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Teresa Jacobs

An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty.
An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty. « Show less

Top Teresa Jacobs Articles

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  • Orange OKs home-confinement review

    Orange County commissioners approved Tuesday an outside emergency review of its troubled home-confinement program, as two other internal investigations are nearing completion. And as the number of people who remain in the program dwindled to 31...
  • Orange corrections chief steps aside after home-confinement failure

    Orange corrections chief steps aside after home-confinement failure
    The head of Orange County's corrections department and one of his chief deputies are out following two scathing internal reports released Thursday that found little oversight within the agency's embattled home-confinement program. Orange County Mayor...
  • Orange home-confinement staffers are sent discipline notices

    Orange home-confinement staffers are sent discipline notices
    Five lower-level workers named in two blistering internal reviews of Orange County's home confinement program were sent certified letters Friday warning them they could be fired. The notices trigger an internal discipline review that could result in...
  • Accused witness killer Bessman Okafor moved to Seminole jail

    Accused witness killer Bessman Okafor moved to Seminole jail
    The suspect in the killing of a home-invasion witness — whose case sparked scandal in the Orange County Corrections Department — was recently transferred to the Seminole County jail. Orange County spokesman Steve Triggs said "no incident...
  • Concert review: Mahler's Symphony No. 3 from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

    Concert review: Mahler's Symphony No. 3 from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
    The first movement of Gustav Mahler's massive Symphony No. 3 evokes the coming of summer. So it was, as it happens, seasonally inappropriate for a late September concert. But the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of the work on Saturday...
  • Jacobs vs. Dorworth is lopsided fight

    Jacobs vs. Dorworth is lopsided fight
    I've seen some pretty lopsided matchups in my day. Reagan vs. Mondale. Tyson vs. Spinks. Tiger Woods vs. everyone else in the 2000 U.S. Open. And now we're witnessing another: Teresa Jacobs vs. Chris Dorworth. In one corner, we have Jacobs —...
  • RX for Danger: Local officials, law enforcers step up prescription-drug battle

    RX for Danger: Local officials, law enforcers step up prescription-drug battle
    Should doctors be charged with murder when their prescriptions are linked to fatal overdoses? It's one idea being considered in Central Florida as local officials and law-enforcement agencies wrestle with the prescription-drug epidemic sweeping the...
  • Teresa Jacobs has to challenge performing-arts center bailout

    Teresa Jacobs has to challenge performing-arts center bailout
    Orlando is $61 million short in getting the performing-arts center off the ground. So the city and arts supporters are hitting up Teresa Jacobs, Orange County's mayor-elect, for an advance on almost half of it. She might as well get used to people...
  • Local pols to promote Korea Free Trade Agreement

     
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs , U.S. Rep. Dan Webster and U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams will today join Korea's ambassador to the United States in promoting the benefits of the pending free trade agreement with South Korea. The event is being put on by the U....
  • Orange Comptroller Haynie to bring in audit firm to track DPAC

     
    Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie said she's going to get some help from the KPMG auditing firm to track the unfolding and financilly challenged effort to build a new performing arts center downtown. Haynie said she's not asking the firm to...
  • Arts center backers screwing with wrong Mayor

     
    Here is the status of the downtown performing arts center. Orange Mayor Teresa Jacobs wants to see all figures on operating costs. She wants the stress tests to see how the center will pay its bills if a $25 million endowment has not been raised (they'...