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Parramore

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  • Video: Is new Parramore school a good thing?

    Video: Is new Parramore school a good thing?
    Hundreds of mostly black kids living in Orlando's Parramore neighborhood may soon be able to walk to their own school.  Orange County Public Schools announced a new school in the low-income community west of downtown Orlando will be built by 2017. ...
  • Jim Thorpe Area High School graduates 161

    Jim Thorpe Area High School graduates 161
    Jim Thorpe Area High School held graduation ceremonies June 13. Haley Christine Cope was the valedictorian and Brandon Michael Huffman the salutatorian. Diplomas were awarded to 161 students. Graduates are: Nicholas Robert Acker, Jenna Aurea...
  • End of busing in Parramore raises worries of resegregation

    End of busing in Parramore raises worries of resegregation
    The buses converge on Orlando's Parramore neighborhood every school day, picking up about 500 children and spreading them among eight elementary schools as far as 5 miles away. That morning dance has been the reality for 43 years, since Orange County...
  • Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes

    Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes
    Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...
  • Orlando City Soccer Club reveals new MLS logo

    Orlando City Soccer Club reveals new MLS logo
    David Brotherton felt a special connection when he first purchased Orlando City Soccer Club season tickets in 2012. He had no idea that he would end up designing the new logo the team will use when it begins play in Major League Soccer next season....
  • 10 years later, vacant land is all that remains of Parramore Village's rebirth

    10 years later, vacant land is all that remains of Parramore Village's rebirth
    Nearly 100 people lived in Parramore Village before City Hall forced them to move and razed their homes — the beginning, they were told, of the neighborhood's rebirth. Orlando taxpayers spent $1.3 million to relocate the residents, some of whom...
  • When will Daisy Lynum take down her campaign signs?

    When will Daisy Lynum take down her campaign signs?
    When will Daisy Lynum remove her campaign signs?  It's been 10 days since the longtime Orlando City Commissioner dropped out of her re-election campaign, making way for her son Juan Lynum to run for the seat. And yet her signs haven't budged. At...
  • City Council candidate: 21 arrests do not disqualify me from holding office

    City Council candidate: 21 arrests do not disqualify me from holding office
    A candidate for Orlando City Council has a rap sheet that includes 21 arrests, records show. Regina Hill, 48, said she has no plans to drop her political campaign for a council seat, despite a history of arrests for drug offenses, multiple DUIs and...
  • Club drug Molly emerges as threat in Orlando

    Club drug Molly emerges as threat in Orlando
    Pop icon Rihanna sings about Molly and moonshine. Rappers Lil Durk and Wiz Khalifa named one of their collaborations "Molly Girl." And in her hit "We Can't Stop," Miley Cyrus sings of dancing with Molly. Molly, a drug popular in the club scene,...
  • Large bear lumbers into Parramore to spend quiet afternoon in tree

    Large bear lumbers into Parramore to spend quiet afternoon in tree
    A large black bear lumbered into Orlando on Saturday for a quiet afternoon in a tree, drawing onlookers and raising a lingering question: Is this the same bear that visited Parramore last year? The bear is tagged and wildlife officials told police...
  • Congratulations to Edyth Bush foundation on 40 years of philanthropy

    Congratulations to Edyth Bush foundation on 40 years of philanthropy
    Congratulations to the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, which this month is celebrating a major milestone — 40 years of making Central Florida a better place to live through its philanthropy. Throughout the last four decades, the Edyth Bush...