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Obstacle challenge coming to Clermont area

Warrior Dash, which bills itself as the world’s largest obstacle race series, will kick off its 2015 season with a race on Saturday at Revolution Off Road near Clermont.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Rezoning vote disappoints Minneola officials
Posted: January 30, 2015

City of Minneola officials expressed disappointment with the Lake County School Board’s 3-2 tentative vote this week to support a committee’s final recommendation for rezoning students from Lake Minneola High School to South Lake High School beginning this fall.

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Man trying to avoid death sentence
Posted: January 30, 2015

TAVARES -- A 57-year-old man, convicted for killing a fellow Lake County prison inmate over a stolen honey bun, is trying to convince a judge not to approve a jury’s death sentence recommendation.

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LSSC exceeds $250,000 fundraising goal
Posted: January 30, 2015

LEESBURG — The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation exceeded its $250,000 goal by $6,070 during its annual fundraising campaign, which ran from September through December.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Driver picks up his ninth DUI charge after crash
Posted: January 26, 2015

MINNEOLA — A 49-year-old Minneola man, arrested eight times previously for driving under the influence, picked up his ninth charge after crashing into a car and injuring three people, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office states.

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Friday 01/23/2015
LSSC President Mojock to retire
Posted: January 23, 2015

Longtime Lake-Sumter State College President Dr. Charles Mojock announced this week he will retire at the end of this year, capping off a 13-year run at the helm of the college and 40 years overall in education.

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Animal Services employees ripped
Posted: January 23, 2015

A Lake County Sheriff’s Office internal investigation has found several Animal Services employees violated the department’s procedures and guidelines by not following protocol after an off-duty animal control officer brought in her family pet to initially be euthanized, according to the sheriff’s office report.

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Thursday 01/22/2015
Record black bear steals Lake County record
Posted: January 22, 2015

Lake County has lost the record for the largest Florida black bear captured in the state.

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Alleged home invader arrested in Clermont
Posted: January 22, 2015

CLERMONT — A man wanted in Michigan for home invasions there was arrested in Clermont Wednesday and charged with a string of residential burglaries.

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Homeless man arrested after napping at McDonald’s
Posted: January 22, 2015

CLERMONT -- A homeless man, who allegedly had a habit of sleeping inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Clermont and getting upset at employees for waking him up, has a new place to sleep at the Lake County jail.

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Men allegedly caught in the act of burglary
Posted: January 22, 2015

GROVELAND -- Two men were allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a home Wednesday after the property manager spotted a truck backing up to his garage.

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
African children to perform
Posted: January 20, 2015

S ince 1994, youth choirs associated with the Watoto Child Care Ministries in Uganda have been traveling as ambassadors for the millions of African children orphaned as a result of disease, war and poverty.

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Sunday 01/18/2015
Pilot, passenger killed in plane crash
Posted: January 18, 2015

A 56-year-old Groveland man was piloting an airplane that crashed Friday in Sebring, fatally injuring himself and his passenger.

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Friday 01/16/2015
Man gets 40 years for daycare crash
Posted: January 16, 2015

A Central Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that sent another vehicle into a daycare center, killing the 4-year-old daughter of Groveland paramedic.

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Cops: Clermont robber struck in Ocoee, too
Posted: January 16, 2015

A man who allegedly robbed a Clermont auto parts store clerk at gunpoint Thursday afternoon apparently headed for an Ocoee liquor store to rob it, too.

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Thursday 01/15/2015
Surprise! You're a top teacher
Posted: January 15, 2015

The 8-year-old student had no interest in coming to school and got into trouble, leading to suspensions, his teacher, Melissa Meadows recalled.

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Man robs Clermont store clerk at gunpoint
Posted: January 15, 2015

Clermont police are looking for a Hispanic male who robbed an auto parts store clerk at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
South Lake Hospital receives chest pain center accreditation
Posted: January 14, 2015

South Lake Hospital has received accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for its effectiveness in assessing and treating heart attack patients.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Money sought to protect Ma Barker home
Posted: January 13, 2015

In 19 35, a woman in her 60s was spotted around Leesburg that nobody had ever seen before — and they wouldn’t know her true identity until the FBI shot her to death in a hail of bullets.

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Putnam wants more money to fight citrus disease
Posted: January 13, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants state lawmakers to put more money into Florida’s fight against diseases impacting the citrus industry.

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