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Orlando SentinelFlorida's water glass is almost empty. As the state's population explosion pushed into this decade, growing communities panicked over their worsening thirst. Authorities banned lawn sprinkling on all but one day a week, utilities cooperated in hopes of...
Central Florida Political Pulse» Orlando Sentinel – Central Florida Political PulseTALLAHASSEE — Lost in the bloodletting that was Friday in Tallahassee, Gov. Charlie Crist did find the time to sign a wide-reaching elections bill (HB 131) that would restore some disclosure requirements for stealthy political groups buying ads...
In the mayor's race, Orange County Commissioner Bill Segal says he is all business. The 60-year-old Winter Park Democrat, who made millions in development, restaurants and investments, has served more than a dozen years in public office. Now on the...
Gemini Springs 37 Dirksen Drive Debary, FL 32713 (386) 736-5953 The 210-acre Gemini Springs was purchased in 1994 through the combined efforts of Volusia County, the Trust for Public Lands, the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Florida...
Tags: Volusia County, DeBary, Water Restrictions, Florida
Wonder why so few people trust government? Here's why: Who could blame folks in Indian River County eight years ago for wanting to preserve forever more than 1,200 acres just west of Interstate 95? After all, the imperiled scrub jays and snail kites call...
Silver Glen Springs has the distinction of being one of the most popular sites for ancient Native Americans and European settlers alike. In the 1890s, archaeologists documented 27 large middens, or kitchen trash piles, some dating back 7,000 years. Like...
Tags: Water Restrictions, Animals
Sentinel Staff WritersAs Seminole County waited for the St. Johns River to crest in Sanford, homeowners throughout Central Florida saw their yards slowly fill with water from Hurricane Frances. Officials from the National Weather Service said the St. Johns -- which drains the...
Tags: Weather, Tropical Weather, Vehicles, Lake Apopka, Poinciana
Sentinel Staff WritersA five-minute airboat ride Thursday brought Marvin Montgomery and Curtis Phillips to a metal grate sitting on an overgrown shore of Lake Underhill. Lying face down on the grate, the two City of Orlando workers used pitchforks to pull up 2-by-6 and 2-by-4...
Sentinel Staff WriterMonths of torrential rainfall bloated lakes, flooded neighborhoods and greened up countless square miles of lawns, but it is not enough to hold off Central Florida's water crisis. Officials say chances of seriously damaging lakes, rivers and wetlands --...
Tags: Wetlands, Weather Reports, Weather, Wekiva River, Water
Orlando SentinelDELTONA -- Lake Shelby was on the move, and Joyce Stocks felt she had only minutes to get her belongings safely into a moving van. Yet another downpour was boosting the rising waters from her lawn toward her front door on Beechdale Court. By the time...
Tags: Daytona Beach, Fires, Orange City, Floods, Weather Reports
Source: U.S. ArmyCaptain Steven Alvarez is an Army Reservist who was mobilized on May 2 to serve in Baghdad, Iraq. He is the public affairs officer for the Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq. Prior to his mobilization, in his reserve role, Capt. Alvarez was...
Sentinel Staff WritersHurricane Frances is about to give Central Florida the kind of drenching that comes around only once every 100 years or so, a deluge that will likely produce widespread flooding in the region. Local officials say there is no way to prepare for the amount...
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