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UF Health pulls plug on Coronavirus testing site at Villages Polo Fields

UF Health has shut down its Coronavirus testing site in The Villages even though frustrated area residents are desperately seeking appointments.

Letters

Response to letter calling our governor a ‘coward’

In a Letter to the Editor, a Wildwood resident takes on a previous letter writer who was critical of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Carry-out restaurants’ kitchen staff and masks

A Village LaBelle North resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says he would be interested in knowing about face masks being used in carry-out restaurants.

Around Florida

Leesburg man nabbed after allegedly trying to burglarize businesses and vehicle

Leesburg Police arrested a man late Tuesday night who allegedly was attempting to burglarize two downtown businesses and a vehicle.

Obituaries

Donna Kay Slider

Donna Slider and her husband, Vic, retired in 2007 and moved to The Villages, where Donna almost immediately took over the job of Kitchen Manager of the Wildwood Soup Kitchen. They traveled extensively, played golf, joined numerous social organizations and made many lifelong friends.

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

Barnes & Noble in The Villages latest business to shut its doors

The Barnes & Noble bookstore in The Villages has closed its doors due to the fears of the spread of the Coronavirus.

Village of Caroline man gets jail time in theft at Goodwill Superstore

Thomas Charles Brazie

A 73-year-old Village of Caroline man is serving 15 days in jail after switching pricetags last year at the Goodwill Superstore.

Last week in Sumter County Court, Thomas Charles Brazie, who lives at 289 Modoc Lane, pleaded no contest to charges of theft and resisting arrest.

Brazie was at the store in Oxford on March 5 when a loss prevention officer saw him change pricetags on merchandise, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. Brazie was approached in the parking lot by the loss prevention officer. Brazie left the premises, but then returned because his wife was still there.

A police officer arrived on the scene and attempted to take Brazie into custody. He attempted to run and tried to pull away from the police officer.

Brazie was arrested again in September after he failed to show up for a court date in the case.

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