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Florida's Turnpike

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  • Coastal towns picture perfect on the Florida Panhandle

    Coastal towns picture perfect on the Florida Panhandle
    It has been 15 years since Seaside, a meticulously manicured town on Florida's Panhandle, staked its claim to fame as the setting for "The Truman Show." In that 1998 film, actor Jim Carrey played the unknowing "star" of a global TV show set in a town...
  • Submit your photos of the crash

    If you have photos from the airplane crash on Florida's Turnpike in Hollywood, please email them to ssphoto@sun-sentinel.com. In your email, please state that you are granting the Sun Sentinel permission to publish the images.
  • Another Florida transit official quits after high-speed rail rejection

    Another Florida transit official quits after high-speed rail rejection
    A second top state transportation manager has quit in the wake of Gov. Rick Scott's decision to scuttle the high-speed train between Orlando and Tampa. Kevin Thibault, who also ran Florida's Turnpike, resigned Tuesday, effective May 6. Thibault was the...
  • Leesburg's aircraft idea for technology park doesn't fly

    Leesburg's aircraft idea for technology park doesn't fly
    There is a line where government's encouraging private business turns into government's getting into private business, and Leesburg is standing at the line. It's time to back away. Sunday's column detailed half the plan to build a Florida Energy and...
  • Tampa woman's troubling idea: Village for sex offenders

    Tampa woman's troubling idea: Village for sex offenders
    Good morning, Lake County. Next month, if a Tampa crusader has her way, dozens of registered sex offenders from all over the country may be dumped into homes on remote property in east Lake County and into a trailer park in either east Lake or west...
  • Readers not thrilled with Leesburg aviation plan

    Readers not thrilled with Leesburg aviation plan
    Earlier this week, Leesburg city commissioners decided to pay a consultant to help create and market an energy and aerospace park on property the city owns at Florida's Turnpike and County Road 470. Commissioners originally were asked to give Tennessee...
  • Florida EcoSafaris goes out on a limb with Cypress Canopy Cycle

    Florida EcoSafaris goes out on a limb with Cypress Canopy Cycle
    Central Florida's newest attraction wants you to slow down up in the air. The Cypress Canopy Cycle is now open at Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida, an ecotourism site in Osceola County. Think of the Cypress Canopy Cycle as a cross between a...
  • Trayvon Martin's father recalls moments with his son, 'my best friend'

    Trayvon Martin's father recalls moments with his son, 'my best friend'
    Tracy Martin drives a truck for a living, but his son preferred something with two wheels. "Trayvon loved riding on the motorcycle with me," Martin recalls. He had been teaching his son to ride, but while returning home to Miami Gardens, Trayvon asked to...
  • Radio Disney partners with Florida's Turnpike to promote SunPass

    Radio Disney partners with Florida's Turnpike to promote SunPass
  • Holiday decorations banned at Florida's Turnpike toll booths

     
    While many in Central Florida are spreading holiday cheer, one government agency has banned it: The Florida Turnpike. Holiday decorations of any kind have been banned from all toll booths along the 460 miles of toll highways run by the Florida Turnpike...
  • Electronic toll collection coming to Turnpike’s Homestead Extension

     
    Starting soon, there will be a new, more efficient option for paying tolls on the southernmost stretch of Florida's Turnpike. Officials with Florida's Turnpike Enterprise plan to introduce an all-electronic system Feb. 19 to collect tolls from motorists...
  • Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa offers spring training package

     
    The Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa will be offering a 10 percent discount on best available rates, ball park credits and Cracker Jacks. Here are the details:    WHO: The beautiful 168-room AAA Four-Diamond Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa...