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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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  • Transcript of Mayor Buddy Dyer's 'State of the Downtown' speech

    Transcript of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's "State of the Downtown" speech, delivered Dec. 3, 2014 Good Afternoon. It’s a great day to be in the City of Orlando! It’s a great day to be in Downtown Orlando! And… it’s...
  • Hundreds ignore gray skies to pay respects to Apopka's John Land

    Hundreds ignore gray skies to pay respects to Apopka's John Land
    Bud Stonecypher will be 70 next year, but he was just a second-grader when he first met Apopka Mayor John Land. "He came into our class to welcome us to school and told us to study hard because it would pay off some day," Stonecypher recalled...
  • Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of gay marriage

    Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of gay marriage
    After an emotional hearing, Orange County commissioners voted Tuesday to support the legal battle on behalf of gay couples seeking marital rights in Florida. Commissioners voted 5-2 to join friend-of-the-court or "amicus" briefs calling on judges to...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate

    Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate
    Orange County commissioners will wade into the debate over gay marriage this week. Gay-rights activists are hoping the commission will sign a friend-of-the-court, or "amicus,'' brief supporting several pending lawsuits that seek to overturn Florida's...