Lake County issues countywide burn ban

Firefighters were called late Saturday night to a residential fire in Ocala.

The Lake County Public Safety Department has issued a countywide burn ban due to extremely dry weather conditions increasing the probability of wildfires. In accordance with County Code 10.5-75, the ban prohibits all outdoor burning that has not been specifically permitted by the Florida Division of Forestry. This includes burning yard waste or building recreational […]

Pump stolen from church in Summerfield

A pump was reportedly stolen from Galilee Christian Church at 14539 SE 95th St. in Summerfield. The theft appears to have taken place sometime between Monday and Wednesday, according to an incident report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The church yard is surrounded by a four-foot high chain link fence. The slab where the […]