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  • Department will offer free immunizations in August

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County will offer free required immunizations for students in August. All children attending public or private school must have proof of immunizations — a Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680) &#...
  • Rapist who attacked elderly woman in her room remains on the loose

    Rapist who attacked elderly woman in her room remains on the loose
    A search continues today for a man who raped an elderly woman in her room in the Leesburg area, deputies announced. The attack on the woman, a victim in her 70s, happened at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location in the "Sunnyside area of...
  • CareerSource Central Florida holding hiring fairs for veterans in Leesburg

    CareerSource Central Florida holding hiring fairs for veterans in Leesburg
    LEESBURG — For the second year, CareerSource Central Florida will host Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fairs to connect veterans with employers. Hiring fairs will be held at two locations in Lake and are open to veterans, both active and retired,...
  • 70 women vie for Miss Florida USA crown

    70 women vie for Miss Florida USA crown
    There's a lot of beauty pageants that clamber for your attention throughout the year, and the latest is the Miss Florida USA pageant, which will crown a new Miss Florida USA this Saturday in Fort Lauderdale. There are 70 contestants from around the...
  • Magical, mystical tale of true love and imagery

    Mozart's beloved opera "The Magic Flute" is this month's Opera @ the Library program. The storybook fantasy will be shown at 1:45 p.m. July 28 in Room 108B at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont. Prince Tamino's adventures span...
  • Boat club offers prep course for captain's license

    The Triangle Boat Club will host "Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel," a course to prepare applicants for the U.S. Coast Guard captain's license test. The course is being offered through Adams Marine Seminars. The class will meet Sept. 8-19 in the...
  • Host families make Leesburg Lightning ballplayers feel at home

    Host families make Leesburg Lightning ballplayers feel at home
    LEESBURG — In a two-story house on Silver Lake Drive, five people sit around a table. They laugh and talk as sunlight streams in from the windows. They joke about household chores and sit comfortably close to each other. They act like a family,...
  • County Judge candidates Terry Neal and Daniel Archer are a study in contrasts

    County Judge candidates Terry Neal and Daniel Archer are a study in contrasts
    Second of two parts. Choosing a county judge is a task that leaves most voters flailing in the dark, and the August election is going to require even more scrutiny than usual from voters because of behind-the-scenes maneuvering. A group of mostly...
  • Drunken man forces evacuation at Lakes of Leesburg

    LEESBURG — A distraught and drunken 47-year-old man who shot inside his mobile home early Tuesday forced the evacuation of his neighbors for five hours until Lake County deputies convinced him to lay down the weapon. They took Kevin Mccullough...
  • 33 Central Florida schools must extend school day by one hour

    33 Central Florida schools must extend school day by one hour
    Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must offer an extra hour of reading instruction come August because they landed on the state's list of lowest-performing schools. The 33 schools in Lake, Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties must extend...
  • Nonprofit groups see 10.5% increase in revenues from Leesburg Bikefest

    Nonprofit groups see 10.5% increase in revenues from Leesburg Bikefest
    Lake County hotels, restaurants and businesses aren't the only ones that benefit from the Leesburg Bikefest. Local charities and nonprofits garner valuable cash infusions, too. More than 40 area churches, clubs and organizations raised $187,515 during...