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Monday 08/29/2016
Chat with a Vet — Carl Weicht
Posted: August 29, 2016

Town: Leesburg

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Lakeland man survives rattlesnake bite in latest misfortune
Posted: August 29, 2016

LAKELAND — Depending upon your perception, Kyle Cook is either profoundly unlucky or rather fortunate.

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Sunday 08/28/2016
Gop vying for nomination in Lake County sheriff
Posted: August 28, 2016

TAVARES — Three Republican candidates for Lake County sheriff will vie for the nomination in Tuesday's primary.

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Saturday 08/27/2016
Arrest made in Clermont burglaries
Posted: August 27, 2016

CLERMONT — Police made an arrest Friday in several recent burglaries after stolen items were reportedly discovered at the suspect’s home.

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Friday 08/26/2016
Raiders outlast Rector, Yellow Jackets
Posted: August 26, 2016

LEESBURG — Wyatt Rector needed his A-plus game to beat South Sumter.

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Violent inmate at it again, attacks detention officer
Posted: August 26, 2016

TAVARES – A Lake County Jail inmate with a history of violent behavior toward residents, the elderly, paramedics and fellow inmates is now accused of attacking a detention deputy and breaking his nose.

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Detention officer jailed on domestic battery charges
Posted: August 26, 2016

MINNEOLA -- A Lake County jail detention officer found himself on the wrong side of the bars Thursday night after he allegedly pushed his wife during an argument.

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State clamps down on troubled MPO
Posted: August 26, 2016

TAVARES — The Florida Department of Transportation will exert greater oversight of the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization, which was cited several months ago for operational problems and mismanaging road grants.

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Preview of Friday night's high school games
Posted: August 26, 2016

COCOA SPACE COAST (0-0) at TAVARES (0-0)

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Thursday 08/25/2016
County invests in storm warning system
Posted: August 25, 2016

TAVARES — Lake County Emergency Management and weather officials warn residents to keep a close eye on the development of a tropical system, known as Invest 99L, in the coming days.

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County lands $1.7M grant to hire 15 firefighters
Posted: August 25, 2016

TAVARES — Lake County has been awarded a $1.7 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant to hire 15 firefighters.

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Marcel Thomas returns to area as Lake Minneola hoops coach
Posted: August 25, 2016

Marcel Thomas is back.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Firefighters move out of hotel and into new station
Posted: August 23, 2016

CLERMONT — After nearly eight years stationed at the Value Place Hotel off of State Road 50 in Clermont, Lake County Fire Rescue Station 90 firefighters have moved into a new fire station they will share with the city of Clermont.

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CEMEX reaches settlement to reduce pollution
Posted: August 23, 2016

TAVARES — A global building materials company seeking to build a controversial sand mine in south Lake has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce harmful air pollution at five of its plants, according to the Department of Justice.

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Park projects in Lake and Sumter getting boost from state
Posted: August 23, 2016

Residents around the state will have new and improved play areas soon, thanks to grants recently awarded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program.

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Athletes with Lake County ties win 11 medals at Rio Olympics
Posted: August 23, 2016

If Lake County were an independent country, it would’ve finished in the top third in the final medal count at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Monday 08/22/2016
New US House district shapes Webster-Grabelle race
Posted: August 22, 2016

THE VILLAGES — A political veteran with nearly four decades of experience and a first-time candidate are facing each other in the Republican primary in Florida's Congressional District 11.

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Food trucks, fun and music in Leesburg
Posted: August 22, 2016

For the second time this summer, Saturday was Lake Front Nights at Ski Beach in Leesburg. Food trucks, a live band — Justin Heet — and a 32-foot rock wall were on the beach for the early evening event.

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County Commission candidates are far apart on issues
Posted: August 22, 2016

TAVARES — Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell and his opponent, Josh Blake, could not be more apart on issues of taxation and the role of government.

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