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Showdown at O-Town: live coverage of boys basketball
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:44:29 -0800

Refresh to get the latest on live reports on Saturday's Showdown in O-Town at Orlando Christian Prep. Teams playing: Lake Brantley, Lake Highland Prep, Faith, Winter Park, Father Lopez, Lake Minneola, Windermere Prep, Oviedo, OCP, Osceola, First Academy, Lake Brantley.

FHSAA unveils realignment with more area 8A teams
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:25:26 -0800

The Florida High School Athletic Association rolled out its long-awaited final football reclassification plan Friday. The new district alignments are for the 2015-18 seasons. The ranks of Class 8A schools in the Sentinel readership area grows from 21 in the 2013 and 2014 seasons to 25 next...

Lake schools could face $1.2 million in fines for class size violations
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:11:52 -0800

The Lake County school district could face more than $1.2 million in fines for once again exceeding constitutional class-size requirements — the highest penalty in the state other than Miami-Dade.

Girl, 14, shot in high school parking lot, Ocala police say
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:01:52 -0800

Ocala police are investigating after a gunman opened fire in a high school parking lot after a basketball game on Friday night. Police said the shooting occurred at Vanguard High School on NW 28th St. during an altercation in the parking lot.  A 14-year-old girl, who is a Howard Middle School student, was shot in the arm, and a 19-year-old woman was cut with glass after her car window was struck ...

Lake County Police Log: Calls include reckless driving, shoplifting, assault
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:31:21 -0800

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.

Class-size debacle provides lesson about need for transparency
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:09:06 -0800

Second of two parts.

Learn about artists' creative and scientific process
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:31:49 -0800

Trout Lake Nature Center's Friday Night Naturalist program will be "Art With and About Nature" at 6 p.m. Friday at the center, 520 E. County Road 44 Bypass in Eustis, featuring artist Ray Grayford and Wendy Poag, a naturalist and land steward with the Lake County Parks and Trails Division.

Tavares Christmas parade selects best
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:46:40 -0800

The annual Tavares Christmas Parade took place Dec. 6, and the theme was "The Spirit of Giving."

Groveland library offers classes on iPad basics
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:01:21 -0800

Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, 756 W. Broad St. in Groveland, is offering free beginning to intermediate iPad classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in January.

Leesburg High student suffers minor injuries after being hit by car
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:05:48 -0800

LEESBURG — A 15-year-old Leesburg High School student had minor injries after she was struck by a car while walking to class Monday morning, police said.