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Friday, August 12, 2022

Utility pole fire blocks traffic on Rolling Acres Road

A utility pole caught on fire Saturday morning briefly shutting down traffic on Rolling Acres Road.
The pole caught on fire at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Rolling Acres Road and Urico Golf Road.
Lake County Fire Rescue hosed down the pole to put out the fire.
Lake County sheriff’s deputies blocked traffic on the roadway for about 10 minutes.
Duke Energy arrived on the scene and power was restored to local customers four hours later.

Lake County Fire Rescue puts out a fire at a power pole on Rolling Acres Road.
Lake County Fire Rescue puts out a fire at a power pole on Rolling Acres Road.

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Windmill and water tower weren’t built to withstand Florida weather

A Village of Dunedin resident writes that it is pretty obvious that the windmill and water tower at Brownwood were constructed with materials that never had a chance of surviving Florida weather. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Spend the money on amenities not windmill and water tower

In a Letter to the Editor, a couple from the Leyton Villas writes that the money to be spent on the replacement of the windmill and water tower at Brownwood would be better spent on improved amenities.

Morse family can pay for windmill and water tower

A Village of Monarch Grove resident, in Letter to the Editor, contends that the Morse family can pay for the replacement of the windmill and water tower at Brownwood Paddock Square.

Colors add a breath of fresh air

A resident of the Historic Side of The Villages says a home with controversial colors is actually a breath of fresh air. Read her Letter to the Editor.

President Trump’s home invasion

A Village of Buttonwood resident sounds off on the FBI raid at the home of former President Trump. Read his Letter to the Editor.

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