| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must offer an extra hour of reading instruction come August because they landed on the state's list of lowest-performing schools.
The 33 schools in Lake, Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties must extend...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is teaming up with the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, which will be observed from Aug. 1-7.
WIC breastfeeding support group meetings are held...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The three Lake County schools on Florida's list of low-performing elementary campuses don't have to extend their school day by an hour, officials said. That is because the district -- already adding to the school day at all its elementary schools --...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a Leesburg lawyer to stop taking new business and to close his practice by early August, when he'll be disbarred for at least five years.
Mark F. Germain, who handles mostly criminal law, didn't answer an email...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:59 PM
You might see him in the Leesburg library. Or maybe lunching at O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Tavares. He haunts the courthouse, too.
Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King is an unassuming figure in jeans and black boots with his little...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:31 PM
These 33 Central Florida schools must tack an extra hour on to their school day for the 2014-15 school year and devote that time to reading lessons:
•Lake County: Beverly Shores, Eustis Heights and Leesburg elementary schools; Humanities and Fine...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked.
The 33 schools — on campuses...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:46 AM
FSU’s 2014 season came to an abrupt end after going 0-2 in the Tallahassee Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament. Now returning Seminoles players are planning their summers.
The Seminoles will have 16 underclassmen participating in various...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:29 PM
LEESBURG — Spending time at mom and dad's house during her summer break from UF is the most perfect setting for Elizabeth Fechtel as she prepares for the next year in the spotlight and all that comes with being Miss Florida.
| May 27, 2014
| 6:31 AM
As was evidenced by the recent NFL Draft, the stock of local football talent is on the rise and UCF could certainly benefit from landing more hometown stars like the quarterback they snagged back in 2010 by the name of Blake Bortles.
The former Oviedo...
| Jun 1, 2014
Robert Earle "Bob" Harris, 88, of Carroll Lutheran Village, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Carroll Hospital Center.
Born May 1, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Teddy Carl Harris and Leola Harris. He was the husband of Gertrude H....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:40 AM
It's been about 14 years since the 2000 Presidential election -- back in DUH-day -- when Florida bcame infamous for polling problems and the butt of jokes.
Guess not much has changed since then, as it looks like we still have voting issues.