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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 puts up $190,000 to help ailing Tymber Skan condos

    Orange puts up $190,000 to help ailing Tymber Skan condos
    The beleaguered Tymber Skan condominium complex is getting a much-needed cash infusion to address nagging public-safety issues. Orange County commissioners on Tuesday approved an expenditure of $190,000 to go toward paving, boarding up vacant units,...
  • Keep half-penny tax to benefit schools, economy: Editorial

    Keep half-penny tax to benefit schools, economy: Editorial
    To its critics, the U.S. penny has become so insignificant in value that it's not even worth minting any more. But consider the power of the mighty half-penny in Orange County. A half-penny sales tax approved by county voters in 2002 will have...
  • Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership

    Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership
    SunRail has transformed some once-sleepy train stations into hives of activity during the morning and evening rush hours. Maitland isn't one of those. According to July ridership numbers from SunRail, the Maitland station had 3,172 passengers, the...
  • Bogus boasting: '7-star' hotels, Brodeur's campaign

    Bogus boasting: '7-star' hotels, Brodeur's campaign
    The silliest story making headlines lately involves the International Drive developer who has announced plans for a "seven-star" hotel. It reminds me of asking a 4-year-old how many pieces of candy they would like to eat — and the toddler...
  • High-speed, gigabit internet offered by CenturyLink in select cities

    High-speed, gigabit internet offered by CenturyLink in select cities
    High-speed gigabit internet access has been rare in Central Florida, but CenturyLink is offering it now in limited commercial areas and some large residential developments. According to Lisa Willis, marketing manager, CenturyLink gigabit service is...
  • Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter

    Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter
    When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they'll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens from making their own changes to the county's government charter. One...
  • SunRail is considering expanding hours, days

    SunRail is considering expanding hours, days
    SunRail leaders agreed Monday to consider expanding the hours of the commuter train to weekends and later at night, but they want to know how expensive the new and improved version might be before making any promises. "There are more costs. The question...
  • Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options

    Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options
    TALLAHASSEE -- It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month. That's because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for...
  • Write-in to withdraw, Mayor Jacobs wins re-election

    Write-in to withdraw, Mayor Jacobs wins re-election
    The sole write-in candidate that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs faces on Nov. 4 told the Orlando Sentinel that he's withdrawing from the race. If Jeff Tepper follows through and withdraws, that would mean the popular Republican incumbent formally...
  • Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening

    Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening
    The Orlando Eye, the 400 foot-tall observation wheel being built on International Drive, should be ready for opening by the spring of 2015. That's a few months later than developer Chuck Whittall had hoped — he was shooting for Dec. 31 — but...
  • One child dead, 14 hurt as cops seek driver in hit-and-run day-care crash

    One child dead, 14 hurt as cops seek driver in hit-and-run day-care crash
    Joel Rosado sprinted to the scene as soon as he heard the screeches and saw a black Toyota Solara plow into the Goldenrod Road KinderCare, where a 4-year-old girl lay dying and 14 others were injured. "We could see the teachers were, like, panicking,"...