Man arrested after defrauding 81-year-old Villager, second landscaper also sought by deputies

Jason Ashley Mayhew

Sumter County deputies have arrested a Belleview man on felony charges of defrauding an 81-year-old Villages resident of $5,000, paid in advance for the construction of a pergola. Although the victim’s check was cashed immediately after it was received, no work was ever performed. Deputies arrested Jason Ashley Mayhew, 44, on a Sumter County warrant […]

Villages Charter School typically last school to make decision on closure

The car line at The Villages Charter School.

The Villages Charter School is watching tropical storm Irma and receiving daily updates from Sumter County Emergency Management. “Due to the wide geographical range of VCS family homes, we always defer to parents’ decisions regarding safety and school attendance. VCS is rarely closed and typically is the last school to make closure decisions since many families work […]

The Club Rehab Center locked down after threat involving gun

The Club Health and Rehabilitation Center

The Club Rehab Center at Mulberry Grove was locked down Tuesday after a threat involving a gun. Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to the facility on Belle Meade Circle after an individual left and threatened to return with a gun. The 80-year-old Villager had been at the facility visiting his 83-year-old wife when he became […]

Florida in Bullseye as Category 5 hurricane barrels our way

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Water and gasoline have been in short supply in The Villages as Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, has Florida in its crosshairs. The state is monitoring fuel assistance requests and has contacted emergency fuel and equipment providers for status of emergency fuel supply and equipment. “While the state is working with fuel partners to bring fuel […]