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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

20 min ago | The Orlando Sentinel

School Board member Bill Mathias, County Judge Terry Neal score big re-election wins

Mathias, a businessman who lives in Okahumpka, collected 72 percent of the vote in the District 1 race against Ardizone, a real-estate broker and substitute teacher.

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Related Topix: Okahumpka, FL, Medicine, Health, Chiropractic, Leesburg, FL

20 min ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Urban chicken farming piques interest in Lake

The "accidental chicken lady" never expected to be teaching a crowd of Lake County residents about farming feathered fowls, but that's exactly what she's doing.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, University of Florida, Astor, FL, Mount Dora, FL, Eustis, FL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Longtime volunteer had soft spot for people in need

"My mom was a very giving person," said her daughter Melissa Bailey, 52, of Wellington.

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Related Topix: Obituaries

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Library book club gives readers choice

The group will meet at 11 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the library, 100 S. Main Ave. The first meeting is Sept.

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Related Topix: Jane Austen, Vocal, Tavares, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Free couponing class offers wealth of advice

Cooper Memorial Library will host a free couponing class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Clermont, FL, Mount Dora, FL, Umatilla, FL

Click Orlando

Boil water alert issued for Mount Dora

EVEN THOUGH IT IS GETTING BUSY, I WILL HAVE ANOTHER UPDATE IN A FEW MINUTES. WE HAVE SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES AND HOMES ON ALERT AT THIS POINT.

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Related Topix: Mount Dora, FL

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Parenting adult children means being there, listening

While handling those changes, their mother - our daughter - is also in the midst of a major do-it-yourself home renovation project.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family, Kids

The Orlando Sentinel

Krystal restaurant in Leesburg nears completion

The wait is almost over for Lake residents eager to grab three or four iconic square Krystal burgers for lunch.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Leesburg woman who lost brother to AIDS raising money for awareness

Amy McCord, pictured at home in Leesburg, on Monday, July 14, 2014, recently completed a 545-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money to provide services for people with AIDS and HIV.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS

The Orlando Sentinel

Former major-league coach, minor-league manager Gordy MacKenzie dies

Major-league baseball teams mourned the death of Gordy MacKenzie, a Fruitland Park resident who had a long baseball career and served as a coach in the 1980 World Series.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Leesburg church hosts day of fun, food for families

Fun and food are on tap at Leesburg Church of the Nazarene during a free family fun day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30. The festivities at the church, 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will feature a pulled-pork barbecue competition, bounce house, face painting, relay races, dunk tank and volleyball.

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Related Topix: Sports, Sports Etc.

The Orlando Sentinel

Clermont candidates grapple with growth, spending

The three candidates competing for City Council Seat 5 know Lake County's largest city has steep challenges in front of it.

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Related Topix: Clermont, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

New Leesburg pastor got calling for the clergy later in life

When Marilyn Crosby was 12 she told her pastor she wanted to go into the ministry, but her heartfelt intention didn't go over too well with the upstate New York Lutheran clergyman.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL, Wedding, University of South Florida

The Orlando Sentinel

Leesburg installs containers at fire stations for safe disposal of needles

Residents worried about how to safely dispose of used medical needles and other "sharps" - medical devices with sharp point such as lancets - can rest easier.

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Related Topix: Fire

The Orlando Sentinel

Lake extends Alfred Street construction by 28 days

Work continues along Alfrefd St. in Tavares on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. County commissioners voted to extend the construction by 28 days.

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Related Topix: Tavares, FL, Clermont, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Rabid fox prompts health department to issue rabies alert for Mount Dora

Lake County health officials issued a rabies alert Friday for the Mount Dora area after a fox tested positive for rabies.

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Related Topix: Mount Dora, FL, Tavares, FL

Click Orlando

Cops: Man strangled wife, set fire

Lake County deputies have charged a man with murder in the death of his wife after they say her body was found in their burned down Sorrento home.

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Related Topix: Sorrento, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Lake residents poised to dig deeper to pay property taxes

People who live in the unincorporated parts of Lake County will certainly be paying more in property taxes for the coming year, but how much more isn't certain just yet.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL, Astatula, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Lake commissioners get earful about proposed tax-rate hike at business-leaders forum

Commissioner Tim Sullivan answers a question during a forum on Wednesday, August 20, at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey In The Hills.

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Related Topix: Howey in the Hills, FL, Clermont, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Shriners raise money to help teenage burn victim

Nearly 120 local children are getting help from the Lake County Shriners this year because circumstances prevent their own families from providing the health care they need.

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Related Topix: Sorrento, FL, Eustis, FL, Family, Kids

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