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Men face arson charges after planning to burn vehicle

GROVELAND — Two men were arrested Friday morning after Lake County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly caught them planning to firebomb a vehicle with a Molotov cocktail.

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Friday 02/12/2016
Groveland Four proclamation sparks threats
Posted: February 12, 2016

GROVELAND — A proclamation seeking to exonerate the Groveland Four has led to threats against Mayor Tim Loucks.

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Lake County schools improve a letter grade
Posted: February 12, 2016

The Florida Department of Education released preliminary grades for the 2014-15 school year showing Lake County improved a letter grade to a ‘B.’

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Thursday 02/11/2016
Tavares dismisses Anspach as boys basketball coach
Posted: February 11, 2016

Tavares High School boys basketball coach Zach Anspach has been fired after only one season at the school.

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Baxley wants to represent Lake in Florida Senate
Posted: February 11, 2016

BELLEVIEW — State Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, announced that he has filed the necessary paperwork to run in the newly designated Senate District 12 now that state Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, is running for supervisor of elections in Lake County.

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Motorist dies after being pulled from water following crash
Posted: February 11, 2016

MASCOTTE — Bystanders thought they had saved a 73-year-old Webster man whose car hit a power pole and ended up in a pond Wednesday night, but after being pulled from the water, the man fell unconscious and died.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Clermont police officer badly hurt in off-duty accident
Posted: February 10, 2016

CLERMONT — Police are rallying around one of their own after an off-duty accident a few days ago critically injured a young officer.

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Sen. Alan Hays prefiles for supervisor of elections seat
Posted: February 10, 2016

LEESBURG — State Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, has prefiled to run for Lake County supervisor of elections.

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Local gas prices may be rising
Posted: February 10, 2016

CLERMONT — Gas prices on Wednesday were as low as $1.39 a gallon in Clermont — Clermont, Indiana, that is.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Volunteer group helps Boys & Girls Club in Clermont
Posted: February 09, 2016

CLERMONT — Local Home Depot employees came to the Boys & Girls Club South Lake Unit's aid this week for a badly needed fix-up.

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Hays seeks exemption to shield to hunters
Posted: February 09, 2016

TALLAHASSEE — The next time a bear hunt is conducted in Florida, the hunters could get some additional camouflage.

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Tavares celebrates two football signings with ceremony
Posted: February 09, 2016

TAVARES — Despite a subpar season in terms of wins and losses, the Tavares High School football team had its share of talented players.

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Leesburg wants to host parade for area's first Super Bowl champion
Posted: February 09, 2016

LEESBURG — The city of Leesburg plans to throw a parade in honor of Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan, a Leesburg High School graduate who played a key role in the Broncos' Super Bowl win Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

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Monday 02/08/2016
Clermont triathlon organizer gains Hall of Fame status
Posted: February 08, 2016

CLERMONT — Fred Sommer, president and founder of Sommer Sports in Clermont, has been inducted into the USA Triathlon Florida Region Hall of Fame.

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Broncos' Trevathan is first area player to win Super Bowl
Posted: February 08, 2016

LEESBURG — Danny Trevathan may have saved his best effort of the season for last.

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7 local sites on Florida Black Heritage Trail
Posted: February 08, 2016

GAINESVILLE — “Long Road to Freedom: The Florida Black Heritage Trail,” is a new exhibit that opened Monday at the Matheson History Museum in Gainesville.

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Police focusing on car possibly linked to murder
Posted: February 08, 2016

CLERMONT — Police detectives are still trying to find a vehicle that may be related to the murder of a 21-year-old man gunned down in a grocery store parking lot Friday night.

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Sunday 02/07/2016
Alimony overhaul on the move in House
Posted: February 07, 2016

TALLAHASSEE — A House panel signed off last week on a proposal that would overhaul the state's alimony laws by doing away with permanent alimony and creating a formula based on the length of marriage and the incomes of both spouses to determine payments.

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County officials consider converting school buses to CNG
Posted: February 07, 2016

TAVARES — Several Lake County School Board members said this week they are interested in evaluating the feasibility of converting its diesel fuel powered buses to compressed natural gas (CNG) to possibly save money in fuel costs.

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Police arrest more than 100 in Carver Heights crackdown
Posted: February 07, 2016

LEESBURG — Wynderlon Blue heard the sharp bang early one morning in October and knew what it was.

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