Belleview man struck and killed by train

A 37-year-old Belleview man was killed at 11 a.m. Monday when he was struck by a train. James Bare III was walking south in the middle of a railroad track near SE 98 Lane in Belleview. At the same time, a train was travelling north on the same track, according to information from the Marion […]

Two injured in accident at 466 and Buena Vista

Two people suffered injuries in an accident at 5 p.m. Saturday at County Road 466 and Buena Vista Avenue. The accident tied up traffic for nearly 45 minutes. One person was taken to The Villages Regional Hospital and another was taken to Leesburg Regional Medical Center.

Village Christian Chorale gives its final performance

The Village Christian Chorale gave its final performance Sunday evening.

The Village Christian Chorale gave its final performance Sunday evening in Fruitland Park. “We have experienced wonderful fulfillment over the past 11 years in singing these great anthems proclaiming the blessed gospel of Jesus Christ,” Brad and Loretta Cummings said in a message to those in attendance. “We trust your hearts have been blest as […]

Ocala man dies of injuries suffered in Friday accident

A 66-year-old Ocala man has died as the result of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident Friday morning in Marion County. Kenneth Payne was pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Ocala Regional Medical Center. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Payne was traveling west on SW 9th when he failed to […]

CERT completes CPR-AED training for Honor Flight Guardians

The Villages Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently completed two of four classes offering CPR-AED training to the Honor Flight Guardians who accompany WWII veterans on their flights to Washington D.C.  Guardians who have never been CPR certified or who want to be re-certified are given a three hour course that teaches the proper procedures […]

Couple arrested on drug charges with three-year-old in back seat

Christina Eliscard

A Lady Lake man and Leesburg woman were arrested Thursday afternoon on drug charges while a three-year-old child was in the back seat of their vehicle. Florida Highway Patrol pulled over a bright pink Chevrolet truck at 1:52 p.m. on State Road 44 approximately 1.5 miles east of State Road 93. The vehicle was clocked […]

CDD Orientation canceled April 24 and May 1

CDD Orientation will be canceled April 24 and May 1 while the Villages District transfers offices to the new location at Lake Sumter Landing. Beginning May 8, CDD orientation will be held at 984 Old Mill Run at 10 a.m. each Thursday. If you have any questions, contact the Customer Service Center at 753-4508.