Sumter commissioners split on vote for buffers between schools, medical marijuana dispensaries 

Medical Marijuana

Sumter County commissioners Tuesday night approved an ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, heeding a request to increase the buffer between clinics and schools. Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment in the Nov. 8 election to allow medical marijuana to be prescribed for certain conditions and for dispensaries to be set up around the state. The […]

New age-restricted community approved south of Brownwood

An age-restricted community of more than 1,000 homes is planned on the south side of State Road 44 across from the end of Buena Vista Boulevard. The Cresswind Wildwood Planned Development would be built in four phases and would include 500 to 800 single-family homes and up to 150 paired villas. It will be south […]

Sumter County endorses plan for bolstering I-75’s ability to handle peak traffic


The state will seek a federal grant to harden the road shoulder of Interstate 75 north of the Florida Turnpike to provide additional capacity during peak traffic periods. Sumter County Administrator Bradley Arnold endorsed the plan in a letter earlier this month to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). “The proposed project segment faces recurring […]

Villager Steve Printz officially joins Sumter County Commission


Two public hearings on regulation of medical marijuana clinics have been scheduled by the Sumter County Board. Hearings will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 13 and Jan.10 at the county’s historic courthouse in Bushnell. The board, which voted Tuesday night to schedule the hearings, is considering revising the land development code to regulate the […]