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Friday, September 22, 2023


Villager sues SLCDD after slip-and-fall off Lake Sumter Landing rope chain

A Villager has sued the Sumter Landing Community Development District claiming that she sustained "serious injuries" after a rope chain barrier that she was leaning against allegedly gave way.

Convicted golf cart thief arrested after Villager’s Yamaha snatched at Spanish Springs

A convicted golf cart thief found himself back behind bars after allegedly snatching a Villager’s Yamaha at Spanish Springs.

Village of Pennecamp home sells for $1 million, nearly doubling original sales price

A home in the Village of Pennecamp sold for $1 million this month, nearly doubling its original new price in 2010.

Villager calls police after finding estranged man friend on her lanai

A Villager called the police after finding her estranged man friend on her lanai.

Sumter Commission accepting online applications for new fire board

The Sumter County Commission is now accepting online applications for a new fire board in The Villages.

Wildwood man accused of distributing child pornography through social media

A 22-year-old Wildwood man has been jailed on $375,000 bond after allegedly distributing child pornography through social media.

Has Gov. DeSantis turned his back on Christian community?

A local Christian-based counseling program is in serious trouble and there are questions as to whether Gov. DeSantis has turned his back on the Christian community.

Marion health provider expands into The Villages with new location

A group of health care providers serving Marion County has expanded into The Villages.

Unruly DUI suspect involved in crash carried by deputy into local ER

An unruly driving under the influence suspect who was involved in a crash on Interstate 75 had to be carried by a deputy into a local emergency room.

Wildwood police seek help from community for holiday food drive

The Wildwood Police Department has planned its second annual Thanksgiving food drive, which will kick off this Monday and run through Nov. 1.

Two executive golf courses will be closed for up to four weeks

Two executive golf courses in The Villages will be closed for up to four weeks.

Villager to perform community service after golf cart road rage attack

A Villager has been sentenced in a golf cart road rage incident that occurred when he was on his way home from Brownwood Paddock Square.

Grand Oaks forced to revise business model due to World Equestrian Center

Grand Oaks Resort has been forced to revise its business model due to the dominance of the World Equestrian Center in Ocala.

Village of Piedmont man arrested after found passed out in golf cart

A Village of Piedmont man was arrested after he was found passed out in a golf cart.

Webster votes to pass legislation improving VA claims process  

Congressman Daniel Webster has voted in support of the passage of the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2023, legislation that improves the Veteran Administration’s disability claims process.

Suspect arrested after tucking stolen merchandise in baby stroller at Target

A suspected thief was arrested after allegedly tucking stolen merchandise in a baby stroller she was pushing at Target at Rolling Acres Plaza.

Couple arrested with fentanyl after leaving Wawa

A couple was arrested with fentanyl after leaving Wawa at County Road 466 and U.S. 301 in Oxford.

Who asked the Developer to submit names for the fire district board?

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager wonders who asked the Developer to submit names for a yet-to-be-created fire district board?

Serial shoplifter jailed after allegedly stealing nail gun at Home Depot

A serial shoplifter was jailed after allegedly stealing a nail gun at Home Depot in Lady Lake.

Venezuelan lands back behind bars after caught driving without license

A Venezuelan landed back behind bars after he was once again caught driving without a license.

Faulty taillight trips up driver with suspended license on U.S. 301

A faulty taillight led to the arrest of a driver with a suspended license traveling on U.S. 301 in Oxford.

Maintenance planned at gatehouse at Village of Pinellas

The Village of Pinellas gatehouse will be undergoing maintenance and will be unstaffed.

Sumter commissioners reject ’spoon fed’ list of candidates for fire board

Taking the first step toward creation of a dependent fire district for The Villages, Sumter County commissioners voted Tuesday night to open an application process for the district board.

New Portillo’s restaurant expected to open in 2024 in Lady Lake

Lady Lake officials could barely contain their enthusiasm when Portillo’s restaurant representatives detailed plans for a new eatery.