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Monday, April 19, 2021

Sumter sheriff’s detective and FWC officer honored for saving victim of airboat crash

Two local law enforcement officers are being lauded for their recent life-saving efforts.

Sumter County sheriff’s Det. Brent Sargent and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Officer Reid were recently honored for helping to save a woman who was critically injured in an airboat accident. The two law enforcement officers were off-duty at the time and out enjoying a day of airboating together.

In March 2019 while off-duty, Sumter County sheriff’s Det. Brent Sargent and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Officer Reid were waved down while they were enjoying a day of airboating. Another airboat had crashed into a cypress tree and a female passenger was critically injured in the crash, a report states.

Sargent and Reid took quick action to stabilize the woman and transported her to the closest residence, where she was airlifted and received medical attention for her critical injuries. The two law enforcement officers were credited with her surviving the accident, according to a Facebook post.

Proposal could end firefighters’ response to medical calls in The Villages

A proposed plan floated by Sumter County Administrator Bradley Arnold could end The Villages Public Safety Department’s response to medical calls in The Villages.

Newly opened pizzeria traces its roots back to Sulmona, Italy

A pizzeria has opened a new location at Trailwinds Village with a second location planned in The Villages area. The restaurant chain traces its roots back to Sulmona, Italy.

Community Standards counts on residents to report violations in The Villages

The Community Standards Department in The Villages is entirely complaint driven and counts on residents to report violations.

Proposal could end firefighters’ response to medical calls in The Villages

A proposed plan floated by Sumter County Administrator Bradley Arnold could end The Villages Public Safety Department’s response to medical calls in The Villages.

Newly opened pizzeria traces its roots back to Sulmona, Italy

A pizzeria has opened a new location at Trailwinds Village with a second location planned in The Villages area. The restaurant chain traces its roots back to Sulmona, Italy.

Community Standards counts on residents to report violations in The Villages

The Community Standards Department in The Villages is entirely complaint driven and counts on residents to report violations.

Villager facing charge of restroom peeping loses round in court

A Village of Chitty Chatty man accused of peeping in a public restroom lost a round last week in Sumter County Court.

Opening date announced for barbecue restaurant at Magnolia Plaza 

An opening date has been announced for a new barbecue restaurant coming to Magnolia Plaza in The Villages.

Convicted sexual predator takes up residence in Village of Alhambra

A convicted sexual predator has taken up permanent residence in the Village of Alhambra.

Get the facts right on server shortages at restaurants

A reader with some insight on the restaurant industry, says Villages-News.com should “get the facts right” on server shortages at local restaurants. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Great article on the labor shortage at restaurants in The Villages

An Ocala reader, in a Letter to the Editor, points out that the restaurants in the area aren’t the only businesses dealing with staffing shortages.

Greta Thunberg will testify in Congress on Earth Day

In a Letter to the Editor, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Chapter-The Villages expresses excitement about Greta Thunberg’s upcoming testimony before Congress.