Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Teresa Jacobs wins school board chair, plus remaining Orange County election results

Posted By and on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM

You were keeping up with the results from the Orange County elections tonight, right? If not, we've got your back. But first, of note: The races were nonpartisan, meaning the candidate to finish with at least 5o percent plus one vote automatically won, avoiding a run-off contest in the Nov....

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Andrew Gillum wins historic Democratic nomination for Florida governor

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 9:38 PM

Beating the projected odds, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic nomination for Florida governor Tuesday night. The nomination is historic – Gillum is the state's first African-American nominee for governor. If elected, he would be the first black governor of Florida. With the majority of precincts reporting...

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Congresswoman Val Demings waltzes to re-election in primary for CD 10

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 8:54 PM

U.S. Rep. Val Demings won her re-election bid against Democratic financier Wade Darius Tuesday night in the primary election for Congressional District 10. Because Demings had no Republican challenger, all registered voters – not just Democrats – were eligible to vote in the primary election, which determined the winner of...

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Trump-endorsed Ron DeSantis wins Republican nomination for Florida governor

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 8:41 PM

Proving the influence President Donald Trump still has over Florida Republicans, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis won the GOP gubernatorial nomination Tuesday night. Early state returns show DeSantis trouncing state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam by a margin of 56 percent of the vote to almost 37 percent.  Although Putnam...

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Democrat Stephanie Murphy, Republican Mike Miller beat competitors in CD 7

Posted By and on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 8:26 PM

It was a great night to be Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy and Republican state Rep. Mike Miller, as the two breezed past their primary opponents in route for the November general election. With the majority of precincts reporting in Orange and Seminole Counties, Murphy finished with more than...

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Sheriff Jerry Demings wins Orange County mayoral race

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 8:10 PM

With more than 60 percent of vote, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings won the Orange County mayoral race Tuesday. Demings, a Democrat, faced off against Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke and local businessman Rob Panepinto, a political newcomer, in the nonpartisan race. Because the county mayor is nonpartisan position, the...

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Darren Soto surges past Alan Grayson to win Democratic primary in CD 9

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 7:58 PM

With most precincts reporting, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto surged past former Congressman Alan Grayson by a margin of about 2-1 to win the Democratic primary in Congressional District 9 Tuesday night. The district encompasses all of Osceola County and parts of southeast Orange and Polk counties. With the majority of precincts...

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Queen Beyoncé and her husband set to rattle windows all around Camping World Stadium

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 7:56 PM

For those of you who didn’t take off work to buy your ticket five months ago with rent money when the Queen asked you to, here is a reminder: Legend and icon Beyoncé and her rapper husband, Jay-Z, will be in Orlando Wednesday for a second iteration of their...

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Star 94.5's DJ Nasty to open for Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 4:29 PM

DJ Nasty has represented the City Beautiful on two of the biggest tours of recent memory, scoring coveted opening slots for no less than Beyoncé, and this week Orlando fans get to see this hometown favorite on a stadium stage. The Orlando-based producer and Star 94.5 radio mainstay ("The Main Event...

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The big, beautiful food hall we've all been waiting for is coming to...Kissimmee

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 4:28 PM

It'll be larger than the 22,000-square-foot Armature Works food hall in Tampa, and certainly larger than any such gastro-emporium we have in Orlando when it finally opens in 2020. Yes, the Gourmet Market at Magic Place will be a 30,000-square-foot behemoth large enough to host 20 independently run (not chain)...

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