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LSSC celebrates 220 fall graduates

While Lake-Sumter State College confers degrees at the end of its fall, spring and summer semesters, it only holds one formal commencement ceremony each spring.

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Friday 12/19/2014
Cops: Gift-making mom slapped around
Posted: December 19, 2014

Angry that his wife was making Christmas presents for their children’s teachers instead of focusing her attention on him, a 31-year-old Clermont man allegedly began hitting her in the head Thursday night while she held their 6-month-old baby, an arrest affidavit states.

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Motorist crashes during chase by deputies
Posted: December 19, 2014

A Groveland motorist crashed into a retaining wall during a high speed chase with Lake County sheriff’s deputies Thursday.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Lake Minneola High back on top
Posted: December 18, 2014

Lake Minneola High School was one of just 55 high schools in Florida to improve a letter grade when the Florida Department of Education released its high school grades Thursday.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
County may try to stop community's annexation
Posted: December 17, 2014

Lake County commissioners will review whether they can amend the county and cities’ interservice boundary agreements to prevent a portion of a neighborhood from being annexed.

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Clermont's historic village to offer glimpse of holidays past
Posted: December 17, 2014

The Historic Village in Clermont is being readied for “Holidays in the Village,” a four-day celebration intended to highlight what this time of year may have been like in much simpler times.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
School superintendent gets new, incentive-laden contract
Posted: December 16, 2014

The Lake County School Board voted 4-1, with Marc Dodd dissenting, to give embattled Superintendent Susan Moxley a two-year contract that initially cuts her pay but contains financial incentives based on her performance.

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Workforce housing approved in Clermont
Posted: December 16, 2014

In 2013, the founder of New Beginnings — a program that helps homeless residents get back on their feet — received approval from Clermont City Council Members to build 108 condos for seniors.

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City settles ongoing officer disputes with separation agreement
Posted: December 16, 2014

The Clermont Police Department and a 14-year officer who has been the focus of several professional standards complaints have agreed to part ways.

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Sand skink survey to delay new fire station
Posted: December 16, 2014

A tiny reptile that looks like a cross between a worm and a snake will delay construction of the joint city of Clermont and Lake County fire station for nearly a year, Lake County Assistant Fire Chief Jack Fillman said.

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Caponi's Cannnolis bring kids to the stage
Posted: December 16, 2014

For 10 years, Caponi’s Cannolis School of the Arts, led by Jennifer and Angelo Caponi, has been a staple in the south Lake community.

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Moonlight Players puts on "A Christmas Carol"
Posted: December 16, 2014

The Moonlight Players’ Warehouse Theater in Clermont is presenting Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” a holiday classic in which the miser Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the true spirit of the season after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

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Drones, trackers worry local state lawmakers
Posted: December 16, 2014

Saying personal privacy rights are at risk, two local state lawmakers say they plan to file bills addressing private-sector drones and tracking devices.

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Potato chips break alleged burglar's fall
Posted: December 16, 2014

A 19-year-old Mascotte man was charged with armed burglary after he fell through the ceiling of Groveland bakery — almost hitting the owner — and landed on a rack of potato chips.

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John Brandeburg recognized by county commissioners
Posted: December 16, 2014

Lake County commissioners Tuesday presented Rosanne Brandeburg and her son, Tyler Brandeburg, with an award in memory of John Brandeburg and his contributions to the community.

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Saturday 12/13/2014
Clermont driver dies after hitting tree
Posted: December 13, 2014

A 62-year-old Clermont woman died Friday afternoon after she lost control of her car and hit a tree.

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Friday 12/12/2014
Marijuana name written on package gets man jailed
Posted: December 12, 2014

It wasn’t too difficult for a Lake County sheriff’s deputy to spot marijuana during a traffic stop Thursday when the words “Purple Skunk” were written on a package found in a Groveland man’s car.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Lake tops region in exceeding student enrollment caps
Posted: December 11, 2014

Lake County has 361 school classes with more students than allowed by the state, which is 32 times the number of classes exceeding enrollment caps in all seven neighboring counties combined, according to the Florida Department of Education.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Mock drill: Leadership class explores how to cover an Ebola scare
Posted: December 10, 2014

Editor's Note: As part of its day-long exposure to local media, the class of Leadership Lake County covered a mock exercise involving an Ebola scare. The following accounts and photos are the products of their reporting Wednesday morning.

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'Swamp Brother' gets year in prison for reptile trafficking
Posted: December 10, 2014

A former “Swamp Brothers” star and his business partner in the Glades Herp Farm in Sumter County have been sentenced on charges of conspiracy to traffic in state and federally protected reptiles.

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