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Back to School: Sales Tax Holiday Starts Friday, Aug. 2

In addition to the numerous Back to School giveaways throughout the Orlando area where parents can get free school supplies for their children, the State of Florida kicks off its Back- to-School “Sales Tax Holiday” Aug. 2-6, Friday- Tuesday, when … Continue reading

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Local Elections Today

March 12, 2019, Orange County, FL – Don’t say you didn’t know! Mailings have gone out, candidates’ signs are on the sides of main streets and you’ve read about it here: Local elections for mayor and city commissioners are today in Ocoee, … Continue reading

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City Elections: Early Voting Now Through Friday

March 5, 2019 – Early Voting has started and will run through this Friday for city elections throughout Orange County.  Four cities in the county have elections a week from today, on Tuesday, March 12, including Ocoee and Windermere here … Continue reading

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City Elections Straight Ahead on March 12

February 11, 2019 (Orange County, Florida) — They are just as important as state and national elections but people often forget about them: city elections. If you live in the city of Belle Isle, Ocoee, Windermere or Winter Park, you … Continue reading

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Amendment 4: Registration Opens Today for Many Ex-Felons

January 8, 2019 (Orlando) – When voters in Florida overwhelmingly voted Yes on Amendment 4 last November, they spoke loud and clear: People convicted of certain crimes who have done their time and fulfilled their responsibilities to the court should have … Continue reading

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CFABJ Celebrates 35 years and Inducts Six Into its Hall of Fame

Giving honor where honor is due, members of the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists (CFABJ) on Dec. 1 named six esteemed journalists, media personalities, philanthropists and reporters to their Hall of Fame. They are: Dr. Florence Alexander and her … Continue reading

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For the Last-Minute Voters: Recommendations for Today’s Election

November 6, 2018 (Orlando) — This is for the last-minute voters. But the rest of you all can read on too!  This is one of few occasions when I’ve shared my recommendations for elections. But because this mid-term General Election … Continue reading

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Off the Sidelines and Into the Game: The General Election is on Nov. 6

October 31, 2018 (Orlando) – The signs are everywhere. On the side of the road, on cars, on highway overpasses and on billboards everywhere. Candidates signs. Signs about some of those long-winded state amendments, signs about  Early Voting (which ends … Continue reading

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Orange County Sheriff: Candidates on Issues Important to Community

Editor’s Note: It is our goal to provide good news and information to lift the community we serve Higher. We publish many articles during the election season because improving the community depends heavily on its leadership – the people who make … Continue reading

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More Than 80K Inactive Voters in Orange County Alone

October 6, 2018 (Orlando) – With everything going on in the United States (especially today in the Senate), citizens should value their vote and exercise their right to vote in every election. The people who get out and vote in … Continue reading

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