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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.

Longtime city leader takes the helm as Leesburg’s new mayor

Leesburg welcome a familiar face as the city’s new mayor on Monday night while also welcoming aboard a brand new commissioner.

Land O’ Lakes woman hits million-dollar prize in Lottery scratch-off game

A Land O’ Lakes woman claimed a $1 million lottery prize on Monday. She purchased the winning ticket at a minimart on Land O’ Lakes Boulevard.

Leesburg implements new system for customers to report electrical outages

Leesburg has implemented a new system for customers to report electrical outages.

Spacious new facility in Lake County will house dogs and cats as they wait...

The new Lake County Animal Shelter will have the necessary amount of space to temporarily house hundreds of dogs, cats and other pets as they wait for adoption in the brand new 31,000-square-foot facility.

20-year-old woman rescued by deputy after car submerged in water-filled ditch

A 20-year-old woman was rescued after her car was submerged in a water-filled ditch in Hillsborough County. Amanda Nicole Antonio, of Seffner, had been at...

Lane closures announced in Marion County due to upcoming roadway construction

The Marion County Office of the County Engineer announces lane closures along the following roadways on the specified dates in 2019, due to roadway construction: Jan....

Man tased after kicking deputy in the face multiple times in Summerfield

An Ocala man who agreed to accept a ride from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy last week became violent and had to be tasered...

Beaming young faces tell heartwarming story of Leesburg police bike giveaway

The huge smiles on the faces of close to 100 children told the special story Thursday night at the Leesburg Resource Center. https://youtu.be/PvRCcInSg54 That’s because Santa...

Police need help in case of woman who went missing eight years ago

The Hallandale Beach Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the remains found last week in Miami Gardens are those of...

Palm Bay man claims $1 million Lucky Money jackpot

The Florida Lottery has announced that Derrick Rowe, 63, of Palm Bay, claimed the $1 million Lucky Money jackpot from the Tuesday drawing at Florida...

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