| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Florida High School Athletic Association soon will undergo the arduous task of realigning 682 member schools into sports districts for the 2015-16 school year and beyond.
FHSAA executive director Roger Dearing anticipates "minimal changes" and not...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:15 AM
On August 26 Central Florida Republicans will pick congressional candidates in three Central Florida districts, including one in which a longtime incumbent faces opposition.
Eleven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Mica, Winter Park, faces...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The state on Wednesday dropped a charge of violating Florida's public meeting law against Rebekah Hammond, the girlfriend of former state representative-turned-lobbyist Chris Dorworth.
Hammond, Dorworth and former Orlando expressway authority board...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Three Democrats are battling in the August 26 primary for the chance to face Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Dan Webster this fall, and another Democrat is taking on Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the primary.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:08 PM
There's a lot of beauty pageants that clamber for your attention throughout the year, and the latest is the Miss Florida USA pageant, which will crown a new Miss Florida USA this Saturday in Fort Lauderdale.
There are 70 contestants from around the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The number of people who have found God in the last 10 years has risen dramatically.
That is, if we're talking about people who cite religion for exempting their school-age kids from state-required vaccinations.
But that trend isn't about faith.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Florida is full of transplants.
And a lot of them emailed me after the video and blog "Florida transplants: 11 Ways You Know It" was posted on OrlandoSentinel.com. Judging by the dozens of messages I received and the more than 100 comments on Facebook,...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:29 AM
They called it Tymber Skan on the Lake, evoking a familiar picture-postcard Florida setting when it opened in the early 1970s on Lake Catherine.
When Chuck Hankins' mom moved there in 1979, her neighbors were snowbirds, retirees and working-class folks....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Former Gov. Charlie Crist learned a thing or two about Florida education during a brief campaign stop to meet with a group of Orange County teachers Tuesday afternoon.
After arriving for a press conference outside the Ronald Blocker Educational...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Two Central Florida state lawmakers and the Orange County Council of PTA's plan a press conference this afternoon in opposition to the voucher bill that hit Gov. Rick Scott's desk last week. Like other opponents, the two Democratic lawmakers and the PTA...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:59 AM
Let's just get the obvious one out of the way: The first way you know you're a Florida transplant is that you weren't born here.
You were born in Chicago, New York, Louisville, Philadelphia or Minneapolis. You grew up in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Kansas...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must offer an extra hour of reading instruction come August because they landed on the state's list of lowest-performing schools.
The 33 schools in Lake, Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties must extend...