Villager invested more than $500,000 after dinner with SEC probe target

A Villager invested more than $500,000 after a dinner seminar with a fellow Villager who is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Summerfield man dies of COVID-19 as cases reported at Lady Lake Specialty Care Center

Eight more tri-county residents – including one from Summerfield – have succumbed to the COVID-19 virus and two additional cases have been reported at a long-term care facility in Lady Lake.

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Sumter incumbent fond of ‘Fake News’ claim turns to Villages-News.com to attack foe

A Sumter County Commission incumbent fond of crying “Fake News” when questioned about last year’s 25 percent tax hike has turned to the Villages-News.com news archive for ammunition to attack an election foe.

$45 million U.S. Hwy. 441 widening project will continue through 2023

A $45 million U.S. Hwy. 441 widening project in Lady Lake will continue through 2023. We've got details.

Villager out $2,000 after unfinished repair job by unlicensed contractor

A Villager is out about $2,000 after an unfinished repair job by an unlicensed contractor.

Armed Lady Lake man arrested in alleged road rage incident

An armed Lady Lake driver was arrested after an alleged road rage incident.

Woman already jailed on drug charges tied to thefts at Target in The Villages

A woman already jailed on drug charges has been tied to a pair of theft cases at Target at Rolling Acres Plaza in The Villages.

Softshell Turtles Looking For A Snack

Check out these softshell turtles looking for a snack. Thanks to Joe Skow for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Baby Rabbit Hiding In Downspout

Check out this baby rabbit hiding in a downspout. Thanks to Kristine Bosworth for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Juvenile Tricolored Heron At Fenney Nature Trail

Check out this juvenile tricolored heron spotted at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Black-Crowned Night Heron In The Village Of Collier

Check out this black-crowned night heron in the Village of Collier. Thanks to Cindy Farkus for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Mother Osprey Shares Affection With Her Offspring

This mother osprey was sharing affection with one of her offspring. Thanks to Kirk Freundt for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

‘White power’ equals hate crime

A Village of Pennecamp resident, in a Letter to the Editor, points to the arrest of a California couple who raised a Nazi salute. He wonders, “What is wrong with people?”

Priority Golf membership rebate

A Village of Mallory Square resident is disappointed after paying for a Priority Golf membership.

Trump supporters’ motivation

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager attempts to analyze the motivations of the supporters of President Trump.

Sumter County road work

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Amelia resident poses some questions about pavement work taking place in Sumter County.

Are we seeing an anti-American agenda?

A Village of Piedmont resident ponders some terms being used in the media and wonders if we are seeing an anti-American agenda. Read his Letter to the Editor.

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Brinson Perry Dog Park will be closed for maintenance

The Brinson Perry Dog Park will be closed for maintenance. We've got the dates.

Sumter sheriff’s office holding drive-through event for back-to-school supplies

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is hosting drive-through events for students in need to pick up school supplies.

Sumter Commission candidate picks up realtors’ endorsement

Sumter County Commission candidate Craig Estep of the Village of Hacienda North received the endorsement in the District 3 race from the Realtors Association of Lake and Sumter Counties.

The Villages resolves legal dispute with former sales representative

The Villages has resolved its disputes with a former sales representative and two other former staffers.

9 more local residents die of COVID-19 as Florida tops half a million cases

Nine more local residents have died of COVID-19 as Florida topped the 500,000 mark in cases of the deadly virus.

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Leesburg commissioners OK plan for fire department to seek grant from Wal-Mart

Leesburg commissioners gave their blessing Monday night for the city’s fire department to seek funds from the Wal-Mart Community Grant Fund.

Villager invested more than $500,000 after dinner with SEC probe target

A Villager invested more than $500,000 after a dinner seminar with a fellow Villager who is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Villager out $2,000 after unfinished repair job by unlicensed contractor

A Villager is out about $2,000 after an unfinished repair job by an unlicensed contractor.

Armed Lady Lake man arrested in alleged road rage incident

An armed Lady Lake driver was arrested after an alleged road rage incident.

Woman already jailed on drug charges tied to thefts at Target in The Villages

A woman already jailed on drug charges has been tied to a pair of theft cases at Target at Rolling Acres Plaza in The Villages.

‘Nervous’ couple arrested after K-9 alerts on vehicle at Circle K

A “nervous” couple was arrested after a K-9 alerted on their vehicle during a traffic stop at a Circle K on Main Street in Wildwood.

Lightning Bugs

Fireflies are neither flies or bugs. Columnist Barry Evans looks at these remarkable creatures.

President Harry Truman had no choice

Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who recently penned a column on Albert Einstein and the atomic bomb, responds to readers' reactions to his piece.

Developer’s newspaper won’t tell you truth about taxes

Villager Scott Fenstermaker, writing in an Opinion piece, contends the Developer's newspaper isn't about to tell you the truth about taxes paid by Sumter County residents.

When we stop Americans from working we have a responsibility to act

Congressman Daniel Webster, writing in his weekly message, explains his votes on recent relief measures and contends that when government stops hardworking Americans from working, we have a responsibility to act.

Al Butler is no conservative and neither are any of the incumbents

Villager Gary Search, a candidate for Sumter County Commission, takes on his opponent and false claims about the 25.5 percent tax increase.

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Sumter County Health Department hiring in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

The Sumter County Health Department is hiring in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We've got details about the jobs and links through which applicants can apply for the positions.

The Villages gains initial approval for family housing area in Wildwood

Family housing will be a major component of the Villages of Southern Oaks south of County Road 470. Villages-News.com’s Marv Balousek has the story.

Two executive golf courses will be closed next week in The Villages

Two executive golf courses will be closed next week. We've got details.

Sumter County school supply drive set next week in The Villages

A Sumter County school supply drive is set for next week in The Villages. We've got a list of what students need and where the items can be dropped off here in Florida's Friendliest Hometown.

‘Nervous’ couple arrested after K-9 alerts on vehicle at Circle K

A “nervous” couple was arrested after a K-9 alerted on their vehicle during a traffic stop at a Circle K on Main Street in Wildwood.

Featured Obituary

Donald S. Balunis

In June 2017, Don Balunis realized a long-time dream by relocating to The Villages. There he enjoyed a wonderful life with days of playing cards, especially Super Samba, trips and enjoying the many activities at The Villages,