VHS chemistry teacher honored in student’s poem at Barnes & Noble

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Bridget Logan, chemistry teacher at the Villages High School, was honored Saturday at the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest. Students could submit essays, poems or thank-you letters nominating their favorite teacher. The winning submission was a poem by Villages High School senior Cassie Mead.  She had Miss Logan as a teacher in both […]

CDD 3 discusses abandoning anonymous complaints for deed violations


Community Development District 3 supervisors are considering abandoning the anonymous complaint system when it comes to deed compliance violations. CDD 3 supervisors discussed the change at their monthly meeting Friday morning. Three supervisors indicated they would favor the change. Currently, complaints are received anonymously by the Community Standards Department. Staff then investigates the complaint and […]

Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair urges citizens to arm themselves

Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair

Sheriff Chris Blair of Marion County spoke to a meeting of the Villages Conservative Action Group Thursday evening at Savannah Center. He outlined a number of programs that his administration has implemented to serve the citizens of Marion County. The programs include the creation of informational kiosks on wanted persons and crime prevention tips, the […]

Man charged in theft of $400 watch from Summerfield woman

Dashiell Baker

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a woman’s watch that he pawned for drug money. Dashiell Baker is facing charges of petit theft and dealing in stolen property, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. He allegedly stole the Bulova watch worth $400 from a Summerfield woman with whom […]