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Leesburg preparing to break ground on new $5.2-million aquatic center

The City of Leesburg is preparing to break ground on its new $5.2-million aquatic center.

Leesburg man pulling unlicensed trailer jailed after traffic stop in Summerfield

An “uncooperative” Leesburg man found himself behind bars Tuesday after he was stopped for pulling a homemade trailer with no license tag behind a pickup truck.

State surgeon general’s death probe delays update of daily COVID-19 numbers

The Florida Department of Health failed to update its COVID-19 website on Wednesday after the state’s surgeon general said he plans to conduct a more thorough review of all fatalities reported to the state.

7 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida tops 760,000 cases of deadly virus

Seven more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida surpassed 760,000 cases of the virus.

Leesburg Police searching for 81-year-old man after Silver Alert issued

Leesburg Police officers are searching for a local 81-year-resident who has gone missing.

Wildwood man nabbed with stolen gun as he approached Leesburg block party

A Wildwood man was jailed Sunday night after Leesburg Police officers saw him walking toward a block party with a weapon in his pocket.

2 more local residents die of COVID-19 as Leesburg sees spike in new cases

Two more local residents have lost their battles with the COVID-19 virus as cases continue to be identified in Leesburg and surrounding areas.

3 more local COVID-19 deaths as tri-county area sees steady increase in cases of...

Three more local residents have died of COVID-19 as the tri-county continues to see a steady increase in cases of the deadly virus.

Leesburg man accused of long-running sex abuse of young girl

A Leesburg man has been accused of the long-running sexual abuse of a young girl.

Leesburg restaurant owner says Amendment 2 a job killer

To the Editor: In less than a year, my team and I opened four restaurants in Leesburg. But all of our businesses are at risk...