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Villager reports theft of iPhone, charger from golf cart while playing round of golf

A Villager has reported the theft of an iPhone 6 and charger from his golf cart while he played a round of golf here in Florida's Friendliest Hometown. The Village of Glenbrook man reported that...

Perkins employee arrested during lunch shift at restaurant in The Villages

A Perkins Restaurant & Bakery employee was arrested while working the lunch shift at the eatery here in The Villages. Dawnette Dale Goldsmith, 30, was taken into custody on a Sumter County warrant at about...

Man arrested at Circle K at Southern Trace

A man was arrested Wednesday night at the Circle K at Southern Trace Plaza in The Villages. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a report of an impaired man on a bicycle at...

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Security cameras missing from local church in wake of popular Greek festival

Security cameras are missing from a local church in the wake of a popular Greek festival held there. A member of the Parish Council at...

Villager seriously injured after golf cart crashes into wall of tunnel on multi-modal path

A Villager was seriously injured this morning after his golf cart crashed into the wall of a tunnel on the multi-modal path. A passerby found...

Golf cart speed, roundabout navigation remain challenges in The Villages

Blame the reason on increased vehicular traffic, or maybe the influx of snowbirds unfamiliar with The Villages’ unique “rules-of-the-road.” Or, maybe it’s due to...

If you can’t hunt with it, you don’t need it

To the Editor: Gun control made easy. If you can’t hunt with it, you don't need it. We will just tell this to the NRA...

Scalpers snapping up tickets at The Sharon

To the Editor: At 8:30 Wednesday morning, I waited for the ticket site to open to purchase tickets for the Jersey Boys. At 8:30 it opened and...

What will the Democrats run on in November?

To the Editor: I believe everyone knows the agenda of President Trump and the platform of the Republican Party.  Letting workers keep more of their...
The ALDI grocery store on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake will shut down April 1 for four weeks of remodeling. During the four-week shutdown, employees from the Lady Lake store will work toward opening the new ALDI store under construction at Trailwinds Village on County Road 466A in Wildwood....
Comcast has announced  it is introducing a new internet service in The Villages that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second to residential and business customers. These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available in the area. Comcast’s new 1 Gigabit Internet service will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology that makes it...

Alabama fisherman hooks early lead at FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes

Pro Jamie Horton of Centreville, Alabama, grabbed the early lead at the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Lowrance Thursday with five...

Villager and son toast after $10,000 horse provides $11,600 payday in early outing

Thoroughbred auctions advertise sales for racing age horses give a buyer a chance to purchase a horse that is ready to run. On Jan. 24,...

Sumter County Special Olympics team brings home silver medal from state games

The Sumter County Special Olympics team recently completed its 2017-18 basketball season. “We had 25 athletes this season. That was enough to have three...

Lucrative professional bass fishing competition set this month at Harris Chain of Lakes

Fishing League Worldwide will host its second stop of the 2018 FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Lowrence in the...

Health

Expert to discuss use of technology to enhance travel for the hearing impaired

Larry Kavanaugh of the Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers, will speak to the Hearing Loss Association of America at 1 p.m. Tuesday,...

Eating and drinking sugar can cause diabetes

Very exciting research from Princeton University explains how taking in sugared drinks and any sugar added to foods (not in whole fruits and vegetables)...

Brain fitness training center to be offered at Belvedere Library in The Villages

Dr. Amy Moore, psychologist and brain health researcher at Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research in Colorado Springs will host a fun, engaging, hands-on brain...

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71-year-old woman arrested in Village of Amelia after crashing open door with chair

A 71-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday night in the Village of Amelia after crashing open a door with a chair. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were called shortly after 7 p.m. to a home on Jem...

Golf cart drivers cheer removal of speed bump at busy tunnel in The Villages

Villagers in golf carts are cheering the removal of a speed bump from a tunnel at Mariposa Way and Morse Boulevard near the Morse Boulevard bridge. The speed bump was removed after a vote last...

Golf cart stolen from Villages hotel had been rented by visitor from Wisconsin

A golf cart stolen from a Villages hotel had been rented by a visitor from Wisconsin. A man with a lengthy criminal history, 32-year-old Jonathan Ryan Cuppels of Fruitland Park, remained behind bars at the...

Celebration of strawberries set for Friday at Brownwood Paddock Square

A celebration of strawberries is set for Friday afternoon at Brownwood Paddock Square. There will be plenty of fun for strawberry fans of all ages. Old-fashioned carnival games and attractions will be offered from 1 to...

Bogus $100 bill leads to arrest at Family Dollar store in Wildwood

A man who attempted to pass a bogus $100 bill was arrested Tuesday night at the Family Dollar store in Wildwood. Herbert Mickler Dyal III, 27, of Summerfield, entered the store at about 8 p.m....