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Government news, elections, and meeting coverage from Leesburg and Lake County, Florida. Keep up with the Leesburg City Council, the Lake County Commission, and all the governmental happenings in Leesburg, Florida.

Leesburg commissioners extend due diligence period and alter size of land being sold to...

Leesburg City commissioners voted to extend a due diligence period on a 1,127-acre parcel of land the city is selling to The Villages’ developer. The...
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Leesburg commissioners OK fire assessment fees with no increase

The Leesburg City Commission approved a resolution Monday night that keeps annual fire assessment fees for residents and businesses at the same rate that’s...

Fruitland Park commissioners OK plan for Leesburg church to build campus near Villages neighborhoods

First Baptist Church of Leesburg soon will be expanding into Fruitland Park with its new Village Park Campus. That plan for growth gained the approval...

Leesburg Commission sets qualifying period for candidates in upcoming election

Three seats on the Leesburg City Commission are up for grabs in the upcoming Nov. 6 election. The qualifying period for those wishing to serve...

Amid emotional pleas, Leesburg commissioners earmark $2.86 million for new pool complex

Emotions ran high Monday night before Leesburg commissioners agreed to set aside $2.86 million for a new pool in the city. After a long debate...

LakeXpress to offer 160 special bus stops to Leesburg Bikefest

LakeXpress, Lake County’s fixed route public transit service, is offering 160 special stops throughout Leesburg, Fruitland Park, The Villages, Mount Dora, Eustis, and Tavares during...

Lady Lake teen arrested in stickup at Family Food Mart in Leesburg

A Lady Lake teen has been arrested in a stickup at Family Food Mart in Leesburg. Leonard Dale Bostic, 19, had been captured on surveillance...
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Leesburg City Commission approves next step for Villages of West Lake

The southward expansion of The Villages into Leesburg took another step to reality, Monday evening, as the city commissioners endorsed the development of the...