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101 arrested in sex sting

CLERMONT – They thought they were coming to a Clermont home for illegal sex – some with minors and others with prostitutes.

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Monday 06/01/2015
Bates daughter lives locally with congressman's son
Posted: June 01, 2015

CLERMONT — Uplifting Entertainment’s original series “Bringing Up Bates” stars new parents and Clermont residents Alyssa and John Webster, the son of U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster and his wife Sandra.

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Sunday 05/31/2015
Lightning causes wildfire in Clermont
Posted: May 31, 2015

A power line struck down by lightning caused a 40-acre wildfire in Clermont on Saturday, a city spokeswoman reported Sunday morning.

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Friday 05/29/2015
Heritage breeds a way of life
Posted: May 29, 2015

National Heritage Breeds Day was about a week ago, but at one farm in the Howey-in-the-Hills area, heritage breeds are a way of life.

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Clermont police chief researching body cams
Posted: May 29, 2015

CLERMONT — Body cams may soon be coming to police officers in Clermont.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Box car racing planned Saturday
Posted: May 28, 2015

CM Box Car Racing will be raising money for the Wounded Warriors Project on Saturday.

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Hospital mission team helps those in Haiti
Posted: May 28, 2015

TAVARES — During an eight-day mission trip to Haiti, a 29-member Florida Hospital Waterman mission team touched nearly 1,400 lives.

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Groveland workshop set for Saturday morning
Posted: May 28, 2015

GROVELAND -- City Manager Redmond Jones has announced a city council workshop for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fire Station 94 located at 193 Cherry Valley Trail in Groveland.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Schofield Road interchange opens
Posted: May 27, 2015

GROVELAND — South Lake County residents have another way to access State Road 429 with Wednesday’s opening of the Schofield Road interchange.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Body of 82-year-old missing man found
Posted: May 26, 2015

CLERMONT – A dead body found Monday night has been identified as that of missing 82-year-old Salvatore Gambino.

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Marion hopes to win bid for next VA nursing home
Posted: May 26, 2015

OCALA — Momentum is building for Marion County to be the home of the next Veterans Affairs nursing home to serve former service people within a 75-mile radius of Ocala.

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Monday 05/25/2015
82-year-old wheelchair-bound man still missing
Posted: May 25, 2015

CLERMONT — The search continues for an 82-year-old, wheelchair-bound man who was last seen Friday afternoon at the intersection of Hunt Street and Grand Avenue.

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Groveland moves ahead with incentive package for new businesses
Posted: May 25, 2015

GROVELAND — City officials have once again backed an economic incentive package to attract new businesses by waiving start-up fees, taxes or other fees.

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Saturday 05/23/2015
Jack Black entertains MVA Class of 2015
Posted: May 23, 2015

MONTVERDE — Montverde Academy graduate Benjamin Kyle Borysiewicz believes his school has bragging rights for having one of the most unforgettable and coolest high school graduation ceremonies in the country.

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Police on the lookout for seat belt violators
Posted: May 23, 2015

LEESBURG — Motorists will want to make sure they are strapped in this Memorial Day weekend.

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Police looking for missing man
Posted: May 23, 2015

Police are trying to find a missing 82-year-old man.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Clermont man involved in three-vehicle accident
Posted: May 22, 2015

A 30-year-old Clermont driver escaped serious injury Thursday in a three-vehicle accident that killed a 26-year-old Kissimmee driver, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Ride in Silence draws 250-300 to Clermont
Posted: May 21, 2015

CLERMONT — It was a long stretch of silence for 250-300 bicyclists Wednesday evening as they rounded Clermont’s Lake Minneola in honor of those fellow cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roads.

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Watermelon harvest time
Posted: May 21, 2015

Watermelon harvesting is in full swing in Lake and Sumter counties. This crew out of Arcadia is picking for Forget Me Knot Farm in Groveland. The actual watermelon farmer is Angie Purvis, who estimates there are about 300 acres of watermelons in production in Lake County, with at least that much in Sumter County. Purvis started picking her field last Friday and sells to Indian Hills Produce in Groveland. South and central Florida typically harvest through late May, while north Florida usually begins harvesting in mid- to late May with production running through the end of June, according to the website thepacker.com.

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Vacationing rescue worker saves girl
Posted: May 21, 2015

TAVARES — Lake County Fire Rescue Lt. Shannon Bush only thought he was taking a vacation from work when he and his family decided to spend a few days at an Orlando-area resort last week.

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