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Tavares, Florida is located in Lake County. Zip codes in Tavares, FL include 32778. The median home price in Tavares is $150,000 which is roughly $84/per square foot. More Tavares information.

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School uniforms irk some in Lake Co.

CATCH THE SERIAL ARSOARSONIST. BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING IS ON A LOT OF TO DO LISTS.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Tomahawk Nation

FSU Has Apparently Offered 7'-5" C Tacko Fall

Good god, Leonard Hamilton would make this kid something special. Unfortunately, he is not slipping under the radar with the likes of Xavier and KSU offering him as well.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Firefighters responding to controlled burn in Tavares

Firefighters are responding to a controlled burn Friday morning at South Dora Road and County Road 561, according to a city official.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King lunching at O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant recently when he was in town conducting research.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Woman turning 106 gave up driving but not chocolate ice cream

Anita Doebler, who reaches that mark today, had the answer instantly: "A piece of vanilla cake with chocolate icing - and some chocolate ice cream."

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Area authors can showcase works at Leesburg library

The Leesburg Public Library is accepting entries for its fourth annual Local Authors' Showcase, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the library, 100 E. Main St. The expo is open to any local authors of young adult fiction books - published or self-published.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Boat club offers prep course for captain's license

The Triangle Boat Club will host "Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel," a course to prepare applicants for the U.S. Coast Guard captain's license test.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Get tips on growing fall and winter vegetable gardens

The University of Florida/Lake County Extension Office's next "Saturday in the Garden," a speaker series featuring Florida-friendly landscaping, will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at the agricultural center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

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WFTV Orlando

9 Investigates: Could these tragedies have been prevented?

Police say James Jones used an aluminum baseball bat to attack and kill his girlfriend Shannon Ratliff, her brother Eddie and her mother, Mavis, earlier this month in Tavares.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Baseball bat killings rekindle debate over Florida's care of mentally ill

A man bludgeoned three people with a baseball bat and then killed himself, Tavares police said.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

'Black & White Ball' will aid Boys & ; Girls Clubs in counties

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties will have its annual fundraising Black & White Ball Aug. 23 at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

WESH-TV

Motive for brutal Tavares homicide unknown, police say

Police are still investigating and searching for any motive as to what caused James Jones to kill his girlfriend and her mother.

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The Arizona Republic

Police: Man kills girlfriend, her mom, then self

A central Florida man used a baseball bat to beat his girlfriend and her mother to death before running away and drowning himself, officials said Tuesday.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Talako Indian Dancers preserve American Indian heritage

The Tavares Civic Center was a lively place recently - and colorful, too - when the Talako Indian Dancers gave a performance recently.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Mount Dora Junior ROTC cadets visit nation's capital

Thirty-two Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Mount Dora High School visited Washington D.C., from June 16 to 23. The cadets toured the Pentagon , Smithsonian museums, National Museum of the Marine Corps, National Museum of the Navy, the USS Barry and Arlington National Cemetery, where some took part in a wreath-laying ... (more)

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The Orlando Sentinel

Baseball-bat attack, murder-suicide probe continues

An investigation continued this morning in Tavares after a man beat two people to death with a baseball bat and critically injured another in a Tavares home before drowning himself in nearby Lake Dora.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Animal Crazy

Lake Animal Services slashes adoption fees for all cats and dogs

Lake County Animal Services is hosting the "Cat and Dog Days of Summer Sale" through July 26 with steep discounts on all adoptable animals on a first-come, first-served basis for a limited time only.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House

The five include the son of a former state legislator; the former president of the Lake County teachers union; an Apopka businesswoman; a fraud investigator; and a 22-year-old home-schooled daughter of Lake County tea-party activists.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Tavares roadwork forces closure of Alfred-Disston interchange

This time, construction downtown will force the closure of Alfred Street and Disston Avenue starting Wednesday.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Examiner.com

'Little Rascals' Petey look-alike: Tide is kid friendly and needs out of shelter

It's difficult to accurately evaluate a dog in a shelter environment. If interested in helping Tide, please call the shelter and make arrangements to meet this gorgeous dog.

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