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Country music singer Margo Smith seriously injured in auto accident

Country music entertainer Margo Smith is a patient at Ocala Regional Medical Center following a serious accident on County Road 42. The Village of Chatham resident suffered a broken wrist, broken ankle, multiple bruises and the possibility of some internal bleeding, … Read more...

Nov. 1: Cue Stick Carnival

The Ladies Billiards Association (LBA) is having a "Cue Stick Carnival" on Saturday, November 1st at La Hacienda from 1 to 4:00 p.m. (FOR LADIES ONLY). If you are a current LBA member, entry fee is FREE.  If not, entry fee is $10.00 each, plus this pays your 2015 LBA yearly … Read more...

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A fisherman at sunrise on Lake Miona in The Villages.

A fisherman at sunrise on Lake Miona in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

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Where in The Villages is this pub located? Click here and comment to guess.

Where in The Villages is this pub located? Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

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Latest News

David Walker

2014 Men’s Village Cup qualifying kicks off at Glenview Country Club

Golfers participating in the 2014 Men's Village Cup say they like the format, which was revised a few years ago to enhance competition. Qualifying rounds began Tuesday … Read More

Mary Hatcher

Mary Hatcher surges to top opponents in hotly contested judicial race

Mary Hatcher rose to the top Tuesday evening as she and two other lawyers tried to unseat incumbent 5th Judicial Circuit Court Group C Judge Sandy Kautz. Trailing … Read More

Surveillance footage captured this image of a man who attempted to rob an Ocala bank branch.

No connection between recent bank robberies in Ocala, The Villages

A robbery Monday at a Bank of America branch in Ocala and the Aug. 13 robbery at Citizens First Bank at Mulberry Grove in The Villages appear to be unrelated, according … Read More

Florida Highway Patrol

FHP to join in caravan to raise awareness about drunk driving

Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. In 2013, there were  nearly 1,000 alcohol related fatalities across Florida.  This week leading up to the Labor Day … Read More

Travis Slisz

Man arrested on disorderly intoxication charge after incident at Winn Dixie

A 29-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested on a charge of disorderly intoxication following a disturbance at the Winn Dixie on Bichara Boulevard in The … Read More

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Opinions

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Families with diabetes produce strong athletes

A study from Italy confirms that elite track and field athletes who have a family history of diabetes have larger muscles, weigh more, and are better … Read more...

Barry Evans

There are demons lurking in new computers

When I was a young lad not that many years ago, my parents used to advise me at times that inanimate objects were benign and possessed no life of … Read more...

Kevin Derby

Scott ups the ante on education spending

Gov. Rick Scott announced plans on Thursday to raise education spending to record highs, drawing fire from his leading Democratic opponent. Scott … Read more...

Obituaries in The Villages, FL

Dale A. Nelson

Dale A. Nelson

Dale A. Nelson, 68, of The Villages, Florida, passed from this life Friday, August 22, 2014. Born in Schenectady, NY he was the son of the late Walter and Jane (Klein) Nelson. Dale was a graduate of … Read more...

Josephine E. Simpson

Josephine E. Simpson, 88, of Leesburg, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. Mrs. Simpson was born October 14, 1925 in Chicago, IL. She was a retired secretary and moved to Florida in 1985. She enjoyed … Read more...

Maryanne T. McCann

Maryanne McCann

Maryanne McCann, long time resident of Purdys, NY passed away on August 19th, 2014 in the Villages, Florida. She was the beloved wife of Frank J. McCann; they were married 47 years. She is survived by … Read more...

Dianne Booth

Dianne Booth

Dianne Booth, 77, of The Villages, Florida passed away August 23, 2014 in The Villages, Florida. She was born on April 7, 1937 in Milton, Pennsylvania to Victor and Lehla (Libby) Hansen. Dianne is … Read more...

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Some More Summer 2014 Season Special Moments

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Softball’s Fall 2014 opening day less than two weeks away

-Sal Riggio reporting/photos Up North, car trunks are being packed for the return trip to The Villages.  The Fall 2014 Villages Softball Season is around the corner.  Many players are healing from … ...Read more...

New Fields in Brownwood

-photo by Richard Couture -posted by Sal Riggio Yes, it is not just a rumor.  There really are new fields appearing in Brownsville. … ...Read more...