| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Seminole County teachers are "very, very happy" about the pay hikes they'll get this school year but wish the back pay they're due would come before the winter holidays, a union official told the Seminole County School Board on Tuesday.
The School Board...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"Nothing to say about your friend George today?" writes a Friend of the Blog (FOB), linking to Girlfriend to deputies: George Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at me George Zimmerman was arrested Monday after he cocked and pointed a shotgun at......
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:25 PM
BOWLER OF YEAR
The Buzz: Led Seminole County with 194 average and guided Lions to state championship.
REST OF TEAM
Groveland South Lake
The Buzz: Graduates with career regular season record of 64-0. Averaged...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Hundreds of people descend weekly on a Tavares church field, not for an uplifting religious service but to pocket cash by unloading knickknacks and other stuff piling up at home after finding buyers on Facebook.
The social-media site's popularity in...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:34 AM
I’ve been photographing Florida wildlife for a long time and have never seen a sandhill crane and an Osceola turkey share the same real estate.
Recently in Seminole County off Markham Woods Road, I spotted four sandhill cranes and about a bakers...
| Nov 29, 2013
George Zimmerman was acquitted at his racially charged murder trial in July. He won but at a very steep cost.
Two months ago, he received a $2.5 million bill from his two lead attorneys, Mark O'Mara and Don West.
They had kept track of the time they...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:14 PM
About 98 percent of Florida's classroom teachers earned good evaluations for the 2012-13 school year, according to a report released today by the Florida Department of Education. Central Florida teachers, as we'd reported earlier, mirrored the state, with...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:01 PM
In the wake of Florida's most serious bear attack on record, you're probably wondering whether it's safe to be outside — especially in the Seminole County neighborhoods where black-bear sightings are most common.
I live on a street where bears are...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:56 PM
When it comes to insurance rates, homeowners in Florida have been getting hammered.
We're talking increases of 10 percent, 20 percent, even 50 percent in a single year.
And state officials simply let it happen.
Until now, anyway.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:38 PM
One day cursive will be a lost art. And I'm OK with that.
Curvy letters and loops are fun to write for people like me who spent a lot of time in school learning them, even if my penmanship is less than perfect. Sorry, teachers.
But using a keyboard is...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The twists and turns in the Zimmerman saga continue.
George Zimmerman's girlfriend -- who said in a 911 call last month that he pointed a gun "at [her] freaking face," resulting in Zimmerman's arrest -- now says the whole incident was overblown and...