| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens is the new home for the Trayvon Martin Foundation.
The historically black university hosted a ceremony Thursday that included about 100 people, including local politicians, state representatives and Trayvon's...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:31 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's fight over "fair" congressional lines has left policymakers and the court in a paradox: should they require voters throughout Central Florida to cast ballots on illegal maps, or invalidate some votes already cast?
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:04 PM
Lake Mary is a family-friendly city with good schools, affordable homes and a low-crime rate, and that earned it a Top 10 ranking on a new list of "Best Towns for Families" put out by Family Circle magazine.
Lake Mary is the only Florida locale on the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Florida High School Athletic Association soon will undergo the arduous task of realigning 682 member schools into sports districts for the 2015-16 school year and beyond.
FHSAA executive director Roger Dearing anticipates "minimal changes" and not...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:02 AM
A team that included two Seminole County students and was coached by a Seminole County teacher has won the National Tournament of Academic Excellence.
The competition, which has origins in Florida, concluded Tuesday at Walt Disney World's Contemporary...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:07 PM
After 30 years of providing pediatric services to the community, the Seminole County health department will stop providing those services as of Aug. 1, health officials announced.
The officials cited budgetary shortfalls as well as an abundance of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:11 PM
A rabies alert for neighborhoods surrounding the Big Tree Park, in Longwood, has been issued by Seminole County health department. A feral cat tested positive for rabies in a neighborhood near the park last week, health officials said.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:15 AM
On August 26 Central Florida Republicans will pick congressional candidates in three Central Florida districts, including one in which a longtime incumbent faces opposition.
Eleven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Mica, Winter Park, faces...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Chickens peck in a compost pile as workers hurry to finish building a shelter for two alpacas named Cheech and Chong, who are about to arrive at Maya Papaya Community Farm.
The 5-acre farm at the end of a dirt road near Oviedo is an increasingly rare...