| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:32 PM
LEESBURG — The Leesburg Lightning finished the season at 18-17 in third place in the six-team Florida Collegiate Summer League.
But the Lightning once again were tops in attendance, playing before a loyal following at Pat Thomas Stadium/Buddy Lowe...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:08 PM
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County has a message they’re trying to get out, and the department is hopeful that parents will heed the message before the new school semester begins on Aug. 18.
That message is if they want to avoid...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:48 AM
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...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a Leesburg lawyer to stop taking new business and to close his practice by early August, when he'll be disbarred for at least five years.
Mark F. Germain, who handles mostly criminal law, didn't answer an email...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The three Lake County schools on Florida's list of low-performing elementary campuses don't have to extend their school day by an hour, officials said. That is because the district -- already adding to the school day at all its elementary schools --...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:59 PM
You might see him in the Leesburg library. Or maybe lunching at O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Tavares. He haunts the courthouse, too.
Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King is an unassuming figure in jeans and black boots with his little...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:08 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:44 AM
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.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Lake County Animal Services will host an animal auction at 11 a.m. Saturday at the shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.
The following animals will be up for auction: a mini stallion, Arabian mare, Arabian gelding and rooster.
Animals are sold...