Osprey over pond in Village of Collier

This Osprey flew high over a pond in the Village of Collier. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing his photo!

Opsrey over pond in Village of Collier
Opsrey over pond in Village of Collier

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Former state Rep. Marlene O’Toole connected to Villages property deed compliance case

Former state Rep. Marlene O’Toole was connected to a property deed compliance case during a public hearing Wednesday afternoon in The Villages.

AAC members were offered choice between apartments or parking garage

A three-hour meeting Wednesday of the Amenity Authority Committee revealed that members had been offered a difficult choice - an apartment complex or a parking garage at the site of the former Hacienda Hills Country Club.

Photos

Eagle Nest On Multimodal Path

The eagles are starting to add material to their nest on the multimodal path between Briarwood and Walnut Grove executive golf courses. Thanks to...

Great Blue Heron On Fence In Brownwood

Check out this great blue heron spotted on a fence in Brownwood. Thanks to Richard Steiner for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Alligator Swimming At Lake Sumter Landing

Check out this alligator swimming in the water at Lake Sumter Landing. Thanks to Terry Cooper for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Letters to the Editor

Are we putting the burden on schools?

A Village of Tamarind Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, wonders about the burden Americans are willing to put on schools and teachers.

Business

Total Wine & More closer to popping cork on new superstore

Total Wine & More is growing closer to popping a cork on its new superstore at Lady Lake Commons.

Crime

Villager’s grandson arrested after fleeing hospital after crashing vehicle

A Villager’s 32-year-old grandson was arrested after fleeing UF Health The Villages Hospital where he was taken by ambulance after crashing his vehicle on County Road 466.

Opinions

Incumbent Sumter County commissioners lack integrity

Sumter County Commission Craig Estep responds to recent claims by the incumbents. He contends they "lack integrity."

Top Stories

10 more local COVID-19 deaths as virus continues to slam long-term care center

Ten more tri-county residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as the virus continues to plague a Villages-area long-term care center and sweep across the local area.

Former state Rep. Marlene O’Toole connected to Villages property deed compliance case

Former state Rep. Marlene O’Toole was connected to a property deed compliance case during a public hearing Wednesday afternoon in The Villages.

AAC members were offered choice between apartments or parking garage

A three-hour meeting Wednesday of the Amenity Authority Committee revealed that members had been offered a difficult choice - an apartment complex or a parking garage at the site of the former Hacienda Hills Country Club.

Letters to the Editor

Are we putting the burden on schools?

A Village of Tamarind Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, wonders about the burden Americans are willing to put on schools and teachers.

Is it illegal to ‘hate’?

In a Letter to the Editor, a Spruce Creek South resident wonders about the legality of “hate.”

Who is the real Oren Miller?

A Village of Hemingway resident wonders about candidate Oren Miller’s political identity. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Crime

Villager’s grandson arrested after fleeing hospital after crashing vehicle

A Villager’s 32-year-old grandson was arrested after fleeing UF Health The Villages Hospital where he was taken by ambulance after crashing his vehicle on County Road 466.

Nasty tiff over dirty dishes inside camper lands Fruitland Park woman behind bars

A Fruitland Park woman found herself behind bars Monday night after a violent battle with her man friend after he asked her to wash dishes inside their camper.

Fruitland Park man jailed after driving home instead of stopping for deputy

A speeding Fruitland Park man was jailed early Tuesday morning after allegedly refusing to stop for a pursuing Lake County sheriff’s deputy until he reached his residence.