| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Orange County Regional History Center will hold a holiday event on Tuesday.
The free event, set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the downtown Orlando museum, will be punctuated by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs throwing the switch to light up Heritage...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The Magic have devised a permanent way to honor their past players, coaches and executives.
On Friday morning, during a press conference attended by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, team officials announced plans to create...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Val Demings has reignited her outreach to potential supporters for an Orange County mayoral run in recent weeks.
And the former Orlando police chief says she will make a final call on whether to take on incumbent Mayor Teresa Jacobs sometime within...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Orlando is now a two-sport major-league town.
Major League Soccer announced Tuesday night that it is adding the Orlando City Lions as an expansion team for the 2015 season.
The announcement came at the Cheyenne Saloon in downtown Orlando – the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:03 PM
The names have changed and the sport is different, but the message and the mantra were the same Tuesday as they were in this very building a generation ago:
On the 25th anniversary of our first NBA season, Orlando believes in the magic of sports once...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Commissioner Jennifer Thompson picked up unusually early endorsements from a politically-active business group Wednesday.
BusinessForce described its early 2014 election nods as "unprecedented" in a press release,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:48 AM
Ann Marie Varga is leaving Duke Energy Corp. to take over as Orange County government's new communications chief.
Varga held a similar top role at Rollins College before going to the nation's largest utility. In coming to Orange, she would replace long-...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs raised $122,000 in the last month, bringing her 2014 re-election coffers to nearly a half million dollars.
Jacobs' political team shared her latest fund raising haul with top supporters this afternoon. Her overall total...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:31 AM
The next installment of the soap opera that is the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority -- "As the tolls hike" -- is set to air today at 2 p.m. when the board holds its next meeting.
When we last left this group of warring and plotting pols,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Former Orlando police chief Val Demings said Monday she's still not certain what her next political move would be, but a run for Orange County mayor is still a possibility.
"I'm considering all of my options, and running for mayor is one of them,"...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:39 AM
The guests in local public-affairs programs this weekend:
Greg Warmoth looks at expansion at Orlando International Airport on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. He talks to Phil Brown, executive director of the Greater...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Orange County Democrats are taking stock and looking ahead after Tax Collector Scott Randolph announced he was stepping down from his other high-profile job as local party chief this week.
Randolph wants teacher and former failed state House candidate...