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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.

Georgia Open Meetings 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 […]

Have a hot tip on a public leech, or know someone who has been targeted by a local petty tyrant? Have a public interest event coming up? To let us know about anything of interest to the community, see the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

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Library Mushroom Class A Success!

Previously, we announced a class on mushrooms at the library in Reidsville. Once again, Stephanie and the team found a winner! Ancil Jacques, of Swampy Appleseed, gave an interesting interactive lecture to a packed house (about 30 people) on local mushrooms and their uses. Among many topics, he dispelled some myths about which mushrooms are […]

Have a hot tip on a public leech, or know someone who has been targeted by a local petty tyrant? Have a public interest event coming up? To let us know about anything of interest to the community, see the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

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Audrey’s Resignation

We’ve been asked several times why Audrey resigned her seat on the Manassas city council. This is a legitimate question which deserves a complete answer. The best answer is given by her resignation letter, which is on file with the election officials in Reidsville, and reads as following, in full:

Have a hot tip on a public leech, or know someone who has been targeted by a local petty tyrant? Have a public interest event coming up? To let us know about anything of interest to the community, see the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

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Tattnall County Gang Strikes Again!

On Friday, 25 November 2016, the day after Thanksgiving, the notorious Tattnall County Herpes Gang struck again, this time stealing the priceless Hope Log from the premises of the old school in a daring daylight heist. As the photos below show, first master-mind Bubba (Jim Bob) Herpes and his wife Sylvia Herpes (the safecracker of […]

Have a hot tip on a public leech, or know someone who has been targeted by a local petty tyrant? Have a public interest event coming up? To let us know about anything of interest to the community, see the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

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Leechwatching Tools

Many tools are available which we can use to find and expose public leeches. Some of these are listed below, we’ll get into more details about many of these in future articles. While I am not an attorney, and none of what you read on this site is legal advice, the applicable laws, both state […]

Have a hot tip on a public leech, or know someone who has been targeted by a local petty tyrant? Have a public interest event coming up? To let us know about anything of interest to the community, see the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

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Corruption Has Many Faces

A previous article discussed the relationship between criminals, gangs and public officials. But, many times an official can be corrupt without having any relationship whatsoever with criminals or gangs, and there are many types of corruption other than aiding criminals. Corruption has many forms, but the common thread behind all forms of corruption is simple: […]

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Criminals, Gangs and Corrupt Public Officials

Public corruption, even at the smallest local level, inevitably leads to a society laced with crime and decay. In a previous post, I described an unsolved burglary at our old school in Manasass. Shortly after that crime, I received information that this break-in was part of a rash of similar crimes, almost two dozen, occurring […]

Have a hot tip on a public leech, or know someone who has been targeted by a local petty tyrant? Have a public interest event coming up? To let us know about anything of interest to the community, see the Contact Us link at the top of the page.

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Mushroom Class at Reidsville Library

This site is not just about chasing corrupt officials, it is ultimately about building a better community. So, we’ll post public interest news from time to time. Stephanie at the Reidsville Library sent us a note about a program they are hosting for growing and foraging mushrooms. This class will be held in the library […]

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Why The Fortress?

We live in the old school in Manassas, which many of you know is on the west side of Henry Street, the north-south connector between 280 and 292 on the east side of Tattnall County. I’ve been asked before why this place looks the way it does. We moved in the day before Halloween, 2014, […]

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Welcome To Leech City!

Emerging from the swamps like a primordial leech, The City of Manassas, Georgia, population 90 or so, occupies a hallowed position as the first to be granted the title of Leech City! Sucking the lifeblood out of county, state and federal taxpayers, and offering little in return in the way of culture, history or even […]

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