Lineman threatens to cut off deputy’s power after arrest for drunk driving

A local lineman threatened to cut off the power to a deputy’s home after an arrest for drunk driving.

Woman who admits ‘I was stupid’ arrested in theft of items at Belk

A woman who admitted “I was stupid” was arrested in the theft of merchandise at a Belk store in The Villages.

74-year-old Wildwood woman arrested after swinging purse in brawl at her home

A 74-year-old Wildwood woman was arrested after allegedly swinging her purse at another woman during a brawl at her home.

Man in stolen car arrested in store’s parking lot in Wildwood

A man in a stolen car was arrested in the parking lot of a store in Wildwood.

No trash pickup on Independence Day in The Villages

Trash collection in The Villages will be impacted by the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. We've got details.

Recreation facilities will remain open on July 4

The recreation centers, outdoor facilities and swimming pools will remain open for use by Villagers and their guests on Thursday, July 4.

74-year-old Wildwood woman arrested after swinging purse in brawl at her home

A 74-year-old Wildwood woman was arrested after allegedly swinging her purse at another woman during a brawl at her home.

Man in stolen car arrested in store’s parking lot in Wildwood

A man in a stolen car was arrested in the parking lot of a store in Wildwood.

Lady Lake habitual offender arrested when caught back behind wheel

A Lady Lake habitual offender was arrested when he was caught back behind the wheel of a car.

Man arrested after calling 911 to report police officer who pulled him over

A man was arrested after calling 911 to report a law enforcement officer who had pulled him over.

Sumter residents lauded for helping sheriff’s office identify cigarette bandits

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is thanking residents for tips that recently led to identifying three suspects wanted in a massive cigarette heist.

Long history of clashing over dogs in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

There has been a long history of violence and acrimony over dogs in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Villagers are losing everything they were promised

A Village of Summerhill resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends that Villagers are losing all of the things they were promised.

It’s all about the southern end of The Villages

A Village of Santo Domingo resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says all of the focus in The Villages is on the new areas in the south.

Let the Developer know what you think about Hacienda Hills Country Club

A Village of Rio Grande resident, in a Letter to the Editor, has some advice about how residents can make their feelings known about the future of Hacienda Hills Country Club.

Hawk spotted at the Orange Blossom Hills Golf Course

Can you spot the hawk perched in this tree on a Villages Golf Course?

Peaceful evening in The Villages

Check out this beautiful sunset captured over The Villages.

Strawberry Moon captured over Lake Sumter Landing

Check out these incredible images of the recent Strawberry Moon.

Sunset at Redfish Run Golf Course in The Villages

A beautiful sunset captured at Redfish Run Golf Course in The Villages.

Sunset over The Village of Collier

Don't miss this amazing sunset spotted over The Villages.

Heron spotted in The Villages

Heron spotted at Hawkes Bay Executive Golf Course in The Villages.

Business

Major expansion at Wildwood RV Village

The Wildwood RV Village campground has started an expansion of 400 sites at its location off State Road 44.

Duke Energy tabs industrial sites in Sumter and Lake counties for future successes

Industrial sites in Sumter and Lake counties have been singled out as success stories among Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program.

Lady Lake approves next step toward development of retail center

The Lady Lake Commission has approved the next step toward the development of a major new retail center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441.

Local hospitals using advanced brain imaging software to better treat stroke patients

The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center have implemented the use of specialized brain imaging software to improve treatment for stroke patients.

Quest Diagnostics reports 12 million customers impacted by security breach

Quest Diagnostics has reported that almost 12 million people could have been affected by a data breach.

LRMC Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center honored with prestigious award

Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been honored with the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics.

Entertainment

Summer Villages Philharmonic Orchestra series coming to Temple Shalom

The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra and Temple Shalom of Central Florida are preparing to present a series of summer concerts on three upcoming Sundays.

Evolution Dance Company’s new show will pay tribute to 75th anniversary of D-Day

The Evolution Dance Company has added a special military tribute to its upcoming patriotic show.

‘Exit Laughing’ a terrific comedy at Melon Patch Theater

Villages-News.com theater critic Don Simson says "Exit Laughing" is a terrific comedy running through June 17 at the Melon Patch Theater in Leesburg.

Sports

Leader of Critters golf group scores lucky ace

A leader of the Critters golf group, on Sunday scored his first hole-in-one in The Villages. We've got details. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Heavily recruited Villages High School football star makes college commitment

Mac Harris will start his senior year at The Villages High School with a big decision already in the books – he’s planning to play college football for the University of South Florida.

Ocala bowler nails five straight strikes in tourney win at Villages’...

Nick Panicaro took home the title from the recent Villages Bowling Senior Shoot Out at the Fiesta Bowl.

Tarpon Boil Executive Golf Course has reopened

The Tarpon Boil Executive Golf Course has reopened for play after “a much needed rest and rehabilitation.”

Former head of golf for Rosen Hotels taking over executive golf...

The former superintendent of golf courses at the Rosen Hotels and Resorts in Orlando has been named the director of Executive Golf Maintenance in The Villages.

Villager reunites with bowling teammates 40 years after memorable victory

A Villager reunited with his bowling teammates 40 years after their greatest bowling victory together.

Developer dispatching food trucks to fill restaurant void in newest Villages

The Developer is dispatching food trucks to fill the restaurant void in the newest section of The Villages.

Popular Villages restaurant grants easement for addition of stoplight on 466

A popular restaurant in The Villages has granted an easement for the addition of a four-way traffic light on County Road 466.

New Zealand political activist to speak to Villagers for Trump on heels of Orlando...

An anti-communist political activist from New Zealand who has written two books and released a documentary will be the featured speaker at the Monday, July 1 Villagers for Trump rally.

Deadline nearing for applicants for vacancy on CDD 7 Board

The deadline is nearing for applicants who wish to apply for a vacancy on the Community Development District 7 Board of Supervisors.

Lady Lake habitual offender arrested when caught back behind wheel

A Lady Lake habitual offender was arrested when he was caught back behind the wheel of a car.

Man arrested after calling 911 to report police officer who pulled him over

A man was arrested after calling 911 to report a law enforcement officer who had pulled him over.

Long history of clashing over dogs in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

There has been a long history of violence and acrimony over dogs in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Heavily recruited Villages High School football star makes college commitment

Mac Harris will start his senior year at The Villages High School with a big decision already in the books – he’s planning to play college football for the University of South Florida.

Fruitland Park commissioners to consider water rate hike during workshop

Fruitland Park commissioners will meet Monday night in a workshop to talk about proposed water rates for city residents.

Villages 101: Villages move into Fruitland Park drastically changed the small city

When The Villages purchased land to build homes in Fruitland Park, the face of the small city took on a much different look.