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Lake County welcomes new Communications Director

TAVARES, Fla. — Lake County Manager Jeff Cole recently announced his appointment of Elisha Pappacoda to the position of Director for the Office of Communications, beginning Sept. 8. “Elisha has developed strong working relationships with the media and stakeholder groups throughout Lake County…

Suspicious White Powder Mailed to Lake EMS in…

MOUNT DORA -- Responders were dispatched to Lake EMS in Mount Dora Wednesday morning after employees reported receiving an envelope in the mail that contained an unknown white powdery substance according to a press release.…

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Residents invited to a wide array of educational…

TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting the following educational events in February:   Understanding the DASH Diet Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m.…

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Deputies Seize Over $200k Cash and Arrest Four…

LAKE COUNTY -- Lake County Deputies seized over $200,000 in cash and arrested four people Thursday while conducting raids on gaming establishments. The raids were an end to a two-month investigation, dubbed "Operation Jackpot", into…

County seeks grant applicants for emergency food and…

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…

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Police Search for Vehicle Involved in Fatal Leesburg…

LEESBURG - Leesburg Police officers are searching for a vehicle that investigators say was involved in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of 37-year-old Robert Glennon. According to a statement released Sunday afternoon, Glennon's body…

Lake County Deputy Foils Possible Clown Attacker

LEESBURG - A Lake County Deputy found a little more than he expected when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop Sunday night at approximately 11:00 pm. According to arrest reports, Cpl. Pickens attempted a traffic stop…

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Leesburg Rural King to Stay Open 24 Hours…

LEESBURG - Rural King in Leesburg announced that it will extend its normal business hours to accommodate residents as they prepare for the effects from Hurricane Matthew. According to a Rural King employee, the store will not…

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