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Villagers furious about decision on 286-unit apartment building

Villagers who packed a more than three-hour meeting of the Amenity Authority Committee are furious with the vote on a 286-unit apartment building planned for the site of the demolished Hacienda Hills Country Club.

Marion County Villager among 14 latest local victims of COVID-19 virus

A Villager is among the latest 14 local victims of the COVID-19 virus. Villages-News.com’s Larry D. Croom has the story.

Survey shows overwhelming number of Villagers don’t want apartments

A survey conducted by Villages-News.com shows an overwhelming number of Villagers don’t want apartments at the site of the former Hacienda Hills Country Club.

Villages couple and family dog escape early morning Village of Bonnybrook blaze

Two Villagers and their family pet escaped unhurt early Tuesday morning as fast-moving flames heavily damaged their Village of Bonnybrook home.

Pizza delivery driver’s vehicle stolen from Domino’s Pizza in Lady Lake

A pizza delivery driver’s vehicle was stolen from Domino’s Pizza on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake. Police had to taser the suspected thief when they found him.

Woman arrested in The Villages after found hiding in vehicle’s trunk

A woman was arrested Tuesday morning in the Village of Rio Grande after she was found in a garage hiding in the trunk of a vehicle.

Fast-growing Villages fire department has evolved from a rural to urban agency

In 20 short years, The Villages Public Safety Department has gone from being a rural to an urban fire department to keep up with the growth in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Driver arrested after crashing semi and then trashing police car

A driver was arrested after crashing a semi on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake and then trashing a police car.

Summerfield man popped for stealing at Wal-Mart says he was being ‘stupid’

A Summerfield man found himself behind bars late Sunday night after being accused of stealing grocery items from the Summerfield Wal-Mart.

Summerfield habitual traffic offender nabbed while driving unregistered BMW

A Summerfield man was arrested Thursday afternoon after a Marion County sheriff’s detective thought he was wanted on an outstanding Sumter County warrant.

Rotary Club teams up with car wash and pizza eatery for school supply drive

The Rotary Club of The Villages – Evening is partnering with Village Car Wash and Hungry Howie’s Pizza in a school supply drive for Harbour View Elementary in Summerfield.

Villagers can send message on Hacienda Hills prior to vote on apartments

Through a Villages-News.com survey, Villagers can send a message on a plan for apartments at the demolished Hacienda Hills Country Club site prior to a vote Wednesday morning by the Amenity Authority Committee.

Man arrested at Lake Sumter Landing with golf cart he had been forbidden to drive

A man was arrested at Lake Sumter Landing when he was found to have a golf cart he had been forbidden to drive.

PWAC to spend $141,348 to prop up oft-flooded bridge at golf course

The Project Wide Advisory Committee has agreed to spend $141,348 to prop up an oft-flooded bridge at a golf course in The Villages.

Official suggests residents subsidizing advertising for The Villages

An elected official has raised concerns that residents are subsidizing advertising for The Villages.

Villagers with lengthy criminal records jailed after traffic stop at Wawa

Two Villagers with long criminal histories were jailed after a traffic stop at Wawa at County Road 466 and U.S. 301 in Oxford.

Increase of COVID-19 cases slows considerably in tri-county area

For the first time since Gov. Ron DeSantis reopened Florida on June 5, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the local area has slowed to a crawl.

Sumter County CARES Act housing assistance grants available

Sumter County received CARES Act federal funding for housing assistance that will be available on a first-come, first-served distribution to assist with mortgage, rent or utility payments for eligible applicants.