19-year-old ticketed after accident on Rolling Acres Road

Katlyn Jean Zirkle, 19, of Ocala was ticketed by Lady Lake Police on a charge of careless driving following an accident at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday in Lady Lake. Zirkle was traveling south on Rolling Acres Road behind a vehicle driven by Howard A. Frucht of The Villages. Zirkle told Lady Lake Police there was heavy […]

Webster woman ticketed in near miss with school bus

A Webster woman was ticketed following an accident at 8:17 a.m. Thursday on State Road 50. Ramona G. Lujan-Rodriguez, 32, of Webster, was traveling westbound on SR-50 just east of Amelia Lane in Hernando County. She failed to see a stopped school bus with red lights and stop signs deployed, according to the Florida Highway […]

Paradise Park Area B on schedule for summer construction

Paradise Park opened for visitation on January 23, 2014.

After a successful opening of Paradise Park Area A, Paradise Park Area B is in the final stages of planning. Kimley-Horn, the design-consulting firm at the helm of the project, is in the design phase of the park extension and reports that design completion should be complete soon. The firm reports the bidding process for […]

Ocala truck driver involved in fatal collision

An Ocala truck driver was involved in a fatal collision with a woman driving a GMC Yukon at 12:28 a.m. Wenesday on U.S. 90 at County Road 137. The woman, 42-year-old Tracy S. Deas of Live Oak, was pronounced dead at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday at UF Health Shands. Eliecer Caceres Labrada, 42, of Ocala was […]

Man accused of taking $50,000 from 70-year-old

Louie Malone McGowin, 55, of Ocala has been charged with one count of grand theft from a person 65 years old or older. According to the arrest affidavit, McGowin used the threat of arrest to deprive the victim of at least $50,000. McGowin is not a member of any law enforcement agency. Detectives learned that […]

City of Wildwood looking for city clerk/financial officer

The City of Wildwood has launched a search for a city clerk/financial officer. The person in that job will be responsible for managing, controling, interpreting, and communicating the fiscal operations of the city to provide information and guidance to the City Manager. The minimum annual pay for the position is $61,000. The closing date for […]

Sumter Library group will meet Friday

The next meeting of the Discuss Sumter County Libraries group will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the Sumterville building, 2427 County Road 533, in Sumterville. Initial discussions will include outsourcing, as well as LSSI contract details. Those attending are asked to RSVP by Feb. 10 to DiscussSumterCountyLibraries@yahoo.com. Include one question/observation/comment you would […]

33-year-old woman killed in Marion County accident

A 33-year-old woman was killed in an accident at 6:20 a.m. Monday in Marion County. Amber Mann of Salt Springs was eastbound on County Road 314 when for unknown reasons the right side wheels of her vehicle went onto the south grass shoulder, according to Florida Highway Patrol. She corrected to the left before the […]

Chatham Family Pool to reopen Monday

The Chatham Family Pool  is closed for routine pool maintenance. It is schedule to re-open at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10. If you have any questions or need additional information, contact the Chatham Recreation Center at 753-4570.