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Lake County (Florida)

Lake County (Florida)
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  • New school board chairmen for Lake, Osceola, Volusia counties

    New school board chairmen for Lake, Osceola, Volusia counties
    School Boards in other Central Florida counties elected new chairman this week, too, with board members choosing among themselves a leader to run their meetings and to help set their agendas. In Lake County, it's Debbie Stivender (photo). In Osceola...
  • Florida travel calendar for June

    Florida travel calendar for June
    Check out festivals and events in June across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) May 16 - June 15: Disney Star Wars...
  • Guilty plea in fatal stabbing of Bears fan in Florida

    Guilty plea in fatal stabbing of Bears fan in Florida
    A Florida man faces a possible life sentence after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing a Lake County man who flew to Jacksonville for a Chicago Bears game last fall, authorities said. Matthew R. Hinson, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder...
  • Florida’s land conservation program crawls back from the dead

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It isn’t exactly a roaring recovery. But Florida’s once-heralded land conservation program is creeping back from the dead. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet signed off on a list of 21 conservation projects Tuesday...
  • Parent trigger: More info about contentious bill

     
    Some more info on the “parent trigger” bills that after a narrow defeat last year are back for 2013 ….. The bills would give parents a say in the “turnaround” option selected for an F-graded school (there were 34 last year,...
  • Gay-straight club rules up for vote in Lake County today

     
    At a meeting of Central Florida school boards this morning, Lake County's Roseanne Brandenburg wanted to know what other districts had done about Gay-Straight Alliance clubs forming in their schools. The Lake County School Board is embroiled in a...
  • Orange County Xway reorg bill is out

     
    TALLAHASSEE — As long expected, the potentially controversial legislation re-structuring and expanding the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has materialized in the Senate. But in a move to appease regional partners, the new authority...
  • With half a dozen competitive races, Central Florida voters have a chance to shape Tallahassee agenda

     
    In one corner of Central Florida, a Republican state representative and the Democratic chairman of Volusia County are competing for a Senate district that reaches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Ocala National Forest. In another, a Democratic state...
  • DOE works to set passing scores for FCAT science, plus biology and geometry end-of-course exams

     
    Like it did last year with FCAT reading and math, the Florida Department of Education is working to set new scoring standards for its revised FCAT science exam and its new biology and geometry end-of-course exams. So far, it has had a committee of...
  • Connie Mack ‘Freedom Tour’ all over Central Florida this week

     
    Fresh off his debate with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Wednesday night, GOP U.S. Senate nominee U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV will be making several Central Florida stops in the next couple of days as part of his whirlwind “Freedom Tour” campaign,...
  • Lake developmentally disabled children cast mock presidential votes

     
    Days before thousands of Florida voters have even cast their ballots, some children at Lake Hills School, a special center for profoundly disabled students, already determined who they wanted as president. Most of the students at the school have the...
  • Do your neighbors vote? A DC group wants you and them to know; some residents outraged

     
    A Fairfax, Va., group is sending letters to Florida residents detailing, by name and address, whether they and their neighbors have voted in the past couple of presidential elections. The letters from Americans for Limited Government, which declares its...