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Clermont mayor blasts Trump in MLK Day speech

CLERMONT - Mayor Gail Ash lashed out at President Donald Trump on Monday, criticizing the president for recent statements that have inflamed racial tensions and encouraging a crowd gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day to denounce Trump's behavior. "Last year, I spoke about how our countr

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2018-01-15 21:25:35

Emergency Management to Participate in Severe Weather Awareness Week and Tornado Drill

A tornado drill will be held Jan. 24. Participants should post a photo on social media with the hashtag #LCTornadoDrill Lake County Emergency Management is observing Severe Weather Awareness Week January 22-26 by participating in community events and a social media campaign. The week offers an oppor

CLERMONTNEWSLEADER.COM - 2018-01-16 09:33:00

Apopka Police Department hires its first officer of 2018

In front of friends, family, and several members of the Apopka Police Department, Mayor Joe Kilsheimer swore-in the first new officer of the APD for 2018. His name is Aaron Makle. "I can tell you that you are joining one of the finest agencies in Florida," Kilsheimer said to Makle, and then turned t

THEAPOPKAVOICE.COM - 2018-01-16 18:47:40

Orange County Clerk opening Self Help Center in Apopka this month

The Orange County Clerk of Courts will be hosting the grand opening of its Self Help Center in Apopka on Tuesday, January 30th with an official ribbon cutting. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the Apopka Service Center, 111 N. Rock Springs Road in Apopka. With the assistance of a partnership

THEAPOPKAVOICE.COM - 2018-01-16 20:59:35

The Work of Beta Theta

Photo courtesy of South Lake Tablet. Pictured: Tom Moore, Dave Lofgren, Larry Rescoe, Charlie Lovette, Dave Hawkins, Bob Shobe, Bill Graham, Bill Delaney, David Peck, Larry McClure, Steve Hage, Skip McGuire and Tom Senninger (not pictured: Roger Henry, Mel Kyle and Irv Stacy) Beta Theta-Clermont, a


Neighbors of Knox Nursery note marijuana odor wafting into neighborhood

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - For some who live near Knox Nursery in Winter Garden, the smell of marijuana is strong night after night in their neighborhood. Knox Nursery is one of only a dozen businesses licensed to grow medical marijuana in the state. Troopers arrest man who allegedly shot car 12 times

WFTV - 2018-01-15 21:40:50

Montverde Academy names new athletic director

Montverde Academy has announced that Khrystal Phiri will become the school's athletic director starting in the 2018-19 school year. Phiri will replace Denarvise Thornton, who is leaving the post after the current school year to pursue opportunities in athletic and athletic association management. Ph

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2018-01-15 22:29:20

3 injured after Apopka ambulance T-boned by sedan, officials say

Three people, including two Apopka firefighters, were injured after an ambulance was involved in a crash, the Apopka Police Department said. Apopka Ambulance 4 was T-boned by a sedan around 10:35 a.m. on Old Dixie Highway and Erroll Parkway Saturday. The three individuals were taken to a hospital wi

WESH - 2018-01-15 11:26:00

Aiken man charged with criminal sexual conduct

An Aiken man was charged Monday in connection a sexual assault investigation from July 2017. Maurice Shekiel Wallace, 41, of Boxelder Drive, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the warrant. Aiken County Sheriff's Office investigators believe on July 5, 2017, Wallace en

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-01-16 19:23:00

Aiken man charged with domestic violence, kidnapping

An Aiken man was charged Monday in connection with a violent domestic incident involving a 32-year-old woman at a Gooseneck Road residence. Eric McCarty, 29, is charged with second-degree domestic violence and kidnapping, according to jail records. Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-01-16 17:43:00

Snow possible overnight, tomorrow morning in Aiken area

A winter storm that The Weather Channel has named Inga could bring some frozen precipitation to the Aiken area. According to a forecast from the National Weather Service in Columbia, the low temperature tonight will be around 30 degrees, and it will be mostly cloudy. There will be a 30 percent chanc

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-01-16 15:44:00

'Aiken Info' starts petition to name re-purposed school after founder of Graniteville

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - A petition has been started to name a re-purposed school in Aiken County after the founder of Graniteville, South Carolina. Aiken County Councilman Phil Napier, who represents Graniteville, is one of the first people to sign the petition started by the founder of Aiken Info Cole

WJBF.COM - 2018-01-16 21:48:58

The Village Cafe is a new Aiken restaurant with a fast, fresh and local concept

Fast, fresh and local are the words that co-owner Charlie Hartz uses to describe the concept for The Village Cafe. The new restaurant opened officially for business Monday in The Village at Woodside. "Nearly everything we serve is made from scratch," said Hartz on Tuesday morning. "All of our salad

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-01-16 16:50:00

Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant to speak at Aiken Republican Club lunch

S.C. Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, a Republican who is also running for governor, will address the Aiken Republican Club on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the club's monthly lunch meeting. The meeting will be held at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St., in downtown Aiken. Registration and social time will run from 10:30

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-01-15 23:30:00

Human trafficking awareness signs coming to downtown Aiken

Buy Now Aiken City Council member Dick Dewar listens to Susan Selden give a presentation on human trafficking. Selden is the executive director of the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons.Staff Photo by Colin Demarest Blue, life-size silhouettes, resembling a family, will soon be spotted in downto


Deadline nears to apply for Aiken Scholars Academy

There is less than one week remaining for eighth-graders to apply to the Aiken Scholars Academy, a new Aiken County high school experience beginning on the campus of USC Aiken in the fall. The Aiken Scholars Academy will hold a final interest meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the Mezzani


Allen acquires Minuteman Press Brookfield

Angila Allen The franchise was sold Aug. 7 by Joe Fischer, who started the business and owned it for 18 years, for an undisclosed price. Fischer retired and Allen took over as president. Her husband, Scott Allen, is vice president. Angila Allen traveled to New York for two weeks of training with Min

BIZ TIMES - 2018-01-15 13:03:43

2 charged after minivan slammed into wall on I-43 with 8 kids inside

MILWAUKEE - Two people have been charged after a vehicle slammed into a retaining wall on I-43 SB at Fond du Lac Avenue Wednesday morning, Jan. 10. There were eight children, ranging in age from one to 12 in the vehicle at the time. Amanda Martinez 30-year-old Amanda Martinez and 36-year-old Ellis T

FOX6NOW.COM MILWAUKEE - 2018-01-16 14:46:49

Police: Woman shot, injured on Milwaukee's north side, believed to be accidental

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday morning, January 15th on the city's north side. It happened around 7:00 a.m. near Teutonia Avenue and Good Hope Road. According to police, a 33-year old woman was shot by a cohabitant. She suffered a non-life threatening

FOX6NOW.COM MILWAUKEE - 2018-01-15 17:58:10

41-year-old Milwaukee man expected to be chased after leading officers on chase that resulted in injury

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 41-year-old Milwaukee man is expected to be charged after leading police on a chase Friday night. Officers tried to stop the man's car near 27th and Center but he drove off. Police then spotted the car near 95th and Grantosa where the suspect bailed out and ran away. One offi

CBS 58 - 2018-01-15 22:25:00