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Highway named for Leesburg man

July 6, 2006

Leesburg --

A road in Leesburg is named after a prominent figure of that community. The US 19 Bypass around Leesburg is now called the James M. Cannon Senior Bypass.

Family and friends gathered for the unveiling of the new sign.

Cannon was a former Lee County sherriff's deputy, he served city council for several years, and donated land to the city. The bypass even runs through Cannon's family's property.

Family Members say they will think of their "Poppy" as they called him, when passing through.

"I'm going to remember a very respectful man that meant a lot to my family," said Patricia Cannon.

"It means a lot because he cared for the community a lot, he did a lot of things for the community," said son Joey Cannon.

State Representative Bob Hanner came to present the family with a copy of the resolution adopted by the state House of Representatives.

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