and Vote campaign launched in Poinciana.

POINCIANA — Wendy Farrell admits that she’s the last person to be giving advice in Poinciana about getting to the polls, because as a native of England who is here on a business work visa, she can’t cast a ballot in any Florida elections. “Me, of all people, who can’t… Continue reading

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