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Seminole County

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  • Your guide to Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday

    Your guide to Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday
    It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers. The three-day "tax holiday" falls just before the start of school, which is Aug. 11 in Seminole County...
  • Bears, income tax, and soda jerk: Letters

    Do something about bears Bears in the zoo are cute. Bears in the cartoons are funny. Bears roaming in my backyard after smashing down my solid-wood fence are neither cute nor funny. My wife and I have lived in Sweetwater Oaks in Seminole County for...
  • Larry Pultz: Oviedo veterinarian cared for animals, owners

    Larry Pultz: Oviedo veterinarian cared for animals, owners
    Larry Pultz was a tall, strong man, "a John Wayne" right down to his cowboy hat. But he was also a tender-hearted father who insisted on rocking his babies to sleep and a veterinarian who'd get up in the middle of the night to care for a sick animal....
  • Weather: Storms are hammering Central Florida

    Weather: Storms are hammering Central Florida
    Thunderstorms are hammering parts of Central Florida right now. A significant weather advisory is in effect for strong wind gusts and small hail over eastern Lake County, western Orange County, northwestern Osceola County, and western Seminole County....
  • Apopka on path to allow Sunday liquor sales

    Apopka on path to allow Sunday liquor sales
    Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that would relax the strictest ban on Sunday liquor sales in Central Florida. Orange County's second-largest city is the only community in Central Florida that forbids the sale of beer,...
  • Large accounting firm plans to bring 1,000 jobs to Lake Mary

    Large accounting firm plans to bring 1,000 jobs to Lake Mary
    One of the world's largest accounting and professional-services firms announced on Monday that it plans to open a new tech center in Lake Mary and hire up to 1,000 high-salaried workers over the next four years. "This is one of the biggest economic...
  • Prosecutors seek death penalty against twin brothers in Altamonte shooting

    Prosecutors seek death penalty against twin brothers in Altamonte shooting
    SANFORD — Christopher and Manuel Rodriguez Jr. are twin brothers, born three minutes apart nearly 20 years ago. They grew up together in Altamonte Springs and are practicing Jehovah's Witnesses. If prosecutors have their way, both will wind up...
  • Olive-oil stores offer wide variety, along with education

    Olive-oil stores offer wide variety, along with education
    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...
  • State House Dists. 30, 31: Editorial

    This year, the Florida Legislature, buoyed by a rare surplus, raised a ship that for several years had been sinking in red ink. Yet, the state remains far from safe harbor. Nurturing economic diversity, improving schools and brightening prospects for...
  • Rising prices push new-home buyers into Lake, Osceola counties

    Rising prices push new-home buyers into Lake, Osceola counties
    Rising prices, stagnant wages and creeping interest rates are pushing Central Florida's new-home buyers into Lake and Osceola counties, where real estate struggled the most during the downturn. After home prices collapsed starting in 2007, partly...
  • Five things for Friday, August 8

    Five things for Friday, August 8
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: a "swatting" call leads to big police response; boy's body identified at notorious reform school; and weekend offerings: beer and art, superhero movies, and handmade mugs. 1. A "swatting" call led...