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Lennar Homes paid about $14 million for more than 260 lots in the Providence development, in partnership with ABD Development. The gated community, which has about 700 homes, was developed in 2005 in Polk County about 25 miles southwest of Orlando....
TALLAHASSEE — Amazon will bring 3,000 jobs to the state in a deal that also means Floridians will have to start paying taxes on purchases from the online retailer. Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Thursday that Florida had landed the deal with...
Tags: Executive Branch, Don Gaetz, Rick Scott, Politics, Investments
Below the surface of the vast waters of Lake Apopka is a landscape akin to a desert. Only a hardy smattering of grasses, lily pads and other native plants cling to 1 percent of its lake bottom. As part of the vast, multimillion-dollar plan to restore...
Florida led the nation in foreclosure activity during May, though in Metropolitan Orlando the number of legal filings was down from both a year ago and a month earlier, a new report shows. One in every 336 Orlando houses got a foreclosure-related...
Imogene Neal Rowley 1915-2013 Imogene Neal Rowley, widow of Joe C. Rowley, died June 10, 2013, at Charleston Health Care Center. Born Nov. 27, 1915, in Lincoln County, Ky., she was a daughter of Ola Williams and Harry Lou Neal of Dade City, Fla....
Tags: Schools, Elementary Schools
KISSIMMEE – The smell of marijuana Friday led to another grow house bust in Poinciana, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. The smell came from 600 Regency Way, where Misael Delgado-Sanchez opened the door after deputies knocked,...
Tags: Police Arrests, Hialeah, Cuba, Rentals, Drug Trafficking
Republican Adam Putnam was already a political veteran when he was elected Florida's agriculture commissioner in 2010. He had represented a U.S. House district that included his hometown of Bartow in Polk County for a decade, and had served four years...
Wearing pint-sized chef hats and aprons, a gaggle of elementary-schoolers looks up expectantly from picked-clean plates. "Did you guys enjoy?" their instructor asks. "Yes!" comes back a chorus of voices. "Who wants seconds?" Eyes widen and...
Tags: Diabetes, Salads, Healthy Diet, Weight, Foods and Beverages
At a time when so many cruise lines are being villified — some deservedly — I would like to voice my experience with the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines. On April 28, on the first day of our planned cruise on the Caribbean, my...
When Kiera Wilmot curiously mixed toilet-bowl cleaner with aluminum foil near her school gazebo last month, she did not imagine the experiment would end in adult felony charges. The 16-year old Polk County girl was a good student with an exemplary...
Kiera Wilmot was handcuffed at her high school, hustled into the back of a police car and taken to jail for something that should have sent her to a few days of after-school detention. If common sense prevailed over draconian codes of conduct in Florida...
Sentinel Staff WriterSunday, the day of rest, was anything but. As we awoke to the second day of New Reality, again we put our backs into it. Tree debris rose in streets like bone piles in a grisly graveyard. Empty water bottles and the sharp scent of sap marked the...
Tags: Florida, Interstate 4
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