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Central Florida Wire | April 30, 2017

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Man Arrested After Pawning Almost $100k Worth of Stolen Jewelry

April 23, 2017 |

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Leesburg, Fla. – A Leesburg man was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly pawning almost $100,000 worth of stolen jewelry according to an arrest report.

Deputies first received the complaint from the victim on April 4 stating that … Read More

Lake County Commission welcomes the public to meet five candidates for county manager position

April 10, 2017 |

TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is inviting the public to a reception to meet the five candidates for the county manager position. The meet and greet will be held on Monday, April 17 at 5 p.m. … Read More

Fatal Crash Claims Umatilla Motorcyclist

April 10, 2017 |

UMATILLA – Troopers responded to a scene where a 56-year-old unidentified motorcyclist was pronounced dead after his 2011 Harley Davidson left the roadway and struck a drainage ditch on State Road 19 near the intersection of Golden Gem Drive in Umatilla … Read More

Lake County encourages residents to use caution when applying fertilizer

April 10, 2017 |

TAVARES— To help ensure the protection of Lake County’s water quality, the Board of County Commissioners is reminding residents to follow these tips when landscaping, fertilizing and irrigating lawns.

  • Only Rain Down the Drain. Be mindful of mulch and … Read More

Mock DUI crash to be held at South Lake High School

April 8, 2017 |

GROVELAND —To coincide with prom season, students will learn firsthand about the consequences of driving under the influence during a mock DUI crash held at 9 a.m. onWednesday, April 19 at South Lake High School, 15600 Silver Eagle Road, Groveland.

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Leesburg Police Department Hosts its 22nd Annual Junior Athletic Games

April 8, 2017 |

LEESBURG – Saturday morning was a morning of fun, sun, and sports during the 22nd annual Junior Athletic Games (J.A.G.) put on by the Leesburg Police Department at Leesburg High School.

The games first began in 1995 as the brainchild of … Read More

Lake County Public Safety warns of dangerous wildfire conditions

April 8, 2017 |

TAVARES — With dry conditions contributing to an increase in recent brush fires in Lake County, the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Lake County Fire … Read More

Sheriff Grinnell Issues Warning to Lake County Drug Dealers

April 7, 2017 |

TAVARES – After a rise in recent heroin overdoses, Sheriff Peyton Grinnell issued a response in the form of a warning to all drug dealers in Lake County calling for help from Lake County residents and promising to put an end … Read More

LakeXpress offers 160 special bus stops to Leesburg Bikefest

April 5, 2017 |

LEESBURG – LakeXpress, Lake County’s fixed route public transit service, is offering 160 special stops throughout Leesburg, Fruitland Park, The Villages, Mount Dora, Eustis, and Tavares during the 21st Annual Leesburg Bikefest, to be held in downtown Leesburg April 28-30.

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Lake County Animal Shelter to host Kitten Baby Shower

April 4, 2017 |

TAVARES — It’s kitten season at the Lake County Animal Shelter, and dozens of fantastic felines will be available for adoption during a Kitten Baby Shower onSaturday, April 8 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Lake County Animal Shelter, 28123 … Read More