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Lake County (Florida)

Lake County (Florida)
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  • Clermont housing complex joins growing number of smoke-free buildings

    Hunters Trace, a multiunit housing development in Clermont, is among six housing developments in Lake County that are going smoke-free. The six residential properties in Lake County have agreed to implement smoke-free policies, joining a growing list of...
  • Lake commissioners Sean Parks, Tim Sullivan complete certification programs

    Lake commissioners Sean Parks, Tim Sullivan complete certification programs
    TAVARES — Lake County commissioners Sean Parks and Tim Sullivan have completed Florida Association of Counties programs to bolster their knowledge of county government roles and responsibilities. Parks earned Advanced County Commissioner...
  • Lake County opens 21-court beach-volleyball complex

    Lake County opens 21-court beach-volleyball complex
    TAVARES — The dress code was bikinis and board shorts with shoes optional Saturday morning at Lake County's new Hickory Point Beach on Lake Harris. Sand-volleyball athletes came from across the country to play at the 21-court beach-volleyball...
  • Eustis woman killed, son hurt in ATV crash

    Eustis woman killed, son hurt in ATV crash
    A Eustis woman was killed and her son injured Saturday night when the ATV they were riding was hit by a pickup truck on Lake County Road 44-A. A passenger on the ATV, Melissa Cole, 43, died at the scene, and the driver, her son Dillon Ash, 21, was...
  • Historian launches new book about local Civil War veterans

    Local author and historian Bob Grenier will launch his new book "Images of America: Central Florida's Civil War Veterans" at 2 p.m. July 17 at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. The book, which features about 200 vintage images, is the saga of...
  • FHP: Man who died in motorcycle crash ID'd

    FHP: Man who died in motorcycle crash ID'd
    A 27-year-old Orlando man was driving a stolen motorcycle when he crashed after losing control late Tuesday on a rural Lake County road, the Florida Highway Patrol said Wednesday. The driver, Tracey Comstock of Orlando, died and his passenger, Stephanie...
  • Sheriff's office: Deputies did not accompany arrested man who fled Dr. P. Phillips Hospital

    Sheriff's office: Deputies did not accompany arrested man who fled Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office is opening an internal investigation after a 55-year-old man with a lengthy criminal record remains on the loose after he walked out of Dr. P Phillips hospital while under arrest. After Richard Holley was arrested by...
  • Notorious Leesburg murderess Marie Arrington dead at 80

    Notorious Leesburg murderess Marie Arrington dead at 80
    More than 45 years have passed since Marie Dean Arrington wiggled through the window of her prison cell, scaled two wire fences in her pajamas and disappeared into a chilly March night. The convicted Lake County murderess and death-row inmate remained...
  • School fixes, abortion, and war deaths: Letters

    Simple fixes for schools I am not in public education; nor do I have children involved. However, based on all that has been published and discussed lately, I have reached the conclusion that there are severe problems that can be simply improved....
  • RUDY BERRY: One man's lonely protest against bigotry

    RUDY BERRY: One man's lonely protest against bigotry
    Rudy Berry did not set out to integrate Woolworth's lunch counter in Leesburg in 1964. He was just hungry. A shipping-room employee at J.C. Penney Co., Berry, then 26, could see no reason — other than the color of his skin — to wait at the...
  • Lake jet-ski accident prompts call for water safety

    Lake jet-ski accident prompts call for water safety
    What better way to cool off on a scorching day than jumping on a water scooter and letting it fly on a Central Florida lake? But the fun all too often comes to a sudden halt, as it did in Lake County on Tuesday night when three people, including a 7-...
  • Clermont, and Lake County, government offices closing for the July 4 holiday

      All Florida Department of Health offices in Lake County will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  All offices will reopen on Monday, July 7 with regularly scheduled hours. As in all medical emergencies, residents...