The Villages District Office has acknowledged that subcontractors working for a FEMA-approved hauler have headed south. The District made the admission as anger mounts over post-Hurricane Irma debris which remains uncollected in countless Villages’ driveways. Frustrated residents began dumping debris at postal stations and recreation centers. The District is now moving to Plan B. “It is […]
The Saddlebrook Tunnel has reopened after being closed for several weeks for a restoration project. The multi-modal path tunnel, located under Buena Vista Boulevard at the Saddlebrook Recreation Center, shut down in mid-August. Earlier this year, Community Development District 3 supervisors awarded a $53,525 bid for the project to G&G Construction of Marion County Inc.
A Villages couple is planning to host an annual pancake breakfast to benefit the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office’s Kids, Cops & Christmas program. Sam and Nadine Landis will be welcoming diners from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at RJ Gator’s at Lake Sumter Landing. The all-you-can-eat menu includes pancakes and coffee served with […]
Congressman Daniel Webster’s office will be hosting an event this week on assistance available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to residents in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Lake-Sumter State College in Sumterville. FEMA workers will provide guidance and answer questions […]
An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday for impersonating a law enforcement officer in Marion County. On Saturday, Belleview Florida Police Department officers responded to a disturbance call at a local convenience store, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office media release. BPD officers made contact with an individual, who had identified himself as an off-duty MCSO […]
Villagers are being asked not to dump debris from Hurricane Irma at postal facilities and recreation centers. Apparently, Villagers have grown impatient waiting for Federal Emergency Management Agency-hauler Crowder Gulf Inc. to make the rounds and pick up debris from the storm which struck on Sept. 10 and 11 in The Villages. Pickup began on […]
A convicted sex offender has registered an address in the San Miguel Villas in the Village of De La Vista. Jason Keith Martin, 38, on Friday registered an address of 863 Rialto Road with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Martin was released July 5 from the Lake County Jail for violating his probation on child […]
A 36-year-old Lady Lake man was taken into custody after allegedly helping his brother avoid arrest. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy had responded Thursday night to a verbal dispute reported by a neighbor on Happy Lane in Lady Lake. Eric Lee McCleary admitted that he and his brother had been arguing, according to an arrest […]