A large mixed-use development featuring a medical city with a new hospital as its crown jewel is headed for Lake County, commissioners announced Tuesday in approving economic incentives to lure it there.
Firefighters in The Villages could break off from Sumter County’s system to form its own fire district, an idea pitched to a citizen task force Wednesday that is exploring how to improve the county’s emergency medical services and ambulance transports.
Sumter County commissioners — three of whom were newly elected on a promise to roll back 2019’s 25% property tax increase — will meet today on a budget that includes trimming that rate by only 3%.
Preparing for hurricanes is a ritual as Floridian as oranges, manatees and Mickey Mouse. Hurricane season officially kicked off June 1 and will run through Nov. 30. Although hurricanes can happen outside of that period, the season is when the storms are most likely. With forecasts suggesting…