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Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Governor includes U.S. 301 project in $4 billion effort to improve state roads

Gov. DeSantis on Monday announced the Moving Florida Forward initiative to expedite transportation projects over the next four years. It includes $26 million for improvements to U.S. 301 south of the Florida Turnpike.

Judge contends frail-looking former commissioner showed no remorse

A judge contended Monday that a frail-looking former Sumter County commissioner showed no remorse for the perjury charge for which he has been convicted.

Homeless people found squatting in home near The Villages

Homeless people were found squatting in a home near The Villages.

Man arrested after alleged altercation at laundromat in The Villages

A man was arrested after an alleged altercation at a laundromat in The Villages.

Village of Bonnybrook resident arrested in theft of merchandise from Walmart

A Village of Bonnybrook resident has been arrested in the theft of merchandise from Walmart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.

Driver of U-Haul arrested after spotted behind Sportsman’s Warehouse

The driver of a U-Haul was arrested after he was spotted behind Sportsman’s Warehouse.

Randy Bachman ready to share songs and stories from decades in rock ‘n roll

Villages-News.com's Tony Violanti spoke with Randy Bachman, who has plenty of rock 'n roll stories from his years with Bachman Turner Overdrive and the Guess Who. He's even got an Elvis Presley story. Bachman is coming to The Villages.

DUI suspect arrested after bartender reports his erratic driving

A drunk driving suspect was arrested after a bartender reported his erratic driving near Dani’s Sports Bar on State Road 44 in Wildwood.

72-year-old stroke victim attacked in angry battle over housework

A 72-year-old stroke victim was attacked in an angry battle over housework.

Wildwood woman arrested after traffic stop at Rolling Acres Apartments

A Wildwood woman was arrested after a traffic stop at the Rolling Acres Apartments in Lady Lake.

Former Commissioner Oren Miller a free man after two and a half months behind bars

Former Sumter County Commissioner Oren Miller is heading home today after spending two and a half months behind bars.

Fourth Villager cuts deal to avoid conviction in voter fraud case from 2020 election

A fourth Villager has cut a deal to avoid conviction in a voter fraud case from the 2020 election.

85-year-old Villager back home after eviction of unwanted female companion

An 85-year-old Villager, arrested earlier this month, has returned home after the eviction of an unwanted female companion.

Evolution Dance brings classic movie moments to life in show at Savannah Center

For those suffering the post-holiday January blahs, Evolution Dance has the cure for those winter time blues.

Villager who had been drinking at Red Sauce gets break after DUI arrest

A Villager has gotten a break in court following his arrest this past September after drinking at Red Sauce at Lake Sumter Landing.

Woman sentenced over false police report involving shopping cart at Lowe’s

A woman has been sentenced in connection with a false police report involving a shopping cart at Lowe’s home improvement.

DUI suspect who was on phone loses his license after crashing in roundabout

A drunk driving suspect who admitted he was on his phone prior to crashing in a roundabout in The Villages has lost his driver’s license.

Villager enters plea in DUI case after driving in wrong direction on U.S. Hwy. 27/441

A Villager has entered a plea in a drunk driving case after he was caught driving in the wrong direction on U.S. Hwy. 27/441.

Driver from Mexico enters plea in crash which injured women on Cherry Lake Road

A driver charged with fleeing the scene of a crash which injured a mother and her daughter on Cherry Lake Road has entered a plea in the case.

Bridgeport Recreation Center and family pool to be closed Thursday

The Bridgeport Recreation Center indoor facilities, outdoor facilities and family pool will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Laurel Manor Recreation Center and sports pool closed Friday

The Laurel Manor Recreation Center indoor facilities, fit club, outdoor facilities and sports pool will be closed for quarterly maintenance on Friday, Feb. 3.

Agribusiness growth prompting installation of traffic signal on State Road 44

A new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of State Road 44 and County Road 229 near the Dunkin’ Donuts and Holiday Inn Express.

Son arrested after unwelcome visit to mother’s home in The Villages

A son was arrested after an unwelcome visit to his mother’s home in The Villages.

Villager to lose license in golf cart DUI after leaving Lighthouse at Lake Sumter Landing

A Villager will lose his driver’s license after climbing into a golf cart after leaving the Lighthouse Point Bar & Grille at Lake Sumter Landing.