Lake County commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday, with Leslie Campione dissenting, to advertise a public hearing to raise school impact fees up to $7,719 per single-family home.
In an effort to introduce residents to Lake County’s vast array of agricultural attractions, The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County will host the fifth annual Lake County Farm Tour from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Edward E. "Ed" Morgan, 84, of Tavares, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.
Robert L. "Bob" Maxey, 80, of Grand Island, died Saturday, October 18, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals & Cremations. Tavares.
Because of recent issues with Lake’s new curbside collection process, the county is offering residents tips on how to properly use the new county-issued trash and recycling carts.
Ian N. Shrock, 22, of Mount Dora, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.
In another wrinkle to the controversial use of red-light cameras in Clermont, an appeals court Wednesday said the city of Hollywood violated state law by relying on a private company to issue traffic citations to red-light runners.
Lake County commissioners unanimously approved an agreement Tuesday with the city of Clermont to fund a traffic signal at N. Hancock Road and Diamond Club Drive.
Lake County Schools have immediately suspended benchmark tests to students in grades 7 through 11 to give teachers more time to adapt to the new Florida Standards.
Eugene Thomas, 69, of Tavares, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Eustis.
The East Ridge High School football team remained winless last week after coming up short against Lake Howell in Winter Park.
Mount Dora High School Senior class President Robby Simpson won his fight this week to make sure the National Honor Society and Student Government Association remain curricular clubs, meaning the teachers overseeing the clubs would no longer receive a stipend.
Jack Mancuso, 84, of Tavares, died Thursday, October 2, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.
Carolyn S. Schmidt, 77, of Tavares, died Monday, September 29, 2014. Steverson Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations. Tavares.
Though she has not been formally sworn into office, newly elected state Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, R-Mount Dora, is making plans to run again in 2016.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Sue Leonard, 61, of Mount Dora, died Monday, September 22, 2014. Central Florida Cremation, Tavares.
Joyce Kronk, 74, of Tavares, died Monday, September 22, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg.
Lake County commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to deny a land use request for a country store and gas station at Lakeshore Drive and Hull Road, which is in the Green Swamp area, determined an area of “statewide environmental value.”
Reverend Randall L. Parsons, 97, of Altoona, FL, died on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.
Chief Academic Officer David Christiansen released the district’s academic district-wide review Monday, showing areas for improvement in reading scores in specific grade levels, the need to close the achievement gap for some subgroups, improve attendance rates and reduce disciplinary infractions.
Juan Rivera, 62, of Eustis, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares
When terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, people all over the world were shocked.
Charles E. "Charlie" Breedlove, 83, of Eustis, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.
Lake County Schools is one of two school districts in the nation to land a major, $4 million grant for professional learning.
The East Ridge High School football team showed improvement in its second game of the season.