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Frustrated Villagers want answers about COVID-19 testing site at the polo fields

Consternation boiled over this week as exasperated Villagers sought answers about the UF Health Coronavirus drive-through testing site at the polo fields.

Letters

Your dog is your responsibility

A Village of Bonnybrook resident urges her fellow Villagers to take responsibility for the dogs.

Amenity fees and the right thing to do

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Fernandina resident offers an idea about what should be done about the collection of amenity fees.

Around Florida

DeSantis vows fixes to online system overwhelmed by unemployment claims

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced plans to rapidly repair the online system Floridians are using to file for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 crisis.

Obituaries

Richard B. Dodge

As the City of St. Petersburg (FL) administrator, Rick Dodge led the efforts to attract the Salvador Dali Museum, a major league baseball park, and win an expansion franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays.

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

Wal-Mart limiting number of customers inside stores amid COVID-19 outbreak

A major chain store with locations in and around The Villages has made a sweeping change that will impact customers amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Earl Martin Cuppels

Earl Cuppels

Earl Martin Cuppels, age 72, died Saturday December 28, 2019 after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer. He was a resident of Fruitland Park for the past 33 years. Born April 16, 1947 in South Kingstown, RI to Martin and Isabella Cuppels.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Donna Cuppels, sons Michael (Alisi) Cuppels and Jonathan Cuppels, grandchildren Corey Cuppels, Cody Cuppels, Callie Cuppels, Collin Cuppels, Jaide Cuppels and Jace Cuppels, brother Curtis Cuppels, sister Sharon DeHart, brother in laws Roger Miller, Jim (Suzanne) Alcorn and Don (Patti) Garrett, sister in law Linda Collins Faile and many nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by his parents and sister Sheila Miller.

Earl faithfully served as a deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Main Street Baptist Church in Leesburg until 2007 and a Sunday School Teacher and member at First Baptist Church Leesburg for the past 12 years.

He was Office Assistant at Main Street Baptist until it closed and Facilities Director at First Baptist Church Leesburg. He was employed with Thom McAn for 13 years, Ford Press for 18 years and Badcock Home Furniture for 2 years.

Earl was a proud United States Marine, serving from 1965-1969. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he received several medals, including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Viewing will be held at First Baptist Church Leesburg on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 5-7pm. Service will be held at First Baptist Church Leesburg Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11am. A committal service with military honors will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Leesburg.

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Richard B. Dodge

As the City of St. Petersburg (FL) administrator, Rick Dodge led the efforts to attract the Salvador Dali Museum, a major league baseball park, and win an expansion franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays.

Frustrated Villagers want answers about COVID-19 testing site at the polo fields

Consternation boiled over this week as exasperated Villagers sought answers about the UF Health Coronavirus drive-through testing site at the polo fields.

Fenney food truck to re-open weeks after numerous violations

A food truck is returning to serve residents of the Village of Fenney after an inspection last month turned up several health code violations.

No tee times after 4 p.m. at any golf course in The Villages

Starting Wednesday, April 8, all Championship and Executive Golf Courses will close at 4 p.m. following the last tee time.

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Fenney food truck to re-open weeks after numerous violations

A food truck is returning to serve residents of the Village of Fenney after an inspection last month turned up several health code violations.

No tee times after 4 p.m. at any golf course in The Villages

Starting Wednesday, April 8, all Championship and Executive Golf Courses will close at 4 p.m. following the last tee time.

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Opinions

Dr. Trump hawks outlandish ideas

Villager Miles Zaremski, writing in an Op-Ed, says Dr. Trump is hawking some outlandish ideas and what hangs in the balance is only our lives.

Crime

Wildwood police seeking help in locating stolen older-model Chevy pickup

Wildwood police officers are searching for a pickup truck that was stolen in the city recently.

Belleview man popped on multiple drug charges after ramming deputy’s patrol vehicle

A Belleview man was arrested Monday night after fleeing from Marion County sheriff’s deputies and then ramming into a patrol vehicle.