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Ride in Silence draws 250-300 to Clermont - South Lake Press
CLERMONT — It was a long stretch of silence for 250-300 bicyclists Wednesday evening as they rounded Clermont’s Lake Minneola in honor of those fellow cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roads. It was the fourth year for the ...
Clermont man involved in three-vehicle accident - South Lake Press
ORLANDO – A 30-year-old Clermont driver escaped serious injury Thursday in a three vehicle accident that killed a 26-year-old Kissimmee driver, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Charles Talaber of Clermont received only minor injuries after his 2015 ...
Law enforcement on the look-out for seat belt violators - South Lake Press
LEESBURG -- Motorists may want to make sure they are strapped this Memorial Day weekend. This week marks the beginning of the annual Click It or Ticket campaign in the state of Florida and law enforcement in Lake and Sumter counties are ramping up their ...
Webster moves Tavares office - South Lake Press
TAVARES -- U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-10) has relocated his Tavares’ office to the County Administration Building, also known as the “Round Building,” located at 315 W. Main St., Suite 411, in Tavares. Webster’s office, co-located in the Lake ...
Watermelon harvest time - South Lake Press
Watermelon harvesting is in full swing in Lake and Sumter counties. This crew out of Arcadia is picking for Forget Me Knot Farm in Groveland. The actual watermelon farmer is Angie Purvis, who estimates there are about 300 acres of watermelons in production ...
State initiates education campaign on skimmers - South Lake Press
LEESBURG — Over the past three months, inspectors with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have uncovered 103 skimmers used for identity theft at the 7,571 gas stations statewide – including four in Lake and Sumter counties.
Clermont residents charged with racketeering - South Lake Press
CLERMONT — Eight people — including a family of four from Clermont — face charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, money laundering and grand theft for allegedly looting $20 million from the Simon Property Group. Agents with the ...
Vacationing rescue worker saves girl - South Lake Press
TAVARES – Lake County Fire Rescue Lt. Shannon Bush only thought he was taking a vacation from work when he and his family decided to spend a few days at an Orlando-area resort last week. Instead, the 14-year department veteran and Emergency Medical ...
3 Disney Shining Stars tapped - South Lake Press
LAKE BUENA VISTA – In recognition of their outstanding character and exceptional achievements, Walt Disney World Resort recognized 15 local students – including three from Lake County – as 2015 Disney Dreamers and Doers Shining Stars. About 300 ...
Lake leaders headed to Hall of Fame - South Lake Press
TAVARES -- Three Leadership Lake County alumni will be inducted into the Leadership Lake County Hall of Fame on May 28. The 2015 inductees are Ann Dupee from the class of 1994; Jim Miller from the class of 1991; and Greg Padgett (posthumously) from the ...
World’s smallest cattle at The Grand Oaks Resort - South Lake Press
WEIRSDALE -- The 8th Annual Ze'Orange De'Lite miniature Zebu Cattle Show takes place this weekend at The Grand Oaks Resort and Museum in Weirsdale just outside of The Villages. The only type of cattle that lives in tropical rain forests, Zebu are the world ...
Lake OKs feral cat trapping - South Lake Press
TAVARES — In the first of two public hearings, the Lake County Commission unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that allows the sheriff’s office to trap and neuter homeless feral cats before returning them to the wild. The Trap-Neuter-Return ...
Clermont man pleads guilty to sending porn - South Lake Press
OCALA — A 22-year-old Clermont man has pleaded guilty to transporting child pornography over the Internet and faces up to 20 years in prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice for the Middle District of Florida. Aaron Michael Murray’s ...
State budget impasse means waiting game for county, school officials - South Lake Press
State lawmakers left Tallahassee this spring without passing a budget because of a clash over Medicaid expansion, but Lake County schools and county officials are proceeding with their budget planning. County and school officials said the state’s failure ...
Lake barbecue chain gets national ranking - South Lake Press
LEESBURG – The website msn.com has ranked the Lake County-based Oakwood Smokehouse and Grill one of the top 25 barbecue restaurant chains in the nation. “Barbecue is one of those foods that’s fiercely regional,” the website states. “In Texas, it ...