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Sheriff Don Eslinger to hand in badge, gun

Longest serving ever

The longest serving Sheriff in Seminole County history will not seek another term.

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Oviedo incumbents unopposed again

Mayor, councilman unopposed

Two of Oviedo’s longest serving elected officials will keep their seats for two more years.

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Oviedo hits brakes on residential boom

Cutting back growth

“In the last month or so, we’ve had so many people call us up saying ‘You’re ruining this neighborhood and you’re building this.’”

Encroaching on Oviedo history?

Development on horizon?

A new development would surround the historic Wheeler Evans home – a historic house belonging to Oviedo’s founding family.

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Oviedo water bills will see 7 percent rise

"Whoops" oversight

A clerical error caused Oviedo residents to be undercharged on their water bills for three of the past five years, and now the city is raising rates.

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Oviedo loosens restrictions on alcohol in town

Booze to flow sooner

Oviedo residents looking to buy drinks on a Sunday morning now have the legal right to do so.

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Oviedo hospital gets big green light

Oviedo passes zoning

Oviedo’s new hospital took another step toward becoming a reality Tuesday, getting a green light for rezoning.

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Oviedo eyes electric car charging stations

City eyes charging stations

Oviedo might be on the verge of adding new power sources for electric cars.

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Questions after Winter Springs election shutout

Election event snafu

Questions were flying after Winter Springs City Commissioners, residents and the media were shut out of a city election event Oct. 16.

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Twin Rivers development halted for now

No construction for now

A request for a zoning change making way for one of Oviedo’s most contested developments in recent memory was withdrawn on Friday night for undisclosed reasons.

Oviedo City Talk: Tax time

Council voted to set the millage rate at 5.0434 mills for the coming tax year — lower than pre-recession level

Council voted to set the millage rate at 5.0434 mills for the coming tax year. This millage rate is less than the combined millage rate for 2004.

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Tom Walters appointed to Seminole School Board

Ex Oviedo mayor appointed

Ten months after the passing of Seminole County School Board member Diane Bauer, a former long-serving Oviedo mayor is stepping up to fill her seat.

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Why Winter Springs left CALNO

Is $25/year too much?

Why the city wasn't gaining 50 cents per week (or less) worth of valuable information from nearby city officials by meeting with them regularly, the mayor didn't say.

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Calendar: Hob Nob with political candidates

Events to fill your week

Hob nob with political candidates and find out a bit more about who you'll vote for in the upcoming elections at the Central Florida Hob Nob.

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Winter Springs considers canceling funding for UCF Incubator

City debates funding incubator

Winter Springs City Commissioners discussed using city dollars elsewhere instead of the UCF Business Incubator at their July 14 budget workshop.