The Nation is still losing first responders from exposure to the dangerous toxins at ground zero over the days and months following the horrific event. Americans should never forget the brave men and women who responded to the attack...
By Marty Proctor Groveland City Council agreed to a $3.17 million contract with Woodard and Curran (W&C) to provide operation and maintenance services for the City of Groveland water, wastewater, and reclaimed water distribution and collection systems. The City Water System...
by Marty Proctor Coffee and Conversations (C&C) is an opportunity to speak one on one with your elected representatives. Lake County Commissioner Sean Parks hosted a recent C&C on Thursday, August 29, at the new Mountaineer Coffee inside the Citrus...
by Marty Proctor Tim Maslow began in late April 2019 as the new Community Development Director (CDD) for the City of Groveland.  The role of the CDD is to oversee everything related to development within the City and also within...
On August 13, Clermont City Council appointed former Council Member Keith Mullins to temporarily serve on seat#2 vacated by the late Ray Goodgame. Mullins will serve on the council until the winner of the November 5, General Municipal Election takes...
Leadership Florida recently announced that Darren Gray will be part of its Cornerstone Class 38 for 2019-2020. Leadership Florida’s members represent the highest levels of leadership from Florida’s many diverse sectors. The Leadership Florida selection committee, comprised of Leadership Florida...
It is no secret the City of Groveland has been experiencing changes on many levels. From the exciting news of park renovations and weekly kid summer events, to the groundbreaking of the approximate 125 million dollar Kroger-Ocado Distribution and...
Mascotte City Manager Jim Gleason and Montverde Mayor Joe Wynkoop were guest speakers at July's South Lake Chamber of Commerce Breakfast held at Bella Collina. Chamber Chair  Kalena Meyers led the discussion with questions to both city officials on...
High School graduates Bailey Bates of East Ridge High School and Emma Gaskins of Lake Minneola High School are leaving the Clermont Youth Council and heading to college. Both received Youth Council Recognition and a grateful thank you from...
Congratulations to The Lake County Office of Emergency Medical Services newest lieutenants, Luis Ramirez, Brandon Smith, Erica Wisniewski, and Robert Dellow. They were promoted during a recent pinning ceremony surrounded by friends and family. Erica Wisniewski Erica Wisniewski was born in...
On Wednesday, July 3, Groveland City Manager Michael Hein welcomed residents, city representatives, dignitaries and well-wishers to the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Public Safety Complex, where he proudly described the groundbreaking as one of the most significant groundbreakings in...
Khrystyna McCoy-Tremaine is a Florida native and the oldest of three children. Born in Gainesville, Florida, her family relocated to the greater Orlando area in the early part of her life. After her father’s retirement from the National Football League...
Lake County Fire Rescue has added another tool to its arsenal to increase public safety. The new protective gear, funded by a $34,000 state Emergency Medical Services grant, is specifically designed for members of Lake County’s Rescue Task Force...
On Monday, June 17, Groveland City Council put on their hardhats, picked up their shovels and broke ground marking the beginning of a new look for Lake David Park that will include a splash pad with restrooms, as well as...
The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Office is leading the effort to ensure that if a disaster strikes, some of its critical services, such as finance and court operations, continue to function by performing its...
Clermont City Manager Darren Gray received a prestigious award from his alma mater this week. The University of Central Florida (UCF) honored Gray with the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award in Public Administration on May 7 at UCF’s Morgridge International Reading...
Lake County Schools welcomed its third class of Alumni Hall of Fame inductees Wednesday, April 17 in the Everett Kelly Convocation Center at Lake Sumter State College. This year’s inductees are: Major General David W. Coffman, Eustis High School class...
The Florida Fire Sprinkler Association (FFSA) named Jennifer Pierce the 2019 Champion of the Industry – a fitting name for an employee of the Choice of Champions. This is the association’s highest award. “Fire Marshal Pierce promotes fire safety in...
Last Saturday, the City of Groveland kicked off its Founders Day celebration with a   groundbreaking ceremony for a new Groveland Park located on 40-acres on Wilson Lake Parkway. After the groundbreaking, the celebration continued at Groveland's Downtown Festival Park...
The Clermont Police Department is promoting the campaign used by many law enforcement agencies across the country known as the “9 pm. Routine”. The 9 pm Routine is aimed at asking residents and visitors to adopt a “routine" each...
Lake County Commissioners unanimously approved the adoption of a new county logo at today’s board meeting. The logo was created by Lake County’s Office of Communications team at no additional expense and features a picturesque sunset, a blue heron,...
by Larry Oskin The Clermont City Council invited a group of ten local high school teens to make a formal presentation based upon their research and work with City Management over the past year. Shannon Schmidt, Clermont’s Director of Economic...
The Groveland City Council unanimously approved a new logo and tagline, (slogan), at its regularly-scheduled meeting Monday night. The new logo features an artistic rendering of the letter G that includes a green upper half, a blue lower half...
Clermont’s City Manager Darren Gray delivered an exciting State of the City update at the Clermont City Center on Thursday, January 24. Residents, business owners, local and state politicians and other Clermont stakeholders weren't hampered from braving the chilly...
The Clermont Police Department (CPD) is proud to announce the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Unit has been awarded by the Florida Crime Prevention Association (FCPA) the Crime Prevention Unit of the Year award.  The award will...
The city of Groveland has plans to build a new Public Safety Complex on State Road 50 near Tractor Supply in Groveland. The 2-story facility will house both the Groveland Police and Fire departments. Public Safety Complex Coming Late 2019
 Olympus Sports and Entertainment unveils 250-acre master plan estimated to create 6,000 jobs and $1.4 billion in economic impact Olympus Sports & Entertainment, a visionary brand and development project, said Tuesday night the company plans to build on 250 acres in...
The Florida League of Cities recently announced that the City of Clermont is the recipient of the 2018 Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is the League’s highest and most prestigious award recognizing a city that has created and implemented...
“Triathlete” magazine just named Clermont one of the Top 35 destinations for triathletes in the world. The coveted spot was among exotic locales, such as West Brisbane, Australia; Quebec, Canada and Kato Paphos, Cyprus. Writers Erin Beresini and Chris Foster...
For years, Fire Chief Carle Bishop kept his eye on the prize; International Fire Accreditation.   The coveted rating is the highest recognition a fire department can achieve and requires all members of the department to develop and maintain...
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