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  • 10/19/2019 11:09 PM

    Man arrested, accused of killing father, deputies say

    A man was arrested Saturday for allegedly killing his father, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

    Justin Louis Taylor, 27, was arrested after allegedly killing his 61-year-old father, Louis Taylor, deputies said. He's charged with murder.

    After 3 p.m., detectives found Louis Taylor dead at a home on Nature Coast Trail, according to deputies.

    Annabelle Harte lives across the street from the crime scene. She said her weekend bike ride around her Avalon Park neighborhood was harder then usual.

    "It's kinda sad going by his house and not seeing either one of them out front," Harte said.

    Deputies said there was evidence of trauma, but they have not released how Louis Taylor was killed. Investigators also haven't released a motive.

    News 6 learned Justin Taylor has a criminal history.

    According to court documents, Justin Taylor was arrested twice for battery domestic violence on a family member in 2017 and 2018. He pleaded not guilty in both cases. Prosecutors dropped the charges on the most recent case.

    Harte said she was neighborly to both the father and son. She adds she never had any issues with them. She said she was shocked to learn what happened.

    "When it's a stone throw away from your front door and it's people you see on a regular basis and you interact with them, see them, when you hear bad news like this you wish it hadn't happened," Harte said.

    Taylor is scheduled to make his first appearance before a judge Sunday morning.

    Stay with News 6 for updates on this developing story

  • 10/20/2019 06:12 AM

    Rain adding up in October after dry stretch

    The rain from Nestor has helped most of Central Florida eat away the deficit that much of the state started facing. The exception to this rule was Daytona Beach and much of Volusia County.

    With Saturday's rain from Nestor, Daytona Beach is now closing in on the top spot for wettest Octobers on record. With decent rain chances in the seven day forecast, breaking the all-time record for the month is well within reach. For October, Daytona Beach is more than 10 inches above normal.

    Dating back to the start of September, when rain was hard to come by for most cities in Central Florida, the deficit is still present, even after Nestor's rain in Orlando and Melbourne.

  • 10/20/2019 06:05 AM

    Turning muggy, drier behind Nestor

    The weather improved greatly Saturday evening and will continue to do so Sunday. A stray shower is possible by lunch as lingering moisture from Nestor pushes out.

    Humidity increases through the morning. It will feel more like the mid 90s with the humidity factored in.

    Beach forecast:

    The waves may be a little choppy, but the weather will be great for the beach or pool. Make sure you are swimming near a lifeguard today.

    Tropical update:

    Behind Nestor, all of the Atlantic Basin is quiet. No new develop is expected in the next 5 days!

  • 10/20/2019 05:41 AM

    Muggy at the attractions Sunday

    A stray shower will be possible by lunch, but anything that develops will be light and quick.

    The humidity will help to make it feel more like the low 90s through the afternoon. Weather is dry for the second half of the day, but you'll feel muggy for fireworks.

  • 10/19/2019 10:19 PM

    Suspicious death investigation underway in Marion County

    A suspicious death investigation is underway, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

    Officials said a male victim was found dead in the area of the 3200 block of Southeast 50th Court in the Whispering Sands subdivision.

    The victim was identified by the Sheriff's Office as Elijah Coleman Jr., 64.

    Officials said they do not feel there is any further danger to the public as the investigation continues.

  • 10/19/2019 09:53 PM

    Man in critical condition after shooting, deputies say

    A man is in critical condition after being shot at the Magnolia Court Apartments, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

    The man arrived on his own at Orange County Medical Center, deputies said.

    There is no suspect at this time, according to deputies.

  • 10/19/2019 11:42 AM

    Lower rain chances overnight into Sunday in Orlando area

    Now that what is left of Nestor is moving away from Central Florida, rain chances will be lower.

    The tornado watch that had been in effect for all of Central Florida has been allowed to expire.

    Expect only a 20% chance for a couple of showers into Saturday night.

    Rain chances will only be at 10% off and on through the day Sunday. The average high is 85 degrees -- expect a high very close to that across Central Florida. In Orlando, expect a high temperature of 86 degrees.

    Rain chances return to 30% Monday and Tuesday, as temperatures warm into the mid- and upper 80s.

    For anyone planning to head to the beach Sunday, there will be a slight chance for a couple of showers, but it will be breezy.

  • 10/19/2019 09:40 PM

    1 person hospitalized after shooting on I-75, officials say

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on I-75 that sent one person to a hospital.

    Police activity was reported Saturday in the southbound lanes of I-75 near Exit 329, or State Road 44, in Sumter County.

    Officials said the victim, who was not identified, survived and was taken to a local hospital.

    Detectives are working to determine if the shooting was accidental or malicious, officials said.

  • 10/19/2019 06:28 PM

    Tropical Storm Nestor adds more rain to already flooded Gotha community

    Driveways in Gotha were flooded after rainfall from Tropical Storm Nestor.

    News 6 has followed the situation in Gotha for more than a month, as residents blame new nearby housing developments and interstate expansion for rising water levels that have forced people out of homes.

    "The water had gone down just a little bit, and just came right back instantly with the rain we got," resident Paul DeHart said. "It doesn't have to rise much more, and I won't be able to get in and out [of the driveway], which will effectively take away my house."

    Mary Fernandez and her husband were forced out of their home because of flooding months ago. They've been staying with their daughter and stopped by during the rain to grab some clothes.

    "It's coming up and tomorrow it will be worse because the day after the storm is when it rises," she said. "We haven't been able to move out anything. We've only gotten some personal belongings, and we come back and we pick up stuff."

    News 6 captured a time-lapse video over just 12 minutes, which shows the wind pushing plants across the lake, as it inches closer to DeHart's home.

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    "It's constant stress between us and our neighbors and our house," DeHart said. "This is all you think about."

    Neighbors are still hoping county leaders will get results and save these homes.

    "My mindset is we're coming back and the county is going to own up to that, and they're going to get me my house back," Fernandez said.

    County leaders have previously told News 6 they're in the process of collecting data to figure out where this water is coming from and what can be done.

  • 10/19/2019 02:56 PM

    Florida GOP congressman won't seek new term

    A Florida congressman who was one of the few Republicans openly considering whether President Donald Trump should be impeached say he won't run for reelection.

    Rep. Francis Rooney was asked during a Fox News interview if he'd seek a third term in 2020, and he replied: "I don't really think I want one."

    He said his name could be included in an already-extensive list of GOP retirements.

    Rooney said Friday he was "still thinking about" whether to vote to impeach Trump. He said Trump's acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had publicly acknowledged a quid pro quo was at work when Trump held up U.S. aid to Ukraine in exchange for Ukraine's investigation of Democrats and the 2016 elections.

    Mulvaney later claimed his comments had been misconstrued.

Halloween Scene

HOLM wishes you a

Happy Halloween


The Lake Mary Histortical Museum is featuring the Autumn Harvest through October 31st featuring photographs, costumes and memborabilia of Harvest, Thanksgiving and Mulitcultural celebrations around the world. Admission is Free. The exhibit is open on Tuesday and Saturday from 10AM until 3PM, and Wednesday and Thursday from 11AM until 7PM or by appointment by calling 407-585-1481. There will be a dance performance on Saturday October 12th 10:30AM to 12:30PM. The Museum is located at 158 North Country Club Road near the City Hall.

Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest in Central Park at the Farmers Market on Saturday October 26th. The Parade and contest starts at 10:30AM. $5.00 entry fee per pet.

The City of Lake Mary's Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Saturday October 26 between 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Central Park in Downtown Lake Mary. Enjoy safe Trick-or-Treating, Music & Games, Movie in the Park and more... Call 407-585-1416 for event information.

More children are hit by vehicles on October 31st than any other day of the year. Please drive carefully and keep the little ones safe. Thank you.

Alert Seminole!

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program provides an internet-based capability for federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local authorities to use in order to issue critical public alerts and warnings from a single portal to multiple communication pathways such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS).

Seminole County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) offers a "Reverse 9-1-1" system to inform citizens of hazards in their neighborhoods. This voice system works on land-line phones listed in the phone book. If you have an unlisted number, cellular phone or voice-over Internet phone. Alert Seminole is a FREE electronic notification system, which will notify your cell phone, pager or other text message enabled device when there is a Seminole County emergency. Go to Alert Seminole to register your electronic device and e-mail address for this valuable service.

For more information and to sign up, visit the Seminole County OEM website.

Welcome to the HOLM Web Site

Welcome to our Website for Hills of Lake Mary HOA.

The purpose of this site is to let visitors know who we are and to be an informative resource for both our neighborhood and our local community and provide the homeowners of our community with easy access to our association. The Board of Directors welcomes you and invites you to make comments or suggestions that will help us serve you better.

The Association is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Association Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Lake Mary Events Center on Country Club Road.

The Mission of the HOA is dedicated to preserving and enhansing the quality of life in our neighborhood through outstanding leadership, services, and stewardship of our resources.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy touring our website.

Register on our site and Join our e-mail List!

Homeowners living in the Hills of Lake Mary are eligible to register for access to the Homeowner only area of our website. To Register for membership, click the Register button on the top right of this page next to the Sign In button. After your application is reviewed and approved, you will be notified by e-mail that you have access. If you don't hear from us about your registration, please call us or use the Contact Us form.

The Members only area of the website provides access to valuable information and documents for our Association including our Covenants, Architectural Control Committee Application and Board Meeting Agenda and Meeting Minutes..

Our new Website allows you to join our neighborhood email list. If you would like us to add you to the list, please Register as a Member on our website. Being on the email list allows us to communicate with you on neighborhood issues and alert you to security situations in the neighborhood such as break-ins, robberies and vandalism. We are able to send emails to residents within hours of receiving this information. Our email list can also help reunite many lost pets with their owners!

Storm Drains need to be kept clean

It is the time of the year that there are leaves falling. We need to keep our storm drains clear and not let them fill with leaves. The obstruction creates a standing water issue when it can't flow freely into the stormdrains. Please clean up leaves from the curb in front of your house and especially from the area around stormdrains.

Also please be aware that according to Federal, State and Local regulations, no pollutants can be allowed to enter the stormdrain. If you or your landscaper force yard waste into the stormdrain, you are in violation.

If you see someone dumping into a stormdrain, please anomalously report it at this Seminole County website shown below or call Lake Mary Code Enforcement at (407) 585-1365.

Report Pollution and Other Environmental Issues
Thank You.

Community Crime Watch

There have been recent reports of crimes in our community. Homeowners should watch out for suspicious or unusual behavior and be vigilant in reporting any unusual activity to the police.

Recently a car was stolen from the driveway of a homeowner during the night. Always make sure your car doors are locked when your car is parked and that you have removed valuables. You should use a car alarm. You may also consider having an ignition kill switch installed that only you will know where it is located. This will hopefully cause enough of a burden to the thief to stop your car from being stolen.

A homeowners has reported that in the early morning hours someone was knocking on a door yelling “I'm hurt let me in”. When the homeowner stated that they were calling the police, the person ran off. This was an attempt to gain entry to the home and the owner would have been in grave danger if they had opened the door. You should never open your door to someone that you don't know and always keep all of your doors and windows locked and secured.

Home bulgaries have also been reported. You should consider installing motion activated lights on the exterior of your home. Lights are the best deterrent to crime.

More information and tips can be found at:

Central Florida Crime Prevention Association

National Crime Prevention Council

Crime Prevention Tips

Online Guide to Crime Prevention

Keep Our Community Clean

Help us keep our community clean. Clean up after your pets by "Scooping Your Poop". When people don't clean up after their pets, it's unhealthy and inconsiderate.

Put out your trash/recycling no earlier than 5:00 PM the night before the pickup. Trash and Recycling pickup is Thursday, Yard Waste pickup is Friday. Please remove your containers from the curbside promptly after pickup.

Board Meeting

A October Board of Directors and Annual Budget Meeting Will be held on Wednesday November 6, 2018 at 6:30 the Lake Mary Community Building, 140 East Wilbur Avenue (cross street Country Club Road), Lake Mary.

Farmer's Market

At the Farmer's Market you Can Purchase Fresh Produce, large and small, Plants, Pasta, Spices, Assorted Nuts,Juice Plus, Handmade Jewlery, Crafts, Nature’s Select Pet Food, and More!
Held every Saturday from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM at Central Park (Lake Mary City Hall) Corner of Lake Mary Blvd. & 4th Street

Wine and Food

WineART Wednesday and Food Truck Crave will be held at Lake Mary Central Park adjacent to City Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 5PM to 9PM. Take a stroll through the sidewalks and the new beer & wine garden lined with displays from local artists. Enjoy a glass of wine and good food while listening to live music.