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  • 33 Central Florida schools must extend school day by one hour

    33 Central Florida schools must extend school day by one hour
    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...
  • Clermont WIC office takes part in upcoming World Breastfeeding Week

    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...
  • Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because all Lake elementary schools adding time to schedule)

    Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because all Lake elementary schools adding time to schedule)
    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 --...
  • Leesburg attorney disbarred for misconduct

    Leesburg attorney disbarred for misconduct
    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...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book
    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...
  • Which schools must add extra hour?

    Which schools must add extra hour?
    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...
  • Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

    Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools
    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...
  • 16 FSU players find a home for summer baseball

    16 FSU players find a home for summer baseball
    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...
  • Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel gears up for spotlight after being crowned Miss Florida

    Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel gears up for spotlight after being crowned Miss Florida
    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. The 20-year-old...
  • Sports Buzz: Can UCF's success help land more local football recruits?

    Sports Buzz: Can UCF's success help land more local football recruits?
    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...
  • Robert E. 'Bob' Harris, 88, of Carroll Lutheran Village

    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....
  • Just call Florida beauty pageant winner-turned-loser 'Miss Mistake'

    Just call Florida beauty pageant winner-turned-loser 'Miss Mistake'
    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. The Miss...