LEESBURG — Less than a week after issuing arrest warrants for two Mount Dora men suspected of armed robbery, Pennsylvania authorities have learned one of the men is dead and the other is locked up in the Orange County Jail for allegedly robbing an Apopka bank.
This year’s Leesburg Bikefest generated nearly $165, 000 for 37 local charities.
Via Port Florida has new ownership, a sharp new marquee, a bunch of cosmetic improvements and a number of new tenants. But come October, the Turkish company that pledged to breathe new life into the old, failing Lake Square Mall hopes to take a giant step forward when it debuts its 30,000-square-foot Fun Zone.
LEESBURG — Some six weeks after a 26-year-old Fruitland Park man died after contracting a flesh-destroying bacteria, Lake County has chalked up its second reported case of vibrio vulnificus.
LEESBURG — Lake County Assistant Fire Chief Jack Fillman has died, according to Lake County officials.
LEESBURG — If you’re thinking of heading out for a long summer trip, now might be a good time because the price of gas dipped last week.
LEESBURG — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office raided three alleged gambling establishments Monday, seizing 160 computer gambling machines, 60 computer monitors, nine flat-screen television sets, $30,000 in cash and a 2014 Jaguar.
LEESBURG — Independence Day travelers might want to load extra time into their holiday plans.
National holidays often are meant to be days of reflection and thanksgiving in honor of the men and women who have helped set and keep our country free. The Fourth of July, while still a day of appreciation, is also a celebration of that freedom.
The state’s $79 billion budget includes funding for numerous projects in Lake County, such as an estimated $6 million to build numerous science labs for Florida’s first Health Sciences Collegiate Academy on Lake-Sumter State College’s south Lake campus.
LEESBURG — The Sanford River Rats exploded for six runs on seven hits in the top of the sixth to beat the Leesburg Lightning 7-4 on Sunday evening at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field.
LEESBURG — Motorists will want to make sure they are strapped in this Memorial Day weekend.
LEESBURG — Msn.com has ranked the Lake County-based Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill one of the top 25 barbecue restaurant chains in the nation.
Although forecasters predict this year’s hurricane season will have fewer named storms than average, it does not mean residents should remain complacent, local emergency management officials said.
LEESBURG — Lake County residents can ride LakeXpress, the county’s fixed-route transit service, for free Thursday as part of the Real Rides, Real Destinations campaign sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation.
C ommunity leaders and residents gathered in Tavares and Clermont Thursday morning and basically had church.
Forty-five Boy Scouts and 20 adult leaders recently camped out at Leesburg International Airport so the Scouts could pass the requirements for an Aviation Merit Badge.
CLERMONT — The Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce has challenged the Eustis and South Lake chambers to a weight loss competition.
Leesburg has received federal approval for a foreign trade zone at Leesburg International Airport.
LEESBURG — The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation exceeded its $250,000 goal by $6,070 during its annual fundraising campaign, which ran from September through December.
Longtime Lake-Sumter State College President Dr. Charles Mojock announced this week he will retire at the end of this year, capping off a 13-year run at the helm of the college and 40 years overall in education.
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.
Parents and students are invited to hear the words of motivational speakers John and Brodie Croyle, a father-and-son duo and former football stars, as they present a free program Wednesday designed to empower families.
Joan Bradley Reedy, daughter of renowned bag designer Vera Bradley and the sister of company co-founder Barbara Baekgaard, made a guest appearance for a Vera Bradley Foundation fundraiser held at Alada’s China & Gifts in Leesburg on Friday.
A couple of large yellow chickens — part of an iconic business sign at Leesburg’s Maryland Fried Chicken — are getting a much-needed makeover with help from a city improvement grant.