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Major League Fishing’s Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit to return to Harris Chain of Lakes...

The Harris Chain of Lakes has been selected to be the second stop of the season for professional bass fishing’s premier five-fish limit circuit

Lake County Clerk’s Office earns statewide recognition for ‘Best Practices Excellence’

The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller was recently recognized by the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) association for its adherence to best practices.

LSSC seeks nominations for 2021 Distinguished Alumni and Hall of Fame awards   

The Lake-Sumter State College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards & LSSC Hall of Fame.  
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Police use stolen car’s GPS to track down suspected thief

A car reported stolen from a Tavares dealership was recovered after police used its GPS system to track its location and nab the suspected thief.
Howey in the Hills resident Lori Blessing voices her opposition to the Whispering Hills project at the Leesburg Planning Commission meeting on Thursday.

Residents speak out against plan for nearly 3,000 homes in Leesburg

A massive development planned for an area south of Leesburg that's currently zoned agricultural cleared an important hurdle Thursday as the Leesburg Planning Commission gave its blessing to plans for up to 2,943 homes on 1,008 acres north of Dewey Robbins Road between U.S. Hwy. 27 and Number Two Road.
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Suspected drug seller arrested after traffic stop in Leesburg

A suspected drug seller was arrested after a traffic stop in Leesburg.
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Beacon College television series returning for second season

A World of Difference, a television series produced by Beacon College, will begin airing its second season this September.
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Man arrested on DUI charge after found sleeping at McDonalds drive-through

A man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after he was found asleep behind the wheel at a Leesburg fast food drive-through.
Burnete Woods

Leesburg woman arrested after found dancing with ukulele

A Leesburg woman who was found dancing with a ukulele at a gas station was arrested for allegedly stealing several bottles of alcohol from two convenience stores.
Victor Toledo

Leesburg man arrested on 15 counts of child pornography

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested a 30-year-old Leesburg man after executing a search warrant at his home and finding images depicting child sexual abuse.