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21% of local COVID-19 cases in long-term care centers and correctional facilities

Twenty-one percent of all COVID-19 cases in the local have been identified in either long-term care centers or correctional facilities.

Convicted sex offender from Ohio registers permanent address in The Villages

A convicted sex offender from Ohio has registered a permanent address in The Villages. We've got details.

Tree lighting ceremony season kicks off Saturday night in The Villages

The tree lighting ceremony season kicks off Saturday night in The Villages.

Sumter sheriff warns residents of scam calls demanding money to avoid arrest

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is warning Villagers and area residents to be aware of a scam involving a fake deputy.

22-year-old pedestrian dies after struck by SUV in Sumter County

A 22-year-old pedestrian died after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle early Thanksgiving morning in Sumter County.

Confused DUI suspect in Cadillac arrested at country store on State Road 44

A confused drunk driving suspect in a Cadillac was arrested at a rural country store on State Road 44 in Sumter County.

Motorcyclist jailed after caught riding in Summerfield with suspended license

A Summerfield motorcyclist found himself behind bars late Tuesday morning after being stopped for having no license tag.

Sumter sheriff collecting food donations for local families in need

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office’s charity food pantry is up and running for the holidays.

Pops Chorus Folk Quartet driveway concerts raise money for local charities

The Pops Chorus Folk Quartet has held a series of driveway concerts to raise money to help local charities.

Long-term care residents will be first to receive vaccines in Sumter County

Sumter County is planning for COVID-19 vaccinations and has prepared a list of long-term care facilities where residents and staff will be among the first to receive the vaccine.'s Marv Balousek has details.

Large sinkhole opens up near postal facility in The Villages

A large sinkhole has opened up near a postal facility in The Villages.

2 more local residents die of COVID-19 as new cases reported across Villages area

Two more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly disease continue to be reported in and around The Villages.

Harbor Hills woman arrested after crashing in roundabout in The Villages

A Harbor Hills woman was arrested after crashing in a roundabout in The Villages.

Best Buy manager foils employee’s attempt to steal Samsung Galaxy phones

A manager at Best Buy in Lady Lake foiled an employee’s alleged attempt to steal Samsung Galaxy phones from the store.

Wildwood officials approve two high-density housing developments

Wildwood commissioners have approved two high-density housing developments.'s Marv Balousek has details.

Jealous Oxford man jailed after allegedly writing curse words on lady friend’s car

A jealous Oxford man was jailed after allegedly writing curse words on a lady friend’s car.

Wildwood police arrest man with drugs sitting on trampoline

Wildwood police arrested a man with drugs who was sitting on a trampoline.

Sumter sheriff seeks help in nabbing bandits who ripped off pickup in Lake Panasoffkee

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a pickup truck that was stolen recently in Lake Panasoffkee.