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Contractor at center of tree-cutting case had previous run-in in The Villages

A contractor at the center of a bitterly contested tree-cutting incident had a previous run-in years earlier in The Villages.

Official suggests it might be time to stop wearing masks during meetings

An official has suggested it might be time to stop wearing masks during government meetings.

Supervisors show keen interest in CDD 7 meeting on PWAC agreement

Supervisors are showing keen interest in a Community Development District 7 workshop later this month regarding the future of its relationship with the Project Wide Advisory Committee.

Study shows higher COVID-19 rate among younger people endangers elderly residents

Six more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as a new study showed that Florida ranked among the states with the highest Coronavirus infection rates for younger residents in 2020.

Villager wins right to build private boat dock at $1.4 million home

A Villager has won the right to build a private boat dock at his $1.4 million home at Lake Miona.

Pair arrested in attempted heist of $3,000 worth of fragrances at Belk

Two women were arrested in the attempted heist of more than $3,000 worth of fragrances at Belk in The Villages.

Mulberry Dog Park will reopen after addition of shade structure

The Mulberry Dog Park is set to reopen after the addition of a shade structure at the facility. We've got the date.

Wildwood woman arrested while on phone with her probation officer

A Wildwood woman was arrested while she was on the phone with her probation officer.

Driver ‘fighting with California’ nabbed while behind wheel near Brownwood

A man who claimed he has been “fighting with California” over the status of his driver’s license was nabbed while driving without a license near Brownwood.

Knife-wielding 50-year-old Summerfield man jailed after confronting ATV riders

A Summerfield man was jailed early Wednesday morning after two ATV riders claimed he chased them down and threatened them with a large “Marine style” knife.

Lake Deaton residents furious over CDD 10’s handling of tree-cutting incident

Village of Lake Deaton residents angrily objected Thursday to the Community Development District 10 Board of Supervisors’ handling of a tree cutting incident in their neighborhood.

Villagers’ son arrested after ambulance crew reports impaired motorist

The son of a couple in The Villages was arrested after an ambulance crew reported seeing a vehicle whose driver was possibly impaired.

CDD 9 supervisors debate whether they’ve got too much of residents’ money

Community Development District 9 supervisors on Thursday afternoon debated whether the $16 million held in reserve is too much - or too little.

COVID-19 cases spiking across Florida as virus hits Villages Charter School again

Florida added 6,762 new COVID-19 cases and 78 more fatalities on Thursday as the deadly virus reared its head again at The Villages Charter School.

Suspect jailed after crashing stolen truck during chase by Lady Lake police

A suspect has been jailed after crashing a stolen truck during a chase by Lady Lake police.

Majority of CDD 10 supervisors push for lighting of Hillsborough pool sign

A majority of Community Development District 10 supervisors are pushing for the sign at the Hillsborough swimming pool to be lit at night.

Former Fruitland Park community development director dies at 66 after long illness

The former longtime community development director for the City of Fruitland Park has died.

Sumter detectives seeking help in nabbing thief who targeted Lady Lake Lowe’s

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a bandit who recently ripped off power tools from the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Lady Lake.