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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...

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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,...

Man arrested at Circle K in Wildwood for driving while license suspended

A man was arrested Tuesday night at Circle K in Wildwood on a felony charge of driving while license suspended. Joseph John Deblasi, 22, of...

Police nab suspect spotted driving golf cart stolen from hotel in The Villages

Police nabbed a suspect who was spotted driving a golf cart stolen from a hotel in The Villages. A detective with the Lady Lake Police...

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...

It’s not about the Second Amendment

To the Editor: Every time there is a school shooting, (the one in Florida was #18 this year), all gun owners start thinking about their...

Turn on your headlights and use your turn signals

To the Editor: Now there is fog in Central Florida in the mornings, it’s amazing all the drivers driving without their headlights turned on. Also,...
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...
Sumter County added 6,535 jobs since 2012, a 36 percent increase, according to a report presented Tuesday to the county board of commissioners. The county had 24,764 jobs in 2017, up from 18,229 five years ago. Health care and construction were the fastest growing sectors. Construction jobs rose 81 percent to 2,481...

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...

Local golfer celebrates surprise victory at prestigious Pebble Beach Pro-Am

You could excuse Silver Springs’ Ted Potter Jr., if he envisioned never winning another tournament on the Professional Golfers Association Tour. After all, it...

Health

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...

Participants can register online for Alzheimer’s Family Support Walk

The sixth annual Alzheimer’s Family Support Walk is coming up Saturday, Feb.24, and it is easy to enter, online or at the event.  Registration...

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Trucks hauling in dirt to fill sinkholes in Village of Calumet Grove

Villagers watched Tuesday as a steady stream of dump trucks moved along the Torri Pines cart path behind McLawren Terrace. The trucks were hauling in loads of fill which were dumped near the sinkholes which...

Village of Woodbury woman reports theft of valuable ring

A Villager has reported the theft of a valuable ring from her home in the Village of Woodbury. The ring is described as 14 karat gold with a large emerald surrounded by 12 small diamonds,...

Man with marijuana arrested after traffic stop at Pinellas Plaza in The Villages

A man with marijuana was arrested after a traffic stop Monday night at Pinellas Plaza in The Villages. Brandon Lamar Johnson, 32, of Wildwood, had been driving a white Chevy Camaro shortly after 7 p.m....

Villager who previously worked as a banker takes a star turn in upcoming ‘Sweet...

Sally Spieth’s second act takes a star turn with Charity Valentine. The one-time banker who blossomed on stage in The Villages marks her first starring role in “Sweet Charity,” March 5-7 at Savannah Center. “The audience...

Community Improvement Council to offer safety flashers at Lake Sumter Landing

Members of the Community Improvement Council will be available on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Lake Sumter Landing Market Night between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m., on the sidewalk across from Panera and next to the...