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Jones High School mourns coach killed in ATV crash  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Students and faculty are mourning the death of popular Jones High School coach Brian Knapp this week after he was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash.

James 'Chief' Wilson brought music, prestige to Jones High  Orlando Sentinel

James “Chief” Wilson was hired at all-black Jones High School in 1950 to teach history, but he was a talented musician and longed to share that love with his ...

Florida high school mourns ATV death of football, wrestling coach  USA TODAY High School Sports

A central Florida high school is mourning the death of an assistant football coach who also founded his high school's wrestling program after a devastating fatal ...

Jones High School Carnegie Hall Pt.2  Orlando Times

Jones High Student Musicians Are Invited To Perform At Carnegie Hall JonesCarn1 JonesCarn2. BY JALESSA CASTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER. ORLANDO ...

Jones High performances at Carnegie Hall: 'amazing,' 'awesome'  Orlando Sentinel

Jones High School students had an "amazing," "awesome" time visiting New York City and performing at Carnegie Hall.

Ellen DeGeneres surprises Jones High with help to Carnegie Hall  Orlando Sentinel

The dream of performing at Carnegie Hall just became reality for students at Jones High School: On national television Thursday afternoon, Ellen DeGeneres ...

Jones High students have a date at Carnegie Hall  Orlando Sentinel

Student musicians at Jones High have their sights set on the bright lights of New York — not as tourists but as stars. Members of the Orlando school's concert ...

Giving thanks for gifts of legendary educator  Orlando Sentinel

Sixty-eight years ago, in November 1950, Z.I. Riley of the Orlando Negro Chamber of Commerce announced that for the first time black residents would be ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 3/7  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Former Jones High principal altered grades for 15 students, investigation finds  Orlando Sentinel

The former principal of Jones High School changed the grades of 15 students, looking to secure their eligibility to play sports, boost their chances of athletic ...

Jones High football assistant fined $5,000 for recruiting violation  Orlando Sentinel

Jones High School assistant football coach Andrew Anderson plans to appeal a hefty fine levied by the Florida High School Athletic Association for violation of ...

Advanced Placement classes spark success — and criticism — in Orange County schools  Orlando Sentinel

Advanced Placement classes have expanded in Orange County schools and across Florida. More students are succeeding on the tough AP exams — but plenty ...

Elijah Williams has made Jones High Orlando’s latest attraction  Orlando Sentinel

Elijah Williams is building the Jones High football program to new levels.

Jones High football transfers are under FHSAA scrutiny  Orlando Sentinel

An FHSAA investigator visited Jones High to check on the eligibility of 20 to 30 football transfers.

9 Investigates: Former Jones High School teacher previously under investigation  WFTV Orlando

A former principal at Jones High School who resigned amid allegations he changed school grades for some student's was involved in a previous investigation, ...

Wrestling coach openings/changes for 2019-20 season  Orlando Sentinel

A listing of high school wrestling head coaching jobs that are open - and have been filled - in the state of Florida.

Jones High students can't take physics  Orlando Sentinel

Jones High has no students enrolled in physics, making it the only traditional high school in Central Florida that doesn't offer the class.

Winter Garden teacher named Grammy educator of year  Orlando Sentinel

Jeffery Redding of West Orange High School in Winter Garden has been named winner of the Grammy Music Educator Award this year.

Orlando Jones DB Daquan Evans Verbally Commits to USF Football  The Daily Stampede

Orlando Jones defensive back Daquan Evans officially made himself the 14th prospect to verbally commit to USF's 2019 recruiting class last Wednesday.

'I already know that the odds are against them:' local administrator starts program to mentor teens  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

An Orange County administrator is taking active steps and positive strides each day to encourage his students to make better choices.

9 Investigates: More Orange County parents opt for charter schools  WFTV Orlando

Students are fleeing Orange County schools, some of which have gone through expensive renovations with your tax money.

800 students get treated to 'Hamilton' thanks to sponsors, charities  WESH 2 Orlando

Eight hundred students from low-income communities were treated to bus transportation, lunch and a ticket to the story of Alexander Hamilton during the ...

Former Jones High School principal changed student athlete's grades, report says  WFTV Orlando

A newly released report from the Orange County Public School District revealed a high school principal resigned after he was caught changing student athletes ...

Orange County Schools applauded for handling of scandal involving Jones High School athletes  WFTV Orlando

The Florida High School Athletic Association commended the Orange County School District for its handling of a grade-changing scandal involving athletes at ...

Family, friends grieve death of 16-year-old after deadly Parramore shooting  WESH 2 Orlando

Police are investigating Orlando's first homicide of the year after a 16-year-old was found shot to death in Parramore. Orlando police said the shooting was ...

Former Parramore principal to be honored with street renaming  Bungalower


Deaths in Central Florida: 3/2  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.

'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought after armed robbery, shooting in Orange County, deputies say  WFTV Orlando

Deputies said Deangelo McCoy, 19, is suspected of shooting at a woman after a robbery around 1:40 p.m. on South Ivey Lane.

This Farmers Market Is Part of a Plan to Reduce Teen Births  YES! Magazine

Nineteen-year-old Richard Stewart isn't sleeping in on a Saturday morning. He's busy prepping for his neighborhood's weekly farmers market. Before the market ...

Teen's attempt to steal phone prompted fatal Parramore shooting, police say  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Two days after a 16-year-old was fatally shot in Parramore, investigators still aren't sure anyone will be charged in connection with his death, according to the ...

Parramore iPhone theft accomplice charged in 16-year-old's January slaying  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Detectives said the suspect and the slain teen were involved in a criminal street gang responsible for multiple repbberies in the Parramore area in December.

New OCPS policy could take a bite out of lunch plans for students who order out for lunch  WFTV Orlando

For those who used to “brown bag” their school lunches, this story may come as a culture shock.

Jones High School teacher accused of sex with student found not guilty  WESH Orlando

A Jones High School teacher and former "Teacher of the Year" has been found not guilty after he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Orange County schools debut 6 new campuses  Orlando Sentinel

The Orange County school district will open six new schools on Aug. 14, including two built after protracted fights and one that is the first in Parramore in ...

Florida school grades: 5 takeaways from 2018 report card  Orlando Sentinel

Key takeaways from Florida's 2018 school grade release.

'An inferno in the middle of the night': Orange County apartment building goes up in flames  WFTV Orlando

Fourteen people were displaced after an Orange County apartment building near International Drive went up in flames early Friday morning.

Grammy-winning West Orange High choir director receives warm homecoming  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High's Dr. Jeffery Redding, director of choral activities, returned home this week after receiving the 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award.

FORECAST: Demings continues answer call to serve community  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings lives to serve. Since childhood, he always knew that he wanted to serve his community, but having grown up poor, ...

Steve Harvey appearance nets Orlando teens' Black Bee Honey sweet national deal  Orlando Sentinel

The teen entrepreneurs from the Parramore Kidz Zone who started Black Bee Honey will flaunt their business to the nation on the Steve Harvey show. The kids ...

New Parramore school seeks to overcome early struggles  Orlando Sentinel

The new school in Orlando's Parramore neighborhood was designed to be unique, a campus that promised college scholarships, an on-site pediatrician and, ...

Orlando hotel tycoon Harris Rosen receives 2018 Diversity in Business Lifetime Achievement Award (Video) - Orlando Business  Orlando Business Journal

"The wealthiest of us can most afford to be philanthropic," said Orlando hotel mogul Harris Rosen. VIDEO.

Recap: National Signing Day Wednesday  WESH Orlando

National signing day is Wednesday and elite high school athletes from all over Central Florida are signing their national letters of intent to play their sport at the ...

15-year-old slain at Orlando apartments identified  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

A boy is found shot to death at an Orlando apartment complex.

National Signing Day 2018: Where Central Florida athletes are headed  WESH Orlando

Wednesday is National Signing Day, a huge day for Central Florida high school athletes, as they announce where they plan to play in college.

Edgewater boys lacrosse team chasing second-consecutive playoff berth  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Once a team gets a taste of success, it wants more. Just ask the Edgewater Eagles. The Edgewater High School boys lacrosse team hopes to build on the ...

Wife of manslaughter suspect says he was standing his ground during cellphone robbery  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Friday afternoon, 47-year-old Curtis Fulcher was arrested by Seminole County Sheriff's deputies after Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala's Office put ...

Track and field coach arrested on sex charges  WKMG Orlando

A man is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student he used to coach, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Orange County desegregation timeline  Orlando Sentinel

Events/Milestones, Orange County reaction. 1954. May 17: The United States Supreme Court rules unanimously that "separate educational facilities are ...

2019 CEOs of the Year: Central Florida Urban League chief executive among winners (Video) - Orlando  Orlando Business Journal

His organization has helped empower more than 40000 Central Floridians to achieve social and economic success through youth development, financial ...

Maynard Evans doesn't deserve to have name on a high school  Orlando Sentinel

The debate over where to put Maynard Evans High School has raged for several years, but so far, no one has questioned whether a new school in a new ...

'My best wasn't good enough,' father of 15-year-old shooting victim says  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Orlando police said Wilvens Idoris was shot in the head at the Boca Club Apartments.

Crooms family opened doors wide to learning  Orlando Sentinel

Today, the Crooms Academy of Information Technology in Sanford is a public magnet high school, immersed in up-to-the-minute technology. But the academy's ...

Melbourne man charged with murder after his sister was beaten to death, police say  WFTV Orlando

A Melbourne man was arrested and charged with murdering his sister after an altercation led to her death, according to the Melbourne Police Department.

Schools with an 'incomplete' on Florida's report card now get grades  Orlando Sentinel

Ten Central Florida schools issued an I, or incomplete, when Florida released its 2016 grades in July now have their official marks.

Teen entrepreneurs find sweet success in honey business  Orlando Sentinel

At the first Parramore Farmer's Market, Christopher Thornton,17, couldn't believe how many customers were buying up jars of honey sold under a business he ...

Pennsylvania fugitive wanted on 865 child sex assault charges caught in Florida  WFTV Orlando

Garrick Landon Bloom, 47, was arrested by U.S. marshals Thursday morning outside a Tallahassee homeless shelter.

Orange schools ready to expand magnet programs  Orlando Sentinel

To stay competitive and prepare students for today's careers, Orange County schools plan to offer more magnet programs.

Paying It Forward - Metropoly - March 2018 - Orlando, FL  Orlando Magazine

Harris Rosen's compassion for the stricken people of Haiti is an ongoing mission of hope.

Library reveals chapters from Orlando's varied past  Orlando Sentinel

Desserts were absent from many Orlando restaurant menus, national columnist Drew Pearson reported 70 years ago during a radio broadcast, but the trend had ...

Gaylord Palms gets its ICE! together, presents 'A Christmas Story'  Orlando Sentinel

You can't lick the 2018 edition of Gaylord Palms' ICE, which will share an ice-sculpture version of 'A Christmas Story' through Jan. 6.

Winter Garden's first black police officer recalls his time serving the community  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Charles King was the first black man to be hired as a police officer by the Winter Garden Police Department.

Christian Chamber announces December speaker  The Apopka Voice

From the cabbage fields of Flagler County to a senior director for Orange County schools, she was a trailblazer for women and African Americans.

Orlando Little League reunion offers perfect pitch of colorblind history  Orlando Sentinel

The Orlando Kiwanis and Pensacola Jaycees Little League teams played the first integrated Little League game in the South at Lake Lorna Doone Park in ...

Black History Month: ACY Contractors' Michael Young shares how he lives out his dreams - Orlando  Orlando Business Journal

Orlando Business Journal is doing a special online series of stories in celebration of Black History Month in which we asked business leaders in the Central ...

Neighborhood gets results for family of slain Orlando mother  WKMG Orlando

Neighbors of 24-year-old Breanna Walker are coming together to get results for her family after the mother was fatally shot in her Orlando neighborhood ...

OPD program steers teens toward 'positive direction'  News 13 Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Taking Central Florida's young adults and keeping them on a positive direction toward success -- that's the goal of a mentoring program that ...

Windermere Elementary reaches golden milestone  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Fifty years ago, the community's elementary school opened in a new and larger facility. It previously operated in downtown Windermere in what is now the ...

Virginia man screens adult movie on garage door, police say  WFTV Orlando

Residents in a Virginia city were startled Wednesday night when a man projected an adult film on his garage, WVEC reported.

50 Most Powerful: Tourism & Transportation  Orlando Magazine

Harris Rosen ​Hotelier, Philanthropist. ​Orlando magazine's inaugural Most Powerful People list appeared in 2001 (at that time there were just 20 listed).

UCA adds 19 football players on Signing Day  KATV

Coach Nathan Brown's University of Central Arkansas football coaching staff added 19 newcomers to the UCA family on National Signing Day on Wednesday.

Winter Springs middle school changes tune after cutting chorus  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

When Carol Waters' 11-year-old daughter, entrenched in the arts at Indian Trails Middle School in Winter Springs, came home sobbing last week, she was ...

High school girls' basketball coach accused of sexual battery on player  WFTV Orlando

A high school volunteer basketball coach, who is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his players, is expected to spend another night in jail ...

Wekiva Mustangs football schedule announced  The Apopka Voice

Last season the Wekiva High School Mustangs enjoyed their best season in its 10-year history with a 7-4 record and a trip to the state playoffs.

Police: Gunman fired shots from sunroof of moving car in Ivey Lane teen slaying  Orlando Sentinel

Police: Shooter Lafredrick Gandy fatally shot teen boy while standing out of car sunroof.

Orlando shooting victims remembered in vigils across city, nation and world  Orlando Sentinel

Mourners across Orlando - as well as the nation and world - paused Sunday night to remember the 50 people killed and 53 injured in the Pulse nightclub ...

Parramore Oaks affordable-housing project in Orlando faces hurdles  Orlando Sentinel

Parramore Oaks adds affordable housing to Orlando poverty area.


CONWAY, Ark. _ Coach Nathan Brown's University of Central Arkansas football coaching staff added 19 newcomers to the UCA family on National Signing Day ...

UF in 1958: I was the first black student  Orlando Sentinel

George H. Starke Jr. remembers being the first black student to attend the University of Florida. He describes the experience.

Orlando teen's 'violent and horrific' death remains unsolved  Orlando Sentinel

Cold Case: Josh Johnson was kidnapped, found dead in Pine Hills home in 2012.

The Orlando Citrus Bowl: A Brief History  The Mane Land

The Orlando Citrus Bowl is *fresh* off a massive reconstruction process to update the 79-year-old building. Here is a look at its rich history.

Creating Future Health Leaders  University of Central Florida

Creating Future Health Leaders | Read more about UCF Community, Medicine, Orlando and Central Florida news.


Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” in ...

Campus groundbreaking signals new day for community, downtown Orlando  Florida Trend

Children from the Parramore community helped Central Florida leaders sink shovels into the dirt today at a groundbreaking ceremony ushering in a ...

Bishop Wiggins Gets Bumped Up to International Bishops’ Conference Chair  West Orlando News

From a Press Release. Steadily Orlando, the City Beautiful, continues to bustle with activity, growth, and development. The region houses landmark anchors ...

'Pappy' Kennedy persevered to make civil-rights history  Orlando Sentinel

Joy Wallace Dickinson, Florida history: On Monday, January 18, the 25th Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy Prayer Breakfast once again celebrates the legacy of Martin ...

Q&A: Viera High football's Derek Smith  Florida Today

Q&A with new Viera High head football coach Derek Smith.

9 Investigates: Teachers failing certification exams  WFTV Orlando

9 Investigates learned that some Central Florida teachers are struggling to make the grade on state certification exams.

Manager at Devereux in Viera accused of having sexual relationship with student, police say  WFTV Orlando

COCOA BEACH, Fla. - A 24-year-old unit manager at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health in Viera was arrested recently and charged with having a sexual ...

Driving while black: OPD stops Aramis Ayala. No excuse for racial profiling  Orlando Sentinel

Lawyer Ernest DeLoach puts OPD's stop of Aramis Ayala into perspective as 100 of Central Florida's most influential people weigh in on current events.

Friends, family hold vigil for teen who died from gunshot wound to his head  Orlando Sentinel

Carldarius Patrick vigil at Ivey on the Lake apartment complex.

Spring training memories: From Babe to Bush, Tinker's history runs deep  Orlando Sentinel

Ghosts of spring training: Tinker Field may be a dump these days, but it was once a hot spot for spring training and other events. From Babe Ruth to George W.

WCBI's 2018 National Signing Day Headquarters  WCBI

Patrick Surtain, Jr., American Heritage HS (Fort Lauderdale, FL) (#1 DB) – SIGNED, Alabama. Justyn Ross, Central HS (Phenix City, AL) (#7 WR) – SIGNED, ...

Land dispute pitting Eatonville vs. district - Orlando Business Journal  Orlando Business Journal

EATONVILLE -- The city of Eatonville has been making plenty of noise lately, insisting Orange County Public Schools pay for the sins of its fathers. City officials ...

Arron Afflalo wins 2018 Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award  FanSided

Arron Afflalo wrote a love letter to Orlando during the summer after signing with the Orlando Magic. He gave back to the community even more this year.

9 Investigates: Group formed fake after-school program to commit Medicaid fraud  WFTV Orlando

9 Investigates found out a group pf men are accused of stealing from at-risk youth and disabled seniors to fund lives of luxury. Investigators said the men used ...

Sister's Network Offers Education, Encouragement  Orlando Times

ORLANDO - Everybody knows somebody that's been devastated by Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of Cancer death in the United ...

Florida Fast 100 No. 8: ACY Contractors LLC  Orlando Business Journal

Orlando-based ACY Contractors LLC has been on an upward trajectory of growth that saw company revenue grow an impressive 572.3 percent increase during ...

Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway discusses new recruits and a potential assistant  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis coach Penny Hardaway held his first press conference since being introduced by the university last month and addressed a wide range of topics.

Historic Black Bottom House of Prayer in Need of Restoration  Orlando Advacate

ORLANDO, FL– A historic downtown Orlando church is turning to the community for help in restoring the building to original condition. The Black Bottom House ...

Leading By Example: John T. Washington Service Awards  University of Central Florida

Leading By Example: John T. Washington *Service* Awards | Read more about UCF Community, Orlando and Central Florida news.

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