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The Villages

Florida Turnpike to close for work on Water Lily Bridge

A portion of the Florida Turnpike will close Oct. 20 for work on the Water Lily Bridge.

The bridge was put in place in August, just south of the Okahumpa Service Plaza.

The Water Lily Bridge

The Water Lily Bridge will provide golf cart access across the Florida Turnpike. It is expected to open to traffic early next year.

The Chitty Chatty Bridge opened this week.

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Convicted sex offender from Ohio registers permanent address in The Villages

A convicted sex offender from Ohio has registered a permanent address in The Villages. We've got details.

Tree lighting ceremony season kicks off Saturday night in The Villages

The tree lighting ceremony season kicks off Saturday night in The Villages.

Photos

Red-Shouldered Hawk Watching Over Village Of Collier

This red-shouldered hawk was checking out the scenery in the Village of Collier. Thanks to Cindy Farkus for sharing!

Belted Kingfisher On Branch

This belted kingfisher was spotted resting on a branch. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Great Egret With A Snack

This great egret was spotted taking off with a snack in its mouth. Thanks to Garry Kolb for sharing!

Letters to the Editor

Publix is misleading the customer

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Sabal Chase resident offers a critique of the mask policy at Publix.

Business

Groome Transportation resuming Shuttle Service between The Villages community and Orlando International Airport

Groome Transportation is resuming its airport shuttle service between The Villages and Orlando International Airport.

Crime

Sumter sheriff warns residents of scam calls demanding money to avoid arrest

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is warning Villagers and area residents to be aware of a scam involving a fake deputy.

Opinions

Donated bicycles can light up Christmas for children in need

The bicycle clubs in The Villages are preparing to support the Sumter County Sheriff’s Annual Bicycle Collection. Villager Dave Lawrence explains how you can help brighten Christmas for a child.

Top Stories

21% of local COVID-19 cases in long-term care centers and correctional facilities

Twenty-one percent of all COVID-19 cases in the local have been identified in either long-term care centers or correctional facilities.

Convicted sex offender from Ohio registers permanent address in The Villages

A convicted sex offender from Ohio has registered a permanent address in The Villages. We've got details.

Tree lighting ceremony season kicks off Saturday night in The Villages

The tree lighting ceremony season kicks off Saturday night in The Villages.

Letters to the Editor

Publix is misleading the customer

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Sabal Chase resident offers a critique of the mask policy at Publix.

History tells us we will survive and prosper

A Village of Country Club Hills resident offers a prescription for getting past the political noise and realizing that America will survive and prosper. Read his Letter to the Editor.

COVID is not ‘deadly’ to children

A Village of Belvedere resident, in a Letter to the Editor, takes issue with a headline that appeared on Villages-News.com with regard to COVID-19 at a local school.

Crime

Sumter sheriff warns residents of scam calls demanding money to avoid arrest

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is warning Villagers and area residents to be aware of a scam involving a fake deputy.

Confused DUI suspect in Cadillac arrested at country store on State Road 44

A confused drunk driving suspect in a Cadillac was arrested at a rural country store on State Road 44 in Sumter County.

Motorcyclist jailed after caught riding in Summerfield with suspended license

A Summerfield motorcyclist found himself behind bars late Tuesday morning after being stopped for having no license tag.