| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Academics for so many high school football players have become an afterthought. If not for football, high school would not even be an option. They’d drop out. No concern for the future.
No matter how much society preaches the importance of...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Helen Harmon settled into her usual spot with her iced coffee and Sunday paper. From the shaded picnic table in the corner of the West Orange Dog Park, she could note the arrival of the other Sunday morning regulars: Louie and Cocoa, the French bulldogs;...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:54 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The two-week trial over Florida's new rules of the road for drawing political boundaries concluded Wednesday with the fate of the first-of-their-kind “non-political” congressional maps in the hands of a Tallahassee judge....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:29 PM
As the Florida Collegiate Summer League season approached, Andrew Mogg's preparation was interrupted by inquiring minds.
Whether they were neighbors or former classmates at West Orange, Mogg was willing to take time to let people know about the Winter...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
When Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget today, he made a lot of Central Florida arts groups happy. More than $5 million will benefit arts and cultural programs in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties under the 2014-15 budget.
| May 29, 2014
| 9:09 AM
It’s been a busy week for Lockheed Martin. The defense contractor named three new executives, announced acquisition of a Titusville company and celebrated science and engineering education at its Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando:
| May 29, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Dade City Pasco defensive tackle Andrew Ivie committed to the University of Florida football program Thursday afternoon, following in his older brother Joey's footsteps.
Pasco head coach Tom McHugh confirmed Andrew's commitment and said the 6-foot-1,...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
An attorney has paid $1 million for the historic Britt Mansion in Winter Garden, intending to use it as a law office while retaining historic character.
Joe Ort, of the Ort Law Firm, will relocate six employees from Ocoee to the mansion. BankFIRST ...
| May 31, 2014
| 11:18 AM
As the Florida Gators continue trying to build what should be a ramped up spread offense under new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, UF gained another future piece Friday. Electrifying Louisiana athlete Derrick Dillon committed to the 2015 recruiting...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:45 PM
In February, the Garden Theatre's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" impressed with strong leads, a robust ensemble and smart choreography. As I arrived in Winter Garden on Friday, I wondered if "Hairspray," the theater's current show, could measure up.
| May 14, 2014
| 10:47 AM
American Heritage won its sixth FHSAA softball state championship, tying Miami Gulliver Prep for third most in Florida high school history. St. Thomas Aquinas repeated as Class 7A state champion, winning back-to-back state titles as it last did in 2002-...