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It's ridiculous that Florida won't fine Lake over class-size violation
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:28:09 -0700

Lake County admittedly violated an amendment to the Florida Constitution limiting the size of classes in public schools, and the state doesn't care.

Lake County Police Log: Calls include trespassing, shoplifting, assault
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 06:28:33 -0700

Following are some of the incidents recently reported to area police agencies and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This information was compiled from public records maintained by those agencies. The Police Log is published Thursdays in the Lake section.        

State won't fine Lake for violating class-size law
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:19:54 -0700

Lake school employees have yet to be disciplined for violations The Lake County school district won't be fined by the state for circumventing Florida's voter-approved class-size law at six schools even as school employees who may have contributed to the violations face possible discipline by the superintendent.        

Baby fairs seek sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:07:19 -0700

The Young Families Health Initiative Committee of Lake County is seeking sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers for the 25th annual baby fairs.

Poetry will be in full bloom this week
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:35:58 -0700

To celebrate National Poetry Month in April the Lake County Library System and W.T. Bland Public Library will offer the following free programs.        

Landscape garden fair seek sponsors, vendors
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:52:43 -0700

The third annual Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair, scheduled for May 3 and 4 at Discovery Gardens at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, is accepting sponsorships and exhibitor- and food-vendor rentals.

Survey: Most Americans want to treat, not jail, drug users
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:43:55 -0700

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About two-thirds of Americans say drug abusers need access to treatment to address their addiction rather than criminal prosecution that could lead to jail time, according to a poll released on Wednesday that highlights the public's shifting attitude toward illegal drugs in the United States.        

Kowboys take district track title Lady Dogs outscore Jenkins for 4A-5 crown
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:20:02 -0700

By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola County track athletes will prepare for the regional meets next week after many turned in outstanding performances at the 4A-5 district meet at St. Cloud.

NFL approves raising goal posts by five feet
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:05:56 -0700

One day after approving a rule to allow referees to consult with the officiating department at league headquarters in New York during replay review, the league came to a decision on the rest of the rules proposals on the docket.        

OHS and Liberty favored
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:04:53 -0700

By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The track postseason is underway as county athletes begin their quest for state meet berths. St. Cloud hosts the 4A-5 district meet Wednesday at noon at Gannarelli Field.