TAVARES — For the second consecutive year, Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares will host an Oakley Big Bass Tour event.
TAVARES -- The Lake County Board of County Commissioners honored 61 volunteers who contributed over 150 hours of service in 2014 with a special recognition ceremony during the Feb. 24 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.
TAVARES -- Thousands of rubber ducks will race to the finish line on Saturday, March 7, at Wooton Park in Tavares from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the No Duck Left Behind Rubber Ducky Race and Carnival, an annual fundraiser for the Educational Foundation of Lake County.
TAVARES -- More than 120 project from Lake County middle and high school projects were on display at the 2015 Lake Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 21 at Tavares Middle School.
The Florida Department of Education has fined Lake County Schools $22,408 for class size violations, Superintendent Susan Moxley announced Monday.
After more than a decade-long moratorium on adding nursing-home beds, state regulators said Monday they have approved proposals for 2,600 beds in 25 counties, including two projects for 180 beds in Lake County.
TALLAHASSEE — Water-related projects totaling nearly $1.2 billion — including more than $12 million from Lake and Sumter counties — have been proposed as state lawmakers decide how to carve up a pot of money that voters want for land and water conservation and management.
TAVARES — Lake County saw a healthy bump in revenue collected from its Tourist Development Tax in 2014.
CLERMONT — Lake County’s Economic Development & Tourism Department encouraged people to network and grow the county’s economic base.
Plans for a controversial sand mine in the middle of the 16,000-acre Wellness Way Sector Plan in south Lake are back before the Lake County Planning & Zoning board today — with staff recommending approval.
TAVARES -- A 57-year-old man, convicted for killing a fellow Lake County prison inmate over a stolen honey bun, is trying to convince a judge not to approve a jury’s death sentence recommendation.
A dog stands in its enclosure at Lake County Animal Services in Tavares, Fla., on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
GROVELAND -- Two men were allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a home Wednesday after the property manager spotted a truck backing up to his garage.
South Sumter High School’s dominance on the football field in 2014 paid off on Jan. 7 when three Raiders were named to the Associated Press
Already battered from last year’s class-size controversy, Lake County School officials struggled Monday to explain how they again provided inaccurate student enrollment data to the state that nearly drew a massive $1.2 million fine from the Department of Education.
Someone is calling Lake County residents, trying to get into their homes on false pretenses.
Tavares senior Tadarrius Patrick (3) intercepts a pass intended for Eustis senior Quentin Reid (1) during a game between Tavares High School and Eustis High School at Tavares High School in Tavares, Fla., on Oct. 24, 2014.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials should improve public access to Hilochee Wildlife Management Area in Polk and Lake counties, a handful of residents told agency officials at a recent hearing to get comments on the property’s revised management plan.
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.
Lake County Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Moxley addresses reports of class size violations during a press conference at the Lake County school district office in Tavares on Feb. 6.
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.
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.
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.
Leesburg’s Kenny Edwards (5) tries to take control of the ball from Lake Brantley’s Pablo Jaramillo (14) during the Leesburg-Lake Brantley boys soccer match at the Hickory Point Tournament in Tavares on Jan. 2.
For the 30th year, the Clermont home of Sue and Pete Joiner was a hub of activity Thanksgiving Day as volunteers boxed over 1,000 dinners to feed the needy. Fifty to sixty volunteers took part in the assembly line effort and many baked desserts. Several businesses helped with donations. Sue Joiner said, "We normally do 1,200, but we're trying to keep it to 1,000."The Joiners' mission to feed the needy started 33 years ago in Washington, D.C. when, faced with an excess of turkey and ham one holiday, they decided to make sandwiches and deliver them to the homeless who sleep over the city's many storm grates. The retired caterers have a commercial kitchen in their house, so cooking the 48-50 turkeys for Thanksgiving was not a problem. The assembly line started at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. The bulk of the meals went to families in the Clermont area, but some also went to families in Leesburg, Tavares and Eustis.