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  • Quit Smoking Now classes coming up in Leesburg

    A free class is starting up during the last week of August for those smokers who are interested in quitting the habit. The Quit Smoking Now program sponsored by the Florida Department of Health in Lake County begins on Tuesday, Aug. 26 and runs...
  • Volunteers needed for the upcoming Wings and Wildflowers Festival

    Volunteers needed for the upcoming Wings and Wildflowers Festival
    Wanted: Volunteers. A love of nature is helpful, but not required. Organizers of the 3rd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, which is going to be held Oct. 3-5 in Leesburg, are now recruiting nature-minded volunteers to assist in this ecotourism...
  • Eight candidates vie for three Lake School Board openings

    Budget constraints, class-size compliance and Superintendent Susan Moxley's leadership of the district are some of the key issues in three School Board races involving eight candidates. Incumbents Bill Mathias and Tod Howard are seeking re-election....
  • Florida collegiate baseball team ready to take on Korean team

    Florida collegiate baseball team ready to take on Korean team
    LEESBURG — Three Leesburg Lightning players are part of a team stepping up to the plate, literally and figuratively, in a display of international diplomacy. The Lightning teammates were picked to represent a squad from the six-team Florida...
  • Most city residents staring at higher taxes

    Most residents in 13 of Lake County's 14 cities will have to shell out more in taxes for the coming year — some a lot higher — if elected officials get their way. The increases come partly because the value of property has gone up in every...
  • High-speed, gigabit internet offered by CenturyLink in select cities

    High-speed, gigabit internet offered by CenturyLink in select cities
    High-speed gigabit internet access has been rare in Central Florida, but CenturyLink is offering it now in limited commercial areas and some large residential developments. According to Lisa Willis, marketing manager, CenturyLink gigabit service is...
  • Lake escapes $1 million outlay for low-performing schools

    Lake escapes $1 million outlay for low-performing schools
    Extending the day more at three schools on Florida's list of low-performing elementary campuses would have cost about $1 million, according to David Christiansen, the district's chief academic officer. But the district won't have to make that outlay...
  • Man wanted in 1993 Washington state murder caught in Leesburg

    Man wanted in 1993 Washington state murder caught in Leesburg
    LEESBURG — A 51-year-old man wanted for first-degree murder in a Washington state cold case dating to 1993 was captured 3,000 miles away Thursday in Lake County. James Edward Mitchell was arrested by an eight-member U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task...
  • Leesburg's Food Truck-N-Flick features 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

    Leesburg will have Food Truck-N-Flick Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Towne Square downtown. Ed Anderson will perform. Participants also can see a free movie at 8:30 p.m. on a 24-foot-high outdoor movie screen. The Free Movie Nights film will be...
  • Candidate hopefuls set to Hob Nob at event

    Leadership Lake County is sponsoring its bi-annual Political Hob Nob during which voters can mingle with candidates and take part in a straw poll on Aug. 14. The event is set for 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at Lake-Sumter State College's Leesburg...
  • 'Red for Ed' school-supply initiative culminates with weigh-in in Tavares

    'Red for Ed' school-supply initiative culminates with weigh-in in Tavares
    TAVARES — People collecting school supplies or food for the "Red for Ed" initiative of the Educational Foundation of Lake County in partnership with THAT! Company can drop off donations from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday along Ruby Street downtown. It's...