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  • Lake-Sumter Community College gets federal “talent search” grant

     
    Lake-Sumter Community College is one of 43 institutions to get a federal “talent search” grant that aims to help young people ”gain the skills and knowledge they need to enroll in and complete secondary school and postsecondary...
  • Florida Tarheels 17U finished 6-1 at Peach State Summer Showcase

     
    Florida Elite Tarheels 17U went 6-1 at the Peach State Summer Showcase in Aiken, S.C., losing to South Florida’s Team Breakdown in a boys basketball quarterfinal. Leesburg guard Undra Mitchem scored consistently and Edgewater’s 6-6 Deangelo...
  • 4A state semifinal: Leesburg leads 44-40 into fourth

     
    Senior point guard Joe Toolie is saddled with four fouls, but he is still playing and Leesburg (21-9) is clinging to a 44-40 lead through three quarters of Friday's Class 4A state semifinal in Lakeland. Toolie has nine points and three assists and is...
  • 5A state semifinal: Leesburg leads 14-10 after one quarter

     
    Joe Toolie penetrated and found D'Mauri Jones for a layup with four seconds to go in the first quarter and Leesburg (21-9) has taken a 14-10 lead over Jacksonvillle Wolfson (25-5) after one quarter at The Lakeland Center. The Yellow Jackets bolted to an...
  • World Mission Society Church of God holds blood drive on March 4

     
    The Church of God will hold a blood drive at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 4, at 32714  County Road 473, in Leesburg as part of the World Mission Society Church of God's “Worldwide Blood Drive to Give Life Through the Love of the Passover 2012.”...
  • 150 members of The Church of God donate blood

     
    On Sunday, March 4,  about 150 members of The Church of God of Leesburg donated blood as part of the “Worldwide Blood Drive to Give Life Through the Love of the Passover 2012.”  Church members received a certificate of appreciation from the...
  • Lake Concert Band’s first rehearsal of season is Sept. 2

     
    By Debbie Manis, Orlando Sentinel The Lake Concert Band's first rehearsal for the 2010-11 season is Sept. 2 in the fellowship hall at Morrison United Methodist Church, 1005 W. Main St., downtown Leesburg. The all-volunteer group, directed by Wesley...
  • Former Leesburg players sign with Bluefield State

     
    Former Leesburg girls basketball players Keyoshia Wright and A’Shyia Haugabrook, both guards, have signed with Bluefield State in West Virginia. Wright is an ’08 Leesburg graduate and Haugabrook graduated in ’07. The two have spent the pas...
  • Eustis coach Jonathan Cannon was hoping for more

     
    Eustis first-year football coach would have liked to have seen last week how his players reacted to halftime adjustments. How they came out in the third quarter. How they handled the stress and strain of a full 48-minute game. Instead, what he got was...
  • Kids ask principal who are “The Jeffersons?”

     
    I was chatting with Leesburg High's principal, Bill Miller, this morning and he told me something that cracked me up. So I thought I'd share it with you guys. Since Bill took over as the school's head administrator in late 2008, he has been pressing...
  • CENFLO 2010– Labor Day Weekend indies

     
    I ducked into the fifth annual Central Florida Film Festival out in Ocoee Friday, catching a few shorts, a feature — Daniel and Abraham. It was a lively scene, lots of volunteers guiding festival goers into the two screens dedicated to the fest at...
  • Fred McDaniel, former Leesburg track coach, passes away

     
    Fred McDaniel, a longtime Leesburg High coach/teacher/administrator, died on Sunday. He was 88. McDaniel retired in 1980 after serving as Leesburg's track coach from 1955-1980. He led the Yellow Jackets boys track team to back-to-back Class A...