A small army of volunteers plan to wade Saturday into the knee-high muddy waters of a Seminole County pond, where they will pull out invasive weeds and plant native vegetation along the shoreline. As the plants — including pickerelweed, duck potato and canna — grow, they will act as filters and prevent fertilizers and other noxious nutrients from flowing into the pond to feed algae blooms that can turn a water body into a thick green soup.
Rob Bial decided to get involved in the Seminole County Democratic Party shortly after the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016 that left 49 people dead. “I was watching the news and it was shocking the amount of carnage. It was beyond belief for me,” the Winter Springs resident said. “It got me thinking about this gun debate. … And I felt that we can’t sit on the sidelines, that democracy is not a spectator sport.”So he got involved. Today, Bial, 54, is the new chairman of the Seminole Democrats.
Two south Lake County men burst into a smoke-filled Clermont mobile home on Wednesday and rescued a 60-year-old man who apparently fell asleep while smoking a cigarette, Clermont fire officials said. “God has a reason for everything, and he put us there at the right time,” Brian Walker, 36, of Minneola, said Thursday. He helped rescue the man with his friend, Chris Desmond, 52, of Clermont. The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to South Lake Hospital in Clermont.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".