Sumter County officials meet with governor’s staff seeking to abolish local planning agency

Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization

Frustrated by what they say is a lack of improvement, Sumter County officials have petitioned the governor’s office to abolish the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization. Sumter County Board Chairman Doug Gilpin said he and County Administrator Bradley Arnold met with the governor’s staff Monday in Tallahassee to request dissolution of the transportation planning agency. Gilpin […]

Group home for developmentally disabled in downtown Wildwood win’s magistrate’s blessing

A rendering of what the new logo would look like on Wilwood's water tower.

A group home in downtown Wildwood for seven developmentally disabled residents and four staff members was recommended for approval Tuesday by the Wildwood Planning and Zoning Committee. Special Magistrate Archie O. Lowry Jr. recommended that the Wildwood City Commission approve a special zoning exception to allow the group home at the northwest corner of Kilgore […]

Fifteen Sumter County precincts will be realigned for next election  


Fifteen Sumter County precincts will be realigned for the next election. The realignment will eliminate four precinct locations and consolidate voters who receive the same ballot into single precincts. The county will need 44 fewer poll workers and several ballot styles will be discontinued. “By making these changes, we will still be able to hold […]