Archive for June, 2012

Sheriff touts the success of an undercover drug operation.

BARTOW – Taking direct aim at Libertarians who say people in prison for non-violent drug offenses should be released, the Polk County Sheriff today blasted that theory and pointed to an anti-drug operation that resulted in 30 arrests in the Bartow area. It was the result of a 10-month investigation, first launched in August 2011, [...]

On July 4, Downtown Orlando’s stars will be fireworks and the fountain.

ORLANDO – When the Independence Day holiday arrives, and the anticipated crowds — literally thousands, it’s estimated — descend on Lake Eola Park, the city of Orlando will be ready for them. The 35th annual Fireworks at the Fountain holiday event starts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, and heads right into sunset with [...]

Orlando artist and craftsman is retired from teaching, but not from his craft.

WINTER PARK – Tebe Horne knows some people are a bit surprised when they first notice the necklaces and jewelry that he designs. After all, he uses some rather unique material. “It’s a free-form copper,” he said. “We work in stainless steel, copper and glass. The joy of stainless steel is you don’t have to [...]

Art shop in Winter Park donates part of its sales to a worthy cause.

WINTER PARK – Vanessa Echols felt privileged to be at Wearable Art on Thursday, and the shop’s owner, Scott Alles, was equally pleased to have the WFTV Channel 9 news anchor there. On a sunny afternoon, after the last of Tropical Storm Debby’s heavy downpours were finally over, Echols was happily greeting customers at the [...]

Republicans race to denounce Supreme Court ruling on universal health care.

ORLANDO – Political conservatives and Republicans who had been counting on a victory in the U.S. Supreme Court, and a ruling tossing out all or most of the universal health care law supported by President Obama, were quick to express outrage today at the court’s decision to uphold the 2010 law. From Gov. Rick Scott [...]

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