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  1. School's Native American statue, now banned, finds new homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | The Progress

    A steel statue removed from a coastal Oregon town after the state banned Native American mascots has found a new home. The Daily Astorian reported Wednesday that the statue, called "The Warrior," has been moved from Warrenton High School to a Warrenton street corner.

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  2. Officials hope to roll back tax rate this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | The Daily Commercial

    ... only two firefighters, making it difficult to respond adequately to emergencies in outlying areas such as Pine Lakes, Astor and Sorrento without jeopardizing the safety of firefighters and residents, according to the local fire union. The county ...

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  3. County puts fire advisory board on back burnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... only two firefighters, making it difficult to respond adequately to emergencies in outlying areas such as Pine Lakes, Astor and Sorrento without jeopardizing the safety of firefighters and residents, according to the local fire union. The county ...

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  4. Audit: Vacant properties should pay fire assessmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... shift, making it particularly difficult to respond adequately to emergencies in outlying areas such as Pine Lakes, Astor and Sorrento without jeopardizing the safety of firefighters and residents, according to the local fire union. The county ...

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  5. Armed robbers sought in Dollar General heistRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... at gunpoint on Monday. According to the Sgt. Fred Jones, the two suspects entered the State Road 40 store in Astor about 10 p.m. Monday. They tied up employees and customers with tape and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the safe. Jones ...

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  6. 13 Dollar Generals robbed in Marion, Lake counties: What security measures are being taken?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | WFTV Orlando

    ... asures are being taken. There's been 13 Dollar General robberies in Marion County and in Lake County, including one in Astor on Monday.

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  7. Lake County history: Did you know?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... the names of 174 vanished towns that once existed in Lake County. St. Francis was on the St. Johns River between Astor and Crow's Bluff. It was founded by a Pittsburgh doctor named L.H. Harris, who bought an old Spanish land grant of more than 6,000 ...

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  8. Lake County history: Did you know?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... officially closed around 1973, but owner George Gastfield occasionally opened it when someone would ask. William Astor built his own railroad in 1878 from Astor Landing on the St. Johns River to Lake Eustis, joining there the Central Florida ...

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  9. Coastal flood warning lifted in Volusia County, skies remain clearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... tomorrow in Flagler County. Minor flooding continues to be a concern in West Volusia along the St. Johns river near Astor, said Senior Forecaster Matt Volkmer with the National Weather Service in Melbourne. "The river is expected to recede very ...

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  10. Man charged with molesting girl Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ASTOR – A 24-year-old registered sex offender was arrested again Tuesday after he was accused of molesting a girl.

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  11. Dangerous surf continues; flood warning, high rip current alert in effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... advisory will go into effect at 10 p.m.," Sedlock said. Minor flooding is occurring along the St. Johns River near Astor, the weather service said. The river is expected to recede very slowly and drop below flood stage by the middle of the week, but ...

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  12. Flooding from Hurricane Matthew receding in AstorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ASTOR – The St. Johns River in Astor continues to recede a little each day from Hurricane Matthew, Lake County officials said on Wednesday.

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  13. Flagler under flood warning, Volusia, Flagler swimmers face dangerous surfRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... Creek, Orega River, Cedar River and Crescent Lake. In Volusia County, minor flooding along the St Johns River near Astor is expected through the middle of this week, forecasters said, and it's expected to remain elevated there and above Lake Harney ...

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  14. Flagler County under flood warning; dangerous surf tonight in VolusiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... Creek, Orega River, Cedar River and Crescent Lake. In Volusia County, minor flooding along the St Johns River near Astor is expected through Monday evening, forecasters said, and it's expected to remain elevated above Lake Harney near Geneva and ...

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  15. Lake EMS director receives strong evaluation from boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... the beginning of 2016 to meet the demand for services. At the request of the board, he also added an ambulance back in Astor this past spring. In addition, Smith said he instituted a specific hiring plan so in the event he has open positions he is ...

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  16. Lake County begins to clean up after Hurricane MatthewRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... seek temporary shelter after a tree fell through their roof on Friday morning. While a voluntary evacuation order for Astor along the St. Johns River due to some flooding has been lifted, a river flood warning remained in effect there Saturday ...

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  17. Conversation, creativity ensue at Color Me Happy get-togethers at Astor County LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... of blues, greens and browns. The group gathered around a table to color once a month during Color Me Happy at the Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. On a recent get-together, seven women worked on their pieces with markers, colored pencils, gel ...

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  18. Reports of trees, power lines down in several areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... own restricting vehicle traffic in Lake Mack-Forest Hills subdivision. Tree down blocking street on Blue Creek Road in Astor and Tavares Road and Crest Run Loop in the Leesburg area.

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  19. Astor expected to floodRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    The St. Johns River is expected to flood the Astor area between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday as Hurricane Matthew pushes water up the river .

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  20. Shelters serve those in needRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... to say how many residents will seek shelter. Lake County officials issued an order for the voluntary evacuation of Astor. There is a flood warning issued for the Astor area as a result of the St. Johns River. There is also a voluntary evacuation for ...

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