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St. Timothy choir to perform song for peace at Salzburg Music Festival in Austria

The choir from St. Timothy Catholic Church in The Villages and members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera will present the original composition “Requiem for World Peace” as part of the Salzburg Music Festival in Austria.

Fenney resident resigns from CDD board to fulfill county commission residency requirement

A Village of Fenney resident officially resigned Thursday from the Community Development District 12 Board of Supervisors to fulfill a residency requirement in his bid for a seat on the Sumter County Commission.

Teenager wanted on weapons warrant busted with marijuana in Lady Lake

A teenager wanted on a weapons warrant was busted with marijuana in Lady Lake.

Homeless man lands behind bars after allegedly stealing Snickers bar

A homeless man landed behind bars after allegedly stealing a Snickers bar.

Urgent need for Type O blood donors as area hospitals feeling pressure

OneBlood is experiencing an increased need for Type O blood. Multiple hospitals throughout OneBlood’s service area are experiencing high usage of Type O blood and it is putting increased pressure on the blood supply.

CEO resigns at UF Health which is parent company of The Villages hospital

The CEO of UF Health, which is the parent company of The Villages hospital, has resigned.

Villager known for mermaid mural ordered to bring her co-mingled colors into compliance

A Villager known for a mermaid mural and bright colors on her home has been given 30 days to bring her co-mingled colors back into compliance.

Daughter parks junk cars in driveway of dead mother’s home in The Villages

A daughter has parked junk cars in the driveway of her dead mother’s home in The Villages.

Overgrown grass and weeds a problem at home in foreclosure in The Villages

Overgrown grass and weeds have become a problem at a home in foreclosure in The Villages.

Big crowd shows up to learn about anticipated rebuilding of Paradise Recreation Center

A big crowd showed up at Wednesday morning’s Amenity Authority Committee meeting at Savannah Center to learn about the anticipated rebuilding of Paradise Recreation Center.

Two key positions created to help smooth ambulance transition in The Villages

Two key positions have been created ahead of The Villages Public Safety Department taking over ambulance service on Oct. 1.

Farm dogs in Sumter County lose exemption from public nuisance complaints

A mooing cow in rural Sumter County no longer is treated the same as a barking dog. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has details.

Resident of The Villages implicated in theft of 6-foot tall air compressor from tire shop

A resident of The Villages has been implicated in the theft of a 6-foot tall air compressor from a local tire shop.

Police deploy stop sticks to apprehend man in stolen Cadillac after 100 mph chase

Lady Lake police deployed stop sticks to apprehend a man in a stolen Cadillac after a chase of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

Sumter County drug dealer pleads guilty to drug trafficking and firearm offenses

A Sumter County drug dealer has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and firearm offenses. We've got details from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Loomer crushes Webster in Villagers for Trump straw poll

Challenger Laura Loomer has crushed Congressman Daniel Webster in a Villagers for Trump straw poll.

Villagers plagued with flooding at golf course now worried about sinkholes

Villagers plagued with flooding at a golf course near their homes are increasingly growing worried about sinkholes.

Acute need for workforce housing near The Villages clashes with rural way of life

The acute need for workforce housing near The Villages is clashing with the vanishing rural way of life of residents who are already coping with some of the worst traffic in the tri-county area.

Congressman Webster calls FBI raid at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate ‘troubling’

Congressman Daniel Webster is calling the FBI’s raid of President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate “troubling” and he is demanding an explanation.

Royal residents take on new adversary after holding off Turnpike threat

With a potential extension of the Florida Turnpike now on hold, Royal residents set their sights Tuesday on a proposed residential development of 527 homes as the latest threat to their historic black community.

Guest at hotel in The Villages arrested at Lake Sumter Landing square

A guest at a hotel in The Villages was arrested at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square.

Sumter County announces plan to start construction on County Road 229

Preliminary construction activities will start on Monday, Aug. 15 on County Road 229. Lane closures will be utilized with flagging operation during the daytime hours.

Renovation taking place at Mira Mesa Executive Golf Course

We've got an update on the renovation work taking place at Mira Mesa Executive Golf Course.

Lady Lake K-9 assists in arrest of Daytona Beach pair with drugs

A K-9 assisted in the arrest of a Daytona Beach pair with drugs in Lady Lake.