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Monday, December 10, 2018

Nephew to have mental health evaluation after attack on aunt at World of Beer

A man has been ordered to seek a mental health evaluation after an attack on his aunt in the parking lot at World of Beer. Lady Lake police officers responded Oct. 28 to the parking...

Villager who smuggled liquor into movie theater sentenced in Sumter County Court

A Villager who was arrested after smuggling liquor into a movie theater at Lake Sumter Landing has been sentenced in the case. Charles John Yahnke, 52, of the Village of Glenbrook, went Aug. 18 to...

Vandals inflict costly damage on vehicles at Spruce Creek medical complex parking lot

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to a Summerfield medical complex on Thursday after receiving reports of three cars being damaged in the facility’s parking lot. When the deputy arrived, an employee of an...

Wal-Mart in Summerfield on U.S. Hwy. 441.

Man nabbed at Summerfield Wal-Mart after trying to walk off with cart-load of items

An Orange Springs man was arrested at the Summerfield Wal-Mart late Thursday night after a loss prevention officer watched him attempt to leave the store with a cart-full of merchandise. A short time later after...

Villages Christmas Parade brings out fun-loving crowd at Polo Fields

The stars just seemed to align perfectly for Saturday’s Villages Christmas Parade. The weather was excellent, with temperatures in the 70s. A slew of Villagers and their golf carts lined both sides of the parade...

Florida’s next governor tells Villagers he’s eager to make supreme court picks

Florida’s next governor told a gathering Saturday in The Villages that he is looking forward to naming three state supreme court justices “right out of the gate.” Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis brought his “thank you” tour...

Villager who smuggled liquor into movie theater sentenced in Sumter County Court

A Villager who was arrested after smuggling liquor into a movie theater at Lake Sumter...

Lady Lake men jailed after making cash demands for return of stolen golf cart

Two Lady Lake men were arrested Thursday night in connection with a tangled web that...

Vandals inflict costly damage on vehicles at Spruce Creek medical complex parking lot

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to a Summerfield medical complex on Thursday after...
Wal-Mart in Summerfield on U.S. Hwy. 441.

Man nabbed at Summerfield Wal-Mart after trying to walk off with cart-load of items

An Orange Springs man was arrested at the Summerfield Wal-Mart late Thursday night after a...

Couple jailed on multiple drug charges after passing out in car at Summerfield minimart

A Summerfield woman and an Ocala man were arrested early Wednesday morning after a Marion...

Stonecrester banned from Belk after alleged pricetag-switching incident

A Stonecrester has been banned from Belk after an alleged pricetag-switching incident. Patricia Jorgensen, 66, on...

Snowbirds who want respect should show respect

To the Editor: The way you get respect is to give respect.  I see a lot of (out of state tags on golf carts) taking up two parking spots You want respect, you give respect. Roy Schwartz Village...

Followers of Yellow-Haired Buffoon don’t see what’s happening

To the Editor: It seems that so many posters remain enamored with the Yellow-Haired Buffoon because he has, according to them, provided them with such an increase in the stock market. Perhaps they haven't been...

Who comes first in America?

To the Editor: How about we take care of all the legal impoverished children and their parents first before we take on the burden of providing for those who do not respect the rules of...

A family photo with Santa at Sumter Landing Tree Lighting

A family photo with Santa at Sumter Landing Tree Lighting in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Full Moon over the Gazebo at Lake Sumter Landing

Full Moon over the Gazebo at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Nature along the trail at Fenney in The Villages

Nature along the trail at Fenney in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Sunrise over Lake Deaton in The Villages

Sunrise over Lake Deaton in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A pair of ducks hassle a squirrel in The Villages

A pair of ducks hassle a squirrel in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A Horned Owl waiting for sunrise in The Villages

A Horned Owl waiting for sunrise in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

Comcast seeking high-achieving high school seniors to apply for scholarships

Comcast is inviting high school seniors across Central Florida, including in Sumter, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Citrus counties, to apply for the...

Wildwood commissioners clear way for major expansion at Primus Pipe & Tube

Wildwood commissioners Monday night approved a site plan, comprehensive plan amendment and rezoning ordinance to clear the way for a major expansion at Primus...

Villages country club shut down after repeated health code violations 

A country club in The Villages was shut down last week after repeated health code violations. Hacienda Hills Country Club, at 1200 N. Morse Blvd.,...

Future home of Darrell’s Diner one step closer in Lady Lake

The future home of a new Darrell’s Diner is one step closer to a groundbreaking after a vote Monday night by Lady Lake. The two-story...

Developer taking back the reins at golf division, The Villages Daily Sun

The Developer has taken back the reins at two major entities in The Villages - the golf division and The Villages Daily Sun. The Developer...

Summerfield restaurant stays open despite health inspector citing nine violations

A Summerfield restaurant was allowed to stay open last week despite a health inspector finding nine violations – four of which were labeled as...

Entertainment

Bowzer brings Christmas Show to his fans at Savannah Center

Jon “Bowzer” Bauman was a greaser for all holiday seasons Sunday at the Savannah Center. The former Mr. Bassman of Sha Na Na brought along...

Legendary Ronnie Milsap brings impressive catalogue of hits to his fans in The Villages

Ronnie Milsap overcame back pain Saturday and filled the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center with solid gold country songs and sweet doo-wop harmony. Milsap’s...

Celtic Angels Christmas show pleasing in any language

The “Celtic Angels” came bearing Christmas gifts of Irish songs and dances –but American holiday music also rang out Friday in Savannah Center. It was...

Sports

Villager continues her domination of Senior Games pickleball competitions

Thursday marked the sixth day of the nine-day 2018 Florida Senior Games competitions. It also was the first day of four that will involve pickleball...

Team named for legendary Ty Cobb wins Restricted Bat League title

The Cobbs softball team is named after the legendary Ty Cobb and the players lived up to his legacy with a Restricted Bat League...

Villager takes home gold medal in men’s doubles table tennis at...

Tuesday was a wet and cloudy day in Clearwater for Day Four of the Florida Senior Games. Due to the weather, some of the golfers...

Villages swimmer Leech dominates Senior Games competition

When Villages’ swimming legend Nate Leech is entered into a meet, chances are he is in it to win it. This past weekend was...

90-year-old Virginia Trace golfer shoots one-third her age

Anne Brown, who turned 90 this year, was the envy of her fellow members of the Virginia Trace Women's Golf and Breakfast Club on Friday...

Leesburg angler among 170 to compete on prestigious professional fishing tour

Leesburg’s Tim Frederick will be among the 170 professional anglers competing in the 2019 Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour. The 24th season for the FLW...

Doberman placed under home quarantine after biting Villager at local golf course

A Doberman was placed under home quarantine after biting a Villager at a local golf course. The 75-year-old Village of Mallory Square resident had been golfing on the morning of Nov. 27 at Hole #5...

Stonecrester banned from Belk after alleged pricetag-switching incident

A Stonecrester has been banned from Belk after an alleged pricetag-switching incident. Patricia Jorgensen, 66, on the afternoon of Dec. 2 entered the store at La Plaza Grande in The Villages, where she swapped pricetags...

Couple thoroughly enjoys leading the geocaching craze in The Villages

What happens when you combine a scavenger hunt with a GPS and a downloaded app? You get geocaching, an activity that is available in every continent and country in the world except North Korea....

12-year-old arrested in Lady Lake after failure to abide by parents’ ‘house rules’

A 12-year-old was arrested in Lady Lake after failing to abide by his parents’ “house rules.” Lady Lake police were called at 7 p.m. Wednesday to a home on Primrose Lane after the 12-year-old grabbed...

Law enforcement needs your help to identify thief at Cracker Barrel

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in identifying a suspected thief at Cracker Barrel. The suspected thief entered the restaurant on U.S. Hwy. 441 at about 1 p.m. Dec. 1 and removed two...

Police looking for suspect in theft of four laptop computers at Best Buy

Lady Lake police are looking for a suspect in the theft of four laptop computers at Best Buy. The suspect entered the store on Nov. 30 and selected four Lenovo SKU laptops. He was asked...

26-year-old jailed after allegedly ripping off neighbor who recently lost wife in The Villages

A 26-year-old resident of The Villages has been jailed after allegedly ripping off a neighbor who recently lost his wife. The 74-year-old resident of the Village of Mallory Square contacted Sumter County sheriff’s deputies Thursday...

Village of Rio Ponderosa resident arrested after damaging deputy’s patrol vehicle

A Village of Rio Ponderosa resident was arrested after his vehicle damaged a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol vehicle. A trainee was at the wheel of the westbound patrol car at 7:41 p.m. Thursday on...

Village of Hadley resident arrested on DUI charge after found sleeping in SUV

A Village of Hadley resident was arrested on a drunk driving charge after he was found sleeping in his SUV. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy responded shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday to an intersection on...

Serial shoplifter arrested after attempting to bite store employee at Bealls

A serial shoplifter was arrested after allegedly attempting to bite a store employee at Bealls at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages. Randall Martineau, 30, of Ocala, and a woman entered the store Wednesday afternoon,...