Sheriff’s office seeking help in identifying thieves at Wal-Mart 

This man is suspected in a theft at Wal-Mart in Summerfield.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two individuals who were observed stealing a pressure washer and a fire safe from the Wal-Mart in Summerfield. The sheriff’s office has released images of the two men captured on video surveillance. If you have any information on their identities, call (352) 732-9111 […]

Bicycles will be collected Friday at Lake Miona Recreation Center

Wally Kurz works on bicycle.

The Villages Bicycle Club will hold a bike collection on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Lake Miona Recreation Center for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff’s office will distribute the collected bicycles to local children to enjoy. Village of Palo Alto resident Ed Hankwitz, a member of the Villages Bicycle Club. Hankwitz said that […]

First Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Monday at Spanish Springs


The first of three Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies kicks off Monday evening at Spanish Springs Town Square. Each of the tree-lighting events includes performances by the Villages Twirlers and Drum Corps as as well as the Villages Cheerleaders. Singer Bill Thatcher will serve as emcee. The traditional Candle Distribution takes place just before the actual Tree […]