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Sumter Deputies Rushed to Villages Regional Hospital

Two Sumter County Deputies were rushed the The Villages Regional Hospital after being injured while responding to a call in The Villages. Deputies L. Thompson, 33, and A. Glayzer, 26 were traveling on County Road 124A Near US 301 with sirens and emergency lights activated just after 8 pm on Saturday when a Lexus driven by 62-year-old Villages resident, Jonathan L. Turk pulled out in front of them causing their…

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Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Issues Scam Alert

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office issued a scam alert following over 100 reports from residents of The Villages about fake IRS calls. A local resident was scammed out of $1,800 according to Sumter County Sgt. Robert Siemer. The scam goes like this: The caller, pretending to be an Internal Revenue Service representative, claims that an error was made on the persons 2012 tax return and that if payment is not…

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Sumter County Attorney Takes the Bench in 5th Judicial Circuit Judge

Mary Hatcher, a Sumter County attorney, won yesterday’s election for the judgeship of the 5th Judicial Circuit which covers Sumter, Lake, Marion, Hernando and Citrus counties. She defeated her opponent, Inverness attorney Denise Dymond Lyn in the elections Tuesday night with 199,270 votes from all five counties. According to Florida Election Watch, final results were: Denise A. Dymond Lyn 40.91% Mary Hatcher 59.09% In a post on Mary Hatcher’s Faceboook…

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Coleman Federal Prison Corrections Officer Hospitalized After Being Beaten for More than 3 Minutes by Inmate

A corrections officer working at the Coleman Federal Prison in Sumter County, was hospitalized after being beaten by an inmate for more than 3 minutes. The attack happened in the food prep area Sunday morning according to Union representative Joe Rojas. Officials say that the alarm system had recently gone through some maintenance and that they are still investigating whether it was functional during the time of the attack. The…

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The Villages Developer, H. Gary Morse, dies at age 77

H. Gary Morse, developer and mastermind behind the largest retirement community in Florida and possibly the U.S., died Wednesday at the age of 77. Morse, used his incredible skill for marketing and his keen attention to detail to turn his father’s mobile home park into the beautiful retirement community, The Villages, which now covers a large are through Sumter, Marion and Lake counties. Morse was survived by his three children…

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