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Clermont man faces child pornography charges

A 35-year-old Clermont man has been charged with 11 counts of possessing child pornography after electronic equipment was seized at an Oak Drive residence and the suspect apprehended in another state by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Circus coming to Bushnell
Posted: August 26, 2014

The Loomis Bros. Circus will have four performances in Bushnell on Sept. 6 and 7, with some of the proceeds benefitting the Sumter County Youth Center.

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Labor Day gas prices may see 3-year low
Posted: August 26, 2014

Motorists preparing for a Labor Day road trip will likely see the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2010, experts say.

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Monday 08/25/2014
Alicia Kaye wins second triathlon in three weeks
Posted: August 25, 2014

Fresh off her first-place win earlier this month in the female division of 2014 Panasonic New York City Triathlon, Alicia Kaye of Clermont notched another win Sunday in the 2014 TransAmerica Chicago Triathlon.

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Florida panther spotted in Green Swamp
Posted: August 25, 2014

Public reporting of Florida panther sightings for the first time has identified one living in Florida’s Green Swamp, an 110,000-acre tract covering portions of Lake, Sumter, Pasco and Polk counties.

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Friday 08/22/2014
Several buses in district running without air conditioning
Posted: August 22, 2014

Lake County School District officials said this week that the new school year has gotten off to a smooth start, but one school board member expressed concern about seven buses within the district without air conditioning.

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New school year sparks ACLU motion on GSA
Posted: August 22, 2014

For the second time in five months, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida is asking a judge to allow a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) to meet at Carver Middle School.

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Webster creates legal fund amid districts fight
Posted: August 22, 2014

With his district a major part of a court fight about congressional maps drawn by the Florida Legislature, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., has established a fund that could be used to pay legal expenses, the National Journal reported.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
No state action against south Lake administrators over class size problem
Posted: August 21, 2014

The Florida Department of Education’s Office of Professional Practices Services has determined that no disciplinary action will be taken against two Lake Minneola High School administrators over this past winter’s class-size violations in the district.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
18-percent Lake property tax hike may be lowered
Posted: August 20, 2014

Lake County commissioners Tim Sullivan and Leslie Campione said Wednesday there are ways to reduce a tentative 18 percent increase in property taxes next fiscal year.

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US orange juice sales see decline
Posted: August 20, 2014

Florida orange growers continue to be battered along two fronts with accelerating declines in U.S. orange juice sales and the fruit in their groves.

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Clermont to swear in 9 new firefighters
Posted: August 20, 2014

In the biggest class of recruits since 2006, the Clermont Fire Department will swear in nine firefighters today during an official pinning ceremony.

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More than 1,000 south Lake teachers honored
Posted: August 20, 2014

More than 1,000 teachers from south Lake County’s 17 schools let their hair down for a morning celebration in their honor Thursday.

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Clermont collects unwanted guns
Posted: August 20, 2014

Fifty-five firearms, including an illegally sawed-off shotgun, were taken off the streets Thursday by Clermont police.

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Softball game this week to benefit the homeless
Posted: August 20, 2014

New Beginnings of Clermont is hosting a local-celebrity-studded softball game today.

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Lake County sniffing dog has puppies, all in line for the job
Posted: August 20, 2014

If you asked children who they enjoyed meeting at Clermont’s recent National Night Out, many of them would probably say Buster the dog.

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Death of toddler remains a mystery 6 months later
Posted: August 20, 2014

The death of a 1-year-old toddler in his grandparents’ Groveland home in February remains largely a mystery, although public records related to the case point to two possible causes that are being investigated by authorities.

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Animal Services audit a "mixed bag"
Posted: August 20, 2014

Two follow-up audits on Lake County Animal Services found the shelter still has problems with cash management, record keeping, proper recording of liens and facility needs.

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Friday 08/15/2014
Growing Hispanic influence in south Lake means diverse cultural offerings
Posted: August 15, 2014

As south Lake County continues to grow, so does the Hispanic population in the area.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Authorities seek man who attacked teen
Posted: August 14, 2014

Lake County sheriff’s officials are trying to identify a suspect they believe attacked a sleeping 14-year-old girl in her home last week.

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