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Orange TV crew huddled in a circle holding their Telly awards

Orange County Government TV Wins Seven Prestigious Telly Awards

Honoring Excellence in Local, Regional and Cable Television

Orange County Government access channel Orange TV has been honored by the 40th Annual Telly Awards as winners in seven categories. Orange TV received one gold, one silver and five bronze 2019 Telly Awards for excellence in video and television by industry peers.

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A Closer Look: The Office of the Orange County Property Appraiser

The Office of the Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA) is charged with identifying, locating and fairly valuing all property, both real and personal,...

Facade of Bloem building with a flower pot in the foreground

Orange County Environmental Protection Division Works with Local Businesses to Go Green and Stay Green

Corporate sustainability has become synonymous with social and environmental responsibility. One Apopka-based company, Bloem LLC, which manufactures innovative outdoor garden products, took the...

A student stirring a large pot of food

Orange County Jail’s Culinary Program Serves up Job Skills

Tory Blackwell, a former Orange County Corrections Department inmate, is now lead cook at a popular local restaurant thanks to IN2WORK vocational training....

Community & Services

Orange County Government TV Wins Seven Prestigious Telly Awards

Honoring Excellence in Local, Regional and Cable Television

Orange County Government access channel Orange TV has been honored by the 40th Annual Telly Awards as winners in seven categories. Orange TV received one...

Orange County Jail’s Culinary Program Serves up Job Skills

Tory Blackwell, a former Orange County Corrections Department inmate, is now lead cook at a popular local restaurant thanks to IN2WORK vocational training. The culinary program is designed to provide offenders with the...

An idyllic neighborhood

Deterring Crime through Preventative Measures: Upcoming Topic at Orange County Community Conference

For Jason Reynolds in the Orange County Neighborhood Services Division, the concept of reducing crime through environmental design has always been fascinating. While receiving his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida, Reynolds took a class in crime prevention that opened his eyes to the simple things people...

Public Health & Safety

A large audience of dozens of people sit row by row at narrow, rectangular tables. In front of them is a stage with two large projection screens. The attendees are paying attention to the speaker at the podium.

Emergency Managers Gather in Orange County for the 2019 National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference

Nationwide emergency management professionals gathered for the 2019 National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive. The four-day conference, held from April 1 to 4, provides a forum and...

Inside of a Fire Station, firefighter Jason Wheat smiles while holding his Firefighter of the Year Award. Fire Chief Otto Drodz and other leaders smile as Jason walks towards the podium.

Orange County Fire Rescue Department Firefighter Named 2018 Florida Firefighter of the Year

The Florida State Firefighters Association (FSFA) presented Orange County Fire Rescue Department’s (OCFRD) Firefighter Jason Wheat with the annual Firefighter of the Year Award. Wheat was selected to receive the award as a result of numerous peer nominations on behalf of his continued dedication and service. His commitment is credited with positively impacting the...

Good Samaritans Honored by Orange County for Saving a Local Sergeant’s Life

Four local good Samaritans were recognized today for saving the life of Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Jamie Hoffman from a fiery crash last year on State Road 408.

On the morning of July 1, 2018, Sgt. Hoffman’s patrol car crashed on the 408 between Pine Hills Road and Old Winter Garden Road. His cruiser...

Business

Two employees smiling as they greet a customer

A Closer Look: The Office of the Orange County Property Appraiser

The Office of the Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA) is charged with identifying, locating and fairly valuing all property, both real and personal,...

Facade of Bloem building with a flower pot in the foreground

Orange County Environmental Protection Division Works with Local Businesses to Go Green and Stay Green

Corporate sustainability has become synonymous with social and environmental responsibility. One Apopka-based company, Bloem LLC, which manufactures innovative outdoor garden products, took the...

Eight local and international leaders holding rubber mallets pretending to hammer down some stakes in front of a decorative piece of track. Below the track read the words "Virgin Trains USA Orlando Groundbreaking. On Track to Red Hot Orlando."

Virgin Trains USA Breaks Ground on Central Florida Expansion

Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, broke ground on Monday, June 24, 2019, for the nation’s largest privately funded infrastructure project to expand its...