Hilltop Executive Golf Course closed until further notice 

Sunset over Hilltop Executive Golf Course in The Villages

Due to extensive work to reroute the irrigation mainline pipe from the current position near the Paradise Fire Station, the Hilltop Executive Golf Course has been closed. “This closure is to ensure the playing surfaces are protected with the reduced watering capabilities of the superintendent. As soon as the pipe is completed, the course will […]

Lady Lake commissioners seeking citizens’ input on medical marijuana


The Lady Lake Commission has approved a 180-day moratorium on licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries or treatment facilities. Mayor Jim Richards noted at Monday’s meeting that this past November, Lady Lake residents voted 2-1 in favor of medical marijuana. “It would be good to get some feedback from our constituents on the direction they’d like to […]

Villager seriously injured in bicycling accident in Indiana

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Villager Howard Alls had a serious cycling accident while riding in Indiana resulting in cracked ribs and a punctured lung. He had been riding with a friend on Wednesday in Indiana when he decided to stop in a safe area and check on a cell phone message, according to the Sumter Landing Bicycling Club. He […]

Community Development District 10 seeking representatives to serve on Architectural Review Committee

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Village Community Development District 10  is seeking a primary representative to complete a four year term and an alternate representative to complete a four-year term on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).  The primary applicant must be a full time resident of District No. 10 and have lived in The Villages for at least one year.  The alternate applicant must […]

CDD 2 to put anonymous complaints on August agenda


A Community Development District 2 supervisor wants to take a second look at anonymous complaints when it comes to deed compliance. CDD 2 Supervisor Bryan Lifsey on Friday encouraged his fellow supervisors to re-examine the topic at their August meeting. The CDD 2 Board has broached the topic before, and decided to stick with the […]

FHP looking for truck which struck, killed Ocala woman

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The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a truck which struck and killed a 59-year-old Ocala woman early Friday morning. Patricia Ann Terry was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which occurred at 5:40 a.m. at Spring Loop Circle in Ocala, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. A dark-colored pickup […]

24-year-old man killed in motorcycle crash in Marion County

William "Billy" Blair

A 24-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash Wednesday in Marion County. William Curtis “Billy” Blair of Deltona was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which occurred at 5:34 p.m. on County Road 42 east of the intersection of SE 258th Avenue Road, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway […]