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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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  • County, activist group spar over Jacobs' online file-sharing account

    County, activist group spar over Jacobs' online file-sharing account
    Lawyers for Orange County and a citizens organization squared off in court Wednesday, arguing over Internet Protocol addresses and best practices for computer security. Behind the technical jargon, the case is about Florida's public-records law and what'...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Orlando City Soccer fans show dedication at groundbreaking ceremony

    Orlando City Soccer fans show dedication at groundbreaking ceremony
    Orlando City Soccer fans know how to show up.  What other Florida fan base would paint their faces, put on wigs, dress up like it's game day, scream for close to two hours, and walk a half mile, all for a groundbreaking ceremony on a Thursday night? ...
  • 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...
  • Ranking 51 Central Florida celebrities

    Ranking 51 Central Florida celebrities
    If you move away from Central Florida, almost nobody will get your reference to the Appliance Direct guy. Or John Arie, Jr. of "It's HUGE!" fame. Or Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. These are our celebrities. They're our elected officials. They appear...
  • Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida

    Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida
    With growing concern over the spread of Ebola to two health-care workers in Texas, Florida officials are calling for additional equipment, training and direction to ensure the state is ready if a case is reported here. On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Charlie Crist, Teresa Jacobs, Belvin Perry: Sunday guests

    Charlie Crist, Teresa Jacobs, Belvin Perry: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: The guest list this weekend for the local public-affairs programs: Charlie Crist, Democratic candidate for governor, will talk to News 13's "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday. The program plans to offer an interview with Gov....
  • Farmworkers, Amend. C and snollygosters: Letters

    Farmworkers, Amend. C and snollygosters: Letters
    Speaking up for farmworkers Why can't the people who work so hard to feed the U.S. afford to feed their own families? This is what the National Farm Worker Ministry calls "the great paradox of our food system." There are about 2 million to 3 three...
  • Children at risk, feral cats, and background checks: Letters

    Children at risk, feral cats, and background checks: Letters
    I sat at my kitchen table Sunday morning reading the article "Hundreds remember siblings killed by father" about the Mohney children. I did not know the family, but, actually, I did know "them." After teaching for many years, I remember the Savannas and...
  • Demings, Randolph, Singh sue to stop Orange charter amendment

    Demings, Randolph, Singh sue to stop Orange charter amendment
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Tax Collector Scott Randolph and Property Appraiser Rick Singh are suing to stop a proposed charter amendment that would change how they're elected, and how many terms they...