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Orange County (Florida)

Orange County (Florida)
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Top Orange County (Florida) Articles

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  • FHSAA wants easy realignment, but is there such a thing?

    FHSAA wants easy realignment, but is there such a thing?
    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...
  • Three local congressional races feature Republican primaries

    Three local congressional races feature Republican primaries
    On August 26 Central Florida Republicans will pick congressional candidates in three Central Florida districts, including one in which a longtime incumbent faces opposition. District 7 Eleven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Mica, Winter Park, faces...
  • Charge dropped against girlfriend of former state Rep. Chris Dorworth

    Charge dropped against girlfriend of former state Rep. Chris Dorworth
    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...
  • Democrats see 2 congressional primaries in Central Florida

    Democrats see 2 congressional primaries in Central Florida
    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. District 10 Webster of...
  • 70 women vie for Miss Florida USA crown

    70 women vie for Miss Florida USA crown
    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...
  • There's no debate -- kids should be vaccinated

    There's no debate --  kids should be vaccinated
    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. And...
  • More ways to know you're a Florida transplant

    More ways to know you're a Florida transplant
    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,...
  • Hope turns to desperation at Orange's Tymber Skan enclave

    Hope turns to desperation at Orange's Tymber Skan enclave
    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....
  • Former Gov. Charlie Crist stumps on education, gets schooled on VAM

    Former Gov. Charlie Crist stumps on education, gets schooled on VAM
    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...
  • Local lawmakers, Orange PTA to urge Scott to veto voucher bill

    Local lawmakers, Orange PTA to urge Scott to veto voucher bill
    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...
  • Florida transplant: 11 ways you know it

    Florida transplant: 11 ways you know it
    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...
  • 33 Central Florida schools must extend school day by one hour

    33 Central Florida schools must extend school day by one hour
    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...