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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book
    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...
  • Leesburg attorney disbarred for misconduct

    Leesburg attorney disbarred for misconduct
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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) &#...
  • 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...
  • Which schools must add extra hour?

    Which schools must add extra hour?
    These 33 Central Florida schools must tack an extra hour on to their school day for the 2014-15 school year and devote that time to reading lessons: •Lake County: Beverly Shores, Eustis Heights and Leesburg elementary schools; Humanities and Fine...
  • Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

    Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools
    Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked. The 33 schools — on campuses...
  • 16 FSU players find a home for summer baseball

    16 FSU players find a home for summer baseball
    FSU’s 2014 season came to an abrupt end after going 0-2 in the Tallahassee Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament. Now returning Seminoles players are planning their summers. The Seminoles will have 16 underclassmen participating in various...
  • Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel gears up for spotlight after being crowned Miss Florida

    LEESBURG — Spending time at mom and dad's house during her summer break from UF is the most perfect setting for Elizabeth Fechtel as she prepares for the next year in the spotlight and all that comes with being Miss Florida. The 20-year-old...