Lake County Collects Household Hazardous Waste in Eustis and Lady Lake

August 5, 2017

TAVARES — Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at the following two collection events: Thursday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Lady Lake Convenience Center, located at 1200 Jackson St., in Lady Lake. Thursday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Eustis Square Shopping Center parking lot, located at 218 W. Ardice Ave., Eustis. Representatives…

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Lake County honors probation officers during Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week

July 18, 2017

TAVARES — During Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week July 16-22, the Lake County Probation Services Division will join agencies across the nation in recognizing the work that pretrial, probation and parole supervision professionals do for public safety. To further this effort, Probation staff was honored by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners with a proclamation during the board meeting on July 11. Lake County probation officers make over 10,000 face-to-face…

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New Pizza Place Captures Taste Buds of Locals on First Day Open

July 3, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Dishing out fresh pizza and sandwiches, the new Johnson’s Pizza Pi has captured the attention and the taste buds of many locals right out of the gate.   Restauranteur David Johnson and his wife Heather opened their pizza parlor on July 1 and posts appeared in social media groups the same day urging people to stop in and try their “outstanding pizza and sandwiches”. After a short visit,…

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County seeks grant applicants for emergency food and shelter programs

July 2, 2017

TAVARES — Qualifying emergency food and shelter programs managed by local service agencies are encouraged to apply for $34,969 in federal funds awarded to Lake County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. A local board made up of representatives from county government, United Way, The Salvation Army, and American Red Cross, as well as advocates for the homeless, faith-based…

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Lake County Fire Rescue launches HAZMAT Medic Program

July 2, 2017

TAVARES — When an emergency occurs and noxious gases permeate the air, Lake County Fire Rescue’s Special Operations Response Team (SORT) is at the ready to respond and rescue citizens from danger. But what happens when the rescuers also need rescuing? That’s where the new Hazmat Medic Program comes in, aimed at ensuring firefighters are safely treated for toxic exposures at hazardous incidents, if and when necessary. “It is reassuring to…

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Man Airlifted After Being Shot at Clermont Denny’s

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July 2, 2017

CLERMONT, Fla. – A man was airlifted to Central Florida Hospital after he was shot during an argument that occurred early Sunday morning according to deputies. A Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, Sgt. Fred Jones stated that deputies responded to Denny’s restaurant located at 25 Town Center Blvd. at approximately 6:11 am Sunday morning after receiving reports of a shooting. Restaurant staff told deputies that two customers became engaged in an argument…

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Keep Lake Beautiful to host cleanup event in Bassville Park community

July 1, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) is inviting residents and volunteers to participate in a cleanup event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 15 in the Bassville Park community, 33741 South Haines Creek Road, Leesburg. During the event, residents are encouraged to clean their homes and yards and bring excess trash, passenger car tires, and any other items that might hold water that could breed mosquitos and spread the Zika virus. Lake County’s Household…

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

June 23, 2017

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 & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. Conducted by Americans for the Arts, Lake County participated in what’s described as the most comprehensive study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever in the United…

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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 both countywide and regionally. “It is true that Lake County does not yet have a bellwether technology giant like Google driving the industry locally, however technology thought-leaders and companies are…

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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 the victim’s grandfather stating that he had woken up to find his granddaughter missing from her bedroom. The caller stated that he found the victim in the back seat of…

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