All posts tagged "orange county"

  • This man was skinned alive while tied upside down. Don’t worry. Your fate won’t be much worse.
    Ocoee Haunted House frightens thousands for seventh year

    The house at 951 Ocoee Apopka Road in Ocoee had been in disrepair for years when the City of Ocoee acquired it years ago. Today, it remains in disrepair, for use of the city in its seventh...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Lily Rosa was eager to get her ticket.
    Windermere Police writes citations for child bicyclists

    To maintain its reputation for issuing lots of tickets, the Windermere Police Department is moving from cracking down on motorists to a new demographic its officers intend to profile: child bicyclists. Students bicycling to nearby schools will...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • WINDSONG
    Windermere Council requests changes to Windsong development plan

    After three hours of community, council and developer discussion on a Windsong residential development in Windermere, the Windermere Town Council unanimously voted Oct. 14 to revisit a revision of the development plan at its November meeting. The...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Legacy High School crowned its 2014 Homecoming royalty Oct. 3. Senior Anna Shollenbarger was crowned queen, and senior Dillan Hudson was crowned king.
    Class Notes 10.23.14

    + OCPS outpaces state, nation in exams According to the recent release of the 2013-14 Advanced Placement test participation and performance, the number of Orange County Public Schools students taking AP tests increased by 16% over the previous...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • WINTER GARDEN
    Winter Garden to throw Halloween bash

    Winter Garden will present its annual HalloweenFest from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, along Plant Street downtown. Children are invited to go trick-or-treating with the merchants and play games, take a hay ride and enjoy...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • OUR_TOWN
    Locals compete in beauty pageant

    Joyce Mary Ratcliff, of Orlando, Susan Ratcliff, of Ocoee, and Emily Brooke Ratcliff, 13, of Ocoee, recently competed in Beauties for the Cure National Beauty Pageant in Kissimmee. They all brought home the crown and national title...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • OAKLAND
    Oakland begins water projects

    OAKLAND — Several major water-related projects are taking shape in Oakland. Construction is slated to begin this month for a new drinking water pipeline along East Oakland Avenue, Public Works Director Mike Parker wrote in an Oct....

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • OCOEE
    Ocoee fire to host open house

    OCOEE — In honor of Fire Prevention Month, the Ocoee Fire Department, in conjunction with the Citizen’s Advisory Counsel for the Ocoee Fire Department, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct....

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • OPINION
    OUR VIEW: It’s all about performance

    We often have noted that elections are referenda on incumbents’ performance.  If they have performed satisfactorily and competently and continue to offer a governing philosophy that aligns with our nation’s founding principles — that is, a defense...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • LETTERS
    LETTER: Amendment 1 critical to our future

    Dear Editor: This is to respectfully provide my opposition to your negative opinion of Amendment 1 and your advice to vote no. Anyone who has witnessed the rampant destruction of natural ecosystems, destruction of valuable wetlands and pollution...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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