Villager arrested in bizarre incident at recreation center

Villager arrested Burnsed

A Villager posted bond and walked out of the Sumter County Jail this morning after his arrest in a bizarre incident last night at a recreation center. A janitor working at about 10:30 p.m. at the Burnsed Recreation Center was startled when taking out the trash and 61-year-old James Joseph Peters of the Village of […]

‘Ringleader’ in foiled Villages Charter School shooting plot released to custody of his grandparents

Zachary Shearon

The 13-year-old “ringleader” in the foiled school shooting plot earlier this year at the Villages Charter School has been released to the custody of his grandparents, pending an upcoming trial date. Zachary Shearon will be confined to ”secure home detention” after nearly two months in juvenile detention since his arrest in January. It’s not clear […]

George A. Dyer Sr.

George A. Dyer Sr.

George A. Dyer, Sr., 76, of The Villages, Florida, passed away after a long illness on Sunday, March 19, 2017. George was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Charles and Lena (Sims) Dyer. George attended OMI Military Preparatory School in Cincinnati. After high school George served 4 years in the United States Air Force. […]

Sheila M. Costello

Sheila M. Costello

Sheila Costello died peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, after a short illness with family by her side. Sheila was born in Utica, NY and moved to The Villages in 2009. Sheila was very athletic and enjoyed skiing, tennis and golf. She loved The Villages lifestyle played pickleball, tennis and was a member of three […]

George H. Rogers

George H. Rogers, 86, of The Villages, FL, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017. George moved to The Villages 14 years ago from Pennsylvania, where he had worked as an auto mechanic. He was a member of AMVETS and the Kiwanis Club. George is survived by his wife, Barbara, of The Villages, and three children, […]

Joyce Laverne Martin

Joyce L. Martin

Joyce Laverne Martin, 85, of Leesburg, Florida, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, Florida. Joyce is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harold Eugene “Gene” Martin of Leesburg, Florida; daughters; Theresa Castor and husband Mike of Bucyrus, Ohio; Deborah Martin of Burlington, Wisconsin; sister, Lois Scales of […]

Shari L. Oulman

Shari Lyn Oulman

Shari L. Oulman, 41, of Fruitland Park, FL, entered her heavenly home on March 18, 2017. She was born in Sarasota, FL on May 1, 1975 and moved to Fruitland Park in 1991 with her parents, Rev. George and Kathy (Waddell) Mulford. She graduated from Leesburg High School in 1993 and was married in October […]