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Top 100 Stories of 2013 Daytona Beach-Orlando Metro Area / Headline Surfer®

Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere wins re-election w/o opposition / Headline SurferOviedo Councilman Steve Henken has no opposition / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Familiar faces are staying on the Oviedo City Council with qualifying over and no challengers for Mayor Dominic Persampiere and Councilman Steve Henken, shown here from left to right, respectively.

OVIEDO -- Mayor Dominic Persampiere and Council member Steve Henken were returned to their respective seats in this Seminole County city because they had no opponents when qualifying ended in September.

The return to office of the two Oviedo officials without opposition comes in at No. 68 in the Headline Surfer® countdown of the top 100 stories of 2013. 

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LAKE MARY, Fla. -- The Seminole County School district has seen a dramatic spike in student enrollment in the past couple of weeks.

Dramatic enough to fill the equivalent of three classrooms, district officials say. The sudden influx comes from families leaving Puerto Rico, many of them to Central Florida since the massive devastation from Hurricane Maria.   

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SANFORD, Fla. -- School Board Chairwoman Amy Lockhart is all too aware of the suffering of Puerto Ricans with the utter devastation inflicted on the island a week ago by Maria, which made landfall on the commonwealth as a category 4 hurricane.

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OVIEDO, Fla. -- The next Farmer’s Market is Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Lawton House grounds, 200 W. Broadway St.

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Photos and video for Headline Surfer / Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma, who took office on Jan. 1 is shown in the image above with 34 new recruits. In the video, Lemma administers the oath of office to his sworn personnel with his voice dubbed over a series of rotaring still images for a cool visual effect that really hits home with the mission of the agency, which is to serve and protect.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
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Rick Hanas of Oviedo to serve of Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Rick Hanas, vice president of A. Duda & Sons of Seminole County has been tapped by the governor to sit on a state board.
 

OVIEDO -- Gov. Rick Scott on Monday appointed Oviedo resident Richard Hanas to a vacant seat on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Hanas, 65, is the senior vice president of A. Duda & Sons Inc. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term that began Monday and ends Aug. 1, 2017.

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OVIEDO -- How cool would it be to have your music student desire to practice an instrument during the week between lessons? About as awesome as it is for him or her to perform rock songs on stage.

The School of Rock in Oviedo has inspired young people, ages 8 to 18, for the past two years at the same location, 5420 Deep Lake Road, just off 426, Aloma Road, in Seminole County. If you live in Edgewater like we do, it's not that far away.

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Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere wins re-election w/o opposition / Headline SurferOviedo Councilman Steve Henken has no opposition / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Familiar faces are staying on the Oviedo City Council with qualifying over and no challengers for Mayor Dominic Persampiere and Councilman Steve Henken, shown here from left to right, respectively.

OVIEDO -- Mayor Dominic Persampiere and Council member Steve Henken have been returned to their respective seats in this Seminole County city because they had no opponents when qualifying ended.

Though he had no opposition, Persampiere told reporters after Friday's qualifying ended, he's "humbled" nonetheless to be allowed to continue serving Oviedo.