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Threatening message prompts lockdown at Umatilla High School  Fox 35 Orlando

UMATILLA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Parents of students at Umatilla High School on Tuesday received a recorded message from the school principal, warning them ...



Shooting threat found on bathroom wall at Umatilla High  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — A threatening message warning of a school shooting was discovered at Umatilla High School, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.



Lake schools taking names for Alumni Hall of Fame  Daily Commercial

TAVARES — Lake County Schools is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Lake County Schools Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. All nominations must be ...



Student at Umatilla High arrested for having knife at school  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — A sheriff's resource deputy at Umatilla High School arrested a student with a switchblade knife Friday and charged him with having a weapon on ...



Ryan Mills out as Umatillas football coach  Daily Commercial

Ryan Mills, who led Umatilla High School to only one win in three seasons, will not return for a fourth year as Bulldogs' football coach.Umatilla Principal Thomas ...



Umatilla High teacher says he was booted for political reasons  Ocala

Rookie Teacher of Year claims decision to not renew his contract was political. He's running for Lake County School Board. UMATILLA — Months after being ...



Umatilla High gets $31K grant for aviation, aerospace education  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — Students at Umatilla High School will benefit from a $31000 investment by AT&T this year, one that seeks to increase STEM (science, technology, ...



Umatilla High student arrested for bringing combat-style knife, brass knuckles to school  Orlando Sentinel

A Umatilla High School student was charged with two counts of possession of a weapon on school grounds after he was caught with a combat-style knife and a ...



Umatilla hires Tavares Cerney as new football coach  Daily Commercial

Umatilla High School announced Friday that Charlie Cerney has been named the school's new head football coach.Cerney replaces Zac Carter, who accepted ...



Umatilla names Zac Carter new football coach  Daily Commercial

Zac Carter, former head coach and assistant athletic director at Lake Mary Prep, has been named new head football coach at Umatilla High School.Carter ...



Tavares routs Umatilla, 37-0, Friday night  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA – For the Tavares High School football team, Friday was another step in the right direction.For Umatilla, it was a disappointment.Javaris McMillian ran ...



Students rally after Lake County teacher's contract not renewed  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Some students in one Lake County high school dressed in black Wednesday to show their support after they learned a teacher's contract was not being ...



Lake County Schools pick 10 new principals for 2018-19  Daily Commercial

TAVARES – New principals have been named at 10 Lake County schools, in preparation for the return of students on Aug. 13.Appointed recently by ...



High school facilitators improving Lakes graduation rates  Daily Commercial

TAVARES – Lake County Schools saw a 6.4 percent increase in its graduation rate last year, according to numbers released Wednesday by the state.



Umatilla High School sees mass absences after shooting threat  WKMG Orlando

UMATILLA, Fla. - There were mass absences Monday at Umatilla High School after a shooting threat was discovered over the weekend, authorities said.



Weekly calendar: Upcoming events in Lake and Sumter counties  Daily Commercial

THURSDAYMARDI GRAS TALENT PARTY: At 7 p.m. at Leesburg Center for the Arts, 429 W. Magnolia Street. Candidates show off their unique talents. $5 cover ...



Umatilla High senior told she needs to take more classes after graduating  WKMG Orlando

UMATILLA, Fla. - She just graduated-- or so she thought. Alexis Darrin, who went to Umatilla High School in Lake County, said her school told her yesterday her ...



Umatilla veteran racked up bevy of experiences  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — Russell Collins, 88, looks like he could still take command of the mound or, at least, manage the team.The trim and clear-eyed former high school ...



A third of Lake County schools struggle with absences  Daily Commercial

TAVARES – Absentee rates are troubling at a third of Lake County Schools, school administrators say.For the first half of the school year, the number of students ...



H.S. Notebook: South Lakes Ward named Mr. Bowling  Daily Commercial

Ryan Ward continues to roll strikes.Less than a month after winning the boys individual championship, the South Lake High School standout has been named ...



Umatilla Bulldogs  Orlando Sentinel

Last season: 0-10 (0-5 home). Home: Umatilla High School Stadium (1,400), opened 1964. Man of the House: Coach Ryan Mills (2nd year, 0-10). Household ...



Lake County School Board District 5: Where the candidates stand  Orlando Sentinel

Former Umatilla mayor Peter Tarby is looking to unseat incumbent Stephanie Luke in the Lake County School Board District 5 race.



Umatilla Middle School band director honored for improving music program  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — Lindsey Crouch, band director at Umatilla Middle School, is one of several music educators across the state to recently receive the 2018 Tom ...



Deaths in Central Florida: 12/12  Orlando Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around Central Florida published in the Orlando Sentinel.



Friday Night Lights: Umatilla back on solid ground after tough year  Daily Commercial

To say 2016 was a trying year for the Umatilla High School football team would be an understatement.After the program came close to being shut down for the ...



Eustis offense steals the show against Umatilla  Daily Commercial

For the Eustis High School football team, Friday's Kickoff Classic against Umatilla was a showcase for a potentially explosive offense.Umatilla, however, might ...



Mount Dora tops Umatilla in Class 5A-5 tournament  Daily Commercial

MOUNT DORA — A victory doesn't have to be aesthetically pleasing.And this time of the year — when a single loss could mean the end of the season — it's ...



Eustis shows its one of areas best in win over Umatilla  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — Eustis High School expected to field one of the area's top softball teams this season.And it hasn't disappointed.The Panthers entered Tuesday's ...



Graduation ceremony announcements from around Lake County  Daily Commercial

Lake Technical College graduation announcement. EUSTIS — On Tuesday, June 13, approximately 800 Lake Technical College students will graduate from ...



Umatilla studies SR 19 gateway to Ocala National Forest  Ocala

The Florida Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting on a 2-mile section of the highway at 6 p.m. Jan. 30. UMATILLA — Residents who boast ...



Leesburg High baseball coach arrested with meth, said it belonged to a player, cops say  Orlando Sentinel

The head coach of Leesburg High School baseball was arrested Friday night — hours after his team defeated Umatilla High School — when officers saw him ...



Mount Dora volleyball improves season with win against Umatilla  Daily Commercial

MOUNT DORA – Mary Pinkowski learned more about her volleyball team Thursday as it battled from behind than she did when it was cruising along with a ...



After shooting threats, School Board to consider more security at schools  Daily Commercial

TAVARES – Lake County School Board member Stephanie Luke suggested Monday that the district review its security measures in light of two threats of ...



Lake County announces new principals at 3 schools  Daily Commercial

TAVARES — Three Lake County schools have new principals for the upcoming school year.Gregg Dudley will lead Rimes Early Learning and Literacy Center in ...



Lake County's high school bands hit the right note in competition  Daily Commercial

Lake County's high school bands excelled earlier this month at the annual Marching Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) held by the Florida ...



Lake school district dips to a C in latest school grades  Orlando Sentinel

For the third time in four years, the Lake County School district was graded a C in school grades for the 2015-16 school year released Friday. The district was.



Umatilla signs tout hometown hero Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers  Orlando Sentinel

Jonathan Lucroy was lauded for the "positive impact he has made on and off the baseball field."



Businessman opens new karate school in Mount Dora  Orlando Sentinel

MOUNT DORA — Ray Bryant, Jr., a fourth-degree black belt in traditional Japanese karate, has opened his second karate school after 20 years in his first ...



Students return to Mount Dora High after arrest causes concerns  Daily Commercial

MOUNT DORA — A 20-year-old Mount Dora student arrested on Jan. 11 after he was overheard trying to get guns to shoot students that were bullying him, was ...



Umatilla standout Steven Auker stands by his team  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — It's been a long year for the Umatilla High School football team.The Bulldogs' struggles began in May when the team cancelled its spring game ...



Upcoming events in lake and Sumter counties  Daily Commercial

SUNDAYTHUNDERING SPIRIT POW WOW: At 10 a.m. at Renninger's Twin Markets, 20651 Highway 441 in Mount Dora. Traditional Native American ...



Central Florida students walkout against school violence  Central Florida News 13

Many Central Florida students are expected to walk out of class on Wednesday to honor the lives lost at a South Florida high school one month ago.



Few challengers for Commission, School Board incumbents  Daily Commercial

Three seats on the Lake County School Board and two on the County Commission are up for election this year, with at least three incumbents drawing ...



Umatilla native Clarissa Bowers wins Miss World USA crown  Daily Commercial

ORLANDO — Clarissa Bowers came home to win Miss World USA.The Umatilla native won the crown in Orlando recently. With the title, she goes on to ...



Students show off projects at Lake County History Day contest  Daily Commercial

TAVARES — Students from across Lake County are heading to the Florida History Day statewide competition this spring with hopes of making it to the national ...



Sex trafficking survivor to share story at West Volusia fundraiser  Daytona Beach News-Journal

When she was in eighth grade, sex trafficking survivor Savannah Parvu would ask teachers to send her to after-school detention.It was a plea for help, Parvu ...



Shooting threat found in bathroom at University High School in...  WKMG Orlando

ORANGE CITY, Fla. - Violent threats continue to plague Central Florida schools, with the latest incident reported at University High School in Orange City.



Leesburg Bikefest announces headliners for 2018 event  Daily Commercial

The lineup for April's Leesburg Bikefest includes an eclectic mix of musical genres and acts that is the trademark of the unique three-day motorcycle and music ...



New headstone to be unveiled for Medal of Honor recipient Robert McTureous  Orlando Sentinel

A Boy Scout and a Marine Corps veteran accomplished their goal of paying tribute to Lake's only Medal of Honor winner.



Best of the best in Lake County honored for excellence  Daily Commercial

The Educational Foundation of Lake County recently hosted the Top Scholars Luncheon to honor the top 3 percent of each high school's graduating class.



Couple who lived, breathed Eustis for decades died within weeks of one another  Orlando Sentinel

Johnny and Evelyn Smith died within weeks of one another recently, ending nearly 60 years of *service* to Eustis.



Two schools eyed for IB program  Orlando Sentinel

TAVARES — School-district officials are pursuing adding an International Baccalaureate curriculum to Leesburg and South Lake high schools. At a workshop ...



Shooting rumor sends police to Leesburg High; third scare in a week  Daily Commercial

LEESBURG – Police descended on Leesburg High School Thursday morning after a parent reported a shooting threat at the school.In a post on Facebook, the ...



Burn bans issued for Lake County, Marion County  WKMG Orlando

Lake County is the most recent Central Florida region to issue a burn ban as brush fires continue to spark across the state.



Stolen Youth: “My Mom Sold Me for Drugs”  WUFT

She was 11-years-old the first time her mother sold her. Before she had even graduated from elementary school, Savannah Parvu had witnessed drug deals at ...



Pastor calling it a career after 40 years at Eustis church  Orlando Sentinel

Retiring Eustis pastor called 'incredible man of God'



2 men found fatally shot at Daytona Beach apartment  Orlando Sentinel

Two men were found dead Friday night with gunshot wounds at a Daytona Beach apartment complex, Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri told reporters at ...



Lake Wales man arrested in ex-girlfriend's killing, Polk deputies say  Orlando Sentinel

A 60-year-old Lake Wales man was arrested early Saturday on multiple charges after Polk County deputies said he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and injured ...



Vandals target St. Cloud High School  WKMG Orlando

Police are looking for the vandals who spray painted obscene words and symbols on St. Cloud High School property.



Amazon employee accused of stealing $4,000 in products from Orlando warehouse  Orlando Sentinel

The 20-year-old man admitted stealing products including gift cards, iPhone cases and a foam toy pony, according to an arrest affidavit.



Accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd to get Miami lawyer he requested, judge decides  Orlando Sentinel

A judge in Orange County on Tuesday appointed Markeith Loyd the Miami-based defense attorney he asked for a year ago. Terry Lenamon strongly opposes ...



Retired Military Family Group Military Ball attracts 400 people  Villages-News

More than 400 people participated in the 16th annual Retired Military Family Group Military Ball held Nov. 11, the 75th anniversary of the Veteran's Day holiday ...



Veterans Day events Central Florida: Listings of Veterans Day events in Central Florida  Orlando Sentinel

Veterans Day events are free unless otherwise noted. Lake County Veterans Day program: 8:30 a.m.; Cypress Ridge Elementary School, 350 East Ave., ...



Autumn Thompson who died in pool posted Facebook photo of a person drowning  Daily Mail

Autumn Thompson, 16, who was found dead at the bottom of her friend's swimming pool in Florida on Wednesday left a harrowing Facebook post before her ...



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