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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

Daniel Bard

A celebration of life for Villager Daniel Bard will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Truman Recreation Center.

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.

Fruitland Park habitual traffic offender nabbed driving in storm with no lights

Patrick Edward Buchanan

A Fruitland Park man who was driving in a rainstorm with no headlights found himself behind bars Monday night.

Fruitland Park Police officers stopped 45-year-old Patrick Edward Buchanan shortly after 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Fruitland Park Plaza, located at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and Picciola Cutoff Road. Buchanan told officers that he only had a Florida identification card because his license was suspended for driving under the influence.

A background check showed that Buchanan had five previous convictions for driving with license suspended and four DUI convictions. It also showed that Buchanan’s license was permanently suspended on March 1, 2005 for DUI. And on Sept. 18, he was marked as a habitual traffic offender, a police report states.

Fruitland Park Police officers search a vehicle late Monday afternoon that was driven by 45-year-old Patrick Edward Buchanan, who was arrested for driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Buchanan was placed under arrest and during a subsequent search of his vehicle, a clear glass smoking device was found that yielded a positive field test for methamphetamine residue. Buchanan’s vehicle was then towed and he was transported to the Lake County Jail.

Buchanan was charged with driving with license suspended (permanently revoked for DUI) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on $12,000 bond and is due in court Oct. 23 at 8 a.m. to answer to the charge.

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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.

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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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

CDD 5 supervisors could be setting dangerous precedent

A Villager, writing in an Opinion piece, warns that the Community Development District 5 Board of Supervisors could be setting a dangerous precedent when it comes to a paint job that went off the color palette.

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.