Villagers have strong opinions about face masks at recreational facilities

Villagers are expressing strong opinions about a change in the requirement for face masks. We've got an update to a story we brought you earlier this week.

Villages couple files lawsuit seeking compensation for sinkhole damage

A Villages couple is seeking $30,000 for damages to their home caused by sinkholes. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has details.

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Man armed with gun jailed after climbing into woman’s car in The Villages

A man armed with a gun cloaked in a sock was arrested after climbing into a woman’s car at a grocery store in The Villages.

Another inmate at Bushnell prison tests positive for COVID-19 virus

Another inmate at the Sumter Correctional Institution has tested positive for the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases at the Bushnell facility to 121.

Firefighters scramble to Villages Walgreens after report of electrical fire

Multiple units from The Villages Public Safety Department and Sumter County Fire Rescue scrambled to a Villages drug store Wednesday night after receiving reports of a fire inside the business.

Summerfield man nabbed after grandfather’s riding lawn mower goes missing

A Summerfield man was jailed Tuesday after being accused of stealing his grandfather’s riding lawn mower over the Memorial Day Weekend.

Man with drugs arrested in parking lot of car dealership in Wildwood

A man with drugs was arrested in the parking lot of a car dealership in Wildwood.

Great Blue Heron Swallowing A Very Large Catfish

Check out this great blue heron swallowing a very large catfish near Lopez Ashley Meadows #2. Thanks to Garry Kolb for sharing! Share your local...

Cloudy Sunset On Big Lake Weir

Check out these photos of a cloudy sunset on Big Lake Weir! Thanks to John Roman for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Covered Wagon Next To New Bridge By Brownwood

Check out this covered wagon located next to the new bridge by Brownwood. Thanks to James Athow for sharing! Share your local photos with us...

Morven Parkway In The Village of Belvedere On Memorial Day

Check out this view from Morven Parkway in the Village of Belvedere on Memorial Day. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing his photo! Share your...

Cloudy Day At Lake Sumter Landing

Check out this photo of a pink sky on a cloudy day over RJ Gators at Lake Sumter Landing. Thanks to Carol Hannon for...

Villager hit nail on the head with regard to Katie Belle’s

A Village of Santo Domingo resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says a Villager hit the nail on the head with regard to the closure of Katie Belle’s.

Indiana man couldn’t come to The Villages for April rental

An Indiana man who has been visiting The Villages since 2008 is among those who couldn’t get his April rental money back. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Phyllis George famously dropped Miss America crown

A reader from New Jersey, in a Letter to the Editor, looks back fondly on that moment when Phyllis George dropped the Miss America crown.

Shame on the troll who targeted American flag

A Village of Woodbury resident says a troll should be ashamed for reporting a Villager’s American flag. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Stiffing renters not good for Villages reputation

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Summerhill resident says stiffing renters who had to cancel because of the Coronavirus is bad for the reputation of The Villages.

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Italian American Club makes donations amid COVID-19 crisis to feed needy

Members of the Italian American Club have remained busy during the COVID-19 pandemic raising money to help others.

Seven new cases of COVID-19 virus reported at Villages Rehab and Nursing Center

An outbreak of the Coronavirus was reported Wednesday at a nursing home just outside the boundaries of The Villages.

VHS wrestling star walks at graduation days after drug arrest

A wrestling star at The Villages High School received his diploma on Saturday days after a drug arrest.

Villages lowers bar for face masks while Disney makes masks mandatory

The Villages has eased up on its requirement for face masks while Disney World has announced when it reopens in July, masks will be required.

Lakeside Landings man arrested in alleged abuse of ‘hard to control’ child

A Lakeside Landings man has been arrested in the alleged abuse of a child he described as “hard to control.”

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Leesburg firefighters rescue family’s dog from burning home

Leesburg firefighters are being lauded for saving a family’s dog from a burning home late Sunday night.

Man armed with gun jailed after climbing into woman’s car in The Villages

A man armed with a gun cloaked in a sock was arrested after climbing into a woman’s car at a grocery store in The Villages.

Summerfield man nabbed after grandfather’s riding lawn mower goes missing

A Summerfield man was jailed Tuesday after being accused of stealing his grandfather’s riding lawn mower over the Memorial Day Weekend.

Man with drugs arrested in parking lot of car dealership in Wildwood

A man with drugs was arrested in the parking lot of a car dealership in Wildwood.

VHS wrestling star walks at graduation days after drug arrest

A wrestling star at The Villages High School received his diploma on Saturday days after a drug arrest.

Lakeside Landings man arrested in alleged abuse of ‘hard to control’ child

A Lakeside Landings man has been arrested in the alleged abuse of a child he described as “hard to control.”

Be Coronavirus cautious if you decide to hit the road

Are you planning to hit the road this summer? AARP offers tips on staying safe in the era of the Coronavirus.

Sumter County Democrats applaud Amendment #4 ruling

In an Opinion piece, the Sumter County Democrats contend that regaining the right to vote by non-violent people who paid their debt to society and emerged from prison has long been a challenge in Florida.

Positivity rate for COVID-19 continues to stay low

Congressman Daniel Webster, in his weekly message, offers an update on the number of COVID-19 cases in the district. He says the number of cases remains "low."

Faith leaders should follow CDC guidelines on reopening

Faith leaders are deciding what is the best strategy for bringing back congregants for services. The CDC offers important guidelines.

Should you wear a mask when exercising outdoors?

Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers guidance as to whether masks are necessary when you are exercising.

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Villagers for Trump back in action with rally after COVID-19 restrictions eased

Members of Villagers for Trump are gearing back up to show their support for the president now that some COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Drugs found in Ohio man’s vehicle at Winn-Dixie in The Villages

Drugs were found in an Ohio man’s vehicle parked at a Winn-Dixie store in The Villages.

Suspect nabbed after fraudulent check passed at Citizens First Bank

A suspect has been nabbed after a fraudulent check was passed at Citizens First Bank.

Assisted living CNA accused of stealing from 98-year-old patient

A CNA at a local assisted living facility has been accused of stealing from a 98-year-old patient.

Passenger in golf cart arrested with illicit pills mixed in with Viagra

A passenger in a golf cart was arrested with illicit pills mixed in with his Viagra.

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