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Lake County (Florida)

Lake County (Florida)
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Top Lake County (Florida) Articles

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  • Clermont woman steps up to fill big shoes to make sure foster kids have Christmas

    Superwoman did it all by her lonesome. Nearly 300 kids in foster care in Lake and Sumter counties had Christmas because of Karen Stover. Karen, a foster mother for more than 200 children since 1985, used to start in January — just as she...
  • Former longtime Lake County Sheriff George Knupp Jr. dies at 70

    Former longtime Lake County Sheriff George Knupp Jr. dies at 70
    TAVARES — At the peak of his law-enforcement career, George Knupp Jr. was arguably the most popular political figure in Lake County. The former four-term sheriff was credited with beefing up the department, adding programs and upgrading equipment....
  • Tampa woman's troubling idea: Village for sex offenders

    Tampa woman's troubling idea: Village for sex offenders
    Good morning, Lake County. Next month, if a Tampa crusader has her way, dozens of registered sex offenders from all over the country may be dumped into homes on remote property in east Lake County and into a trailer park in either east Lake or west...
  • Lauren Ritchie: Green Swamp committee is rigged to favor mining interests

    When politicians wanted to trick the public in years past, they were quite artful about it. Sometimes, they were so clever that one could only sit back and admire. Locally, the master of selling sand to the Saudis was that sly character, the late Steve...
  • Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late

    Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late
    Strap yourself in, dear reader. Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them. First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
  • Eustis woman who befriended homeless man passes down a legacy of caring

    Put your feet up. You deserve it after a rough day of shopping. Here at Column World, we're going to get you comfortably caught up on past goings-on in Lake County whilst you sip your favorite beverage. Homeless man's friend Remember Marlene Homeyer,...
  • Readers not thrilled with Leesburg aviation plan

    Readers not thrilled with Leesburg aviation plan
    Earlier this week, Leesburg city commissioners decided to pay a consultant to help create and market an energy and aerospace park on property the city owns at Florida's Turnpike and County Road 470. Commissioners originally were asked to give Tennessee...
  • Sean Parks rebuked by fellow commissioners for anonymous online comments

    Two Lake County commissioners, in a rare move, chastised one of their colleagues during a public meeting this week, and it was deserved. Unfortunately, County Commissioner Sean Parks, the subject of the discipline, doesn't understand that he has not...
  • A look at a year of postcards from around Florida

    A look at a year of postcards from around Florida
    In September, Postcards from Florida celebrated its first anniversary. No gifts, please, although a GPS would be really terrific. To celebrate the milestone, today's column will look back at some of the terrific spots that we've visited together in...
  • West Orange Trail time-lapse: 22 miles in under two minutes

    West Orange Trail time-lapse: 22 miles in under two minutes
    Go along on a 22-mile bicycle ride on the West Orange Trail from the Lake County line to Welch Road in Apopka in a two-minute time-lapse video. Cyclists, runners, skaters, families, and dog-walkers are among the many people you will encounter any day...
  • Tennis, anyone?

    Tennis, anyone?
    Tennis, anyone? Lake County's Montverde Academy kicks off the 2011-2012 school year with the debut of the brand new National Tennis Academy complex, located across the street from the renowned international boarding school. The academy has partnered with...