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  • Dispatch: What would we give up?

    Second of two parts. Sunday's column was part of a continuing series of occasional suggestions on how local governments can save tax money while still providing the same or only slightly less service to taxpayers, who are footing the bills. This...
  • Levonte 'Kermit' Whitfield injures ankle, likely out this week at Lake Wales

    Levonte 'Kermit' Whitfield injures ankle, likely out this week at Lake Wales
    University of Miami 2013 commitment Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield of Orlando Jones High says he is likely to miss the first two games of the regular season. Whitfield suffered a high-ankle sprain during Wednesday night’s Kickoff Classic win...
  • Leesburg's D'mauri Jones picks Miami

    Leesburg's D'mauri Jones picks Miami
    When your stock is rising, it’s time to sell, sell, sell. That’s exactly how Leesburg wide receiver D’mauri Jones saw things over the past few weeks. So when he took an unofficial visit to the University of Miami this past weekend, it...
  • Lake County right to claim share of hospital-district taxes

    Back in March, county commissioners started making noises about asking for a piece of the taxes collected by two hospital districts that cover Lake. Last week, they did it. Commissioners asked for $145,165 total from the two, and the letters warned that...
  • Saturday will mark 5-year anniversary of Trenton Duckett's disappearance

    Saturday will mark 5-year anniversary of Trenton Duckett's disappearance
    LEESBURG — Saturday marks five years since Trenton Duckett disappeared from his bedroom in Leesburg, sparking a nationwide search for the dark-haired 2-year-old. His mother, Melinda Duckett, told police intruders cut through a screen window...
  • Too many voters rely on party labels

    One good thing about mid-term elections is that they give voters a chance to learn about new candidates without the distraction of the wild presidential race. One excellent potential elected official emerged from this season, and she is worth watching in...
  • Don't get snookered by fears spread by Amendment 4 foes

    The lies are starting to work. A multimillion-dollar campaign financed by developers, builders, land speculators and others who stand to make fortunes from over-development is starting to convince Floridians that Amendment 4 will bring on Armageddon....
  • Clermont woman steps up to fill big shoes to make sure foster kids have Christmas

    Superwoman did it all by her lonesome. Nearly 300 kids in foster care in Lake and Sumter counties had Christmas because of Karen Stover. Karen, a foster mother for more than 200 children since 1985, used to start in January — just as she...
  • Faith helped Dorothy Lewis survive daughters' killings in heinous 1993 case

    Faith helped Dorothy Lewis survive daughters' killings in heinous 1993 case
    After Dorothy Lewis was raped twice, shot between the eyes and robbed of the most precious things in her world — her daughters Jamilya, 7, and Jasmine, 3 — the widowed mom was certain that her life was over, too. "That's what I said and...
  • Lady Lake will continue prayers at the start of meetings

    LADY LAKE — Prayers will continue to be said at the start of Town Commission meetings, elected leaders decided Monday night in response to calls to end the practice by a resident who is an atheist and the American Humanist Association. Hundreds...
  • Public needs input on expensive smart-grid project

    Public needs input on expensive smart-grid project
    Leesburg is poised next week to ram down the throats of electrical ratepayers a controversial "smart grid" project that will cost a minimum of $24.4 million in the first 10 years and at least another $12 million in the next decade. And what do...
  • George Crossley dead: Controversial Central Florida figure collapsed at radio station, later died

    George Crossley dead: Controversial Central Florida figure collapsed at radio station, later died
    George Crossley, a conservative preacher from Central Florida who gained national attention after he was convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill the husband of his former lover in the 1990s, has died. Crossley, 69, who worked more recently as a...