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Landmark Orange church getting multi-million dollar facelift for a future in education

College leaders want to preserve the 110-year-old First Baptist Church building on Green Avenue while also modernizing it so it can serve Orange for the ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 11:43 am


“Big deal” construction opens up educational opportunities from Downtown Orange

This is a “big deal.” The phrase was repeated multiple times this week in Downtown Orange as construction, education and community leaders gathered to celebrate ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:18 am


Topping Off Ceremony highlights growth, teamwork for Orange’s largest educational building

Roberto Barrera was happy to take the microphone Wednesday morning in Downtown Orange, not to tout his employer, Durotech, but to thank the entire team ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:38 am


Go inside the record enrollment for Lamar State College Orange and how it can last

More functional and result-driven curriculum is part of the reason local educators are championing record attendance at Lamar State College Orange. The school’s unofficial (exact ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, February 1, 2024 12:20 am


City of Orange approves, outlines demolitions of 32 structures

Nearly three-dozen structures are set for demolition within the City of Orange following a large-scale project approval secured last week. In all, the city is ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:10 am


Orange is ready for Mardi Gras’ good time rolling fun

“Laissez les bons temps rouler” is how Alison Clary has been greeting city council members and support staff this month with the City of Orange. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, January 26, 2024 12:10 am


City of Orange approves additional Sabine Park Apartments demolition

The continued demolition of Sabine Park Apartments was approved by City of Orange leaders in the name of resident safety and municipal beautification. Present Orange ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, January 24, 2024 12:20 am


Orange celebrates firefighters who completed probationary period

Orange Fire Chief John Bilbo doesn’t mind the idea of introducing the department’s newest team members to the community, but only under certain circumstances. “The ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, January 11, 2024 12:18 am


MLK march’s importance connects past to future, Orange organizers say

Beverly Robinson says it’s important to respect everyone’s differences, be kind and love mankind. On a personal level, the NAACP Orange Branch secretary loves to ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, January 9, 2024 11:51 am

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Orange County reader takes home $200 cash in Orange Leader contest

The Nov. 25 edition of the Orange Leader asked readers to “Look throughout the pages and count the turkeys!” Dee Culpepper took those marching orders ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, December 21, 2023 12:06 am

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