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Central Florida Wire | June 25, 2017

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Central Florida Wire brings you the latest local news and events in the Citrus, Marion, Lake, and Sumter County areas. While you are here, do not forget to check out our job listings, classified ads, and our local Business Directory to help support locally owned small businesses. If you would like to contribute to our news or have a story that you think we should publish, let us know.

Study shows the arts generate more than $9 million in economic impact for Lake County

June 23, 2017 |

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TAVARES — The nonprofit arts and culture industry generated more than $9.1 million in annual economic activity in Lake County—supporting more than 200 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $380,000 in local revenues, according to the Arts & … Read More

Lake County Economic Development launches Summer Tech campaign

June 23, 2017 |

TAVARES, Fla. — While Lake County might not be the next Silicon Valley, the technology industry is quietly playing a vital role in the growth of the county’s economy. From manufacturing to healthcare, software to agriculture, the sector has far-reaching impacts … Read More

100 Free Spay/Neuter Vouchers Available Through July For Sumter Pets

June 23, 2017 |

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. – The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County (HS/SPCA) currently has funding available for 100 FREE spay/neuter pet vouchers for qualifying Sumter County residents through July. This community assistance program is a vital necessity in reducing the pet overpopulation problem facing Sumter … Read More

Sexual Predator Alert

June 22, 2017 |

Citrus County, Fla.- Citrus County Sherrif’s Office has released information on a sexual predator near Homosassa area. Deputies describe sexual predator, John William Brundon as five feet eight inches tall, weighing 184 pounds, red hair, and blue eyes.

Brundon residence is 6425 S Lima … Read More

Deputies Search for Missing Silver Springs Woman

June 17, 2017 |

Silver Springs, Fla. – Marion County Deputies are searching for a missing woman who was last seen when she left her home on Northeast 60th Court in Silver Springs.

Family members reported 25-year-old Destiny Hope Ormiston missing on Thursday stating that … Read More

Register Now for Wine & Design’s “Paint It Forward” Party for Local Animals in Need

June 17, 2017 |

Join Wine & Design Painting Studio on Monday, July 17th at 5:30pmfor a social evening of fun and charity at their studio. Proceeds from their “Paint It Forward” event will benefit the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County. Chance drawings and … Read More

More Pets Lost or Injured During July 4th Celebrations than Any Other Time of Year

June 17, 2017 |

Our nation’s Independence Day celebrations can be the most stressful and dangerous holiday for your pets. The noise and sight of fireworks frighten many of them. The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County wants to remind you about a few common … Read More

Lake County warns against complacency as mosquito season nears

June 17, 2017 |

TAVARES — Outdoor activities such as swimming and grilling often come with the faint buzzing of one of the most annoying insects on the planet: the disease-carrying mosquito. National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 25 – July … Read More

Man Accused of Having Sex with Teen Arrested

June 17, 2017 |

GROVELAND, Fla. – A Groveland man was arrested after allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports.

Deputies responded to a home in Groveland at 4:50 am Thursday morning after receiving a call from … Read More

City of Eustis Celebrates Independence Day with July 1st Hometown Celebration

June 17, 2017 |

EUSTIS, Fla. – The City of Eustis will host its Independence Day Hometown Celebration on Saturday, July 1 in Ferran Park, located at 250 Ferran Park Drive in Eustis. The free, family-friendly event runs from 5 – 9:30 p.m. and … Read More

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