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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 ...



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.



Umatilla joins high school girls fight against cancer  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — After a Umatilla High School senior was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in April, a group of charity bikers and local community members ...



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 ...



Umatilla valedictorian plans to give back to Lake County  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA – She may be heading to Gainesville this fall, but Hannah Carpenter's heart is in Lake County.The valedictorian of Umatilla High School's class of ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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.



WWII sailor landed in Umatilla and didnt look back  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — When radioman 3rd Class Dick Scovil was asked this week to name a lesson he carried from his three-year, wartime hitch in the U.S. Navy, ...



Tavares overcomes early deficit with 5-run fifth inning  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — It takes time to build a winning program.Tavares High School softball coach Tracey Hanson understands that and is working to transform the ...



Lake students make gains in 2019 state assessments  Daily Commercial

TAVARES — The Florida Department of Education has released statewide standardized test scores for 2019, and Lake County showed improvements in most ...



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 ...



Umatilla hound wins Best of Breed at Westminster  Daily Commercial

UMATILLA — Billie Green took time off from her classes at Umatilla High School this week to attend the 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Deaths in Central Florida: 4/23  Orlando Sentinel

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



Dwyer hires former Wildwood coach McKinley Rolle to replace Jack Daniels as football coach  Sun Sentinel

Dwyer went outside of Palm Beach County to replace a local coaching legend. The Panthers on Friday announced the hire of former Wildwood coach McKinley ...



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 ...



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 ...



Eustis dedicates diamond, scoreboard to late coach Lee  Daily Commercial

EUSTIS — David Lee didn't invent the game of baseball, nor did he bring the sport to Eustis High School.For many in the Panther Nation, however, it seems that ...



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 ...



Deaths in Central Florida: 12/12  Orlando Sentinel

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



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.



Dwyer names McKinley Rolle to replace Jack Daniels as head football coach  Palm Beach Post

He turned around Wildwood Middle High in 2017 and is older brother to former FSU and NFL defensive back Myron Rolle. Dwyer football, led for the past 23 ...



Lake teen on spring break drowns in pool  Orlando Sentinel

A 16-year-old girl found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in rural Lake County had spent the day while on spring break drinking vodka and smoking ...



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 ...



Former Dwyer football coach Jack Daniels honored by North Palm Beach Council  Palm Beach Post

The two-time state championship-winning coach received a commendation during a Council meeting last Thursday. NORTH PALM BEACH — Jack Daniels' ...



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 ...



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 ...



Alliance honors locals with Community Service Awards  Daily Commercial

Eighteen local leaders were honored last week with Lake County Community *Service* Awards for their investments in Lake County in the areas of business, ...



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 ...



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."



Lake County Schools Welcomes New Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees  Mike Delaney

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 ...



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 ...



Kids, teens have something to learn at LCSO day camp  Daily Commercial

GROVELAND — Though school is out, kids filled the halls at Gray Middle School to participate in a week-long day camp run by Lake County Sheriff's deputies.



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 ...



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 ...



MOAA raises $14000 through annual scramble  Villages-News

Nearly 100 golfers participated in the 12th Annual Military Officer's Association of America Golf Tournament this week. We've got the winners and results.



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 ...



New Lake County Principals Named For 2018-19 School Year  Mike Delaney

As the district prepares for the new academic year, which begins August 13, for students, many schools are doing so under the guidance of new leadership.



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 ...



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 ...



Week 3 in review: Joiner injured, The Villages impress  Daily Commercial

One team kept its dream alive of an unbeaten regular season and two other area teams picked up their first wins of the season on Friday in Week 3 of high ...



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 ...



Shooting threat found in bathroom at University High School in Volusia  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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Upcoming events in Lake and Sumter counties  Daily Commercial

SUNDAYSWEENEY TODD: At 2 p.m. Sunday at Historic State Theater, 109 N. Bay St. in Eustis. Cost is $21 for adults and $11 for students with ID.



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.



Florida carnival workers among 3 charged with killing couple, burying them in shallow graves  Orlando Sentinel

Three carnival workers — two from Florida — have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Kansas fair whose bodies were found ...



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 ...



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 ...



Red-tide protesters confront Gov. Rick Scott during campaign stop in Venice  Orlando Sentinel

Members of the crowd blew whistles and shouted "coward" at the governor as he was leaving.



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.



Central Florida traffic: Lanes cleared in multi-vehicle crash on I-4  Orlando Sentinel

Lanes on Interstate 4 have been cleared after a multi-vehicle crash blocked the highway for several hours in Seminole County at Lake Mary Boulevard.



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 ...



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 ...



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