Covered in paint chips, sweat and brush marks, the supervisors and students of this year’s summer work crew prepared school buildings for a new school year. Fifteen students and two supervisors have been taking on the tough task of painting the school facilities of the Sumter County School D…

In honor of International Clown Week, held the first week in August and started by a proclamation by President Richard Nixon in 1971, the resident clown troupe has several events happening throughout The Villages.

Shoppers and businesses are gearing up for a statewide holiday. All sales tax and local option taxes will not be applied to orders for specific items listed by the Florida Department of Revenue from July 31 to Aug. 9. Items including footwear, clothing and some accessories marked for $60 or …

It’s difficult to believe that something that involved 1.8 million Americans and killed almost 37,000 of them can be “forgotten.” Yet so it seems with the Korean War. Over the past few years, entities like the U.S. Navy have characterized the 37-month  war as “forgotten” — a term, historian …

When Bob Schwarz wakes up on Thursday mornings, he can’t wait to get his hands deep into the dirt at Shared Harvest Community Garden. “I really like being out in the garden, because even doing the most simple task, you know it’s really going to help someone,” the Village of Belle Aire reside…

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Sumter County School Board Vice Chairperson Sally Moss is helping public school students get the supplies they need through a drive starting Aug. 4 at Lake Miona Regional Recreation Complex.

Though John Ellis’ soccer career had taken him to foreign lands and big stages before, this was different. For one thing, no game was involved. This was opening night of the 2000 Olympic Games, where he would join a 600-strong U.S. delegation — and some 10,000 other athletes from around the …

Doug Gilpin doesn’t seek the limelight when he sees something in Sumter County he believes needs fixing. Instead, he quietly goes about doing whatever it takes to find a solution. Gilpin, who has served as a county commissioner since 2006, was recognized Wednesday for his dedication to helpi…