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Man arrested in Clermont arson case

State arson investigators have made an arrest in the case of a tractor trailer intentionally set on fire outside a Clermont convenience store on July 16.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
New Eustis Heights principal says uniforms are key to student achievement
Posted: July 24, 2014

The new principal at struggling Eustis Heights Elementary School is gathering support from business leaders and the school Advisory Council to institute student uniforms this academic year.

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Unincorporated residents to get new trash, recycling carts
Posted: July 24, 2014

Lake County’s residential curbside garbage collection is changing on Oct. 6, for all unincorporated areas of the county.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Media companies want access to redistricting documents
Posted: July 23, 2014

A group of media companies, including the parent company of The Daily Commercia l, is asking the Florida Supreme Court for permission to file a “friend of the court” brief in a lawsuit over documents related to a congressional redistricting case.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
County Commission raises tentative tax rate 18 percent
Posted: July 22, 2014

Lake County commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday, with Commissioner Leslie Campione dissenting, on a tentative property tax rate that is 18 percent higher than the current year's rate.

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Police chase vehicle into Marion County through Leesburg, Fruitland Park
Posted: July 22, 2014

Shannon Eberenz, of Deltona, was arrested on a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle after a chase that went through Leesburg, Fruitland Park and into Marion County early Monday morning, police reported.

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Monday 07/21/2014
$3.15 million approved for Lake, Sumter trail links
Posted: July 21, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott today announced the 11 new projects — including two in Sumter County and one in Lake – that will be funded this year to help advance the Coast to Coast Connector, which will provide a safe and continuous multi-use trail from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Lake prison guard accused of making false report
Posted: July 17, 2014

A Lake County prison guard, who crashed her car into a retention pond and then reported it stolen to authorities, has been arrested for making a false report of a crime, authorities said.

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Lady Lake doctor found dead in Citrus County
Posted: July 16, 2014

The body of Lady Lake plastic surgeon Todd Ginestra, reported missing Wednesday morning, has been recovered from the water off of Fort Island Gulf Beach in Citrus County, the sheriff’s office reports.

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Gas leak capped off on State Road 50
Posted: July 16, 2014

A stretch of State Road 50 in Clermont reopened Wednesday afternoon after a reported gas leak was capped off.

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Expanded Russell Stover store reopens
Posted: July 16, 2014

“I think it’s got a great looking storefront now,” North Carolina resident Roy Corrigan said Monday while shopping at the recently rebuilt Russell Stover store in Wildwood. “It doesn’t look like a commercial warehouse, they’ve separated the bargains from the premium candy and it’s just easier to get around.”

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Police identify victims of vicious baseball bat attack
Posted: July 15, 2014

P olice said Tuesday they were still trying to determine what led a 32-year-old Tavares man to beat his live-in girlfriend and her mother to death, as well as how the suspect ended up dead in a nearby lake.

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Friday 07/11/2014
Clermont man takes plea deal in slaying
Posted: July 11, 2014

A Clermont man, accused of participating in a March 2013 home invasion that left one man dead, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder with a firearm.

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No charges filed in brother's shooting death
Posted: July 11, 2014

Prosecutors say they couldn't prove which man man fired the gun that killed Joshua Faile in January

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Boyfriend charged with baseball bat assault
Posted: July 10, 2014

A 49-year-old Clermont man was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly beat his girlfriend with a baseball bat after she hid his alcohol, according to an arrest affidavit.

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Wednesday 07/09/2014
Habitat restructures organization
Posted: July 09, 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter is investing more than $1 million in new home construction in Lake County this year, and is also restructuring and expanding its corporate and regional offices throughout the two counties.

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Tuesday 07/08/2014
Water managers support lower millage rate
Posted: July 08, 2014

The governing board for St. Johns River Water Management District — which included Lake — on Tuesday approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers.

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State undertaking sinkhole study
Posted: July 08, 2014

The state is using a $1.08 million federal grant to determine where sinkholes may develop.

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Monday 07/07/2014
School Board will not oust Moxley
Posted: July 07, 2014

Lake County School Board Members, in a split vote, decided Monday not to embark on a search to replace embattled Superintendent Susan Moxley.

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Thursday 07/03/2014
Construction workers injured during fall
Posted: July 03, 2014

Two workers fell from near the top of a construction site in Tavares on Wednesday after a set of trusses collapsed.

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