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Tag Archives: Orange County politics

Orange Soil & Water Board Meetings Return to County Commission Chambers After 10-Year Ban

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors’ monthly meetings will be held in the Orange County Commission chambers at long last after a ten-year ban imposed by Orange County officials was recently lifted. The Board returned to county chambers Friday, February 10, 2017 to hold its monthly meeting.…

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Patricia Rumph First to File Paperwork with Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Tuesday, November 14, 2016, Patricia Rumph became the first candidate to file paperwork with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for the 2018 election. Rumph, a registered Democrat, filed paperwork to run for the Orange County Commission District 2 seat in the 2018 election. The District consists of Apopka,…

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Patricia Rumph First to File Paperwork with Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Tuesday, November 14, 2016, Patricia Rumph became the first candidate to file paperwork with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office for the 2018 election. Rumph, a registered Democrat, filed paperwork to run for the Orange County Commission District 2 seat in the 2018 election. The District consists of Apopka,…

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Supervisor Daisy Morales Named to Advisory Post at Orange County 4-H

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Elected Orange County Soil and Water Conservation Board Supervisor Daisy Morales was recently appointed to Orange County 4-H Advisory Committee, a part of UF/IFAS Extension, for a one-year term. 4-H has three mission mandates: 1) Science, Engineering, and Technology 2) Healthy living 3) Citizenship Supervisor Morales will support and advise 4-H…

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Rick Singh Seek Votes In One Of Orange County’s Largest African American Community

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh was out campaigning in one of Orange County’s largest African American communities in west Orlando Wednesday morning. Singh was also among several elected officials and candidates of the Democratic party attending an Orlando rally with former President Bill Clinton at the Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center. Last…

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POLITICS & POWER

One Orlando Alliance Honored with Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County…

Chadwick Hardee Files and Announces Bid for Orange County School…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHADWICK HARDEE ANNOUNCES BID FOR ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2 July 24, 2017 (ORLANDO,…

Congressman Darren Soto Helps Secure Nearly $675,000 For Haines City…

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that Haines City Fire Rescue will…

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Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Tampa Bay and…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Soothe (www.soothe.com), the world's largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, has officially launched in Tampa Bay and Sarasota. Soothe brings vetted, certified massage therapists to one's home, office, or hotel in as little as one hour, in a total of 55 cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. "We're pleased to serve the residents of Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Bradenton and…

34th National Night Out is Tuesday

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., (FNN NEWS) -- Citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide will join forces to mark the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO) – a police-community partnership event sponsored by the National Association of…

Trump says transgender people should be barred from military

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s announcement on Twitter would reverse the effort under President Barack Obama to open the armed services to transgender people. He did not…

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One Orlando Alliance Honored with Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners recognized several Community Champions and the 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year at the 22nd Annual Community Conference held at the Orange County Convention Center on July 15. The One Orlando Alliance was honored with Mayor Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year award. Since its inception in…

Buccaneers place DE Jacquies Smith on PUP list ahead of…

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has placed defensive end Jacquies Smith on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. Players on the Active/PUP list still count on the team’s 90-man roster and can be activated at any time prior to the 53-player roster cuts. Buccaneers training camp opens Friday morning.

Orlando Magic Signed Rookie Forward Wesley Iwundu

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Wesley Iwundu (ih-WON-doo), President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Iwundu (6’7”, 193, 12/20/94) was selected in the second round (33rd overall) of NBA Draft 2017. He played in 132 career games (124 starts) during four years at Kansas State University, averaging…

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Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is challenging a new state law that steers more money to privately-run charter schools. The Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Broward County School Board voted to sue over the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. An attorney working for the district said that other school…

Maya Moise of Davie Florida Wins the Junior Individual Exhibit…

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Maya Moise of Davie, Florida won first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit category at the national finals for the National History Day® Contest. Moise, a 7th grade student at American Heritage School, captivated judges with a project titled "Service Not Servitude" and was presented with this prestigious honor on June 15, 2017, the day…

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