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Parents protesting lack of school recess

Holding signs that read, “Recess is a must,” and “We want recess back,” several parents gathered in front of two local schools this week to argue for the need for a district-wide recess policy.

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
Lake schools need to improve, chief academic officer says
Posted: September 16, 2014

Chief Academic Officer David Christiansen released the district’s academic district-wide review Monday, showing areas for improvement in reading scores in specific grade levels, the need to close the achievement gap for some subgroups, improve attendance rates and reduce disciplinary infractions.

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Monday 09/15/2014
Obama to visit Central Command in Tampa
Posted: September 15, 2014

President Barack Obama will travel to Tampa on Tuesday and visit U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base.

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Sunday 09/14/2014
Two people die in separate Lake County crashes
Posted: September 14, 2014

Two people died Saturday night after separate vehicle accidents in Lake County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Friday 09/12/2014
Ocala loses out on new veterans' nursing home
Posted: September 12, 2014

A site in western Port St. Lucie has been recommended for the state’s seventh veterans’ nursing home, beating out a Marion County site that would have served former service people within a 75-mile radius of Ocala.

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Man jailed on Move Over violation
Posted: September 12, 2014

A Groveland motorist was arrested on DUI and other charges early Friday after failing to move over, and nearly hitting Lake County sheriff’s deputies working a traffic stop.

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Clermont man describes bird's eye view of Sept. 11 devastation
Posted: September 11, 2014

When terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, people all over the world were shocked.

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Woman accused of battering boyfriend with car
Posted: September 11, 2014

A 44-year-old Clermont woman was charged with aggravated battery after she allegedly struck her boyfriend twice with a car after he left their home to cool off following an argument.

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Wednesday 09/10/2014
When contract ends, so may red-light cameras in Clermont
Posted: September 10, 2014

For the controversy to stop, red-light cameras must go, Clermont City Council members say.

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Clermont officials asked to cut prayers before public meetings
Posted: September 10, 2014

Earlier this month, Winter Garden city commissioners voted to start their meetings with a moment of silence instead of a prayer, which longtime Clermont resident Choice Edwards had requested.

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Sheriff's office looking for runaway teen
Posted: September 10, 2014

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office detectives reported Wednesday they are looking for a 15-year-old who possibly ran away last week.

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Lake lands $4 million school grant
Posted: September 10, 2014

Lake County Schools is one of two school districts in the nation to land a major, $4 million grant for professional learning.

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Monday 09/08/2014
John Brandeburg, Leesburg Lightning founder and president, dies at 70
Posted: September 08, 2014

John and Roseanne Brandeburg loved to host family and friends at their home, Rosanne said of her late husband’s giving spirit.

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Friday 09/05/2014
Suit claims cops, not man, made too big a stink
Posted: September 05, 2014

A man charged by police with defecating in a wooded area outside a Mount Dora bar has filed a federal lawsuit contending his civil rights were violated.

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Leesburg motorcyclist dies in crash
Posted: September 05, 2014

A 67-year-old Leesburg man died Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle was hit by a pickup truck south of Astatula, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Thursday 09/04/2014
Charges stack up for man accused of having sex with child
Posted: September 04, 2014

A 28-year-old Clermont man — who was already in the Lake County jail after being accused of showing up at the girl’s home the day before and refusing to leave — was also charged for lewd and lascivious battery on Wednesday.

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Wednesday 09/03/2014
Turkish developer buys Lake Square Mall
Posted: September 03, 2014

Lake Square Mall in Leesburg, which was purchased five months ago by a New York investment group, has been sold to a Turkish company called Via Properties.

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Tuesday 09/02/2014
Drug operation "dealt a major blow" in south Lake County
Posted: September 02, 2014

Sixty seven people have been arrested during an operation that Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders says has dismantled a major drug ring in south Lake County.

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Amputee sues FDOT over guardrail crash
Posted: September 02, 2014

A 25-year-old Clermont man is suing the Florida Department of Transportation, claiming an incorrectly installed guardrail caused him to lose his leg after a 2010 vehicle accident in Groveland.

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Friday 08/29/2014
Interim Waldo chief also suspended over ticket quota
Posted: August 29, 2014

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

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