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Trump tops CPAC straw poll with DeSantis in second place

Former President Trump dominated the weekend Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando with a searing Sunday speech and the fervent support of those attending the annual gathering.

Villagers remain sharply divided on wearing masks at town squares

The debate rages on with regard to maskless dancing and drinking at town squares in The Villages.

11 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida surpasses 3 million Sunshine State residents vaccinated

Eleven more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida surpassed 3 million vaccinations among Sunshine State residents.

Villager whose white Mercedes struck bicyclists set for status conference in court

An 89-year-old Villager charged in a hit-and-run crash that injured two Villages bicyclists has an upcoming status conference in her criminal case in Sumter County Court.

Villager’s daughter placed on curfew and ordered to stay away from booze

A Villager’s adult daughter has been placed on a curfew and ordered to stay away from booze as conditions of her release from jail.

Sumter Landing CDD changing meeting time to be in sync with PWAC

The Sumter Landing Community Development District Board has changed its meeting date and time.

Domestic abuse suspect hospitalized after drinking rat poison

A domestic abuse suspect was taken to the UF Health Emergency Room after drinking rat poison.

Wildwood teen arrested after returning to grandmother’s home

A Wildwood teen has been jailed on $10,000 bond after returning to his grandmother’s home in Oxford from which he has been banned.

Odell Recreation Center will be shut down for maintenance

The Odell Recreation Center indoor and outdoor facilities will be closed for maintenance later this week.

Tierra Del Sol Recreation Center to close for maintenance

The Tierra Del Sol Recreation Center indoor facilities and adult pool will be closed for maintenance. We've got the date.

Turn lanes to be added to busiest intersection in The Villages

Turn lanes are being added to the busiest intersection in The Villages in an attempt to cut down on congestion.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping inspires love it or loathe it feelings in The Villages

Love it or loathe it, Florida-Friendly Landscaping celebrates its 28th birthday this month. We look back at some controversial cases of Florida-Friendly Landscaping.

Motorcyclist from Michigan dies after crash near Lake Deaton Plaza

A motorcyclist from Michigan has died after a crash near Lake Deaton Plaza in The Villages.

3 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida and tri-county area hit milestones in number of cases

Three more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as Florida topped 1.9 million cumulative cases and the tri-county area surpassed 60,000 positive results.

Alzheimer’s charity invites Villagers to help set new world record for longest golf cart parade

Villagers are being asked to participate in an upcoming effort to set a world record for the longest golf cart parade – all while supporting research into Alzheimer’s Disease.

74-year-old Stonecrest sex offender jailed after failing to report canceled trip

A Stonecrest sex offender found himself behind bars Thursday after failing to alert law enforcement that he had canceled an out-of-state trip.

Tiny Sumter County cemetery named to National Register of Historic Places

A tiny Sumter County cemetery in the shadow of the giant Florida National Cemetery has achieved national historic status.'s Marv Balousek has the story.

Summerfield man behind bars after high-speed chase through school zones

A Summerfield man was jailed Wednesday on a multitude of charges after a high-speed chase through two school zones that also saw his vehicle swerve into oncoming traffic several times.