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Neighborhood in The Villages incensed after troll goes on reporting rampage

Residents of a neighborhood in The Villages are reportedly incensed after an anonymous troll went on a reporting rampage. We've got photos of the items targeted by the trolls.

Letters

Trolls should not hide behind cloak of protection

A Village of Mallory Square resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says trolls should not hide behind a cloak of protection.

It’s time to revise anonymous complaint policy

A Village of Silver Lake resident says the anonymous complaint policy should be revised. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Around Florida

Leesburg firefighters honored for life-saving efforts on teenager injured in vehicle crash

Two Leesburg firefighters have been honored by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a 2019 Life Saving Award.

Obituaries

Edward Irving Heath

Ed Heath was a member of Kiwanis and served as president of chapters in Maryland and Maine before retiring and moving to Del Webb Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club in Summerfield.

Health

Singer-songwriter David Olney died onstage of heart attack

The death of singer-songwriter David Olney, who suffered a heart attack and died while performing onstage, reminds us of the value of knowing CPR. Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his thoughts.

Business

New Jimmy John’s sandwich shop open at Spruce Creek

A new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop is now open in Summerfield. Villages-News.com's David Towns stopped by for a sample.

Melba Jean Odom Lutton

Melba Jean Odom Lutton

Melba Jean Odom Lutton, 80, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019. She was born March 13, 1939 to John Henry and Dora Mae Strickland. She was a life long member of the Tuscanooga Baptist Church. She loved Jesus and cherished her family and Church family. She loved to fish, not only did she love to catch them, she loved to eat them too! She loved to tell the grandkids that she loved them, but loved God the mostest! We all love you very much, Mimi, and this is not goodbye, it is see you later.

Melba is survived by her current husband, Lewis Lutton; sons, John Ed (Mary) Odom, Jr.; Kenneth (Pam); daughter, Jeanne (Kenny); stepchildren; Paul and Cindy; grandchildren: Rachel (Gelin), Leah(TJ); Christy (Zach); Cindy (Cody); Laura (Chris) and Keith; step grandchildren; Ginny Kay (Alex), Garrett (Jordan) and Travis. Also two great grandbabies, Jameson and Caroline. Brothers, Pete (Wyona); John H., Jack (Janice); sister, Linda (Johnny); Brothers in law, RJ, Jeff (Carolyn); sisters in law, Callie, Lucille. Abundance of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Marvin and Jerry; sisters Marguerite, Doris, Alice, sister in law Louise; brothers in law, Doyle, Junior, also her first husband of 48 years John Edward Odom, Sr.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00pm at the Tuscanooga Baptist Church. Funeral service is Monday, August 26 at 11am at Tuscanooga Baptist Church, with Pastors Clint McMillan, Pete Strickland, Casey Ferguson and TJ Blankenship officiating. Burial is at Tuscanooga Cemetery.

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Downsizing memories to squeeze into Independent Living

Columnist Barry Evans writes he and The Blonde in the house are now ensconced in an Independent Living facility.

Edward Irving Heath

Ed Heath was a member of Kiwanis and served as president of chapters in Maryland and Maine before retiring and moving to Del Webb Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club in Summerfield.

Evelyn T. Jones

Evelyn Jones moved to Wildwood in 1983 and then back to Georgia in 2017.

Live square entertainment for Friday, February 28

Johnny Wild & The Delights Brownwood Paddock Square  |  5:00 PM Scooter The DJ Lake Sumter Landing Market Square  |  5:00 PM Friday Night Car Show Lake Sumter Landing...

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Employee reports damage to golf cart while parked at restaurant in The Villages

An employee reported his golf cart was damaged while it was parked at a restaurant in The Villages.

Hat helps ID suspected shoplifter during return trip to Best Buy

A suspected shoplifter wearing the same hat he had worn during a heist days earlier was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Best Buy at Village Crossroads in Lady Lake.

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Opinions

Downsizing memories to squeeze into Independent Living

Columnist Barry Evans writes he and The Blonde in the house are now ensconced in an Independent Living facility.

Crime

Employee reports damage to golf cart while parked at restaurant in The Villages

An employee reported his golf cart was damaged while it was parked at a restaurant in The Villages.

Hat helps ID suspected shoplifter during return trip to Best Buy

A suspected shoplifter wearing the same hat he had worn during a heist days earlier was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Best Buy at Village Crossroads in Lady Lake.