Joe Byrnes came to WMFE/WMFV from the Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun, where he worked as a reporter and editor for several years. Joe graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans and turned to journalism after teaching. He enjoys freshwater fishing and family gatherings.
Recent Stories from Joe Byrnes
Social life in The Villages reopens next month, after being largely shut down since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On your phone or tablet, you can see the prevalence of coronavirus in different areas.
Jonathan Grantham resigned this week in lieu of termination.
On Tuesday night, Terry Kinder came to the School Board with solutions, such as an IT specialist at each school to help kids and free up teachers.
For the past three years and counting, Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox has pitted public high schools against each other to see how many students 18 and older will register to vote.
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced legislative proposals to ratchet up penalties when assemblies turn violent or destructive, damage monuments, block roadways or harass people in restaurants.
Sumter County’s special master — its alternative to a zoning board — approved the changes late Monday night before a rowdy overflow audience.