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Seminole County

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  • Few parents weigh in on FCAT replacement tests

    Few parents weigh in on FCAT replacement tests
    A month ago, Florida educators unveiled sample questions for the high-stakes, FCAT replacement test and asked teachers and parents to let them know what they thought. So far, the response has been underwhelming. Fewer than 30 people have shared...
  • Martos takes on Horan in Seminole Commission race

    Martos takes on Horan in Seminole Commission race
    Political newcomer Jorge Martos decided to run for the Seminole County commission after learning that it cost taxpayers about $450,000 to hold a special election in May on whether the county's sales tax should be raised by a penny. Voters ultimately...
  • 08/04: Business events

    Chamber Winter Park: Good Morning Winter Park, 7:45 a.m. Aug. 8, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce/Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Cost: free. Details: 407-644-8281 or winterpark.org. Oviedo-Winter Springs: Bagels and Business event...
  • Lake Mary goes green, and radiant red, with synthetic turf field

    Lake Mary goes green, and radiant red, with synthetic turf field
    It took awhile, but the timing couldn't have been better for picture-perfect synthetic turf to be rolled out at Lake Mary. The fabricated field, a rich green, with bright white yard lines and red end zones that burn your eyes if you stare too long,...
  • Businessmen face off in GOP House primary

    Businessmen face off in GOP House primary
    Republican voters in Florida House District 30 will choose between two conservative businessmen who say they want to create jobs and cut government regulation. Longwood Mayor Bob Cortes and Seminole County businessman Scott Sturgill face off in the...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Seminole students and coach lead Florida team to National Tournament of Academic Excellence championship

    Seminole students and coach lead Florida team to National Tournament of Academic Excellence championship
    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...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'

    Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'
    TALLAHASSEE – It was the biggest binge on hometown projects since the pre-Great Recession days. The Florida Legislature used its best financial outlook in nearly a decade this spring to sprinkle in more taxpayer-funded hometown projects –...