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Homeowner to face fine for overgrown weeds in Village of Amelia

A homeowner in the Village of Amelia could face a $250 fine for overgrown weeds following a public hearing Friday morning in front of the Community Development District 6 Board of Supervisors. The homeowners at...

79-year-old Stonecrester nabbed after allegedly trying to steal jewelry, lip liner at Belk

A 79-year-old Stonecrester was nabbed after allegedly trying to steal jewelry and lip liner from Belk at La Plaza Grande in The Villages. Patricia R. Bogan entered the store Tuesday afternoon, selected several items and...

Man winds up behind bars after making too much noise in hotel room in...

A man wound up behind bars after making too much noise in a hotel room in The Villages. Lady Lake police were called at 11:51 p.m. Oct. 14 to Room 37 at the Holiday Inn...

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Man to answer in court after allegedly damaging ex-girlfriend’s car at her place of...

A man will have to answer in court after allegedly damaging his ex-girlfriend’s car at her place of employment. Drew Ryan Davis, 23, of Ocala...

Lake County creates storm debris collection progress map  

Lake County has collected more than half of the vegetative storm debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma. To ensure residents are aware...

Freddy Krueger and Scream masked bandits sought by Marion County law enforcement

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Ocala Police Department are asking for the community’s help in identifying two individuals who have committed armed robberies...

Letters to the Editor

Affluent Villages should not rely on FEMA

To the Editor: I see no good reason why the affluent Villages needs to resort to FEMA "welfare" for storm cleanup! This is a waste...

Irma debris remains at Laurel Manor

To the Editor: Irma has come and gone, FEMA has come and gone, but the tree waste at Laurel Manor parking lot remains?  A huge...

What are you going to give up?

To the Editor: More Floridians age 50 - 64 will be impacted by the proposed Health-Care Replacement plan than any other state. In addition, Congress failed...

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Central Florida’s newest tourist attraction GatorWorld Parks of Florida recently opened its gates to visitors of all ages on Oct. 9. Located in Sumter County on State Route 44 near I-75, the 15-acre park features a scenic drive through where visitors have prime viewing of more than 400 alligators in their...
Lady Lake commissioners split 3-2 Monday night on landscaping waivers requested for the new Wawa convenience store to be located at U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and County Road 466. Voting in favor of the landscape waivers were Mayor Jim Richards and Commissioners Ruth Kussard and Dan Vincent. Votes against were cast...

Sports in The Villages

Former Major League pitcher recalls his playing days in address before Red Sox Nation

Former Major League pitcher “Sudden Sam” McDowell treated the Red Sox Nation to his dry humor during the club’s October meeting at SeaBreeze Recreation...

Villager Tiny Cazel among those already signed up for 26th annual 2017 Florida Senior...

Registration is in full swing for the 26th annual 2017 Florida Senior Games, to be held Dec. 2-10, in various locations in Clearwater and...

Central Florida League Fall 2017 Highlights Week Five

Paul Davis Restorations continues its winning ways beating Synergy Wealth 8-1. Jim Wiegand and John Barracato had three hits each to lead Paul Davis. Adding...

Central Florida League Fall 2017 Highlights Week Four

And then there was one. At the end of week four only one team remained undefeated in the Central Florida League. Paul Davis Restorations took...

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Villager finds Citizens ATM card at Wal-Mart pump, goes shopping at Publix at Colony...

A woman who found a Citizens First Bank ATM card at a gas pump at the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market got caught after she...

Villager to answer in court after allegedly punching man at Orange Blossom Hills Country...

A Villager will have to answer in court after allegedly punching a man at Orange Blossom Hills Country Club. Jeffrey James Taylor, 53, of the...

Hope Lutheran Church to celebrate annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday

Hope Lutheran Church in The Villages  will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Oct. 21. All household pets on leashes/in carriers are...

Villages Art League will offer displays of works from talented Villages artists

It will be all things art at the Eisenhower Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 28. For the first time the Villages Art League will...

Seniors vs. Crime’s Sumter County office celebrates 15 years of standing up for seniors

Seniors vs. Crime’s Sumter County office celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Annex with a lunch and cake for their volunteers...

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