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Interim Waldo chief also suspended over ticket quota

Motorists who recently received a ticket from Waldo Police Cpl. Kenneth Smith may be in luck.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
'Bring Your Own Technology' program coming to some Lake schools
Posted: August 27, 2014

Over the years, teachers have been incorporating more hands-on techniques instead of teaching from the textbook. In Lake County, school officials are encouraging teachers to let students bring their own technology into the classroom. This includes laptop computers, tablets and even smartphones.

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Groveland councilwoman plants seed for Veterans Garden
Posted: August 27, 2014

One night before a Groveland City Council meeting a few months ago, board member Dina Sweatt was standing outside the Puryear Building when a group of people approached. They were looking for Veterans Garden.

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People turn out to help homeless
Posted: August 27, 2014

New Beginnings’ annual celebrity softball game brought people out to have a good time for a good cause.

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Too few firefighters, too much risk, critics say
Posted: August 27, 2014

Lake County Fire Rescue’s Station 20 in Umatilla is not staffed most of the time because firefighters are needed at other stations when firefighters are on leave.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Clermont man faces child pornography charges
Posted: August 26, 2014

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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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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