Governor declares State of Emergency

New Erika map

Florida is under a State of Emergency due to the approach of Tropical Storm Erika with thee to five inches of rain anticipated along with wind events. Gov. Rick Scott made the declaration on Friday. The governor said 30 members of the National Guard are pre-positioned, with 8,000 in position to be mobilized. The five-day […]

Villager booked at jail for failure to pay child suppport

Jon Louthan

A 50-year-old Villager was booked at the Lake County Jail on Thursday morning for failure to pay child support. Jon Louthan who resides at 1726 Myrtle Beach Drive on the Historic Side of The Villages was taken into custody by Lake County sheriff’s deputies. He was released after posting $1,500 bond. Related posts: Veterans Administration […]

Panel of ‘roasters’ unveiled for Lt. Wolfe retirement bash

Fred Briggs will emcee a "roast" of Lt. Nehemiah Wolfe.

A  Retirement Roast for Lt. Nehemiah Wolfe will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Lake Miona Recreation Center. The event is being sponsored by the Villages Homeowners Association and is open to the public. The panel of roasters will include: • Gary Lester, vice president of Community Relations for The Villages. • […]

Captains choose golfers for 2015 Men’s Village Cup

After selections were over Team Orange Blossom, with Captain Robert Hilliard, digs into the food served to everyone.

The teams are ready for the next week’s debut of the 2015 Men’s Village Cup, a popular annual tournament that features some of the best amateur golfers in the community. Team captains, representing a dozen county clubs in The Villages, drafted players based on their scores in qualifying rounds  Thursday night at La Hacienda Recreation […]