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21% of local COVID-19 cases in long-term care centers and correctional facilities

Twenty-one percent of all COVID-19 cases in the local have been identified in either long-term care centers or correctional facilities.

Convicted sex offender from Ohio registers permanent address in The Villages

A convicted sex offender from Ohio has registered a permanent address in The Villages. We've got details.

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Tree lighting ceremony season kicks off Saturday night in The Villages

The tree lighting ceremony season kicks off Saturday night in The Villages.

Sumter sheriff warns residents of scam calls demanding money to avoid arrest

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is warning Villagers and area residents to be aware of a scam involving a fake deputy.

22-year-old pedestrian dies after struck by SUV in Sumter County

A 22-year-old pedestrian died after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle early Thanksgiving morning in Sumter County.

Confused DUI suspect in Cadillac arrested at country store on State Road 44

A confused drunk driving suspect in a Cadillac was arrested at a rural country store on State Road 44 in Sumter County.

Motorcyclist jailed after caught riding in Summerfield with suspended license

A Summerfield motorcyclist found himself behind bars late Tuesday morning after being stopped for having no license tag.

Red-Shouldered Hawk Watching Over Village Of Collier

This red-shouldered hawk was checking out the scenery in the Village of Collier. Thanks to Cindy Farkus for sharing!

Belted Kingfisher On Branch

This belted kingfisher was spotted resting on a branch. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Great Egret With A Snack

This great egret was spotted taking off with a snack in its mouth. Thanks to Garry Kolb for sharing!

White Pelicans Fishing With Wood Storks Watching

White pelicans are back fishing in local ponds, but the wood storks on shore don't look too happy about it. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Pair Of Bald Eagles In Tree In Village Of Lake Deaton

This pair of bald eagles was spotted in a tree in the Village of Lake Deaton. Thanks to Wendy Wright for sharing!

Publix is misleading the customer

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Sabal Chase resident offers a critique of the mask policy at Publix.

History tells us we will survive and prosper

A Village of Country Club Hills resident offers a prescription for getting past the political noise and realizing that America will survive and prosper. Read his Letter to the Editor.

COVID is not ‘deadly’ to children

A Village of Belvedere resident, in a Letter to the Editor, takes issue with a headline that appeared on Villages-News.com with regard to COVID-19 at a local school.

The fascist regime of Donald Trump has ended

Villager Linda Hallinan is back with a Letter to the Editor and proclaims that, “The fascist regime of Donald Trump has ended.”

What a relief that this nightmare is coming to an end

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Belvedere resident is relieved that, “This nightmare is coming to an end.”

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Sumter sheriff collecting food donations for local families in need

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office’s charity food pantry is up and running for the holidays.

Pops Chorus Folk Quartet driveway concerts raise money for local charities

The Pops Chorus Folk Quartet has held a series of driveway concerts to raise money to help local charities.

Long-term care residents will be first to receive vaccines in Sumter County

Sumter County is planning for COVID-19 vaccinations and has prepared a list of long-term care facilities where residents and staff will be among the first to receive the vaccine. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has details.

Large sinkhole opens up near postal facility in The Villages

A large sinkhole has opened up near a postal facility in The Villages.

2 more local residents die of COVID-19 as new cases reported across Villages area

Two more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly disease continue to be reported in and around The Villages.

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Sumter sheriff warns residents of scam calls demanding money to avoid arrest

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is warning Villagers and area residents to be aware of a scam involving a fake deputy.

Confused DUI suspect in Cadillac arrested at country store on State Road 44

A confused drunk driving suspect in a Cadillac was arrested at a rural country store on State Road 44 in Sumter County.

Motorcyclist jailed after caught riding in Summerfield with suspended license

A Summerfield motorcyclist found himself behind bars late Tuesday morning after being stopped for having no license tag.

Harbor Hills woman arrested after crashing in roundabout in The Villages

A Harbor Hills woman was arrested after crashing in a roundabout in The Villages.

Best Buy manager foils employee’s attempt to steal Samsung Galaxy phones

A manager at Best Buy in Lady Lake foiled an employee’s alleged attempt to steal Samsung Galaxy phones from the store.

Donated bicycles can light up Christmas for children in need

The bicycle clubs in The Villages are preparing to support the Sumter County Sheriff’s Annual Bicycle Collection. Villager Dave Lawrence explains how you can help brighten Christmas for a child.

Blood pressure during and after exercise

Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns that high blood pressure puts you at increased risk for suffering a heart attack or stroke and damaging every organ in your body. Lowering high blood pressure helps to protect you from these complications.

Congressman Webster helps constituent obtain green card

When a constituent was caught up in red tape, Congressman Daniel Webster helped that constituent obtain a green card.

GOP needs to tell Trump to ‘stand down’

Columnist Hugo Buchanan, writing in an Opinion piece, contends it's time for the Republicans to tell Trump to "stand down."

Let’s demand a mask mandate

Writing in an Opinion piece, a Villager calls for a mask mandate. And he voted for Trump in 2016 and again this year.

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Harbor Hills woman arrested after crashing in roundabout in The Villages

A Harbor Hills woman was arrested after crashing in a roundabout in The Villages.

Best Buy manager foils employee’s attempt to steal Samsung Galaxy phones

A manager at Best Buy in Lady Lake foiled an employee’s alleged attempt to steal Samsung Galaxy phones from the store.

Wildwood officials approve two high-density housing developments

Wildwood commissioners have approved two high-density housing developments. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has details.

Jealous Oxford man jailed after allegedly writing curse words on lady friend’s car

A jealous Oxford man was jailed after allegedly writing curse words on a lady friend’s car.

Wildwood police arrest man with drugs sitting on trampoline

Wildwood police arrested a man with drugs who was sitting on a trampoline.

Featured Obituary

Edward William Slyman

Edward Slyman and his wife, Anna, moved to The Villages in 2000. Together they shot pool regularly as members of the billiards club, were members of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, and took multiple cruises with community members.