Home News

News

Lake County man dies of COVID-19 as virus slams two local long-term care facilities

A Lake County resident has succumbed to COVID-19 as employees at two local long-term care facilities test positive for the virus that continues to wreak havoc on Florida and the tri-county area.

Suleiman family took between $700,000 and $2 million in COVID-19 aid

The Suleiman restaurant family has received between $700,000 and $2 million in COVID-19 relief aid.

Big donors in county race lined up for government assistance

Some of the major political donors in the Sumter County Commission race lined up for government money being handed out as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

Villager’s adult son who ‘needed money’ arrested in theft of items

A Villager’s adult son who said he “needed money” was arrested in the theft of merchandise from Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza.

82-year-old Villager free again after latest violation of court order

An 82-year-old Villager was released from jail Saturday afternoon after violating a court order.

Sumter sheriff seeks help in solving murder of 61-year-old man in Wildwood

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help as it continues to investigate a homicide from last November.

Saddlebrook Softball Complex will be closed on Tuesday

The Saddlebrook Softball Complex will be closed for maintenance from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 14.

Michigan man arrested after caught speeding on State Road 44

A Michigan man was arrested after he was caught speeding on State Road 44.

Largo Neighborhood Pool will be closed through Monday

The Largo Neighborhood Recreation Center Pool will be temporarily closed for pavement maintenance through Monday.

Summerfield man dies of COVID-19 as 22 more Villagers test positive for virus

A Summerfield resident has succumbed to COVID-19 as the virus continues to sweep across The Villages and surrounding communities.

Official contends Gov. DeSantis should ‘stay the hell out of The Villages’

A Community Development District 2 official said Villagers “are scared to death” of COVID-19 and that Gov. Ron DeSantis should “stay the hell out of The Villages.”

37 employees of area long-term care facilities test positive for COVID-19

Seventeen employees at Lady Lake Specialty Care and eight others at The Club Health and Rehabilitation Center at The Villages are among the 37 healthcare workers who have tested positive for the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus at area long-term care facilities.

Sumter commissioners face charges of ‘political hogwash’ and ‘funny math’ 

Residents tangled with Sumter County commissioners Friday over a 25 percent tax rate increase in this year's budget. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has details.

CDD 2 supervisors to send message on parking abuse at villas

The Community Development District 2 Board of Supervisors is ready to send a message to those abusing guest parking in villas.

CDD 2 considers pond sinkhole remedies ranging from $25,000 to $4.8 million

The Community Development District 2 Board of Supervisors on Friday considered remedies for sinkholes at a problematic pond ranging in price from $25,000 to $4.8 million.

Lady Lake police investigating theft of woman’s tricycle

Lady Lake police are investigating the theft of a 73-year-old woman’s tricycle.

Tax collector plans to add second drive-through lane by end of year

The Sumter County tax collector has announced plans to add a second drive-through lane by the end of the year. We'll tell you where it will be located.

House of Hope raising money through Saturday car washes

A car wash will be held Saturday to raise money for the House of Hope. You can safely stay in your car as it is washed.