Four Corners, FLfox35orlando.com

Construction set to begin on ChampionsGate diverging diamond interchange

FOUR CORNERS, Fla. - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is constructing a new interchange at Interstate 4 and County Road 532, which they say will alleviate traffic congestion. FDOT just started the project this month, and they are installing a "diverging diamond interchange" in the ChampionsGate area. It couldn't...
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Orlando, FLclick orlando

Delta variant fuels surge in local hospitalizations, deaths

ORLANDO, Fla. – Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all spiking as the delta variant sweeps across the nation. Health officials are calling the current situation “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” but if you are vaccinated, how worried should you be? And what does this mean for children with the school year right around the corner?
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Orlando, FLbungalower

Orlando to host Miss Hooters Pageant this week

The 24th Annual Miss Hooters Pageant is scheduled to take place this week on Thursday, July 29 on International Drive. The annual pageant showcases women who work at Hooters in all corners of the country who are nominated to represent their home store in the national contest for the title of “Miss Hooters” and a $30,000 prize package.
Saint Cloud, FLpositivelyosceola.com

St. Cloud community comes together to pay their respects and thank Councilman Charles E. “Chuck” Cooper

On Saturday, friends, family, community members, community leaders, and elected officials came together to pay their respects to Chuck Cooper, St. Cloud Councilman who passed away in June. The memorial service, which took place in St. Cloud’s Marina Building, began in song and ended with an open mic that made it possible for attendees to share memories of Mr. Cooper and to say thank you for his service and commitment to the community.
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This is the County in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

Though vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 33,741,500 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area, located in Florida, a total of 273,080 COVID-19 cases have been […]
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Despite setbacks, deeply invested Dorworth presses on with River Cross plan for rural Seminole

Seminole County Commission Chairman Lee Constantine remembers when he first heard the pitch: It was in early 2018 at an Altamonte Springs restaurant, where developer Chris Dorworth laid out plans for River Cross, his vision to transform a portion of the county’s rural area. “He said this was his dream,” Constantine recalled. After nearly four years of fighting in the commission chambers and ...
Orlando, FLmynews13.com

Protesters gather in Orlando in support of Cuban people

ORLANDO — Protesters were in downtown Orlando Sunday showing support for the Cuban people as protests have been going on for weeks hoping it will create a change. Caridad Reyes has family in Cuba. She came out to the rally on Sunday. She is worried about her family and the...
Florida StateDaytona Beach News-Journal

Another missed opportunity for meaningful juvenile justice reform in Florida

Despite bipartisan support in the Legislature, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed two bills, SB 274 and SB 166, that would’ve fostered much-needed changes to Florida’s juvenile justice system. SB 274 aimed to expunge the records of justice-involved youth who have completed a diversion program for any offense, and SB 166 would’ve ensured that those expunctions are exempt from public records and only available for specified purposes to some criminal justice agencies. The governor’s veto denies thousands of youths the opportunity to move forward without a label that can potentially taint the quality of their lives — from education to employment — for years, if not their whole lives.
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Palm Coast, FLDaytona Beach News-Journal

Surprise! In contentious Palm Coast, it's possible to debate issues in a civil way

It would be a stretch to say that debate between Palm Coast mayoral candidates The News-Journal sponsored last week went off without a hitch or a glitch. But I think it is accurate to state that the debate is a great example of how a newspaper, a diverse group of political candidates and citizens can get together to inform voters, in a civil setting, about a race with contentious issues.
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Orange County, FLusf.edu

Environmentalist Pushes Rights Of Nature Statewide

By a margin of nearly 90%, Orange County voters approved a charter amendment last November aimed at protecting the “rights of nature.”. Now, backers are taking the issue statewide by pushing five amendments to the Florida constitution. WMFE environmental reporter Amy Green talked about the effort with Chuck O’Neal, chairman...
Citrus County, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Growth making Citrus look like Tampa, Orlando

When Pine Ridge gets built out, the residents will be screaming for the state to turn Pine Ridge Boulevard into an expressway so that they can escape the traffic jams within the community itself. Meanwhile, Citrus County is selling its soul to get more fast food restaurants and tourists into...