| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The release of Florida school grades earlier this month was cause for celebration by some charter schools, including several under management by Charter Schools USA. But the grades were a cause for shock, tears and reflection for a number of other local...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
An Orange County charter school has earned an A grade from the state of Florida -- without using a typical classroom approach.
Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School emphasizes hands-on learning, child-led education and individualized attention...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:22 PM
One teen is dead and another in critical condition after they crashed the car they allegedly carjacked from a man in Oakland.
According to Oakland police, Kenneth Tyrone Linton, 19, of Winter Garden, and David Jones, 17, of Oakland, carjacked a man on...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Olive-oil specialty stores in Central Florida are counting on Americans' fascination with the Mediterranean diet and interest in cooking to fuel their bottom lines.
The concept is simple: Offer a variety of oils, allow customers to taste them before...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:16 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- After a court found its congressional map unconstitutional, the Florida Legislature will return for a special session Thursday to try to re-design a compliant plan for voters and avert a delay in this fall's elections.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:06 PM
During half a century in Central Florida's citrus industry, Charles Edward Hawthorne made deals with only his word and a handshake.
"We never had any dispute over anything during 50 years of doing business together," said one-time citrus magnate Jerry...
| Aug 3, 2014
ANTONIO RACINES, 59, Melbourne, died July 26. Dove Funeral Home, Orlando.
JESSE JAMES BLALOCK, infant, Mount Dora, died Thursday. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.
JOSEPHINE DIETZ, 89, Clermont, died Friday. D.J. Enea Family...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
ROSEMARY GORDON, 88, Titusville, died Wednesday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville.
PHILIP HALL, 77, Titusville, died Friday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville.
JUNE KLEIN, 80, Cocoa, died Wednesday. North Brevard Funeral Home,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:39 PM
GARDEN THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR
CHRISTMAS BY COMMITTEE: A MUSICAL
Auditions for All Roles Held August 3 - 6 at Garden Theatre
WINTER GARDEN, FL (July 15, 2014) – The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:21 PM
The students at Warrior One Power Yoga glide through their poses on brightly colored mats squeezed side by side in the narrow studio in Audubon Park.
The Orlando business, which celebrated its first anniversary last month, has been so successful that...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin.
Two Republicans, Fritz Jackson Seide and Edward DeAguilera, are competing in the Republican...