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leechwatcher's real name is Tom Baugh. He and his family live at the old school in Manassas, and operate their business there. You can read his full bio by clicking on the Your Host tab at the top of the page.

David Hodges To Speak At Library

At 5:30 PM on the 30th of March, David Hodges will be speaking at the Reidsville Library. David is an interesting man. He is an engineer, and author of “How to Build a Hodgepodge Lodge”. As reviewed by Janisse Ray, this book “… chronicles his experience building his own home, pool and hot tub. It […]

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Councilman Shaun Edwards Sours

This one is tough to write. I’ve been hard on various local officials when I think they deserve it, and I have given credit when I believe credit is due. Out of all the shady and evasive actions taken by various Manassas city officials, one such official I have always thought was above that fray […]

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Mayor Rogers Limits Citizen Comments

“You hush up your mouth!” howled the mighty King Yertle. “You’ve no right to talk to the world’s highest turtle.” from “Yertle the Turtle”, by Dr. Seuss At February’s city council meeting, Manassas Mayor Wanda “Yertle” Rogers issued a new edict limiting citizen comments at the end of city council meetings. Video of this Marxist […]

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Mayor Rogers Makes Ridiculous Allegations

My first clue that Manassas is a far cry from Mayberry was when our old school complex was burglarized back in January of 2015 over a multi-day period, and not one city official admitted to seeing a thing (this factoid will become really interesting when we publish a map). My second clue was when Mayor […]

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Manassas Fan Girl!

We attended the Manassas city council meeting on the 13th of February, and were greeted by our fan girl! Notice Councilwoman Tonya Edwards snapping paparazzi photos as we entered and began setting up our equipment: While she was snapping these photos, I was reminded of my Naval Academy days. Tourists were always snapping photos like […]

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Councilman Godbee Resists Mexican Vacation Questions

During the Manassas city council meeting held on the 9th of January, 2017, Leech City interviewed Councilman Godbee regarding the funding of his 2016 Mexican vacation romp. This interview is shown below: Note particularly Councilman Godbee’s initial evasiveness, in an embarrassingly petulant fashion that would make an unruly teenage girl blush with shame. Later, Godbee […]

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Chocolate Cookoff!

The Friends of the Library announces their February program, a chocolate cookoff preceding what promises to be an interesting presentation on the history and heritage of rural Georgia churches. Details below: Enter the Chocolate Cook-off Do you love to bake? Are you crazy about chocolate? Do you have a favorite dessert that contains chocolate? Now […]

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Manassas Attempts Budget End Run

Last summer, due to pressure from us, Manassas adopted the first actual budget it has had in decades, if ever. Now, like a pre-teen who spent her allowance and wants to rifle through Daddy’s wallet to go to the mall with her friends, a few months ago Councilwoman Tonya Edwards led an effort to bypass […]

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Georgia Open Records Act

A previous article, Leechwatching Tools, introduced many laws and other resources that a citizen can use to keep their local government in line. While I am not an attorney, and none of what you read on this site is legal advice, the applicable laws, both state and federal, are clear enough for anyone to read […]

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Three Blind Manassas Mice Agree To Training

At the Manassas city council meeting on Monday, the 12th of December, three of the four council members admitted to not having had the state-mandated elected officials training, and agreed to attend this training in the new year. Pictured above are the three officials in question, each wearing the royal purple, perhaps reflecting their voting […]

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