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Brinson Perry Dog Park to remain closed through Tuesday

The Brinson Perry Dog Park is closed for maintenance but should open next week. We've got the date.

CDD 9 to look at color palettes to prevent ‘gaudy’ paint jobs

The Community Development District 9 Board of Supervisors will take a fresh look at its color palettes to head off potentially “gaudy” painting of homes.

Villager arrested on warrants dating back to 2018 Homeland Security raid

A Villager was arrested at his home on warrants charging him with multiple drug offenses, dating back to a 2018 raid on his home by Homeland Security.

Opinions

Hooray for computers!

Columnist Barry Evans looks at all the ways computers have simplified our lives.

Meat and heart disease

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that many studies show that eating meat every day is associated with increased risk for heart disease, but until now we have had little data about the effects of eating meat less often than that.

Villages-News.com has lost a contributing voice and good friend

Villages-News.com Editor Meta Minton remembers Opinion writer Dennis Petrucelli who died earlier this week.

Obituaries

Richard Norris

Dick Norris loved tennis and played into his late 70s.

Reina Carbonaro

Reina Carbonaro was a retired Administrator for a Nationwide Health Organization.

Maxine Kaye Kraus Konieczny Gillotti

Maxine Gillotti left behind an immense legacy of 40 plus years in the nursing field, touching and helping countless lives along the way.

Lake County Clerk launches program to help those with suspended driver’s licenses

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The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is hosting a week-long event to help those with suspended driver’s licenses get back on the road while saving money on select overdue court obligations.

Dubbed “Operation Green Light,” this coordinated initiative hosted by Clerks’ Offices throughout the state will take place in Lake County from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 14-18 at the Lake County Courthouse, 550 W. Main St., First Floor, East Wing, in Tavares.

“Having a suspended license has a tremendous impact on the day-to-day lives of residents who are trying to travel to and from work or to the store,” said Gary Cooney, Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller. “During ‘Operation Green Light,’ our goal is to help customers get their license reinstated by offering incentives for paying in full, reducing the cost of the fees owed, or signing them up for payment plans.”

In most instances, those who pay their obligations in full, or sign up for a monthly payment plan, will be able to leave the Clerk’s Office with a valid driver’s license – all while saving money – Cooney said.

For more information related to Operation Green Light, click HERE or contact the Lake County Clerk’s Office at (352) 742-4100.

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Latest Posts

Brinson Perry Dog Park to remain closed through Tuesday

The Brinson Perry Dog Park is closed for maintenance but should open next week. We've got the date.

River Otter With Fish At Fenney Nature Trail

Take a look at this river otter catching fish at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing his photo! Share your local photos...

More on executive golf course maintenance

A Village of Belle Aire resident has some additional advice about maintenance at the executive golf courses in The Villages. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Groups of bicyclists

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Rio Ponderosa resident objects to bicyclists who ride in groups.

Letters

More on executive golf course maintenance

A Village of Belle Aire resident has some additional advice about maintenance at the executive golf courses in The Villages. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Groups of bicyclists

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Rio Ponderosa resident objects to bicyclists who ride in groups.

Bicyclists should stay on multi-modal paths

A Village of Duval resident, in a Letter to the Editor, argues bicyclists should stay on the multi-modal paths.

Why inflict pain on each other?

A man who has been reading about The Villages wonders why people would want to inflict pain on each other in their final days. Read his Letter to the Editor.

A message for President Trump

A Lady Lake man has a message for President Trump.

Crime

Villager arrested on warrants dating back to 2018 Homeland Security raid

A Villager was arrested at his home on warrants charging him with multiple drug offenses, dating back to a 2018 raid on his home by Homeland Security.

Wildwood police apprehend woman with large amount of marijuana

Wildwood police apprehended a woman with a large amount of marijuana and a scale in her car.

Summerfield habitual traffic offender back behind bars for driving without a license

A Summerfield man with an extensive criminal record found himself behind bars again on Wednesday night after he was stopped by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy.

Combative DUI suspect arrested after outburst at ER at Brownwood

A combative drunk driving suspect was arrested after an outburst at an emergency room at Brownwood.

Suspected sock thief at Belk will have to answer in court

A suspected sock thief will have to answer in court after a foiled theft at Belk at La Plaza Grande in The Villages.

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.

Hard living took toll on shock jock Don Imus

Hard living took a toll on shock jock Don Imus, who has died at age 79. Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on his life.

More controversy on eggs

In the past 10 years, 60 percent of the studies on eggs and cholesterol have been funded by special interest industry groups. So are eggs good for you? Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his unbiased opinion.