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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...

Village of Springdale woman sentenced in driving under the influence case

A Village of Springdale woman has been sentenced in connection with a drunk driving arrest this past December. Jean Ann Boysen, 66, had been arrested by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies after her vehicle was...

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Orange Blossom Gardens Lions Club encourages golfers to sign up for annual tournament

The Orange Blossom Gardens Lions Club invites you to become part of a Villages tradition by signing up to participate in their 31st annual...

Petrina to perform big band era music in scholarship fundraiser at Colony Cottage

Petrina can rock but the popular Villages performer has long held a secret ambition: to sing big band music here. She finally gets her chance...

Villages Masonic Club raises $1,000 for charity at Valentine’s dinner and dance

More than 100 Villages Masons and friends enjoyed a Valentine’s dance and fundraiser at Bridgeport Recreation Center. Disc Jockey Bubba Mills played the tunes and...

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...

Russian indictments aid Trump campaign

To the Editor: Wow, I was amazed to read today's Daily Sun article that stated that the "Russians interfered with the U.S. election in a...

State constitution panel deserves your attention

To the Editor: With the constant drama coming out of Washington these days, it’s easy to forget that we have a government in Tallahassee, too....
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

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...

Nearly 200 receive flu shots at drive-through clinic in Ocala

A recent flu shot clinic should lead to several hundred healthier residents. A total of 189 individuals received free flu shots at the Florida...

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Villager who served as principal at time of tragedy knows about heartache felt at...

Twenty-two years after an unimaginable disaster took the lives of 16 high school students and their five chaperones, its horrors and undiminished memories have resurfaced for the school’s former principal and now Villages resident...

Man without gate card sought after damaging entrance gate in The Villages

Sumter County sheriff's detectives are seeking assistance identifying a suspect who damaged the Paradise Gate. On two separate dates, Jan. 12 and 30, the individual attempted to drive through the Paradise Gate. As a result...

Village of Polo Ridge woman found way to succeed in a man’s world

People working in auto body shops don’t mess with Gail Santoro. She can sand and polish and paint with the best of them. In her early 30s, a single parent with two young sons,...

Early payment enables Villages chiropractor to avoid probation in leaving scene of accident case

A Villages chiropractor’s prompt payment of fines and court costs have enabled him to avoid probation in a leaving the scene of an accident case. Dr. Timothy Bodily, 30, was arrested Nov. 7 after...

Former MVP trainer signs up for payment plan in case in which he was...

A former personal trainer at MVP Athletic Club has signed up for a payment plan in connection with an incident last year in which he was tasered by police in the Applebee’s parking lot. Justin Flood,...