Lake County Sheriffs office Patrol Deputies responded to 11650 Pala-Verda Ave in Leesburg regarding a possible meth lab. When Deputies arrived they detected a strong chemical odor coming from a residence associated with the production of meth.
The Columbus Dispatch reported on December 6, 2013 that the State of Ohio has rejected the federal REAL ID Act, which has turned our state driver licenses into a national ID card. That state, like Florida, had been in compliance with the REAL ID Act. Why did they reject it?
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners held its annual State of the County address on Tuesday, Dec. 3, which included the induction of two new members into the Lake County Women's Hall of Fame - Linda Watts and Betty Sexton.
This week was the second to last week of the legislative year. And since Congress doesn’t do anything until the very last minute, that means it was a very quiet week. On Tuesday, however, a mad scramble to finish up the nation’s business is likely to begin. The Farm Bill remains outstanding, as does the National Defense Authorization and some other fairly large ticket items.
The 2008 financial crisis was a major event, equivalent in its initial scope—if not its duration—to the Great Depression of the 1930s. At the time, many commentators said that we were witnessing a crisis of capitalism, proof that the free market system was inherently unstable. Government officials who participated in efforts to mitigate its effects claim that their actions prevented a complete meltdown of the world’s financial system, an idea that has found acceptance among academic and other observers, particularly the media. These views culminated in the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act that is founded on the notion that the financial system is inherently unstable and must be controlled by government regulation.
The public is invited to attend the annual State of the County Address on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares. The theme for the State of the County message this year is “Real Florida…Real Close.”
The FBI is reminding holiday shoppers to beware of cyber criminals who are out to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to defraud consumers, from phishing e-mails offering too good to be true deals on brand-name merchandise to offering quick cash to victims who will re-ship packages to additional destinations. Previously reported scams are still being executed today.
The presence of a specific type of gut bacteria correlates with rheumatoid arthritis in newly diagnosed, untreated people. The finding suggests a potential role for the bacteria in this autoimmune disease.
All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
If you said, “I do!” 50 years or more ago, and have been married to the same person since then, enter Ocala Civic Theatre’s “I Did! I Did!” contest and tell us your story for a chance to win a special prize package!
Chelation treatments reduced cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, and death in patients with diabetes but not in those who did not have diabetes, according to analyses of data from the National Institutes of Health-funded Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). However, researchers say more studies are needed before it’s known whether this promising finding leads to a treatment option.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF)-Lake County is offering an upcoming seminar to help businesses learn about social media and how to use it to help promote a business. The “What is Social Media about…Really?” seminar will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lake-Sumter State College, 9909 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg.
"We can thank God that there are still judges out there who seek to protect religious freedom, namely those at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago who decided a few days ago that Obamacare infringes on that freedom," rights advocate Dan Weber said.
Lake County recently promoted four firefighters to the rank of lieutenant and graduated 11 new firefighters. Collectively, the four new lieutenants represent over 32 years of hands-on experience in Lake County Fire Rescue.
Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Eric Palmer was recently honored during the 2nd Annual “Respect for Emergency Services” event hosted in October by the Optimist Club of Leesburg. Palmer was recognized for his outstanding service to the community for successfully bringing all of Lake County’s first-run fire engines up to National Fire Protection and Insurance Services Office standards.
I want to wish all of the veterans out there a very happy Veterans Day. As many of you know, our district is home to more than 100,000 veterans and that makes today a very special day in our area. If you see a veteran today, please let them know we’re thinking about them and we appreciate everything they have done for this country.
Only about half of U.S. adolescents are physically active five or more days of the week, and fewer than 1 in 3 eat fruits and vegetables daily, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Maria “Celina” Bautista, 82, of Leesburg, FL, died Thursday, December 5, 2013. Celina was a former resident of The Villages, FL. She and her dear friend Mary Roche, who passed away in 2005, moved to The Villages 30 years ago from NY.
This past week brought much needed rain to our area and as usual with too much of anything I got a little wet. As I watched the rain pour down I realized I was in need of sustenance to get me through this media hyped storm. So, I headed to my car which was tucked safely in the garage and headed out in search of a bite to eat.