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Mohaymen looks to rebound in Kentucky Derby from 1st loss - South Lake Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mohaymen went from likely Kentucky Derby favorite to a question mark in the span of less than two minutes. Things change that quickly when you suffer a crushing defeat. Mohaymen seemed destined for greater glory heading into the Florida ...
Sammie Smith leaving FCA to mentor students at Ole Miss - South Lake Press
Sammie Smith is looking forward to the next challenge in his life, but he’s leaving Lake County with mixed emotions. Smith, the Lake County representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a former NFL running back, is leaving the area at the ...
Legislative session nets $7.5 million for Lake County projects - South Lake Press
TAVARES – Lake County received $7.5 million from the state this year and secured funding for its two top-priority projects, a lobbyist told the Lake County commissioners this morning. Christopher Carmody Jr. said the county secured $2.5 million to ...
Clermont man charged with child neglect - South Lake Press
CLERMONT – A 19-month-old toddler was placed in state custody and a man charged with child neglect after Lake County sheriff’s deputies could find little evidence she had been eating. Officers were responding to a Florida Department of Children and ...
State wants MPO issues addressed immediately - South Lake Press
LEESBURG – Operational deficiencies and mismanagement of grants within the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) warrant immediate corrective action by that group’s board of directors, state officials say. The Florida Department of ...
Strangers replace beloved mannequin that delighted boaters on area lake - South Lake Press
CLERMONT — Keri Caridi, a mom and recreational boater in Clermont, said she and other moms often find themselves cruising down Lake Palatlakaha, kids in tow. One of their favorite sights on the lake is their Statue of Liberty — Lady Clermont, as they ...
Orlando is top tourism destination — again - South Lake Press
ORLANDO — It's a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando's hotels and theme parks. Tourism officials announced Monday that the number of visitors coming to Orlando last year jumped 5.5 percent to more than 66 million visitors. That figure sets a ...
Lake's graduation rate falls 2 points below the state average - South Lake Press
TAVARES — Lake County Schools Chief Academic Officer Bill Miller said Monday the district must improve its graduation rate, which is two points below the state average at 75.8 percent. “The graduation rate is the most important statistic of all,” he ...
Refund request trips up alleged Clermont shoplifter - South Lake Press
CLERMONT — A 52-year-old shoplifter thought he outsmarted a Wal-Mart policy of having a door greeter check the sales receipt of all big-ticket items leaving the store, in this case a pair of air-conditioning units. And he almost got away with it.
It's time again for picking blueberries - South Lake Press
EUSTIS -- Melanie Rose, the owner of Sand Hill Blueberries, said what she loves most about her U-pick customers is the “smiles on their faces and the blueberries in their teeth.” While some people might consider sampling the berries to be stealing ...
Military reenactors bivouac at Citrus Tower in Clermont - South Lake Press
Saturday was Military Appreciation Day at the Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont. The event drew re-enactors from a wide range of military conflicts, and featured a small Civil War encampment on the grounds of the little museum in the shadow of the Citrus ...
Man accused of sparking shootings to go on trial - South Lake Press
BUSHNELL -- A man accused of sparking a series of shootings in Webster two years ago will go to trial Monday at the Sumter County Courthouse. Ivan Mobley, 29, is facing attempted murder, aggravated assault with a firearm and other charges after he was ...
Johnson has 2 goals and assist, Lightning beat Islanders 4-1 - South Lake Press
TAMPA — Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game apiece. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop rebounded after being pulled in second period of Game ...
Chase Elliott wins pole at Talladega 30 years after his dad - South Lake Press
TALLADEGA, Ala. — Chase Elliott wasn't born yet when his father turned a record-setting lap to win the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. He'll get to experience leading the field to green just like his dad did, though, after winning the pole himself on ...
Lake County Bar Association holds annual awards luncheon - South Lake Press
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS — The Lake County Bar Association held its annual awards luncheon Friday that included a new presentation for the county’s Teen Court award. Held at the Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Connor Jenkins, a Lake-Sumter ...