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3 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Eustis man killed in work-zone hit-and-run accident

A 44-year-old construction worker from Eustis was killed in a hit-and-run work-zone accident early today in Lakeland, police said.

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Related Topix: Florida

11 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Friend couldn't find flotation device to throw to 14-year-old who drowned after boat capsized

A 16-year-old boy described to a 911 operator frantically trying to figure out how to help another teen who had fallen out of a boat that capsized last week on Lake Schimmerhorn.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Altoona, FL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Visitation, funeral services set for Ratliff family members killed in baseball-bat beating

The pastor of New Life Church of God said he expects large crowds for the public visitation and funeral for three members of the Ratliff family who were beaten to death last week.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Eustis Historical Society revival under way after threatened loss of nonprofit status

But with a new board of trustees bubbling over with fresh ideas, the initiative to revamp the museum has never been stronger, officials with the group say.

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Orlando Weekly

Six things SunRail can do to improve service right now

It's only been a couple of months since SunRail - the Orlando area's first commuter-rail line - started its passenger service from Sand Lake Road to DeBary.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Debary, FL, Maitland, FL, Deland, FL

National Post

Florida town 'shocked' after FBI investigation reveals Fruitland...

Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads.

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Related Topix: Florida, Fruitland Park, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Boat club offers prep course for captain's license

The Triangle Boat Club will host "Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel," a course to prepare applicants for the U.S. Coast Guard captain's license test.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, Tavares, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Get tips on growing fall and winter vegetable gardens

The University of Florida/Lake County Extension Office's next "Saturday in the Garden," a speaker series featuring Florida-friendly landscaping, will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at the agricultural center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science, Tavares, FL, Clermont, FL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Ku Klux Klan report by FDLE leaves many unanswered questions

The headlines screamed across the paper, and the television anchors put on their serious faces: The deputy chief in Fruitland Park resigned and another officer was fired over their links to the Ku Klux Klan .

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Related Topix: Fruitland Park, FL, Orlando, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Orlando Sentinel

If you plant, hummingbirds will surely come

I have a hummingbird feeder, but it isn't hanging outside. It's sitting on a shelf in my closet attracting dust instead of birds.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Florida

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

'Black & White Ball' will aid Boys & ; Girls Clubs in counties

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties will have its annual fundraising Black & White Ball Aug. 23 at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills.

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Related Topix: Howey in the Hills, FL, Clermont, FL, Healthcare Law, Law, Tavares, FL

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Drunken man forces evacuation at Lakes of Leesburg

A distraught and drunken 47-year-old man who shot inside his mobile home early Tuesday forced the evacuation of his neighbors for five hours until Lake County deputies convinced him to lay down the weapon.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Four low-performing Lake schools required to offer extra hour of reading

Four Lake elementary schools are among 33 in the region that must offer an extra hour of reading instruction come August for landing on the state's list of lowest-performing schools.

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Related Topix: Eustis, FL, Leesburg, FL, Education Etc.

The Orlando Sentinel

Third victim in Lake County baseball-bat beating attack dies

A 51-year-old sanitation worker died today and became the third fatal victim in Monday's baseball-bat attack in Tavares, a city official said.

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Related Topix: Tavares, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

County Judge candidates Terry Neal and Daniel Archer are a study in contrasts

Choosing a county judge is a task that leaves most voters flailing in the dark, and the August election is going to require even more scrutiny than usual from voters because of behind-the-scenes maneuvering.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Clermont, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

State wants to deny water permit, says it's harmful to Silver Springs

State regulators recommended Tuesday that a Canadian billionaire and rancher be denied his request to pump more than 1 million gallons a day from the Floridan Aquifer because it would harm one of the state's early tourist attractions, Silver Springs in Marion County.

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Related Topix: Silver Springs, FL, Marion County, FL, Ocala, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Prosecutors won't use ex-Fruitland Park cops as witnesses because of alleged KKK ties

Prosecutors in Lake County hope to avoid using testimony in criminal trials from two Fruitland Park police officers forced from their jobs after being linked to the Ku Klu Klan by the FBI .

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Related Topix: Fruitland Park, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Talako Indian Dancers preserve American Indian heritage

The Tavares Civic Center was a lively place recently - and colorful, too - when the Talako Indian Dancers gave a performance recently.

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Related Topix: Tavares, FL, Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Mount Dora fastpitch All-Stars advance to regional tourney in North Carolina

The heat and pressure are on for the Mount Dora Babe Ruth 16U fastpitch softball All-Stars team as they compete against the top three teams from seven states at the Southeast Regional tournament today through Sunday in Morganton, N.C. Many of the team's members competed there for the past two years when they were part of the 14U team, last year ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Sports Etc.

The Orlando Sentinel

Learn about how to manage pain caused by osteoarthritis

The University of Florida/Lake County Extension Office will present "Put Pain in Its Place: How to Get Osteoarthritis Pain Under Control."

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Health, University of Florida, Lady Lake, FL, Clermont, FL

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