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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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  • Florida Hospital pledges millions to help solve homelessness

    Florida Hospital pledges millions to help solve homelessness
    Florida Hospital will donate up to $6 million over the next three years to address the long-festering issue of homelessness in Central Florida, officials will announce Tuesday — a move that is being called historic in its potential to change the...
  • Longtime Apopka Mayor John Land's death: 'Like the loss of a president'

    Longtime Apopka Mayor John Land's death: 'Like the loss of a president'
    He was simply The Mayor. "He will always be The Mayor. There will be no other," Apopka Vice Mayor Bill Arrowsmith said Saturday after the death of former Apopka Mayor John Land, his friend and mentor who was thought to be the longest-serving full-time...
  • Friend: Former Apopka Mayor John Land hospitalized after apparent stroke

    Friend: Former Apopka Mayor John Land hospitalized after apparent stroke
    Former Apopka Mayor John Land was hospitalized Friday night apparently after suffering a stroke on his way home from a banquet where he received a lifetime achievement award, a family friend confirmed. Land, who turned 94 on Nov. 5, served Apopka for...
  • Another jewel in region's crown shines downtown: Editorial

    Another jewel in region's crown shines downtown: Editorial
    This week's grand reopening of Orlando's 78-year-old Citrus Bowl stadium kicks off another new set of opportunities for entertainment and economic development in Central Florida. Today's college football game between rivals Florida A&M and Bethune...
  • Renovado Citrus Bowl abre sus puertas en Orlando | FOTOS

    Renovado Citrus Bowl abre sus puertas en Orlando | FOTOS
    El mes de noviembre ha sido uno muy bueno para Orlando — pues ha estrenado dos edificaciones que sin duda atraerán a miles de personas a nuestra área e inyectarán millones de dólares a la economía de la Florida Central. A comienzos de mes fue el...
  • Florida Hospital pledging millions to help house the homeless

    Florida Hospital pledging millions to help house the homeless
    It was entirely appropriate, Lars Houmann noted, that he would be announcing a plan to fight homelessness on Veteran’s Day. As Houmann, the CEO and president of Florida Hospital, gathered with city leaders outside the hospital’s emergency...
  • How to see the Citrus Bowl

    How to see the Citrus Bowl
    Wednesday: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and other VIPs will cut the ribbon on the renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl at 10 a.m. in an event that's free and open to the public. Just show up at the northeast corner of the stadium...
  • Jacobs must open records to public: My Word

    Jacobs must open records to public: My Word
    Remember "textgate"? In 2012, an advocacy group discovered that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and four commissioners were exchanging cellphone text messages with others and then deleting them. Ultimately, the county officials were fined for...
  • City leaders say Winter Park is prepared for a possible Ebola case

    City leaders say Winter Park is prepared for a possible Ebola case
    Winter Park may look small on a map, but the city remains a highly popular spot for tourists who flock to Park Avenue – including international tourists. Mayor Kenneth Bradley said it is important for city leaders to remind residents, visitors,...
  • Hospital pursues right cure for homelessness: Editorial

    Still revered by doctors, the Hippocratic Oath dates back to the fifth century B.C. Of its nearly 400 translated words, most people recognize only a paraphrased snippet: "Do no harm." There's also a line that reads, "Whatever houses I may visit, I...
  • Let's stand up together for equality: My Word

    On October 14, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners will address a proposal by Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell for the county to sign on to the amicus briefs that will be filed in support of several marriage equality lawsuits pending in...