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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.

Villager arrested on warrants dating back to 2018 Homeland Security raid

Reginald Kincer

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.

Reginald Odell Kincer, 74, of the Village of Tamarind Grove, is free on $32,000 bond following his arrest earlier this week on warrants charging him with drug trafficking in Phenethylamines, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment.

The warrants date back to a Homeland Security raid in 2018 at his home at 2506 Tamarind Grove Run. During the raid, agents found a large bag of leafy green marijuana in a bag labeled “Wellness Center of the Rockies”; more marijuana in a bag labeled “Blue Dream 3.5g”; nine glass jars containing a wax substance consistent with marijuana THC/concentrate; a black digital scale; and a business card for “Yoga and Tai Chi of Heart” with Kincer’s name listed as the owner. Agents also found a bag of psilocybin mushrooms, as well as smoking devices in his nightstand.

At the time of the raid, Kincer was not arrested due to his “cooperation with Homeland Security at the time of the search warrant.”

In a separate criminal case, Kincer last year in Sumter County Court entered into a pre-trial intervention program ordering him to stay away from illicit drugs. He had been arrested at Laurel Manor Recreation Center with marijuana, cocaine and drug equipment. He had claimed to have immunity due to “Indian law.” In court filings, the Tennessee native claimed membership in the Oklevueha Nation Native American Church.

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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.