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  • Honda dealer hopes ‘green’ brings success

    CLERMONT — Last Wednesday, Headquarter Honda sold four cars, which may not be a record-setting pace for most larger dealerships, but that's pretty good for a store that no one knows is open. Construction workers still mill around the property, and...
  • Yeager throws snag into commission race

    Second of two parts. Sunday's column began telling the tale of how influence and power behind the scenes are combined to choose the candidates you see on the ballot this fall. At the moment, some backroom maneuvering is resulting in a developer-backed...
  • SWAT standoff suspect dies, victim hospitalized

    SWAT standoff suspect dies, victim hospitalized
    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...
  • Clermont father will read son's name in 9-11 Memorial roll call

    Clermont father will read son's name in 9-11 Memorial roll call
    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...
  • Lake shouldn't consider request to tap into county's dwindling water supply

    Lake shouldn't consider request to tap into county's dwindling water supply
    Next week's County Commission meeting features a vote on an item that should never even have appeared on the agenda. It's a request by an Altamonte Springs doctor to pump — for profit — water that ought to be kept for the use of the people...
  • Can existing plan be transferred to retirement account?

    Can existing plan be transferred to retirement account?
    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...
  • The Prospector: East Ridge LB Justin Horton posts nation's top Nike SPARQ score

    The Prospector: East Ridge LB Justin Horton posts nation's top Nike SPARQ score
    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...
  • Home equity credit line might fill financing gap

    Home equity credit line  might fill financing gap
    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 ƒz A: With the recent tightening of mortgage lending,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bicyclist killed by motorist remembered for living life at full throttle

    Bicyclist killed by motorist remembered for living life at full throttle
    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...