Wildwood leaders want no more billboards

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No new billboards will be allowed in Wildwood upon adoption Monday night of a comprehensive sign ordinance by the City Commission. Existing billboards will be permitted and they can be repaired if needed. The ordinance prohibits outdoor advertising in all zoning districts. “It doesn’t allow any additional (billboard) permits to be issued,” said Melanie Peavy, […]

NRLN meeting this month in The Villages to focus on protecting pension plans, reserving Social Security and Medicare

A meeting later this month of the new Villages chapter of the National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) will focus on protecting pension plans, preserving Social Security and Medicare. The meeting will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Guest speakers will include NRLN president Bill Kadereit […]

Goodwill Industries book drive to provide books to children from low-income families


Goodwill Industries Suncoast will sponsor a book drive from Feb. 1 through March 15 to collect books for its BookWorks program, which provides free books to children from low-income families. “This program can make a real difference,” said Goodwill spokeswoman Chris Ward. “In Sumter County alone, more than 1,500 children received books through this program […]

Sumter County Commission approves two proposals to streamline government services

The Sumter County Commission on Tuesday approved two proposals to streamline government services. The Supervisor of Elections is consolidating employee services, information technology services and general legal services. Effective Sept. 30, the Development Services Department plans to reduce its staff to improve operational efficiency and shift planning activities from development technicians to the planner and […]