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Sumter County sheriff's deputies searching for man after SWAT team raids home, arrests woman

Brian Scott Johnson Sumter County sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect who slipped through their fingers in a SWAT team read Wednesday afternoon. Deputies executed a narcotics search warrant at 3169 CR 431N in, Lake Panasoffkee while attempting to locate 41-year-old Brian Scott Johnson. The

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 18:06:33

Man free on $10,000 bond after beer bottle brawl at Spanish Springs watering hole

Clayton Henry Lautzenhiser A man is free on $10,000 bond after a beer bottle brawl at a Spanish Springs Town Square watering hole. Lady Lake police were called at about 11 p.m. Tuesday to McCall's Tavern after 53-year-old Clayton Henry Lautzenhiser of Umatilla allegedly hit another man in the face w

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 23:38:10

Villages' Cubs World club pointing members in direction of online resource

The Cubs World made a major announcement at its meeting earlier this month. The club announced the introduction of CubsWorld.org as a go-to source of information about the Chicago Cubs. The site will be of interest to all Cubs' fans, not just those in The Villages. The site will have three published

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 23:34:28

Lady Lake man spends Thanksgiving behind bars after caught riding stolen motorcycle

Jesse Parker Burns A Lady Lake man spent Thanksgiving behind bars after he was caught riding a stolen motorcycle earlier in the week. Jesse Parker Burns, 35, was being held on $27,000 bond following his arrest Nov. 18 on charges of grand theft auto, driving while license revoked, possession of marij

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 23:32:52

Newest Cody's restaurant in The Villages targeting a holiday opening

The newest Cody's Original Roadhouse is on track to open right around Christmas in The Villages. The type of decor that is synonymous with the popular restaurant chain is being added at the new restaurant located at Mulberry Grove Plaza on County Road 42.A new Cody's Original Roadhouse is targeting

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 17:11:10

Thanksgiving Day traffic backed up after crash on County Road 466 in The Villages

Thanksgiving Day traffic was backed up after a crash on County Road 466 in The Villages. Emergency personnel were on the scene of the accident which occurred at about 2 p.m. Thursday on County Road 466, not far from the intersection with Morse Boulevard.Emergency personnel were on the scene of the a

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 19:21:22

Single players are being penalized

I also think single players are being penalized. Each person should be changed a set fee. I recently lost my spouse and after paying a trail fee all these years I now pay per game or don't play. Dolores Ball Rio Grande Villas I also think single players are being penalized. Each person should be ch

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 11:03:53

Optimism Prevails With Start Of Shopping Season

Optimism is high among big-box retailers, small business owners and mom-and-pop stores in the community as they anticipate strong customer sales with the official kickoff today of the traditional Black Friday start to the shopping season that then transcends into Small Business Saturday. Such optimi

VILLAGES DAILY SUN - 2017-11-24 16:00:00

20-year-old Ocala woman killed in crash on Thanksgiving morning

A 20-year-old Ocala woman was killed in a crash on Thanksgiving morning in Marion County. Sabina Hollington had been at the wheel of a 2014 Mazda M3 at 9:37 a.m. Thursday on County Road 31 and NE 52nd Place when she lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve, according to an accident repo

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 20:59:36

OPD: Pizza store employees robbed at gunpoint

OCALA - Two males robbed a pizza store late Thursday and escaped with some cash. The hold up occurred shortly before midnight at Five Star Pizza at 2425 NE 18th Place. Employees told officers with the Ocala Police Department that two men armed with guns and wearing masks and gloves, came in and dema

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-24 19:09:28

Man with warrants also will face new charges

OCALA - A man with active warrants for his arrest was apprehended by Ocala police officers Thursday after officials said he had stolen a bicycle, among other items, from a retail store. Robert Mitchell Clem, 45, was taken into custody outside Wal-Mart at 2600 SW 19th Ave., Ocala, by police officials

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-24 19:20:50

Ocala woman dies in morning traffic crash

NORTHEAST MARION COUNTY - The Florida Highway Patrol said a 20-year-old Ocala woman died as the result of a two-vehicle crash in northeast Marion County on Thursday morning. According to the FHP, Sabina Hollington died in the crash, which occurred at 9:37 a.m. on County Road 314 at Northeast 52nd Pl

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-23 21:33:38

Land trust, partners focus on creating Ocala to Osceola wildlife corridor

Trust president said the O2O Corridor project, as well as the other land the organization preserves, can open a door for wildlife supporters, hunters, fishermen, hikers, bicyclists and others, create eco-tourism dollars and, with conservation easements, help farmers or ranchers keep land in their fa

GAINESVILLE.COM - 2017-11-23 21:15:01

Dozens of poodles saved from Ocala home now up for adoption

Poodles seized by Marion County Animal Services after a cruelty case in October are being now up for adoption. Animal services in Marion County placed before and after pictures of the dogs on its Facebook page after grooming them and caring for medical needs. Fifty-six dogs were removed from Janet M


MCSO: Two men to face number of drug charges

SILVER SPRINGS SHORES - Reports of shots fired early Thursday in Silver Springs Shores led to a chase and the arrests of two men on multiple drug charges. Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies were called at 4:35 a.m. to Club Rush at 9355 SE Maricamp Road in reference to a shooting. They were told

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-24 15:34:29

Black Friday: 'We're buying anything and everything.'

The morning chill and rain did not deter hardened Black Friday shoppers in Ocala who hit area stores before sunlight for shopping deals. Black Friday, which traditionally kicks off a span of four days of shopping from the day after Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, is one of the year's biggest shopping

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-24 21:30:11

NEVC board hears football proposal

The 7 a.m. Monday morning meeting of the Northeast Vernon County R-1 school board heard a proposal on football, approved a new policy, regulations and forms, heard about a possible sports injury and received reports from the principals and superintendent. District parents Nicole Walters and Stephani


Pappy's Restaurant has groundbreaking

Pappy's Home Cooking restaurant held a groundbreaking Thursday, Nov. 16, at 1405 Highway 32, El Dorado Springs. The free-standing restaurant will focus on classic home-cooking recipes, and will accept input on its menu for this who go to Pappy's Facebook page. Stan Benton is the owner. Earl Ackley I


El Do resident wants garbage can ordinance

El Dorado Springs' city council met and agreed to have city manager Bruce Rogers look at a potential ordinances which would regulate garbage containers. City resident Glenda Baker spoke during the public comment portion of the council's Monday, Nov. 20, meeting on garbage cans being left out after t


Natural lifestyle turns into natural business success for Brown

Shelly Brown used her bout with cancer to move forward and promote a natural way of life. She now sells natural personal care products she creates at home in Fair Play to a national customer base via the internet. Brown said she never thought her desire to create products to help in her recovery and