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Lake County (Florida)

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

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lauren Ritchie: Thanks to family's fight, young students not barred from college

    Lauren Ritchie: Thanks to family's fight, young students not barred from college
    Lake-Sumter Community College has been thoroughly spanked. Two years ago, the college refused to admit as a dual-enrollment student a then-12-year-old Center Hill girl who was more than academically qualified to study at the two-year community college....
  • Don't get snookered by fears spread by Amendment 4 foes

    The lies are starting to work. A multimillion-dollar campaign financed by developers, builders, land speculators and others who stand to make fortunes from over-development is starting to convince Floridians that Amendment 4 will bring on Armageddon....
  • College recruiters flocking to Mount Dora to see quarterback Vegas Harley

    College recruiters flocking to Mount Dora to see quarterback Vegas Harley
      Mount Dora quarterback Vegas Harley's athletic skills were on display for all to see last football season. His arm and his feet accounted for almost 3,100 yards of offense and 29 touchdowns — 1,261 passing yards and 14 TDs and 1,837 rushing yards...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Video: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks of Deer Island

    Video: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks of Deer Island
    By Martin E. Comas Orlando Sentinel For the past month or so, residents at Lake County’s Deer Island have enjoyed watching some new visitors swimming in their neighborhood’s lake: A paddling of black-bellied whistling ducks. “It&...