Lake County, FL


Road projects underway to help downtown Clermont grow

CLERMONT, Fla. — If you haven’t been to downtown Clermont in a while, you’ll notice several changes to its appearance. Construction underway on downtown Clermont streets. Project is part of city's masterplan to revitalize downtown. Streetscape costs paid for using Lake County's penny tax. Right now construction crews are in...
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Orlando Sentinel

No Central Florida restaurants shut down last week, Orange County takes top spot for most warnings

No Central Florida restaurants received emergency orders to shut down in the week of June 6-12, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Orange County took the top spot for most warnings and other complaints in Central Florida with 15. Another two were given in Osceola with two in Seminole and one in Lake County. Warnings given with required ...

Household hazardous waste collection in Eustis

The Lake County Solid Waste Division encourages residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in compliance with CDC guidelines in a safe and environmentally conscious way. That can be accomplished June 17 at a collection event, 9 a.m.–noon, in the parking lot of Eustis Square Shopping Center, located at 218 W. Ardice Ave. in Eustis.
Fruitland Park,

Local car saleswoman sentenced in tirade aimed at police officers

A woman who sells cars at a prominent local auto dealership has been sentenced in connection with a tirade earlier this year aimed at police officers. Sheriff Lowe, 28, who works in sales at Jenkins Mazda in Ocala and lives on Eagles Nest Road in Fruitland Park, has been sentenced to six months probation after pleading no contest earlier this month in Lake County Court to a charge of resisting arrest. The judge also ordered Lowe to perform 20 hours of community service, giving her the option to “buy out” of the community service at a rate of $10 per hour. The judge stipulated that if she completed her community service by mid-June, she would not have to serve her six-month probation sentence. Court records indicate Lowe fully paid the $775 covering community service and other court fees.
Leesburg, FLclick orlando

79-year-old missing Leesburg man found safe

LEESBURG, Fla. – UPDATE: A missing 79-year-old Leesburg man has been found safe, deputies said on Tuesday. ORIGINAL STORY: Lake County deputies are asking for the public’s help searching for a 79-year-old Leesburg man with dementia. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, Charles Green walked away from...

Business Spotlight Shines On Micki Blackburn Realty

As the hot real estate market continues to see no end and housing values rise, Micki Blackburn Realty continues to be one of the leaders in the south Lake County area. Located prominently at 450 East Highway 50, Clermont, Micki Blackburn’s team of active realtors satisfy buyers’ and renters’ needs with full-service offices in Clermont, Webster, as well as a marketing office at 792 West Minneola Avenue in downtown Clermont.
Windermere, FLclick orlando

Deputies identify body of teenage jet skier in Lake Down

WINDERMERE, Fla. – Orange County deputies have identified the teenager who died during a jet ski accident Thursday night in Lake Down in Windermere. The marine unit of the sheriff’s office found Jeffery Barksdale, 17, around 2:53 p.m. on Friday. Deputies said no foul play is suspected. [TRENDING: 5 tips...
Seminole, FLPosted by
Orlando Sentinel

Blue-green algae warning issued for Lake, Seminole waterways

Health officials in Lake and Seminole counties issued Blue-green algae alert Monday. The Florida Department of Health said it found harmful blue-green algal toxins in both Lake Howell in Seminole County as well as the Dead River residential canal south of U.S. Highway 441 which connects Lake Eustis and Lake Harris in Lake County. The findings came from samples taken on June 9. Blue-green algae ...
The Villages,

Firefighters investigate power surge sparked by lightning at town square

Firefighters investigated a possible power surge sparked by lightning early Sunday evening at Spanish Springs Town Square. The Villages Public Safety Department and Lake County Fire Rescue responded to Soft Surroundings at about 5 p.m. after someone called 911 reporting the smell of smoke. Soft Surroundings is located in the former home of Katie Belle’s.