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James Combs

Akers Media Group's James Combs has been a staff writer for several local publications since August 2000. He has had the privilege of interviewing some of Lake County's many fascinating residents—from innovative business owners to heroic war veterans—and bringing their stories to life. A resident of Lake County since 1986, James recently embarked on a journey to lead a healthier lifestyle. He has lost 60 pounds and walks nearly five miles a day. In his spare time, he enjoys target shooting, skeet shooting and watching his beloved Kentucky Wildcats!
Crowning achievements

Crowning achievements

Thanks to Linda Watts, the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in Florida. As director of the Miss Leesburg…
Vegging out

Vegging out

While its plant-based menu continues to grow on diners, the Loft Café also serves options for meat lovers.  Mark Powers,…
Person of Interest: Rob Robbins

Person of Interest: Rob Robbins

Commanding officer with U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Interviewer: James Combs // Photo: Nicole Hamel How long have you been…
Celebrate with a bang

Celebrate with a bang

Fourth of July is rapidly approaching. It’s a time to recognize America’s independence, barbecue with family and friends, and watch…
Be on the hunt … safely

Be on the hunt … safely

Hunting accidents can happen. Just ask former vice president Dick Cheney. In February 2006, he accidentally shot a 78-year-old attorney…
Vehicles display moving messages

Vehicles display moving messages

Sometimes, we gawk at cars for their magnificent design, amazing styling, and meticulously polished surfaces. Now, local motorists may notice…
Lake looking for teachers

Lake looking for teachers

Students don’t need legendary rocker Alice Cooper to remind them that school’s out for summer. It’s a different story for…
Crowning Achievement

Crowning Achievement

The purpose of the Miss Leesburg Scholarship Program is to select local girls to represent their hometown as role models…
Putting the REAL in real estate

Putting the REAL in real estate

Broker Connie Mahan has a passion for real estate and the community. If Realtors from other agencies have questions about…
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