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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!
Skipping school isn’t smart

Skipping school isn’t smart

Attending school is cool. That’s the message Lake County Schools hopes to instill into students during Attendance Awareness Month in…
It’s Game Time

It’s Game Time

It’s a rite of passage as primitive as the ages. Young men strap on their football helmet and lace up…
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…
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