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Bad Driving and near misses captured on video in The Villages
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Deputies: Man shoots, kills man who forced his way into home in Sumter County
SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - Sumter County deputies said a man who broke into a home Saturday night was shot and killed by a resident of the home. The Bushnell resident told deputies that 37-year-old Joshua Myers broke into his home after an argument over drugs earlier in the day.
District offices releases information about holiday trash collection in The Villages
The District Office has released the following information about holiday trash collection in The Villages:. If you live in Village Community Development Districts 1-11 in the Sumter County, Marion County or Fruitland Park portions of The Villages, there will not be sanitation collection on Tuesday,
Chilly start! Stormy weather expected later this week across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - It's a chilly start to the week Monday as colder and drier air moved into Central Florida. It will be sunny a cool with an average high of 66 degrees across Central Florida, Certified meteorologist Brian Shields said.
23-year-old resident of The Villages arrested with drugs in speeding BMW
A 23-year-old resident of The Villages was arrested when he was found to be in possession of drugs. Austin Lamanca-Hibbs who lives at 917 Vasquez Ave. in the Village of Pine Ridge had been driving a black BMW with Virginia plates at 11:27 p.m. Thursday when he was captured on radar traveling 73 mile
It’s easy to spot the snowbirds
Someone recently wrote a letter to the editor, objecting to being referred to as a “snowbird.” I don’t blame him. I would object as well. I prefer to refer to him as “our seasonal friend a neighbor.” He is the type that lives “up north” when it’s hot in The Villages and comes back down here every fa
Kids, Cops and Christmas pairs Sumter sheriff’s deputies with kids on shopping trip
For the 10th year in a row, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has sponsored Kids, Cops and Christmas. More than 200 children who were selected by their school guidance counselors had the opportunity to shop with a uniformed sheriff’s department employee for Christmas presents. The event took place
Wildwood Elementary principal elected to lead Sumter County Republican Party
The principal at Wildwood Elementary School has been elected to lead the Sumter County Republican Executive Committee. John Temple will take the reins from Villager John Calandro, who was recently named chairman of the Community Development District 6 Board of Supervisors. Calandro will continue to
Mold problem said to be underlying factor in Wildwood police chief’s abrupt departure
A persistent mold problem at the fire-damaged Wildwood police station led to clashes with the city manager and the departure of three command staff officers, according to two police department employees.
Former IBM executive from New York making magic in The Villages
“That’s amazing!” “Impossible!” “How did you do that?” “No way!” These are the kind of responses Villages magician Wally Libenson gets when he produces a chosen card from a deck in a box fastened with a rubber band. Or he has an audience member pick a random word from a book and then announces the p
Love, hope linger after families split
When their packages are returned or destroyed, when their pleadings for reconciliation fail, when their own children sever all contact and the courts shrug their shoulders, cut-off grandparents are left with few options that grow increasingly uglier.
Wildwood man seriously injured in crash that claimed Tampa man’s life in Marion County
A Wildwood man was seriously injured in a crash that claimed a Tampa man’s life in Marion County. James Mazyck, 47, had been a passenger in a 1991 GMC Sierra driven by 53-year-old Douglas Williams Jr. of Brooksville which had been traveling at 9:25 p.m Saturday southbound on U.S. 441, according to a
Pair of Villagers completes quest to walk all 38 executive golf courses
Barbara Cooksey of the Village of Polo Ridge and Richard Bauer of the Villages of Caroline on Feb. 15 decided to go on a quest to walk all 38 executive courses in The Villages. They started that very day at Hawkes Bay.
Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report
An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late.
Summerfield man charged with lewd behaviour on 15-year-old
A Summerfield man who denied inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl, was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior. Jayston Miles Wurth was arrested at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Friday after his interview and transported to the Marion County Jail for booking.
Children receive gifts via kids, cops and Christmas
Dominick Visconti was so happy, he wanted to do a backflip. That’s what The Villages Charter School student said during Kids, Cops and Christmas, a program put on by Sumter County Sheriff’s Office which took place at two separate Walmarts in The Villages and in Bushnell on Saturday. Forty-eight poli
Summerfield man arrested after caught driving with non-functioning headlight
A Summerfield man was arrested after he was caught driving a vehicle with a non-functioning headlight. Edgar Depaul Powell, 45, had been at the wheel of 2008 Lincoln Town Car with North Carolina plates at 8:50 p.m. Dec. 7 when he was pulled over at Crossroads Plaza, according to an arrest report fro
Villager targeted by anonymous complaints wants enforcement by government not neighbors
A Villager told the Community Development District 2 Board of Supervisors that government should enforce deed restrictions in The Villages – not neighbors. Debbie Odom of the Village of Santo Domingo spoke on the topic Friday morning in a meeting at the District Office.
CDD 2 supervisor claims some gate attendants falling short of duties
A Community Development District 2 supervisor claims that some gate attendants in The Villages are falling short of their duties. CDD 2 Supervisor Bill Schikora said the topic was the subject of a recent question-and-answer session he hosted. Schikora holds the sessions to get feedback from resident
Deputy describes chase and shootout with suspect on Interstate 75
A Sumter County sheriff’s captain said deputies did everything possible Thursday morning to try to avoid the outcome of a high-speed chase on southbound Interstate 75 that left a murder suspect dead.