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Deputies nab suspect at Lake Miona Park after woman reports attempted break-in at her...

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies nabbed a suspect on a motorcycle at Lake Miona Park after a woman reported an attempted break-in at her home. The woman was at home at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at...

Legendary Judy Collins coming to The Sharon applauds students’ speaking out after school shooting

In the wake of tragedy, Judy Collins knows the times are – once again --changing. The famed singer, 78, came of age during the 1960s, a time when young people protested war and worked for...

Colony Cottage Sports Pool to be closed for maintenance

The Colony Cottage Sports Pool will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2. It will reopen on Saturday, March 3. If you have any questions or need additional information, contact...

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Husband arrested after urging wife to obtain payday loan to fund marijuana purchase

A 58-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested Thursday after he locked his wife out of their home after she refused to obtain a payday...

Local golf instructor arrested after battle with teenage son over dishwasher

A local golf instructor is free on $3,000 bond following his arrest this week after an altercation with his teenage son over his failure...

77-year-old man arrested after alleged attack on woman in Village of Pinellas

A 77-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning after an alleged attack on a woman in the Village of Pinellas. The woman called 911 at around...

How hypocritical can you get?

To the Editor: Republicans, being pro life, believe that the fetus inside the womb should by any means, be saved to live birth.  Flip the...

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...
As The Villages prepares to make a major push into Leesburg, a Lake County governmental official is leaving his post and joining the team at Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. Robert Chandler has served for the past three years as the director of Lake County’s Economic Growth Department which was formed in...
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....

Canada’s Chris Johnston grabs lead at FLW Tour at Harris Chain of Lakes

Canadian pro Chris Johnston of Peterborough, Ontario, brought a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 7 ounces, to the scale Friday to top the pro standings after Day...

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...

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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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...

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 St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church in Belleview contacted the Marion...

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 72-year-old Michael Parke Shafer of the Hampton Villas in the...