Villagers’ son running for Congress unveils his campaign team

Justin Grabelle

Republican Justin Grabelle has announced his campaign team in his bid for Florida Congressional District 11. Grabelle, former chief of staff to Congressman Richard Nugent, announced his candidacy last week. The district includes The Villages. Grabelle resides in Marion County with his wife, Ginny, their son, George, and their lab, Lucy. Grabelle’s parents live in […]

Humane Society puts out urgent call for cat food, litter


The Humane Society/SPCA is urgently requesting support from its community with donations of dry cat food and clumping cat litter for the increasing number of rescued cat and kittens in addition to supporting their “Kibbles on Wheels” pet food assistance program. This program currently helps feed nearly 90 eligible low income families’ pets throughout Sumter County, […]

Hahnfeldt steps down as county commission chair; praises plan to expand floodplain management

Don Hahnfeldt

Sumter County will take over floodplain management for the cities of Center Hill, Webster and Wildwood. Bushnell also is considering the plan. County Administrator Bradley Arnold said the move will save money for the cities at little additional cost to the county. “We have several floodplain managers on staff,” he told county commissioners on Tuesday […]