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Gary Corsair

Akers Media Group's Executive Editor Gary Corsair began writing professionally while attending high school in Greentown, Indiana. He's spent most of the past 46 years in writing, reporting, editing and producing roles for newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio. He's served as publisher and editor of three newspapers, TV news director, and executive producer of two documentaries about The Groveland Four. Gary’s earned more than 65 awards for journalism excellence and is the author of Legal Lynching: The Sad Saga of the Groveland Four and 'Cats With 12 Lives, the story of the 1964 State Champion Wildwood Wildcats. He and Gwen, his wife of 41 years, moved to Florida from Indiana 28 years ago. He can be reached at: gary@akersmediagroup.com
OUT+ABOUT: Webster wants you … if you’re country enough

OUT+ABOUT: Webster wants you … if you’re country enough

Locals know there are only two answers to the question, “What’s in Webster?” Answer A: The Monday flea market, which features thousands of dealers and draws 100,000 shoppers in the winter months. Answer B: The third largest livestock auction in…

Opportunity to see the phenom!

Clear your calendar for Saturday! Shane Greene is returning to Florida! The kid from Clermont who has become the ace of the New York Yankees pitching staff is scheduled to pitch this Saturday, August 16 against Tampa Bay! Tickets are…

“Sands” like fun

Tournaments are already being played at the recently-installed volleyball courts at the Hickory Point Beach Sand Volleyball Complex in Tavares. But Florida’s largest permanent sand volleyball complex isn’t just for pros, Olympic hopefuls and leather-skinned veterans of the game. League…
Oh, you Villagers swing! Or <em>do</em> you?

Oh, you Villagers swing! Or do you?

STORY: PAT JOCELYN AND GARY CORSAIR A torrent of articles and at least one book have portrayed The Villages as a breeding ground for “Seniors Gone Wild,” a place where men pop black-market Viagra, couples host sex orgies and single…
FINAL THOUGHT; My life as a terrorist

FINAL THOUGHT; My life as a terrorist

Illustration by Anthony Casto Lots of people wonder if the FBI has a file with their name on it. Me, I’m certain the feds have a manila folder stamped CORSAIR, GARY J. In fact, the CIA may also have a…
No dough … nuts … for me

No dough … nuts … for me

Oh Donut King, oh Donut King, how could you forsake us?!! Rumors of Donut King opening a second location have become a reality. Imagine having a Donut King in central Lake County. Boy howdy! Sizzling patties and crispy crinkle fries…
The ‘Burg is Coming Along

The ‘Burg is Coming Along

It’s nice to see new businesses popping up along Leesburg’s main arteries. We have two new Dunkin’ Donuts – one on 14th Street and a second one in front of the Lake Square Mall. And the old Barnhill’s out by…
Accomplices?

Accomplices?

Arrington never deviated from the story she told investigators in 1968 — that “a heavyset black woman” and two men held a gun on June Ritter when Arrington walked into Bob Pierce’s office on April 22, 1968. As unbelievable as…
How ‘bout them Lightning?

How ‘bout them Lightning?

Leesburg’s entry in the Florida Collegiate League is putting up some big numbers. Dillon Cooper and Colby Lusignan are tied for the league lead in homers with four and Brett Jones is fourth in batting average with a .357 mark!…
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