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Dr. Tammy Langley and Oak Park Middle School

Oak Park Middle School in Leesburg to welcome new principal for 2021-22 school year

Oak Park Middle School will have a new principal when students return for classes in the fall.
Graduation photo with hats tossed in the air

Baxley’s controversial bill targeting Bright Futures scholarships moves forward

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Dennis Baxley that could drastically alter or jeopardize Florida’s Bright Futures scholarship program has moved to the House for consideration.

Groundbreaking ceremony for Leesburg Teen Enrichment Center rescheduled

The groundbreaking ceremony for Leesburg’s new Teen Enrichment Center has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, April 16.
David W. Jordan

Lake County Tax Collector’s Office returns to normal operating hours

The Lake County Tax Collector has returned to normal business hours amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leesburg Electric Department earns prestigious Safety Award

The Leesburg Electric Department recently received a prestigious award.

Lake County Fire Rescue warns of increased risk of brush fires

The Lake County Office of Fire Rescue is advising the public of an increased risk of brush fires in Lake County.

Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Leesburg

The Lake County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event.

Jury duty resumes in Lake County as trials set to resume amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller recently held its first call in a year for jurors as trials are getting back under way amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lake County opens Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Lake County residents can now preregister for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Lake County School District’s equity work aims to close student achievement gaps

Lake County Public Schools officials say progress is being made in the effort to eliminate disparities among students represented by gender, race, ethnicity, language, disability and socioeconomic status.