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Scorching Slides to Shady Bliss: Lake Lillian Park Gets a Chill Upgrade

After months of anticipation, the eagerly awaited shade structure at Lake Lillian Park is now officially open to the public. The structure, spanning an impressive 48 feet by 70 feet, provides much-needed relief from the scorching Florida sun for children enjoying the playground area. (Thoughts? Have your letter to the editor published here!) The project…

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Belleview Police Report: April 18, 2024

(Thoughts? Have your letter to the editor published here!) April 8, 2024 Felon in Possession of Firearm,  No Valid Driver’s License Location: 5400 Blk Se Eli Rd Summary: Officers Pfc. Hunt and Ofc. Brown observed defendant Wade Bowen (B/M 10/29/93) driving recklessly. After conducting a traffic stop, they found Bowen had no driver’s license. A…

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Chicken Pileau: A Southern Tradition That Drew the Community in Droves

(Thoughts? Have your letter to the editor published here!) The community rallied behind the Belleview High FFA Alumni on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Summerfield Sales on Hwy 441 in Belleview.  The longstanding tradition, approximately 30 years strong, brings a Chicken Pileau feast annually to raise funds for scholarships for graduating seniors from Belleview High…

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‘I Saw Demons’: Alleged Abductor’s Supernatural Excuse

Recent updates are emerging regarding the individual accused of abducting a woman and engaging in a standoff with law enforcement inside a residence in the Villages. The showdown with police took place in the most northern portion of The Villages in March, inside of Marion County. As per newly acquired records, James Savage claimed to…

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Authorities Probe Reckless Firearm Discharge at Belleview Residence

In a shocking incident that unfolded on Saturday, April 13, Belleview Police say that an unidentified perpetrator unleashed gunfire, sending bullets tearing through a residential unit in Belleview. The Belleview Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at 10921 SE 51st Ct, where it was discovered that the suspect had recklessly discharged a firearm…

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Growing Pains: Residents Rage Against Marion County Development

By Bryce Abshier – Contact Bryce@TheVOSM.net (Thoughts? Have your letter to the editor published here!) At a recent Belleview City Commission meeting, Belleview’s Development Services Director provided an update on the controversial Bennah Oaks Development, where construction has commenced on several lots. Situated near the Belleview Library on Highway 484, the development is slated to…

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