Lake County Fire Rescue’s Station 20 in Umatilla is not staffed most of the time because firefighters are needed at other stations when firefighters are on leave.
New Beginnings’ annual celebrity softball game brought people out to have a good time for a good cause.
One night before a Groveland City Council meeting a few months ago, board member Dina Sweatt was standing outside the Puryear Building when a group of people approached. They were looking for Veterans Garden.
Over the years, teachers have been incorporating more hands-on techniques instead of teaching from the textbook. In Lake County, school officials are encouraging teachers to let students bring their own technology into the classroom. This includes laptop computers, tablets and even smartphones.
A 35-year-old Clermont man has been charged with 11 counts of possessing child pornography after electronic equipment was seized at an Oak Drive residence and the suspect apprehended in another state by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
For the second time in five months, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida is asking a judge to allow a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) to meet at Carver Middle School.
Lake County School District officials said this week that the new school year has gotten off to a smooth start, but one school board member expressed concern about seven buses within the district without air conditioning.
The Florida Department of Education’s Office of Professional Practices Services has determined that no disciplinary action will be taken against two Lake Minneola High School administrators over this past winter’s class-size violations in the district.
Lake County commissioners Tim Sullivan and Leslie Campione said Wednesday there are ways to reduce a tentative 18 percent increase in property taxes next fiscal year.
In the biggest class of recruits since 2006, the Clermont Fire Department will swear in nine firefighters today during an official pinning ceremony.
A sprawling tree farm in Groveland listed by Lake County’s Economic Development office as a major employer has a new boss.
More than 1,000 teachers from south Lake County’s 17 schools let their hair down for a morning celebration in their honor Thursday.
The death of a 1-year-old toddler in his grandparents’ Groveland home in February remains largely a mystery, although public records related to the case point to two possible causes that are being investigated by authorities.
Fifty-five firearms, including an illegally sawed-off shotgun, were taken off the streets Thursday by Clermont police.
If you asked children who they enjoyed meeting at Clermont’s recent National Night Out, many of them would probably say Buster the dog.
Two follow-up audits on Lake County Animal Services found the shelter still has problems with cash management, record keeping, proper recording of liens and facility needs.
As south Lake County continues to grow, so does the Hispanic population in the area.
Lake County sheriff’s officials are trying to identify a suspect they believe attacked a sleeping 14-year-old girl in her home last week.
I n late July, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to increase the property tax millage rate by 18 percent to fund raises for county employees, the purchase of new vehicles, expansion of parks and more money for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Clermont police have filed DUI and other traffic related charges with the State Attorney’s Office against a driver involved in an accident on Aug. 2 that sent Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s mother, Ata Johnson, and her passenger to South Lake Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
About 450 potential voters from across Lake County attended the South Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Hob Nob Thursday evening, seeking to meet and talk with 22 candidates running for various local, county and state races.
Jeremy Thompson “wasn’t really expecting” his South Lake Dixie Youth 12U All-Star team to make it very deep this season.
A 22-year-old Orlando woman learned something Monday: allegedly taking items from a store without paying for them is shoplifting, while taking those same items from a store employee trying to recover them is considered robbery.
The Lake County School District was one step ahead of state requirements to add instructional time for the lowest performing schools based on its reading assessments.
A Mount Dora man, who initially told police he was shot in the foot during a drive-by shooting in May, has allegedly admitted to shooting himself — an injury that apparently didn’t leave him unable to run.