| May 27, 2014
| 6:31 AM
As was evidenced by the recent NFL Draft, the stock of local football talent is on the rise and UCF could certainly benefit from landing more hometown stars like the quarterback they snagged back in 2010 by the name of Blake Bortles.
The former Oviedo...
| May 4, 2014
| 6:12 PM
As Ha'sean Clinton-Dix, the man they call Ha Ha, stood underneath the huge, digital billboard along Interstate 4 in Eatonville, he just shook his head.
"It's pretty amazing," he said, flashing his big, infectious smile.
The prediction is a little...
| May 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As the college scholarship offers roll in for New Smyrna Beach offensive tackle Jalen Merrick, they just keep getting bigger and bigger. In the eyes of a high school football player, there are few offers bigger than Alabama.
Merrick, the 6-foot-5, 315-...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:54 PM
NEW YORK — Blake Bortles is used to exceeding expectations, but even the former UCF quarterback was surprised when his phone rang after the first pick in the NFL Draft was announced Thursday night.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were calling, and...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:09 PM
1. New Smyrna Beach: Barracudas edged rival Spruce Creek 21-19 for 2A state title.
2. Port Orange Spruce Creek: Hawks beat New Smyrna for Five Star Conference title.
3. St. Cloud: Bulldogs tied for sixth in 2A state meet.
4. Colonial: Metro...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:40 AM
| May 29, 2014
| 4:35 AM
What's a busy dad to do when he has a schedule conflict -- probation meetup versus childcare?
Guess this dad never heard of babysitters.
When David Kirkham, 42, arrived back home from his probation meeting three hours later, New...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Orange City University 6
Buzz: Victoria Zarbo's two-run single in the sixth inning, plus a run-scoring error on the play, boosted Hagerty (26-4) to victory. Samantha Worrell of Hagerty...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Three technology business leaders in the Orlando area have been honored by the Florida High Tech Corridor with this year’s Faces of Technology program.
The program is like a hall of fame for the region’s tech industry. Since it began in...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:18 AM
Maybe they ought to call YouTube another name -- perhaps something like 'YouBoob?'
Robert Kelley, 18, recorded himself racing over a causeway, squeezing between cars, nearly swiping them until he rear-ended a car -- then left the scene of the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:17 PM
All-time wind-legal bests (recorded wind readings no more than +2 meters per second)
10.01 Jeff Demps, South Lake, 2008
10.25 Marvin Bracy, Boone, 2012
10.27 Terry Jernigan, East Ridge, 2014
10.28 Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield, Jones, 2013