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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.

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 ...

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 ...

Jones High School Museum Digital History Exhibit at UCF Celebrates the Arts  Orlando Weekly

Jones High School was founded in 1895 as the Orlando Colored School during the time of Jim Crow laws and segregation. This virtual exhibit of Jones High ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 School concert choir, wind ensemble set to perform at Carnegie Hall  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Jones High School cherishes many prestigious honors, including participating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but now, two of its music groups are New ...

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.

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

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

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.

Jones High- Carnegie Hall  Orlando Times

ORLANDO - Members of the Jones High School (JHS) Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble have spent months preparing for what is sure to be a life-changing ...

Deaths in Central Florida: 3/7  Orlando Sentinel

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

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, ...

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.

Deaths in Central Florida: 3/2  Orlando Sentinel

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

High school football all-star game schedule  Orlando Sentinel

High school football seniors will suit up for the final time at the prep level over the next month in a variety of all-star games throughout Central Florida. Below is a ...

'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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

Prep roundup: Jones routs Forest, 60-0  Ocala

The Forest football team was no match for visiting Orlando Jones as the Wildcats trailed by as much as 41 points in the game's first quarter and fell 60-0 to the ...

FHSAA football playoff power rankings entering Week 8  Orlando Sentinel

West Orange is among the big winners this week in the FHSAA playoff power rankings despite losing to Jones 41-31 at home on Friday. The Warriors moved ...

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 ...

Florida basketball shot clock debate heats up after Boone sneaks by Oak Ridge  Orlando Sentinel

The debate over whether or not Florida high school basketball play should be governed by shot clocks boiled over Thursday after a stall tactic led to an ...

Varsity Football Week 11 Rewind: Seminole ends season by honoring fallen coach  Orlando Sentinel

An overcast sky and the death of an assistant coach early in the day made for a somber start to senior night at Seminole High School. Raymond Caraballo, 29 ...

Jerry Howard out, Willie Anderson in as Jones basketball coach  Orlando Sentinel

Longtime Orange County basketball fixture Jerry Howard stepped down after 16 years at Jones this offseason. He's been replaced by another local hoops icon, ...

Lakeland overpowers Edgewater in Class 7A state semifinal  Orlando Sentinel

Edgewater's exciting run through the postseason ended abruptly Friday in the Class 7A state semifinal round. Undefeated Lakeland came away with three ...

2018 high school football district and region predictions  Orlando Sentinel

Here's a look at Sentinel Varsity's district and region football predictions for the 2018 high school football season.

School bus stop shooting suspect in court  WESH Orlando

New details about the bus stop shooting that sent a Jones High School student to the hospital Thursday.

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

Key takeaways from Florida's 2018 school grade release.

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.

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

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Nearly 24 hours after a standoff came to an end inside an Orange County apartment there's still no sign of a suspect who, deputies ...

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.

FHSAA football playoff pairings  Orlando Sentinel

The Florida High School Athletic Association announced football playoff pairings on Sunday.

2018 high school football preseason Kickoff Classic results, schedule  Orlando Sentinel

High school football practices begin July 30 for area teams followed by preseason Kickoff Classic games from Aug. 16-18.

The Rosen Foundation to offer full tuition to some Jones High...  News965

A group of students at Jones High School in downtown Orlando may have to worry about being accepted to college, but thanks to the Rosen Foundation, they ...

Bakari Burns  Orlando Times

ORLANDO - Health Care for the Homeless Inc. has a rich history of giving back and supporting those in need in the Central Florida community. At the helm is its ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

Seminole turns back Bishop Moore to cap regular season  Orlando Sentinel

Seminole stuffed a run on a 2-point conversion try with less than two minutes to play Friday to hold off visiting Bishop Moore 31-30. The win keeps the slim ...

Football teams left stranded after Faith Christian abruptly folds program  Orlando Sentinel

Area high school football teams are scrambling to fill voids in their schedules on the eve of preseason practices next week after receiving word that Faith ...

Antwann Jones scores 30 as Oak Ridge beats West Orange in 9A semifinal  Orlando Sentinel

Oak Ridge comes out on top in the 9A semifinal game against West Orange.

Florida's high school graduation rate rises for class of 2016  Orlando Sentinel

Florida's high school graduation rate moved up again in 2016, hitting a record 80.7 percent and continuing a decades-long climb, state officials said Friday.

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 ...

FHSAA to rule Wednesday on Winter Park football players who transferred from Timber Creek  Orlando Sentinel

The FHSAA will hear appeals Wednesday from four senior football players who were ruled ineligible after transferring from Timber Creek to Winter Park.

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

ORLANDO, Fla. - The father of a 15-year-old boy found shot to death Sunday at an Orlando apartment complex says he was trying to get help for his son who ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

New faces on football sidelines this fall for area high school teams  Orlando Sentinel

*Fresh* faces will be on the sideline this fall for 16 high school football programs throughout Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Sumter and Volusia counties.

Lakeland caps unbeaten season with state title win over St. Thomas Aquinas  Orlando Sentinel

Lakeland forced two turnovers, recorded four sacks and rushed for 277 yards for its seventh state title.

Winter Park baseball makes coaching change following chaotic season finale  Orlando Sentinel

Sid Cash Jr. replaces Dee Brown as Winter Park baseball coach after the former UCF two-sport standout was suspended one year by the Florida High School ...

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.

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 ...

Texas Football Recruiting: What does 3-star 2019 OLB Marcus Tillman Jr. bring for the Longhorns  Hook 'Em Headlines

An underrated 2019 prospect was added to the Texas football recruiting class in three-star outside linebacker Marcus Tillman Jr.

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 ...

Spotlight: Susie Forehand  Orlando Times

ORLANDO - With a historical career, Susie Forehand has been an advocate for quality nursing education. In addition to educating thousands of students, she ...

2018 high school football spring game schedule  Orlando Sentinel

Spring football games involving high school programs in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Sumter, Volusia and Brevard counties will be played May 10-25.

Eustis football coach will step to plate for David Lee this baseball season  Orlando Sentinel

Eustis football coach Mike Hay will fill in for David Lee this spring while the long-time coach seeks a heart transplant.

New Windermere High football coach Greg Miller knows Orlando  Orlando Sentinel

Greg Miller, who spent most of his formative football years in Maryland and Pennsylvania but bits and pieces of his youth in Central Florida, is the head foo.

Officials unveil plans for new $41.3M school in Parramore neighborhood  Orlando Sentinel

A $41.3 million community school in Orlando's Parramore neighborhood is planned to open by August 2017, Orange County Public Schools officials announced ...

Support rolls in for Eustis baseball coach in need of heart transplant  Orlando Sentinel

A day after undergoing surgery due to heart failure, Eustis baseball coach David Lee could hardly bear to hear his wife speak of the well-wishers and outpouring ...

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 ...

Freedom football among area programs with new head coaches  Orlando Sentinel

A former Brevard County football assistant is among a number of new faces filling area head coaching vacancies. Phil Vogt replaced Carl Holden at Freedom on ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Baseball district tournament schedules and results  Orlando Sentinel

Baseball district tournaments take place Monday through Friday across the state. The top two teams from each district advance to region quarterfinals (Class ...

Dr. Phillips finishes season with first football state title  Orlando Sentinel

Dr. Phillips scored touchdowns on defense and special teams Saturday to help bury the heartbreak of a year ago and claim its first FHSAA football state title.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

John Wilkinson leaves Cocoa to become new football coach at New Smyrna Beach  Orlando Sentinel

One of the most successful high school football coaches in the state has landed a job in his own backyard. John Wilkinson is leaving Cocoa to take over the ...

Baseball district tournament preview: Oviedo playing with heavy hearts  Orlando Sentinel

The baseball district tournament preview includes notes on Oviedo, Hagerty, Olympia, Cypress Creek and more.

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 ...

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 ...

Softball district tournament schedules and results  Orlando Sentinel

Softball district tournaments take place Monday through Friday across the state. The top two teams from each district advance to region quarterfinals (Class ...

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.

City of Life wins girls basketball title, Wildwood wins second straight  Orlando Sentinel

Kissimmee City of Life and Wildwood each won girls basketball state championships on Tuesday in Lakeland.

Freedom Patriots  Orlando Sentinel

Last season: 1-7 (0-3 home). Home: Freedom Stadium (3,000), opened 2003. Man of the House: Coach Carl Holden (2nd year, 1-7). Household Name: RB ...

The First Academy's Parker Mara excels in football and ice hockey  Orlando Sentinel

The First Academy senior Parker Mara pulls double duty in the fall as a standout football and hockey player.

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 ...

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.

Grinning Florida couple arrested on slew of charges  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - You can't grin your way out of trouble, but that didn't keep one Florida couple from trying. In a photo posted on the Volusia County ...

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.

FHSAA boys basketball state tournament schedule and scores  Orlando Sentinel

Here are the matchups for this week's FHSAA state tournament pairings at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland: Tuesday. Class 1A semifinals. West Gadsden ...

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.

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

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

Local baseball coach Dave Wheeler passes away following fight with cancer  Orlando Sentinel

Freedom baseball coach Dave Wheeler died early Thursday morning following a brief battle with cancer.

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

As Orlando leaders push for more affordable housing in Parramore, some argue the city should stop putting tax-supported apartments in a neighborhood still ...


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