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Umatilla city manager heads to Apopka

Umatilla City Manager Glenn Irby has been hired as chief administrator in Apopka, Orange County’s second-largest city.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Hearing to be held Thursday on Mount Dora election decision
Posted: November 19, 2014

A hearing for another temporary injunction regarding Mount Dora’s tied city council race is scheduled for 2 p.m. today before Circuit Judge Mark Nacke, according to James Homich, who represents 14 Mount Dora voters who initially filed a motion that says “drawing lots” would go against Mount Dora’s charter.

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Hays files bill requiring students to watch film
Posted: November 19, 2014

State Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, who last August said he planned to introduce a bill calling for all eighth- and 11th-grade students in Florida to see the movie “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” did exactly that Tuesday.

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Cops: Man charged over nude photo, threats
Posted: November 19, 2014

A Clermont man has been charged with cyberstalking after allegedly agreeing to take down naked pictures of his former girlfriend that he posted on a social media website, only if she would agree to see him.

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Tuesday 11/18/2014
Mount Dora council will decide how election is settled
Posted: November 18, 2014

The Mount Dora City Council could determine this evening how to decide the council election that ended in a tie between incumbent Nick Girone and challenger Marie Rich last week, but a judge on Tuesday morning issued an injunction preventing "drawing lots" as a tie-breaker for five days.

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Man accused of vulgar social media postings
Posted: November 18, 2014

A 26-year-old Clermont man has been arrested for allegedly making vulgar remarks to women, using his cell phone camera to record their responses, and then posting the videos on Facebook and YouTube, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Campione, Parks sworn in for new terms
Posted: November 18, 2014

Lake County Commissioners Sean Parks and Leslie Campione were sworn into office for second terms Tuesday.

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Cops: Drugs, cash and counterfeit money found
Posted: November 18, 2014

A 20-year-old Minneola man faces multiple charges after marijuana, counterfeit money and a stolen handgun were found in his home, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Incentives offered to plant citrus trees
Posted: November 18, 2014

Florida's Natural Growers is taking applications to participate in the future of the citrus industry.

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South Lake teen starts 'Family Assist Campaign'
Posted: November 18, 2014

A Lake Minneola High School senior working toward her Girl Scout gold award — the highest Girl Scout honor — is reaching out to the community for help.

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Monday 11/17/2014
Rescue center treating neglected horses
Posted: November 17, 2014

Lake County Animal Services requested DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center this week take two horses from an owner in Eustis that were described by a veterinarian as underweight and neglected, according to the rescue center.

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Groveland company working on electric dragster
Posted: November 17, 2014

Drag racing legend Don Garlits is trying to set a new world record of 200 mph in an electric dragster with the help of a Groveland company.

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Sunday 11/16/2014
Woman struck, injured by drone
Posted: November 16, 2014

A drone struck a woman and injured her upper torso while she was at Renninger’s Antiques and Collectors Extravaganza Saturday afternoon, according Lake County Fire Rescue.

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Thursday 11/13/2014
Groveland man allegedly tries to eat drug evidence
Posted: November 13, 2014

A Groveland man allegedly tried to destroy evidence of drugs in his car by eating it, only for law enforcement to spot a white substance on his mouth.

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LYNX Xpress 204 to be discontinued
Posted: November 13, 2014

The LYNX Xpress 204 bus route from Clermont to the LYNX Central Station on North Garland Avenue in Orlando will be discontinued Dec. 14 due to a lack of funding from Lake County.

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Cagan Crossings adds 180 apartment units
Posted: November 13, 2014

Cagan Crossings in the Four Corners section of Clermont has added another 180 apartment units in Phase II of the Glen at Cagan Crossings, according to a press release from the company.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Nothing suspicious found after Lake Minneola High bomb threat
Posted: November 12, 2014

A bomb threat sparked a lockdown at Lake Minneola High School early Wednesday, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

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Tuesday 11/11/2014
Lottery ticket owner wins $101,185
Posted: November 11, 2014

Two "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot of $101,185.24 each.

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Monday 11/10/2014
Yalaha Bakery branching out
Posted: November 10, 2014

Juergen Klumb’s line of German brot und brotchen — breads and rolls musky with rye, caraway, spelt and other grains — lures legions of fans to his lakeside bakery in Yalaha.

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Friday 11/07/2014
19-year-old charged with murdering grandfather
Posted: November 07, 2014

A 19-year-old Zellwood man has been charged with murdering his grandfather in their home near Mount Dora Thursday night.

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