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Lake County Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays, announces Early Voting will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., August 11-20 at 12 locations. Voters may choose any one of the several locations to cast their ballot if they wish to deposit their completed vote by mail ballots instead of returning thes…

People began arriving at the BPOE Elks Lodge long before the 3 p.m. July 16 start that kicked off the 70th anniversary celebration of the Clermont chapter. A line of cars coming in each direction of County Road 561 grabbed the parking spaces at West Park as quickly as possible, hoping to sna…

This week’s photo is another one from Cheryl Chapin, and was taken in Mount Dora. There is something very serene about looking out upon the lake from the vantage point of an old dock, wouldn’t you agree? If you have a photo you would like to submit, please send it in a jpg format, along with…

Kathryn M. McCrillis, of Minneola, Human Resource Management, Minneola, has earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from Park University; the main campus is located in Parkville, Mo.

Trust the Lord to help you bridge every obstacle. He knows the future, as well as your past. He will lift you above heartache and disappointment to see good ahead. Keep going forward. Be alert for the blessings to be revealed.

Oakland Town Manager Steve Koontz’ monthly “Coffee with the Town Manager” will feature a special presentation from Best Foot Forward, which focuses on one simple, measurable goal: to get more drivers to yield and stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks, as Florida law requires.

The Kiwanis Club of South Lake (KCOSL) was pleased to welcome Amarilys Ortega to our July 27 meeting.  Amarilys presented the club with information about the Guardian ad Litem program in Lake and Marion Counties.  

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Call it the last hurrah to summer, but without exaggeration, the Groveland Hosedown Firefighter Challenge held last Wednesday, July 27 at the Marion Baysinger Memorial Library played to a packed house.

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It seemed everywhere one looked this past Saturday, July 30, one organization, church or other nonprofit was conducting back to school backpack and school supplies drives.

LEESBURG — The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Lake-Sumter State College through the LSSC Foundation a grant in the amount of $85,000, to support a new renewable energy certificate program and student scholarships.

Tracy Smoak, who occasionally writes for the News Leader, will be hosting a book launch program from 2-3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, inside the social hall of First United Methodist Church.

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Project Scholars, host of Pig on the Pond Community Festival and FloDash Events are partnering to bring a 5K race back to the popular festival celebrating its 24th year at Waterfront Park.

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Project Scholars, host of Pig on the Pond Community Festival and FloDash Events are partnering to bring a 5K race back to the popular festival celebrating its 24th year at Waterfront Park.

Thank you, Thomas Dellapena, of Clermont, for this week’s photo, a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly visiting summer wildflowers. If you have a photo you would like the News Leader to consider publishing, please send it in a jpg format, along with a brief explanation what the photo is about, to Mana…

AVON PARK — A Medal of Honor recipient’s belongings finally made it back to his family. James R. “Red” Hendrix was awarded the Medal of Honor because of his heroic efforts on Dec. 26, 1944, when he saved the lives of Allied soldiers through his selfless acts and bravery during the Battle of …

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A day of giving took place July 19 and included members of The Neighborhood Center of South Lake (TNC). Formerly the Faith Neighborhood Center, it is known by many as the place that helps so many in the community who have found themselves in difficult situations without much choice.

In the pictorial on page 12 of the July 6 Clermont News Leader, the brief write-up identified “... most of these ‘sandwich’ signs …”

This week’s photo of the week is from Nina Ortore and is a sunrise over Lake Minneola. If you would like to submit a photo to the News Leader, please tell a little about the photo, such as where it was taken, when, etc., and attach it as in a jpg format to Managing Editor Steve Steiner at: s…

TAVARES — Lake County Schools has reached an agreement with the Lake County Education Association to give current teachers raises of up to $4,625, one of the largest pay increases announced so far among central Florida school districts, and to boost starting pay for teachers up to $48,500.

MASCOTTE — The Lake County Solid Waste division will be hosting a drive for residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit Collection event that takes place 9 a.m. – noon on Thurs…

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Regardless of one’s stance regarding the recent decision by the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the impact is rippling across the country and south Lake County is not exempt from ramifications of this landmark decision; such to the point that it would be a disservice to readers for th…

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Author’s note: Kera P (name changed), from Clermont, had an abortion at five weeks. She already had another child with the same father but felt she was not in a position emotionally or financially to have another child. Here, Kera, 25, who now has a fiancée and two young children, in her own…

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