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Lauren Ritchie

Lauren Ritchie writes a column that publishes in the Sentinel’s Lake edition on Thursdays and Sundays. Her Saturday column runs in the Local & State section. She likes to write about government accountability and the weirdness that is Central Florida. She lives in the country outside Mount Dora with her evil herding dog Lola.
State needs to follow through and close Carlton Palms facility for disabled ASAP

The Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities has allowed Carlton Palms to abuse mentally disabled clients for years, but now it says it is yanking the facility's license. Or is this just smoke?

Former Lake County Sheriff Noel 'Evvie' Griffin, who professionalized agency, dies at 89

Commentary: Former Lake County Sheriff Noel 'Evvie' Griffin, who professionalized agency, dies at 89

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