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Hospital chaplain in The Villages warns COVID-19 epidemic ‘far from over’

A chaplain at UF Health-The Villages Hospital is warning the COVID-19 epidemic is “far from over.”

15 more local COVID-19 deaths as state reports more than 849,000 vaccines given

On the day when Florida reported that more than 849,000 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 15 more residents succumbed to the virus and more than 16,000 new cases were reported across the Sunshine State.

FBI tracks down Summerfield man who joined in riot at U.S. Capitol

A Summerfield man is being held without bond after he was tracked down by the FBI for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Peak participation being reached as recreation centers still operating at 50 percent capacity

Many activities in The Villages are reaching their peak attendance/participation numbers early as the recreation centers are still operating at 50 percent capacity due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Villager’s adult son with history of strange behavior tasered at Lowe’s

A Villager’s adult son was tasered after attempting to flee from law enforcement at Lowe’s home improvement in Lady Lake.

Elected supervisor objects to contract with longtime Villages engineer

An elected supervisor objected to a contract with The Villages’ longtime engineer over lingering bitterness over the contentious issue of striping on multi-modal paths.

Mulberry Grove Dog Park to be closed for shade structure installation

The Mulberry Grove Dog Park will be closed for the installation of a shade structure. We've got the dates.

Summerfield woman arrested on DUI charge with empty whiskey bottles in vehicle

A speeding driver with empty whiskey bottles in her vehicle was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.

Suspect taken to ER after chased down by deputies in alleged attack on woman

A suspect was injured during a foot chase by law enforcement after an alleged attack on a woman.

Jake the rescue dog made quite an impression on adoption day

When Villagers Dave and Sheila Miller adopted Jake about a year ago from the Lake County Animal Shelter, he was all skin and bones. Tell us about how you found your dog. Email us at [email protected]

Criminal investigation launched after Villagers cut down trees at Lake Deaton

A criminal investigation has been launched after Villagers cut down trees in a protected wetland at Lake Deaton.

Popular restaurant in The Villages in violation over employee cleanliness issues

A popular restaurant in The Villages was found in violation last month with regard to employee cleanliness issues.

7 more local COVID-19 deaths as virus continues to hammer Sunshine State

COVID-19 has claimed seven more local residents as Florida reported another large spike in cases of the deadly virus on Thursday.

Sumter Health Department chief tries to ease fears about second COVID-19 doses

The director of the Health Department in Sumter County is attempting to alleviate fear among residents who are worried about getting their second COVID-19 vaccination – concerns most likely driven by Gov. Ron DeSantis during a Tuesday visit to The Villages.

Villa residents make plea for taller landscaping to cut down on traffic noise

A couple from Michigan who have a villa that backs up to Morse Boulevard in The Villages made a plea for taller landscaping to cut down on traffic noise.

Tall Trees Neighborhood Adult Pool will be closed until further notice

The Tall Trees Neighborhood Adult Pool will be closed until further notice.

‘Jealous’ Wildwood man arrested after girlfriend dials 911 over alleged attack

A “jealous” Wildwood man was arrested after his girlfriend dialed 911 over an alleged attack.

Summerfield woman jailed after scratched-up guy pal claims she ‘swiped’ at him

A Summerfield woman was arrested Tuesday night after a nasty tiff with her scratched-up man friend.