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A costly distraction: Close to death

Stephanie's parents, Pam and Rick Tilley, were on vacation, escaping the cold. They were in Groveland, Florida, to visit their friends, Glen and Sandie Paluso. The Tilleys had been in town for two and a half weeks on a regular month-long trip. They own and ...

South Lake fans call FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo 'class act' during homecoming

GROVELAND — Bursting with pride, south Lake residents welcomed ace Florida State placekicker Roberto Aguayo back home today. He didn't disappoint. The South Lake High graduate with a 92-percent accuracy rate on field goals talked humbly about his ...

Celebration of Life scheduled for Erin Phillips

She is survived by her parents; sisters, Kellyn Phillips Barger (Ronnie Barger) of Waxhaw, NC, and Jillian Phillips Stallings (Vic Stallings) of Albemarle, NC; and former husband, Chris Taylor of Groveland, FL. In addition, she is survived by her beloved ...

Fatal crash shuts down Turnpike in Groveland

A fatal crash involving three vehicles shut down the Turnpike in Groveland, backing up traffic for miles Friday. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said all southbound lanes are shut down and only one lane on the northbound side is open. The crash happened at ...

Motorists arrested for alleged meth use

Jeremiah J. Merritt, 24, Groveland, Florida, and Kali S. Laue, 22, Spirit Lake, Iowa, were allegedly found parked half-way in the median by police. According to the report, both were unsteady on their feet, exhibited uncontrolled twitching and had dilated ...

Florida doctor accused of filming under woman’s skirt

GROVELAND, Fla. (AP) – The state Department of Health says a Lake County doctor has agreed to stop practicing in Florida after his recent arrest for recording under a woman’s skirt. Dr. Akram Ismail was caught Thursday filming up the skirt of a woman ...

Doctor accused of 'upskirting' stops practicing medicine in Florida

The state Department of Health says a Lake County doctor has agreed to stop practicing in Florida after his recent arrest for recording under a woman's skirt. Dr. Akram Ismail was caught Thursday filming up the skirt of a woman in a Groveland Publix store.

Central Florida doctor accused of filming under woman's skirt agrees not to practice in state

GROVELAND, Florida — The state Department of Health says a Lake County doctor has agreed to stop practicing in Florida after his recent arrest for recording under a woman's skirt. Dr. Akram Ismail was caught Thursday filming up the skirt of a woman in a ...

Doctor charged with video voyeurism withdraws from practice in Florida

Dr. Akram Ismail has agreed to withdraw from practice, according to Florida Department of Health records. Police said a customer and employees caught Ismail taking pictures or video up women's skirts at a Publix in Groveland. In 2004, Ismail was arrested ...

Young obit

Carl Young of Chipley died July 17, 2015 at his home following a brief illness. He was born November 6, 1922 in Groveland, FL, the second of four children of Carl Lester and Lela (Vaughn) Young. After graduating from Bradford High School in 1940 ...

Arrest made in Big Creek Fire in Groveland

We just received a press release that on Thursday July 30, 2015 the cause of the Big Creek Fire was determined to be an escaped debris fire.    A suspect was identified and at 6 PM an...
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Another Property Sold in Groveland, MA

Groveland, MA: This Single-Family in Groveland, MA recently sold for $206,000. This is a Colonial/Farmhouse style home and features 5 total rooms, 1 full bath, 2 bedrooms, 0.58 acres, and was sold …
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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in GROVELAND FLORIDA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Domestic violence in GROVELAND FLORIDA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.


Campaign in GROVELAND FLORIDA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.



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