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Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Government news, elections, and meeting coverage from Leesburg and Lake County, Florida. Keep up with the Leesburg City Council, the Lake County Commission, and all the governmental happenings in Leesburg, Florida.

Historic Baker House offering Thursday tours in February

The Historic Baker House will be open every Thursday in February for tours.

Eustis teacher named Lake County Schools 2022 Teacher of the Year

A fourth-grade teacher at Eustis Heights Elementary has been named the 2022 Lake County Schools Teacher of the Year.

Lake County receives award for emergency medical dispatch center

Lake County and the Office of Public Safety Support have been approved for re-accreditation as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence.

Lake County School District to accept applications for Educational Choice transfers

Lake County Schools will begin accepting applications for 2021-22 Educational Choice transfers from Lake County residents on Monday, Feb. 1.

Lake County activating emergency shelter as temperatures expected to plummet

With temperatures expected to drop Saturday, Lake County is activating a shelter for those vulnerable to cold weather.

Fruitland Park Elementary teacher among Lake Schools Teacher of the Year finalists

A Fruitland Park teacher is among the finalists for the 2022 Lake County Schools Teacher of the Year.

Longtime city leader elected to fifth term as Leesburg’s mayor

Leesburg has a new mayor who is no stranger to the job of leading the city and two new commissioners.

E-Verify law once pushed by DeSantis in mega-retirement community goes into effect

Florida is starting off the new year with a law in place aimed at battling the hiring of illegal immigrants – a measure that was once touted by Gov. Ron DeSantis during a visit to The Villages.

Agitated Leesburg Commission defends city while approving housing project near Silver Lake

A testy Leesburg City Commission approved a project Monday night allowing a 260-home neighborhood near larger houses on Silver Lake Road after one speaker called the city embarrassing.

Leesburg government offices to close for Christmas and New Year’s holidays

Leesburg government offices are preparing for holiday closures. We’ve got the details.