Woman arrested on drunk driving charge in parking lot of Waterfront Inn

A woman was arrested on a drunk driving charge early Friday morning in the parking lot of the Waterfront Inn at Lake Sumter Landing. Megan Marie McDowell, 33, of Silver Springs, climbed behind the wheel...

Residents speak out on anonymous complaint system

Residents spoke out Friday on the future of the anonymous complaint system before the Community Development District 8 Board of Supervisors. The oft-debated topic was raised again at the insistence of Rich Cardillo of the...

Driver ticketed as result of crash at County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road ...

A driver was ticketed as the result of a crash Thursday at the intersection of County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road. Matthew Paul Silva, 28, of Summerfield, had been at the wheel of a...

Ocala high school shooter identified; school resource officer praised for quick actions  ...

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Jimmy Long is being hailed as a hero for his quick actions in arresting 19-year-old Sky Bouche during a school shooting at Forest High School in Ocala on Friday morning. Bouche, a former...

Longtime CDD supervisor announces decision to withdraw her name from November ballot

Longtime Community Development District 6 Supervisor Sally Moss announced Friday that she will with withdraw her name from the November ballot. Moss, who has served for a dozen years as a CDD supervisor, was appointed...

Supervisors approve signs to attempt to inform parking violators of their abuse

  The Community Development District 5 Board of Supervisors has voted to put up signage in an attempt to inform parking violators of their abuse. The signs will be going up in the Jasper Villas. The problem...

62-year-old woman driving on suspended license arrested after crack cocaine found in her purse

A 62-year-old Summerfield woman driving on a suspended license was arrested after crack cocaine was...

95-year-old Spruce Creeker victim of fraud

A 95-year-old resident of Del Webb Spruce Creek has been the victim of fraud. The man’s...

Wildwood man arrested after marijuana, Oxycodone found in vehicle

A Wildwood man was arrested after marijuana and Oxycodone were found in his vehicle. Eric Eugene...

Suspect indicted in January shooting death at Parkside Garden Apartments in Ocala

The Ocala Police Department has arrested 30-year-old Tyrell Kendrick in the shooting death of 20-year-old...

Suspicious person arrested at Circle K in Wildwood

A report of a suspicious person led to the arrest of a man on a...

Convicted felon living in Village of Belvedere accused of theft, arrested with ammunition

A convicted felon living in the Village of Belvedere has been arrested on new theft...

We could use some good restaurants in The Villages

To the Editor: The following restaurants have locations close to Central Florida and would be fine additions to our area. Chuy's Tex Mex Restaurant is an independent chain that was originally started in Austin Texas and...

Restaurants needed in The Villages

To the Editor: Portillo’s has the best Italian beef and chocolate cake, as well as great hot dogs, Polish sausages, barbecued ribs, salads and pasta.   Several years ago, Dick Portillo sold his business, which started...

We need a Captain D’s in The Villages

To the Editor: I would like to see a Capt. D's in The Villages area.  The closest is in Leesburg.  We always liked this in Indiana.  They have good food at reasonable prices, and the...

A grandfather and granddaughter watching the turtles in Lake Sumter

A grandfather and granddaughter watching the turtles in Lake Sumter in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A reflective shot of the Waterfront Inn over Lake Sumter

A reflective shot of the Waterfront Inn over Lake Sumter in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A Century Plant shoots up quickly in The Villages

A Century Plant shoots up quickly in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A Sandhill Crane Colt in The Villages

A Sandhill Crane Colt in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Cloudy sunrise over Lake Sumter in The Villages

Cloudy sunrise over Lake Sumter in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A Great Blue Heron catches a ‘Big One’ in The Villages

A Great Blue Heron catches a 'Big One' in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

Digital Vascular Surgery Suite at The Villages Regional Hospital

The Villages Regional Hospital cuts ribbon on new Digital Vascular Surgery Suite

The Villages Regional Hospital cut the ribbon on their new Digital Vascular Surgery Suite on Tuesday afternoon. The new unit is part of their...

King Garden restaurant in Summerfield shut down after failing health inspection

King Garden restaurant in Summerfield was shut down last week after failing a health inspection. The Chinese restaurant at 17860 SE 109th Ave. near Spruce...

Villagers line up for butter burgers, curds at opening of Culver’s in Southern Trace

Villagers lined the walls of the new Culver's during its grand opening Monday at Southern Trace Plaza. The newest fast-food restaurant to join The Villages...

New family-owned restaurant opens at Southern Trace Plaza in The Villages

Family-owned Habaneros Mexican Grill has opened its newest location at Southern Trace Plaza in The Villages. The restaurant took over the former location of Crispers...

Restaurant in Mount Dora forced to close after failing health inspection

A restaurant in Mount Dora was forced to close its doors last week after failing a health inspection. Lampu Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi on U.S....

Opening date announced for new Culver’s restaurant at Southern Trace Plaza

An opening date has been announced for the Culver’s restaurant at Southern Trace Plaza. Culver’s, famous for Butterburgers and fresh frozen custard, will be opening...

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Sports

Village of Hadley resident celebrates after getting second hole-in-one

Village of Hadley resident John Osmond recently got his second hole-in-one. He got this hole-in-one at Hole #2 at 105 yards at Tarpon Boil Executive...

Ocala Breeders’ Sales preparing for its major sale of the year

Ocala Breeders’ Sales is preparing for its major sale of the year. The Spring April Sale of 2-Year-Olds-In-Training is scheduled to have 1,222 horses traipse...

Sumter County Special Olympics soccer team to compete next month at...

The Sumter County Special Olympics soccer team is heading to DisneyWorld. The unified 5 x 5 soccer team recently journeyed to Land of Lakes in...

Villager gets first hole-in-one at Pimlico

Mark Mishalanie Sr. got his first hole-in-one while golfing Wednesday, March 29 at Pimlico Executive Golf Course. He scored the lucky ace at Hole #1. If...

Tamarind Grove woman gets hole-in-one during golf outing with friends

Bonnie Anderson of the Village of Tamarind Grove got a hole-in-one on Wednesday, March 28 at Sandhill Executive Golf Course. She was playing with friends when...

Wildwood grad’s community college team captures national basketball championship

Jada Perry of Lady Lake helped Tallahassee Community College defeat Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College, 69-51, on March 24 to win the National Junior...

Village of Sunset Pointe resident calls for signage ‘before an accident happens’

A Village of Sunset Pointe resident is calling for signage to be put up “before an accident happens.” William Satterfield made the request Friday morning before the Community Development District 5 Board of Supervisors. He said...

Local experts help Villagers get prepared in case an emergency strikes

The introduction of several new, state-of-the-art life-saving technologies as well as reminders about existing safety programs, all designed to help ensure the well-being of Villagers, were featured at the VHA's “Staying Alive” educational seminar, Thursday...

62-year-old woman driving on suspended license arrested after crack cocaine found in her purse

A 62-year-old Summerfield woman driving on a suspended license was arrested after crack cocaine was found in her purse. Virginia Kay Poore had been at the wheel of a 1998 Oldsmobile 88 at 4:35 p.m....

Crash snarls traffic at County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road

A crash at about 5 p.m. Thursday snarled traffic at County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road. The two-car collision occurred in the intersection and involved a SUV and a four-door sedan. The woman driving...

Villagers argue their money being used to build fence to satisfy single homeowner

Residents packed a Community Development District 10 Board of Supervisors on Thursday afternoon, trying to stop construction of a fence in a green space in The Villages. The Project Wide Advisory Committee in March voted...

Dragon Boaters appeal to Sumter Landing board ahead of meeting with Recreation Director Rohan

Ahead of a pivotal meeting set for Friday with Recreation Director John Rohan, Dragon Boaters appealed Thursday morning to the Sumter Landing Community Development District Board. Dragon Boaters, in particular members of This Boat Rocks,...

Election official warns of long lines in November prompted by complicated ballot

The Constitutional Revision Commission has approved eight revisions that will be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot in addition to the five initiative proposals put forth by citizens and the legislature. “Voters can expect a...

CIC will offer safety flashers at Saturday’s Brownwood Farmers Market

Members of the Community Improvement Council will have their Safety Flashers for humans and for dogs available on Saturday, April 21 at the Brownwood Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m., depending...

95-year-old Spruce Creeker victim of fraud

A 95-year-old resident of Del Webb Spruce Creek has been the victim of fraud. The man’s home health agent contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after she noted suspicious checks written to “various unknown people,”...

MCSO to participate in DEA prescription drug take back initiative

The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. According to the 2015 National Survey on...