LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - A Lee County business owner has been in close contact with his French family since the attacks on his home city, Paris.
Lionel Sommet runs Lee Pride dry cleaners in Leesburg. He has been glued to news of the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris Friday.
He has a sister and several cousins living in the city and just outside.
Sommet says his friends and family in France are frightened by the attacks, but refuse to let their fear keep them from feeling free.
"Those people that did that, we can't make them feel like they won something or achieved something, life goes on. It's the same thing that happened here 14 years ago, you can't let that stop you."
Sommet hasn't traveled to his home country in four years, a long time for him, and is planning a trip early next year. He's proud of the French people's resilience, and says his family in France is touched by the support from people in the United States and other countries.