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Gaetz and Greene declare war in America First launch in The Villages

Two of the most controversial members of Congress declared war on the establishment in the launch of their America First tour Friday night in The Villages.

Villager enters plea in alleged Whopper-throwing racial tirade at Burger King

A 77-year-old Villager has entered a plea in an alleged Whopper-throwing racial tirade at the Burger King restaurant at Trailwinds Village in Wildwood. We've got an update on the story which has garnered nationwide attention.

Villager pulls gun on ex-wife allegedly threatening him with golf club

A Villager held his ex-wife at gunpoint until police arrived after she allegedly threatened him with a golf club.

Cody’s employees and area residents gather to remember fallen kitchen manager

Employees of Cody’s Original Roadhouse in The Villages and area residents gathered Friday to pay tribute to a colleague who died suddenly of cancer last month.

7 more local COVID-19 deaths as cruise ship chief threatens to leave Florida

On the day when seven more local residents lost their battle with COVID-19 and Florida reported 89 additional deaths and more than 4,100 new cases, the head of a major cruise ship operator threatened to pull its operations out of Florida.

Villages Charter School student takes first place in entrepreneurial competition

A Villages Charter School student took first place in an entrepreneurial competition staged by Sumter County Schools.

Big crowd and protesters at Brownwood for Gaetz, Greene tour launch

An enormous crowd and large group of friends and protesters were at the Brownwood Hotel & Spa ahead of the arrival of two controversial GOP figures.

Oxford Oaks woman with large cache of drugs arrested at Sam’s Club

An Oxford Oaks woman with a large quantity of drugs was arrested at Sam’s Club in Lady Lake.

Suspect arrested with THC oil and vape pens in Village of St. James

A man was arrested with THC oil and vape pens during a traffic stop in the Village of St. James.

Summerfield man claims his pants with drugs in pocket belong to somebody else

A Summerfield man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant and claimed to be wearing someone else’s pants found himself behind bars Tuesday on additional charges.

Licenseless Summerfield man popped after driving motorcycle on sidewalk

A Summerfield man with no driver’s license was jailed Tuesday after a Marion County sheriff’s detective spotted him riding his motorcycle on a sidewalk.

Villagers outraged at unkempt home they suspect has been abandoned

Residents of a neighborhood in The Villages are outraged about an unkempt home they suspect has been abandoned.

Golf carts in head-on collision on path at Lake Sumter Landing

Two golf carts collided head on Thursday afternoon on the multi-modal path leading to the Morse Boulevard bridge. Villages-News.com's David Towns was at the scene.

Village of Hawkins woman arrested after alleged threats against man friend

A Village of Hawkins woman was arrested after alleged threats against her man friend.

Villagers seriously injured in golf cart crash weren’t wearing seat belts

Two men seriously injured in a rollover golf cart crash Thursday afternoon in The Villages weren’t wearing seat belts.

6 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida continues to battle deadly virus

Six more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida reported 73 additional fatalities and more than 4,500 new cases of the virus on Thursday.

Tierra Del Sol tennis and shuffleboard courts to be resurfaced

The Tierra Del Sol Recreation Center tennis and shuffleboard courts will be closed for resurfacing. We've got details on other court resurfacings in The Villages.

Driver nabbed with 11 grams of marijuana in traffic stop on County Road 466

A Summerfield man wanted on a warrant was nabbed with 11 grams of marijuana on County Road 466.