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  • Dispatch: What would we give up?

    Second of two parts. Sunday's column was part of a continuing series of occasional suggestions on how local governments can save tax money while still providing the same or only slightly less service to taxpayers, who are footing the bills. This...
  • Leesburg needs to ask serious questions about the downside of 'smart grid'

    Second of two parts. Leesburg is poised to go into debt to build a "smart grid" system that would hand residents a virtual knife to slash their electric bills. What those pushing the $20 million project have failed to say is that smart grid is a double-...
  • Lake County right to claim share of hospital-district taxes

    Back in March, county commissioners started making noises about asking for a piece of the taxes collected by two hospital districts that cover Lake. Last week, they did it. Commissioners asked for $145,165 total from the two, and the letters warned that...
  • Abused Leesburg boy making progress at foster-home farm

    A crowd of grownups in suits today will troop into a courtroom and start arguing about how best to help a 13-year-old Leesburg boy who is happiest when a miniature donkey named Festus takes hold of the pocket of his jeans and tows him around the farm...
  • Leesburg's aircraft idea for technology park doesn't fly

    Leesburg's aircraft idea for technology park doesn't fly
    There is a line where government's encouraging private business turns into government's getting into private business, and Leesburg is standing at the line. It's time to back away. Sunday's column detailed half the plan to build a Florida Energy and...
  • It???s coffee talk time on Florida???s Turnpike again

     
    As they did on Thanksgiving,??rest stops on??Florida???s Turnpike will offer free coffee for overnight Christmas and New Year's travelers to encourage ???safety breaks.??? Road construction will also pause during some of the most heavily traveled days....
  • Field set for 9th annual Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament

     
    Central Florida boys basketball powers Orlando Christian Prep, Leesburg and Montverde Academy are scheduled to compete in the ninth annual Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament on Jan. 26-28. The tournament also will include national powers...
  • Leesburg homecourt win moves Yellow Jackets to tie for first

     
    Leesburg (9-4) moved into a virtual tie with Gainesville (12-3) for the lead in the 6A, District 5 boys basketball standings by beating the visiting Hurricanes 66-59 on Thursday night. The win avenged a 12-point Dec. 2 road loss to GHS. “The first...
  • World Mission Society church holds cleanup campaign on Sunday

     
    The World Mission Society Church of God, with churches in Leesburg, Jacksonville and Miami, will hold a clean up campaign at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, starting from Lake Eola Park. Church members and volunteers will walk from the park to the Parramore...
  • Girls weightlifting honor roll for Central Florida

     
    Here is a glimpse at the top girls weightlifters in Central Florida through this week's sub-district meets. Rankings are based on total weight lifted and compiled from results in the newspaper and from information provided by Central Florida coaches....
  • Final chance to get tickets for Eustis-Leesburg game

     
    No tickets will be sold at the door for tonight’s Eustis at Leesburg Lake County boys basketball showdown at 7 p.m. Leesburg athletic administrator Vann Brackin said Eustis has pre-sold all 400 tickets of its tickets. The few tickets that remain...
  • 'American Idol' premiere: Not as bad as it could have been

     
    The 11th season of “American Idol” premiered Wednesday on FOX-TV, and pretty much all of the bad things I predicted you’d see on the show came to pass: Judges who don’t judge, judge (Randy Jackson) who is consistently wrong, joke.....