News Line for Leesburg

Leesburg millage rate to remain the same
While Lee County residents are still adjusting to the recent news of a increase to the county millage rate, those in Leesburg can expect ad valorem taxes inside the city limits to stay the same this year.
Source: Albany Herald

Leesburg City Council adopts new pay plan, budget
The Leesburg City Council adopted a spending plan for the coming fiscal year and approved a new compensation plan that will mean a pay increase for many of the city’s 24 employees — all during a five-minute called session Tuesday evening.
Source: Albany Herald

Gov. Deal, Leesburg officials break ground on new bypass
Citing the project as an example of cooperation between the state and the local community, Gov. Nathan Deal officially broke ground Thursday on the new North Leesburg Bypass. The $8 million, 1.78-mile bypass is designed to relieve school day congestion in the city by routing traffic from U.S. 19 around the city of Leesburg north to SR 195.
Source: Albany Herald

Leesburg council paves way for new senior living development
The Leesburg City Council tentatively approved a zoning request that will allow a new senior living development to locate in the community.
Source: Albany Herald

Company wants to develop senior housing complex in Leesburg
The Lee County Planning and Zoning Board approved a rezoning request from Mossy Dell Inc. Tuesday evening that may lead to the construction of a 50-unit apartment community inside the City of Leesburg
Source: Albany Herald

Leesburg officials ask to be a permanent part of a regional transportation group
The city of Leesburg has, over the past several years, been the recipient of millions of dollars in funding for key projects listed on the Dougherty Area Regional Transportation Study Long-Range Transportation Plan.
Source: Albany Herald

Historic train depot in Leesburg damaged by water
Leesburg has big plans for its old, dilapidated train depot.
Source: Albany Herald