| 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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Eight years ago, Randy Pawlowski was winding down after work one night, channel-surfing, when he flipped on a Diane Sawyer special: Crisis in America's foster-care system.
Pawlowski was in his early 40s. He was single, a dean at what's now called...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:32 AM
It's summertime, so principals are on the move in area schools. It's a tradition parents rarely like. In Seminole County, seven shifts have already been announced at the elementary, middle and high school level.
The largest school to be affected is...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:01 PM
When Hagerty athlete Jaquavis 'Qua' Dixon received his first scholarship offer from Akron during practice Wednesday, he was so excited he couldn't even remember the name of the coach who offered him.
"I was so shocked. When he offered me I had to...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The Florida Venture Forum announced Monday the 20 startup companies that will participate in its Seventh Annual Early Stage Capital Conference, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 15 in Kissimmee. Five are from Central Florida.
Each company delivers a six-minute...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
All-time best distances
64-8 Tommy Sparks, Edgewater, 1976
62-9½ Carlo White, Seminole, 1992
62-7¼ Brett Williams, Osceola, 1998
62-1 Bernard Sparrow, Seminole, 1994
61-5½ Tonyo Sylvester, Seabreeze, 1985
60-6¼ Steve Gettell, Seabreeze, 1977
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:19 PM
3:40.36 Oak Ridge, 2004
3:44.82 Oak Ridge, 2003
3:45.11c Seminole, 1987
3:46.50 Oak Ridge, 2005
3:46.67 Oak Ridge, 2007
3:47.28c Seminole, 1988
3:47.7c Oak Ridge, 1983
3:48.78 Oak Ridge, 2014
3:49.18 Evans, 2012
3:50.42 Lake Mary, 2008
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects.
Those two projects demonstrate...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Seminole County schools Superintendent Walt Griffin and the mayors of Seminole's seven cities have every right to lob a big "I told you so" at the County Commission.
But they are much too diplomatic.
So I'll say what they won't: They told you so,...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches announced its Player of the Year awards on Thursday with five area players on the list.
Boys players of the year by class included state scoring leader B.J. Taylor of Boone for 8A, R.J. June of state champ...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Area schools captured five of the eight Florida Association of Basketball Coaches boys state Coach of the Year awards announced this week.
Those recipients are Don Blackmon of 8A state champ Winter Park, Ed Kershner of 7A champ Oviedo, Freddie Cole of...