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Hundreds of Trump supporters hit the streets in patriotic golf cart parade

Several hundred horn-honking golf carts adorned with messages in support of President Trump paraded through Lake Sumter Landing and Spanish Springs Town Square late Wednesday afternoon.

Sumter sheriff searching for Villagers’ daughter convicted of sex with teen

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a Villagers’ daughter – a former teacher who once had sex with one of her students – after she failed to register as a sex offender.

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Sumter County sets hearing on future of tourism tax that helps fund music at squares

Sumter County commissioners have scheduled a public hearing about the future of the tourist development tax that helps fund music at the town squares in The Villages.

4 more local residents die of COVID-19 as new cases crop up in Villages area

Four more local residents have died of COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly virus continue to be identified in and around The Villages.

Villager with multiple DUI convictions arrested when spotted behind wheel of BMW

A Villager with multiple drunk driving convictions was arrested Tuesday morning when he was spotted behind the wheel of a BMW.

Lady Lake man nabbed on drug charge after arrest at Summerfield Wal-Mart

A Lady Lake man found himself behind bars Monday after a theft was reported at the Summerfield Wal-Mart.

Pistol-packing Summerfield man jailed after raising ruckus at Circle K

A Summerfield man with a loaded gun in his boot was arrested for allegedly causing a disturbance at a Circle K store.

Bellowing Bald Eagle Near Nancy Lopez Country Club

Look at this bellowing bald eagle spotted near Nancy Lopez Country Club. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Cooper’s Hawk Resting On A Fence

This Cooper's hawk was spotted resting on a fence. Thanks to Gary Robbins for sharing!

Alligator Swimming At Lake Sumter Landing

This alligator was spotted swimming around Lake Sumter Landing. Thanks to Jessica Winter for sharing!

Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron At Fenney Nature Trail

This juvenile black-crowned night heron was spotted at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing! 

Bluebird Near Pine Ridge Eagle Preserve

This bluebird was spotted near Pine Ridge Eagle Preserve. Thanks to Gary Robbins for sharing!

Save the water for The Villages

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Marsh Bend resident contends water should not be pumped outside The Villages to developments in Sumter County.

Serial lying of Joe Biden

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Briar Meadow resident wonders how Villagers are “outraged” by President Trump, but can overlook the lies of Joe Biden.

CDD 4 residents can ‘serve and protect’

A Community Development District 4 supervisor is urging residents to step up and serve on the Architectural Review Committee.

Anti-Trump folks cannot become any more unhinged

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Hacienda East resident contends anti-Trump folks cannot become any more unhinged.

The candidates and the future of Social Security

A Village of Country Club Hills resident, who is trying to hang on for two more years when she will be eligible for Social Security, offers her assessment of what the future holds if President Trump is re-elected or Joe Biden wins in November. Read her Letter to the Editor.

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Fruitland Park woman jailed after nasty tiff with guy pal’s mom inside RV

A Fruitland Park woman was arrested early Monday morning after a violent spat with her man friend’s mother inside a recreational vehicle in Umatilla.

Sports pool will be closed Friday at Rohan Recreation Center

The Rohan Recreation Center Sports Pool will be closed for maintenance on Friday, Sept. 25.

High-speed chase ends with crash in roundabout in The Villages

The high-speed chase of a stolen construction company truck ended with a crash in a roundabout in The Villages.

The Villages brings in ‘Big Boss’ to ride out apartment controversy

The Villages has brought in a “Big Boss” to help ride out the apartment battle to be waged in Sumter County.

2018 study laid groundwork for justification of apartments in The Villages

A 2018 study laid the groundwork for justification for more apartments in Sumter County, and The Villages is relying on that study to push multi-family housing in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

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Lake County Commission incumbents soundly defeated by challengers

Two incumbent Lake County commissioners lost their seats in Tuesday night’s election while a third one barely hung on for victory over a strong challenger.

Sumter sheriff searching for Villagers’ daughter convicted of sex with teen

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a Villagers’ daughter – a former teacher who once had sex with one of her students – after she failed to register as a sex offender.

Villager with multiple DUI convictions arrested when spotted behind wheel of BMW

A Villager with multiple drunk driving convictions was arrested Tuesday morning when he was spotted behind the wheel of a BMW.

Lady Lake man nabbed on drug charge after arrest at Summerfield Wal-Mart

A Lady Lake man found himself behind bars Monday after a theft was reported at the Summerfield Wal-Mart.

Pistol-packing Summerfield man jailed after raising ruckus at Circle K

A Summerfield man with a loaded gun in his boot was arrested for allegedly causing a disturbance at a Circle K store.

Fruitland Park woman jailed after nasty tiff with guy pal’s mom inside RV

A Fruitland Park woman was arrested early Monday morning after a violent spat with her man friend’s mother inside a recreational vehicle in Umatilla.

President Trump a true Robin Hood

Villager John Shewchuk, writing in an Opinion piece, contends President Trump is a modern day Robin Hood.

Are GOP politicians ready to sacrifice senior citizens?

Alan Marder, a resident of Del Webb, writing in an Opinion piece, wonders about the motives of President Trump and other GOP politicians when it comes to senior citizens and COVID-19.

Local government reform must continue

Villager Scott Fenstermaker, writing in an Opinion piece, contends the fight to reform local government must continue. He explains why.

Why humans can run marathons and apes cannot

Our pre-human ancestors had a single genetic mutation that could explain why humans can outrun their primate relatives. Dr. Gabe Mirkin has details.

Lame-duck Sumter commissioners have no business considering Villages apartments

It’s time for the outgoing Sumter County commissioners to do the right thing for once and actually represent those who put them in office.

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Commissioner says Hacienda Hills apartments should be decided by incoming board

Sumter County Commissioner Doug Gilpin announced Tuesday night that he believes three incoming commissioners should have a voice in the decision about apartments at Hacienda Hills. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has the story.

Trump supporters encouraged to take part in golf cart rally

Villagers for Trump is staging a golf cart rally to show support for the president in his re-election campaign.

Homeless man with stolen MacBook tracked down at Grand Oaks RV Park

A homeless man with a stolen MacBook was tracked down at Grand Oaks RV Park in Lady Lake.

4 more local COVID-19 deaths as tri-county area surpasses 19,000 cases of virus

Four more local residents have succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 virus as the tri-county area topped 19,000 cases Tuesday.

Summerfield man and guy pal nabbed after car stolen from Ocala hotel

A Summerfield man with a checkered legal past and an Ocala man are behind bars in connection with a stolen vehicle.

Featured Obituary

Leonora R Brock

Lenora Brock and her husband, David, were residents of The Villages and lived on San Mateo Drive for 12 years.