The new principal at struggling Eustis Heights Elementary School is gathering support from business leaders and the school Advisory Council to institute student uniforms this academic year.
Lake County’s residential curbside garbage collection is changing on Oct. 6, for all unincorporated areas of the county.
A group of media companies, including the parent company of The Daily Commercia l, is asking the Florida Supreme Court for permission to file a “friend of the court” brief in a lawsuit over documents related to a congressional redistricting case.
Lake County commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday, with Commissioner Leslie Campione dissenting, on a tentative property tax rate that is 18 percent higher than the current year's rate.
Shannon Eberenz, of Deltona, was arrested on a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle after a chase that went through Leesburg, Fruitland Park and into Marion County early Monday morning, police reported.
Gov. Rick Scott today announced the 11 new projects — including two in Sumter County and one in Lake – that will be funded this year to help advance the Coast to Coast Connector, which will provide a safe and continuous multi-use trail from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic.
A Lake County prison guard, who crashed her car into a retention pond and then reported it stolen to authorities, has been arrested for making a false report of a crime, authorities said.
The body of Lady Lake plastic surgeon Todd Ginestra, reported missing Wednesday morning, has been recovered from the water off of Fort Island Gulf Beach in Citrus County, the sheriff’s office reports.
A stretch of State Road 50 in Clermont reopened Wednesday afternoon after a reported gas leak was capped off.
“I think it’s got a great looking storefront now,” North Carolina resident Roy Corrigan said Monday while shopping at the recently rebuilt Russell Stover store in Wildwood. “It doesn’t look like a commercial warehouse, they’ve separated the bargains from the premium candy and it’s just easier to get around.”
P olice said Tuesday they were still trying to determine what led a 32-year-old Tavares man to beat his live-in girlfriend and her mother to death, as well as how the suspect ended up dead in a nearby lake.
A Clermont man, accused of participating in a March 2013 home invasion that left one man dead, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder with a firearm.
Prosecutors say they couldn't prove which man man fired the gun that killed Joshua Faile in January
A 49-year-old Clermont man was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly beat his girlfriend with a baseball bat after she hid his alcohol, according to an arrest affidavit.
Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter is investing more than $1 million in new home construction in Lake County this year, and is also restructuring and expanding its corporate and regional offices throughout the two counties.
The governing board for St. Johns River Water Management District — which included Lake — on Tuesday approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers.
The state is using a $1.08 million federal grant to determine where sinkholes may develop.
Lake County School Board Members, in a split vote, decided Monday not to embark on a search to replace embattled Superintendent Susan Moxley.