The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF-Lake County, funded by Lake County and residing in Lake County’s Business Opportunity Centers, again will offer an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn how to start a business at a free seminar entitled, “Start-Up Basics.”
Attorney General Pam Bondi and other attorneys general have called on Urban Outfitters to end its “Prescription Line” of glasses, drink holders, coasters and other items intended to look similar to prescription drug labels and pads.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating several burglaries in the areas of Leesburg, Fruitland Park and Lady Lake. In the past several weeks approximately 60 burglaries have been reported from Lady Lake through the Bassville Park area of Leesburg. Detectives believe several different groups are committing the crimes and some groups may be connected.
Duke Energy has finished the last step of the process in the Duke Energy Site Readiness Program for Lake County’s Florida Energy and Aerospace Technology (FEAT) Park, which in turn will advance the site for further development opportunities by businesses.
On Friday, May 10, 2013, Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives started looking for felony fugitive and criminal street gang members Mario Daniel McDonald and Joseph Wayne Edwards. Detectives found Facebook profiles featuring both McDonald and Edwards with photographs of each holding a shotgun.
A large-scale genomic analysis found that non-inherited mutations in hundreds of genes together account for about 1 in 10 cases of severe congenital heart defects. The findings bring us closer to understanding the most common type of birth defect.
National EMS Week provides an opportunity to honor the men and women who serve on the front line of pre-hospital emergency medical care—telecommunicators, paramedics and emergency medical technicians. “EMS: One Mission … One Team” is this year’s theme. As part of National EMS Week, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners will recognize the contribution of EMS professionals by issuing a proclamation which will be presented at the regular Board meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 in the Board Chambers of the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares.
There is a lot going on in Washington at the moment. We’ve learned that the IRS is singling out conservative groups and that the Department of Justice is taking reporters’ phone records without any notification or request for cooperation. To say that this is chilling for First Amendment rights in this country is a huge understatement. It is also yet another episode (just like Fast and Furious or the tragedy in Benghazi) where the head of the agency in question has no knowledge of what happened and cannot provide any answers.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to 24900 N.E. 133rd Street, Salt Springs on Wednesday regarding shots being fired. At the scene, the victim told deputies Stanley A. Kaniewski, 72, of Salt Springs fired shots with a handgun. The victim said Kaniewski was angry about a 16-year-old playing his music loudly. "He came out of his house and began yelling obscenities and threatening to kill him, if he did not turn the music down," the report reads.
On May 31, 2013, asteroid 1998 QE2 will sail serenely past Earth, getting no closer than about 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers), or about 15 times the distance between Earth and the moon. And while QE2 is not of much interest to those astronomers and scientists on the lookout for hazardous asteroids, it is of interest to those who dabble in radar astronomy and have a 230-foot (70-meter) -- or larger -- radar telescope at their disposal.
Governor Rick Scott today announced Florida’s statewide unemployment rate for April 2013 was 7.2 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008. Down 0.3 percentage points from March’s rate of 7.5 percent, Florida’s unemployment rate continues to fall below the national average of 7.5 percent for April. Over the month, Florida added 16,700 private sectors jobs throughout the state.
Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) released the following statement regarding Florida TaxWatch releasing their 2013 Turkey Watch Report.
“The TaxWatch list is built on the unconstitutional perversion that if an appropriation isn't recommended by unelected agency officials it shouldn't be considered in conference by elected legislators. This is an arrogance of the elite who spend too much time in Tallahassee and Washington listening to the echoes of their own invented wisdom and thinking they're hearing the voice of God.
Take Stock in Children held its annual graduation breakfast celebration on May 14 at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg to recognize 48 students that have completed the program and earned their college scholarship.
A study of public pools done during last summer’s swim season found that feces are frequently introduced into pool water by swimmers. Through the study, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found germs in samples of pool filter water collected from public pools.
Kenneth Eugene Devore, age 62, of Belleview, was arrested late Wednesday night, May 15, when Devore traveled to meet a minor for sex. Devore is also charged with interference with child custody, solicitation of a minor for sex using electronic device and conspiracy to commit lewd and lascivious battery. Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives learned of Devore after the juvenile victim and his father produced receipts for pizza delivery and an airline ticket, all allegedly paid for by Devore.
Seniors must learn to protect themselves—and not just from scam artists and fall-related injuries. We’re talking the same kind of protection you hear so much about on college campuses. Yes. That protection.
Burley Mitchell Maynard, 63, of Summerfield, went home to be with the Lord on May 20, 2013. A native of Turkey Creek, KY, born on March 12, 1950. He moved to this area 30 years ago and was retired from Padua Stables.
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.
Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc. is pleased to announce it’s first seminar of 2013. It will host a FREE Animal Law Seminar on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Marion County Main Library off hwy 40 (Silver Springs Blvd) in Ocala FL.