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Seminole County

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  • College donates 20,000 costumes to Lake Howell High drama department

    College donates 20,000 costumes to Lake Howell High drama department
    A steamer trunk full of jewelry. Twelve hundred hats. Three chest-high canvas bins overtopped with shoes. Three hundred bags of clothing with everything from military uniforms to lounge robes and old wedding dresses. They were among more than 20,000...
  • Teams from DeLand, Orlando win at OM World Finals

    Teams from DeLand, Orlando win at OM World Finals
    A six-member team from DeLand won first place at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held last week at Iowa State University. A team from Princeton Elementary won third place in their category. The DeLand group turned a broken lawnmower into a Model T,...
  • Where are players in George Zimmerman trial, a year later?

    Where are players in George Zimmerman trial, a year later?
    A year ago Tuesday the first of several hundred Seminole County residents were summoned to the Sanford courthouse for jury selection. A half-dozen of them ultimately would decide whether former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was a...
  • Seminole Mom's post on pulling her kid from public elementary school strikes chord with many readers

    Seminole Mom's post on pulling her kid from public elementary school strikes chord with many readers
    Lynne Rigby, a Seminole County mom who teaches online photography classes, typically uses her blog to showcase photos of her five children for friends and family to enjoy. Friday, she posted something very different, a blog entry titled "Why I am...
  • Central Florida cultural groups see $5 million from state budget

     Central Florida cultural groups see $5 million from state budget
    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. The...
  • Disney names 15 Central Florida kids as Dreamers and Doers

    Disney names 15 Central Florida kids as Dreamers and Doers
    Disney has named 15 young Central Floridians as Shining Stars in its Dreamers and Doers program, which recognizes children who are community service leaders. The award comes with annual passes for the students and their immediate families. Chosen from...
  • Low 4th-grade FCAT writing scores raise questions, prompt 'root cause analysis' in Seminole

    Low 4th-grade FCAT writing scores raise questions, prompt 'root cause analysis' in Seminole
    Fourth-grade FCAT writing scores fell in Seminole County this year, a drop the superintendent says defies immediate explanation but will get a "roll up our sleeves" study. The percentage of county fourth graders who passed the state writing test, 49...
  • Two Seminole County teams win national engineering competitions

    Two Seminole County teams win national engineering competitions
    Two teams from Seminole County Public Schools have placed first in the nation for their projects in the SECME engineering competition. The teams, from Milwee Middle School and Hagerty High School, first had to compete in a regional event held in...
  • As weather, water warm, health officials caution against brain-eating amoeba

    As weather, water warm, health officials caution against brain-eating amoeba
    Water activities are one of the many pleasures of living in Florida, but they are not without their dangers. As weather and water heat up, the threat of Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm, fresh water, rises. Thus, health...
  • Special Olympics Torch Run travels through Seminole County

    Special Olympics Torch Run travels through Seminole County
    One-hundred yards to go and Special Olympian Monica Hernandez started sprinting.  With a torch extended into the air from her left hand, Hernandez, 26, of Oviedo, crossed the finish line as more than a dozen Seminole County law enforcement officers...
  • Lawmakers advance crackdown on teachers who have sex with students

    Lawmakers advance crackdown on teachers who have sex with students
    State senators on Monday advanced legislation that would more harshly punish Florida teachers who molest or have sex with students. Enhanced criminal penalties would apply to authority figures -- teachers, coaches, counselors and school volunteers...