Ocala man struck and killed when lying in roadway

Jeffrey Mason

A 34-year-old Ocala man who had been lying on the roadway was struck and killed by a car Saturday night in Marion County. The death of Jeffrey Mason is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Randall Henges, 22, of Ocala, had been driving at 11:50 p.m. Saturday on State Road 40 when his 2004 […]

Man arrested for illegally driving go cart on roadway

Craig Howard Cebert

A 47-year-old Summerfield man whose driver’s license has been revoked was arrested after he was spotted driving a go cart on a roadway in Marion County. The go cart was spotted at 2:40 p.m. Thursday on SE 102 Terrace near its intersection with County Road 25, according to an arrest report from the Marion County […]

Residents of CDD 6 to see savings thanks to bond refinancing

VCCD

Residents of Community Development District 6 will be seeing a little more money in their pockets as the result of a Phase II bond refinancing approved by the board of supervisors Friday morning. The average amount of the saving will be $96. If you are a resident of CDD 6, you can see your savings […]

3,600 Villagers lose power after problem at Lake Ella substation

SECO

About 3,600 SECO customers in The Villages lost power at about noon Friday after a problem at the Lake Ella substation. A failed switch cabinet has been identified as the cause, a SECO spokesman indicated. The outage impacted the traffic light at County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road. Lady Lake police stepped in and […]

Driver thrown from golf cart in collision with car

The driver of a golf cart was transported to The Villages Regional Hospital after a collision Friday morning with a car. The golf cart had been eastbound on Wedgewood Lane at about 8 a.m. and proceeded through an intersection and then sideswiped a vehicle that had been northbound on Village Campus Circle, according to the […]

Lady Lake man stabs pit bull attacking three-month-old puppy

Lady Lake Police

A Lady Lake man used a kitchen knife to stab a Pit Bull that attacked a three-month-old Labrador/Pit Bull mix puppy. Lady Lake police and an animal control officer were called to a house in the April Hills Subdivision at about 10 p.m. Easter Sunday. The man told officers that someone mistakenly had let the […]

Sumter County’s 911 call volume up 35 percent

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The increase in Sumter County’s population has contributed to a 35 percent increase in 911 emergency calls between 2014 and 2016. Of nearly 60,000 callers last year, more than two-thirds use cell phones while smaller numbers use internet phones, land lines or texting. Ambulance responses also have risen from less than 16,000 in 2012 to […]