| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:40 AM
Osceola County is an odd place.
And that's saying something to those of us who live in Florida, where weird is often multiplied by 10.
Look past the county's deep-rooted rural history of cattle ranching and cowboys, and you'll find places such as...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:56 PM
I'd recommend going through a process like the Sentinel Editorial Board's annual ritual of choosing a Central Floridian of the Year to anyone who ever feels down about our region. It's a great pick-me-up.
Again this past year, we asked readers to give...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:21 AM
The mother of Trayvon Martin told a large crowd Thursday in Utah that racial profiling and injustice are still alive and that the death of her 17-year-old son is more about "the person who thought he was suspicious."
Sybrina Fulton was invited by...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Dan Shaw will flash you a wide grin and tell you he is the mayor of Danville, arguably one of the most unique "towns" in the world.
His mini-village with a 1940s theme is tucked inside a large airplane hangar on the outskirts of Geneva in a rural pocket...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:29 PM
George Zimmerman's most recent brush with the law came to an uneventful end Wednesday when Florida authorities said they would not charge him with domestic violence.
His girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, had called police last month alleging that he pointed...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In a world where fame is valued currency and celebrities are worshipped as deities, some people have received more than their fair share of the limelight. Anywhere you turn, they're there. Always there.
These overexposed folks remind me of a Spanish...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:57 AM
The 34-degree temperatures that hit Central Florida this morning may feel balmy to Minnesotans, but they caused minor disruptions in local schools.
In Seminole County, six buses broke down, but because the district had backup buses ready to go, there...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
I remember when UCF was for selected for a bowl game for the first time in 2005.
I am the guy who reports graduation rates and academic progress rates for all the bowl bound teams each year. I felt badly that I had to report that year that UCF had the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Last year, Orlando lost an iconic figure when former Sentinel columnist Charley Reese passed away.
One of Charley's New Year's traditions was a disclosure column — revealing what he believed, how he made a living and to whom he was...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:14 PM
First, Seminole County Elections Supervisor did not go to Malaysia to receive this award at the big International Centre for Parliamentary Studies gala last week. But he was honored there anyway, alongside some elections leaders from throughout the world....
| 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...