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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Season premiere

    'American Idol' recap: Season premiere
    "American Idol"kicked off its 11th season with a retrospective feel as it took us back to 2002 and reminded us of the moment when waitress Kelly Clarkson won the inaugural season. Video clips of Idol hopefuls as kids performing were flashed before our...
  • Too many voters rely on party labels

    One good thing about mid-term elections is that they give voters a chance to learn about new candidates without the distraction of the wild presidential race. One excellent potential elected official emerged from this season, and she is worth watching in...
  • Lady Lake will continue prayers at the start of meetings

    LADY LAKE — Prayers will continue to be said at the start of Town Commission meetings, elected leaders decided Monday night in response to calls to end the practice by a resident who is an atheist and the American Humanist Association. Hundreds...
  • Saturday will mark 5-year anniversary of Trenton Duckett's disappearance

    Saturday will mark 5-year anniversary of Trenton Duckett's disappearance
    LEESBURG — Saturday marks five years since Trenton Duckett disappeared from his bedroom in Leesburg, sparking a nationwide search for the dark-haired 2-year-old. His mother, Melinda Duckett, told police intruders cut through a screen window...
  • Most points in a single game

    Most points in a single game
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  • Most steals in a single game

    Most steals in a single game
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  • 2012 FABC Girls All-State Basketball Selections

    2012 FABC Girls All-State Basketball Selections
    Class 8A Player of the Year Taryn Griffey, Dr. Phillips, Soph. Other 8A Selections: Kyndal Skersick, Boone, Sr. Tyisha Moore, Deland, Jr. Ieshia Small, Miami Dr. Krop, Jr. Sydnei McCaskill, Dr. Phillips, Jr. Kai James, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer, Jr....
  • Public needs input on expensive smart-grid project

    Public needs input on expensive smart-grid project
    Leesburg is poised next week to ram down the throats of electrical ratepayers a controversial "smart grid" project that will cost a minimum of $24.4 million in the first 10 years and at least another $12 million in the next decade. And what do...
  • Central Florida 2012 Super60: No. 11 Noor Davis, LB, Leesburg

    Central Florida 2012 Super60: No. 11 Noor Davis, LB, Leesburg
    Noor Davis has been a bit of a mystery to football fans in Florida, as well as across the nation, during this 2012 recruiting period. Practically no one had him on the radar. Recruiting websites didn't know of him. Florida newspapers, with maybe the...