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1st in growth — again!

The spotlight shone even brighter this week on The Villages metropolitan statistical area. For the fourth consecutive year, the MSA, which includes all of Sumter County but not The Villages in Lake or Marion counties, ranks as the fastest-growing MSA in the country, the Census Bureau revealed this morning in its 2016 population survey.

Central Beef LLC has a new owner

A new owner is taking over Central Beef LLC, the beef processor that closed almost a year ago, leaving more than 200 employees without jobs. Central Beef recently was purchased by Center Hill Acquisitions LLC, according to Sumter County Property Appraiser records.