| Jan 12, 2010
| 7:26 PM
A few years ago as home prices frothed over the top of the bubble, cities and counties spent a lot of time looking at ways to provide affordable housing to teachers, firefighters, nurses and service industry workers who were priced out of living near...
| Nov 19, 2010
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...
| Nov 24, 2010
Harry Nickell was riding his bicycle Sunday morning on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 27 near the Lakeridge Winery when a car traveling in the same direction wandered off the road and slammed into him from behind.
In a blink, Lake County's unofficial...
| Dec 26, 2010
| 2:38 PM
Q: Can I roll my 457 plan — a non-qualified, deferred-compensation plan — from the city of Orlando into an individual retirement account? I receive Social Security and two pensions. My 457 is in a stable-value fund, and I don't like risk. Is...
| Sep 11, 2010
Q: I just received $84,000 inheritance from my mother's estate. About $4,000 came from her IRA. How much in taxes am I going to owe on this money? — C.H. Altamonte Springs
A: Proceeds from inheritance are generally not subject to tax; however, it's...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 9:34 PM
I first saw Justin Horton last May during the opening week of spring football practice. I thought he was special then.
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound linebacker from Clermont East Ridge, however, has made even bigger strides since that day.
Back then he...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 2:03 PM
Q: I own my own home. I have less than stellar credit, but I do have some cash. I would like to buy two rental houses using financing. Would I be able to get a mortgage? — S.V., 54, Clermont z A: With the recent tightening of mortgage lending,...
| Jun 22, 2011
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...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 6:32 PM
A Clermont man is accused of robbing a man at a bank ATM on Crawfordsville Road.
Police said Jamie Gregory, 29, has been preliminarily charged with robbery following the Tuesday night incident at the PNC Bank.
According to officials, Gregory approached...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 3:27 PM
Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 8700 block of Center Street Wednesday afternoon to assist the Clermont Police Department.
At around 12:15 p.m., officers with the Clermont police told IMPD a Brian...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Sunday, as Bob Peraza stands near ground zero, I suspect he'll have a momentary but overpowering sense of déjà vu.
Even if much has changed since his first visit. Since that wretched Tuesday a decade ago when New York City burned and the nation's soul...