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Hometown Heroes

By   /  December 4, 2013  /  Hometown Heroes  /   Comments

Tweet December 4, 2013 (FHTNC)–Navy Seaman Jonathon A. Jimmerson, son of Joe A. and Carmen D. Jimmerson of Leesburg, GA, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. During the eight-week program, Jimmerson completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, [...]

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BISHOP CONGRATULATES AMERICAN IDOL WINNER PHILLIP PHILLIPS

By   /  May 25, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet   Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today congratulating Phillip Phillips, a Leesburg, Georgia native and the newest American Idol winner, after last night’s season finale: “I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to Phillip Phillips on this remarkable accomplishment.  He makes us so proud! “I [...]

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Why Phillip Phillips matters

By   /  April 21, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     There must be something in the water here.  I mean besides all of that calcium carbonate that gives us a higher rate of kidney stones than other parts of the country.  Albany, Leesburg, and the surrounding areas are flooded with greatness. Phillip Phillips signs are popping up everywhere like the dew on [...]

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New Musical to Premiere in Leesburg

By   /  December 14, 2011  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

Tweet   Special to the Journal Local talents merge in the next Lee County Palladium Players production, a new stage musical by a hometown playwright and a local composer. Monkey Business, the musical will be presented for the first time December 15-18 at Lee County High School’s Robert A. Clay Auditorium. The family-oriented, southern-style musical [...]

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Is Lee County Commission Calloway Trip justified?

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Before getting into the meat of this post, I want to thank Lee County Clerk Christi Dockery for being so responsive to my requests and being pro-active in making sure I get all announcements sent to the local media. She, Alan Ours, Bob Alexander, Marshall Wilcox, and the rest of the county staff have [...]

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Wanted: Meaningful reform of ethics code

By   /  January 5, 2010  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet At the very front of what I’m about to say, let me note that this is just an idea I’ve been thinking about that may or may not work. Based on my own thinking right now, I think it might, and it is certainly a different approach than what we’ve got right now, which [...]

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Leesburg has a sign ordinance?

By   /  November 12, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet Apparently so, and on the night of my defeat, a new war began. Not much happened at the Leesburg City Council meeting this week. It started out with a public hearing on a $500K grant the city got to repair some stormwater drainage from the Stonegate apartment area out to Robert B Lee drive. [...]

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Leesburg needs openness, professionalism

By   /  October 23, 2009  /  Jeff Sexton  /   Comments

Tweet On Nov. 3, the citizens of the City of Leesburg will have a choice between two competing visions. My vision takes the best of the old ways and implements them using fresh, new methods to achieve the best combination of both old and new. One great thing about the old days was that people [...]

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Child porn nets man, Age 71, for 14 years

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Seventy-one-year-old Franklin Eugene Gilmer of Leesburg has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison for possessing more than 5,000 images of child pornography on his home computers. Gilmer was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands after pleading guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography. The sentence must be [...]

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