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News from around the state of Florida as reported in The Villages, Florida. Stories from around Florida, including Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, as well as areas in north, central, and south Florida. Stories on Villagers’ lives and activities throughout the communities and the state. News for state-wide government, policies, events and happenings.

Leesburg dropping electricity rates in time for hot summer months

As temperatures are on the rise, the Leesburg City Commission is lowering rates for Leesburg electric customers.

Convicted felon captured after manhunt in Sumter County

A convicted felon was captured after a manhunt that included a helicopter and bloodhounds Saturday afternoon in Sumter County.

Bandit sought after residence and shed in Webster get burglarized

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are looking for a bandit who burglarized a residence and detached shed in the Webster area.

Sumter detectives seek help in nabbing bandit that robbed Bushnell Dollar General store

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are asking for help in identifying a man who recently robbed the Dollar General store in Bushnell.

Massive drug raid at Webster house nets 14 arrests and infant taken by DCF

Fourteen people were arrested last week when multiple units from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office raided a home in Webster.

Orlando man behind bars after Leesburg police track down stolen Cadillac

Leesburg Police officers are being lauded for recovering a stolen high-end vehicle and a handgun this past weekend.

Lake County to collect household hazardous waste and medications in Leesburg

Lake County Solid Waste and the Leesburg Police Department are teaming up to encourage Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way.

Sumter sheriff’s detectives searching for thief who stole car from Webster convenience store

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in catching a man who stole a 2006 gray Ford Taurus from the Croom Store in Webster.

Lake County road maintenance crew lauded for saving emaciated dog

A Lake County Public Works Road Maintenance Operations crew is being lauded for its heroic efforts in saving an emaciated, abandoned dog in Leesburg.

Clermont high school teacher jailed after investigation into inappropriate conduct

A teacher at East Ridge High School in Clermont has been arrested on charges of battery following an investigation that began on May 1.

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