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Suspect sought after inappropriately touching woman alone in aisle at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge...

Sumter County sheriff's detectives are seeking assistance from the public in the search for a suspect who inappropriately touched a woman at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages. The suspect waited until the...

Gov. Scott cancels planned trip to Villages due to funerals for students killed in...

Gov. Rick Scott’s visit to The Villages, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20 has been canceled.  He will be in South Florida to attend funerals of some of those students slain, last week, at Parkland’s Marjory...

Lady Lake woman sentenced on DUI charge after rear-end collision in The Villages

A 25-year-old Lady Lake woman has been ordered not to consume or possess alcohol as a result of a rear-end collision last month in The Villages. Shawna Danielle Sexton had been at the wheel of...

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VHA to host electronics recycling drive Saturday at Lake Deaton Plaza

The VHA will host an electronics recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 in the parking lot of Publix at...

Villager who crashed into light pole on Colony Boulevard sentenced in drunk driving case

A Village of Sanibel woman whose vehicle crashed into a light pole on Colony Boulevard last month has been sentenced on a charge of...

‘George and Martha Washington’ visit John Bartram Chapter of the DAR

At a recent meeting of the John Bartram Chapter of the DAR, Cora and Bill Elder presented a lively and informative program as they...

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,...

Gutless political ‘leaders’

To the Editor: I feel many emotions since the mass shooting in Parkland. Sadness, grief, but mostly ANGER. Our political leaders(?) are gutless! They value...

We need more from Congress than denial and inaction

To the Editor: Should a documented, mentally disturbed youth have the right to purchase an automatic weapon?  Granted, we have a Second Amendment and we...
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

Dr. Gabe Mirkin to speak to Villages Canoe and Kayak Club

Dr. Gabe Mirkin will speak Tuesday afternoon to the Villages Canoe and Kayak Club at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Mirkin, a columnist with Villages-News.com, will...

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...

Mickey Mantle and liver cancer

Strong family support helped Mickey Mantle go from a poor mining town in Oklahoma to being the superstar center fielder of the New York...

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Wal-Mart at Summerfield where a man lef the store with a cart full of unpaid items.

Man in truck picks up ‘pretty’ woman on run after botched shoplifting spree at...

A man in a truck gave a lift to a “pretty” woman on Sunday who was on the run after a botched shoplifting spree at Wal-Mart at Summerfield. Emily Elizabeth Rogers, 25, told the man...

New tower could alleviate cell phone suffering for residents in Village of Fenney

A 260-foot communications tower planned along U.S. 301 less than a mile north of County Road 468 may improve cellular phone coverage in the Village of Fenney. Fenney residents have complained about spotty coverage in...

Oxford woman to run across United States in honor of mother who lost battle...

Oxford’s Katie Kline watched as her mother Shirley Bourell suffered from the throes of multiple sclerosis. She remembers her mom, who will have passed away nine years ago in June, as she fought the dreaded...

Villagers’ continued support results in additional comfort bundles for homeless

Sometimes an epilog is even more meaningful than the original narrative. Case in point: A Jan. 25 article in the Villages-News.com described the humanitarian efforts of four Villagers who were inspired to create and...

Man to escape prosecution in outburst at Lake Sumter Landing restaurant

A man will escape prosecution after an outburst this past September at a popular Lake Sumter Landing restaurant. John Anthony Barba, 50, had been arrested on two counts of battery and a charge of disorderly...