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  • 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...
  • Hospital company owes explanation about partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center

    Hospital company owes explanation about partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center
    Second of two parts Sunday's column began to examine a controversy in The Villages that surrounds the Moffitt Cancer Center, which is scheduled to open in the fall. The building to house the center is being paid for and constructed by H. Gary Morse and...
  • Lake man's unusual hobby: chronicling gravesites

    Lake man's unusual hobby: chronicling gravesites
    Forget golf, bridge or shuffleboard. Jim Woodruff's hobby is dead people. Woodruff, 74, spends his retirement wandering through the fields of the departed armed with a camera, a clipboard and chalk. He records the names of the dead and the year they...
  • Dispatch: What would we give up?

    Second of two parts. Sunday's column was part of a continuing series of occasional suggestions on how local governments can save tax money while still providing the same or only slightly less service to taxpayers, who are footing the bills. This...
  • 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...
  • Levonte 'Kermit' Whitfield injures ankle, likely out this week at Lake Wales

    Levonte 'Kermit' Whitfield injures ankle, likely out this week at Lake Wales
    University of Miami 2013 commitment Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield of Orlando Jones High says he is likely to miss the first two games of the regular season. Whitfield suffered a high-ankle sprain during Wednesday night’s Kickoff Classic win...
  • Leesburg's D'mauri Jones picks Miami

    Leesburg's D'mauri Jones picks Miami
    When your stock is rising, it’s time to sell, sell, sell. That’s exactly how Leesburg wide receiver D’mauri Jones saw things over the past few weeks. So when he took an unofficial visit to the University of Miami this past weekend, it...
  • Abused Leesburg boy making progress at foster-home farm

    A crowd of grownups in suits today will troop into a courtroom and start arguing about how best to help a 13-year-old Leesburg boy who is happiest when a miniature donkey named Festus takes hold of the pocket of his jeans and tows him around the farm...
  • 12/26: Deaths in Central Florida

    Lake RUPERT WITTE, 82, Leesburg, died Saturday. Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg. Orange PLEASANT T. COLE, 89, Orlando, died Friday. Tri-County Cremation and Funeral Home, Longwood. COLIN MICHAEL GRAY, 66, Ocoee, died Friday. Ocoee Family Funeral and...
  • 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...