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Friday, December 2, 2022

Officials warn Ian will be ‘major hurricane’ by middle of week

The National Hurricane Center is warning that Ian is expected to develop into “a major hurricane” in the eastern Gulf of Mexico by the middle of the week.

In a briefing Sunday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said the path of the storm remains uncertain. He urged Floridians to be vigilant and be prepared.

“Listen to your local officials and heed those warnings,” he said.

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The Florida National Guard is activating 2,500 Guardsmen across the state. They began staging at areas along the coast on Sunday.

The Florida Department of Emergency Management is in “constant communication” with the 67 county emergency management offices and state agencies to coordinate protective actions and needed resources ahead of potential storm impacts.

Sumter County commissioners will meet in an emergency session on Monday to declare a state of emergency.

Good to see residents agree it’s time to end anonymous complaints

A Village of Liberty Park resident is glad to see that residents agree it’s time to end anonymous complaints. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Villages ID should be required at pools

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Lynnhaven resident writes that IDs should be required at swimming pools.

Scary situation at The Villages Hospital

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager describes a scary situation that occurred at The Villages Hospital.

I’ll never recommend The Villages Hospital for emergency treatment

A Village of Sabal Chase resident describes a terribly painful experience at UF Health-The Villages Hospital. Read his Letter to the Editor.

There should be a law against begging

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Piedmont resident contends that there should be a law against begging, particularly when children are at risk.