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Man jailed after paying phone bill with stolen child support credit card | Villages-News.com

Lloyd Jeremy Sails has been arrested on charges of burglary, petit theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department.

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 15:42:44

Lady Lake man claims $500,000 lottery prize | Villages-News.com

Jose Hernandez Hernandez, of Lady Lake, purchased his winning scratch-off lottery ticket at the Lady Lake Chevron Quick Mart on N. Hwy. 27/441.

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 16:12:20

Landowner hopes to build large-scale apartment complex north of The Villages | Villages-News.com

The Commission held the first required public hearing on the project, which seeks to amend the land use designation on a 17.4-acre parcel in the northeast corner of Sumter County from Commercial to High Density Residential. The property is located on NE 136th Avenue, behind the Lowe’s and Bealls sto

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 22:18:01

Caretaker charged with stealing from 80-year-old in poor health in The Villages | Villages-News.com

Ryan Hope Thompson, 40, of Ocala, turned herself in on Monday afternoon at the Sumter County Detention Center where she was booked on felony charges of grand theft from a person over the age of 65 and exploitation of the elderly.

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 18:17:46

The Villages kick-starts new industrial corridor

The CSX S Line, the rail carrier’s major rail line in Florida, traverses Sumter County. It will provide businesses within the Florida Crossroads Industrial Activity Center with direct access to commercial ocean shipments through Port Miami and points northward.Bill Mitchell, Daily Sun

VILLAGES DAILY SUN - 2018-08-15 10:00:00

Fired CCSO analyst traded pills, sex for information, authorities allege

Pills for information.That was the alleged deal between an accused drug dealer and a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office crime scene analyst now fired and charged with disclosing confidential details of sheriff’s operations.Ashley Ann Pate, who is pleading not guilty to the third-degree felony charges, w

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2018-08-15 16:32:00

Boy kicked out of private school over dreadlocks

APOPKA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35)- A father says changes need to be made after his son was told he couldn't attend private school with dreadlocks. Now, threats are being made against the Christian school in Apopka.

FOX35ORLANDO.COM - 2018-08-16 00:36:00

Ocala food truck shut down over hand-washing issues and lack of water | Villages-News.com

The inspector cited Smokey’s Real Grill Barbeque, with a listed address of 1606 NE 17th Terr., after an employee started working without first washing his or her hands. The employee was handling food, clean equipment/utensils or touching unwrapped single-service items, according to a report on file

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 20:30:10

Worker dies after falling into vat of oil in Florida

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a worker has died after falling into a vat of oil at a facility near Walt Disney World.Lt. Emanuel Curry of the Orange County Sheriff's Office told the Orlando Sentinel that the 61-year-old man slipped and fell into the vat early Wednesday while emptying oi

FOX4NOW.COM - 2018-08-15 12:34:11

Villager told sign out of compliance after complaining about dogs doing their business on her lawn | Villages-News.com

The Villages has no power over the situation, except when it comes to the signs. Even then, the deed compliance system is complaint driven, so if no one complains, the signs can remain.


Sunrise along the rode to Village of Fenney this morning | Villages-News.com

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VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 14:21:53

Waterfall along the Sumter Landing Walking Trail in The Villages | Villages-News.com

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VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 15:07:57

Paying 86 cents for four pairs of shoes lands Wal-Mart shopper in jail | Villages-News.com

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to the store, located at 17961 S. Hwy. 27/441, after a loss prevention officer reported seeing 34-year-old Cillane Carol Beauchamp acting suspiciously in the shoe section of the store. He told the deputy that he watched Beauchamp select a few pairs of shoe

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 14:53:57

Ocala man killed in single-car crash on County Road 42 | Villages-News.com

John Saltis III, 39, was traveling east on CR 42 in a 2008 Honda Civic at about 2:30 a.m. when he veered onto the north grass shoulder of the roadway and collided with a metal gate, wooden fence and a tree. His car overturned twice in the front yard of a home at 12737 CR 42 and then struck a fence l

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 15:12:02

A 6-year-old boy was not allowed into school because of his dreadlocks, and now the school is receiving threats

A 6-year-old boy with dreadlocks was not allowed to start his first day of class at a Christian private school in Florida because of his hair.The son’s father, Clinton Stanley Sr., first told theOrlando Sentinelthat his child was not allowed to enter A Book’s Christian Academy in Apopka, Florida, on

NEWSWEEK - 2018-08-15 15:02:23

Pair with methamphetamine arrested during routine traffic stop in Lady Lake | Villages-News.com

The driver, 33-year-old Steven Shannon Smith of Mount Dora, told the deputy he did not have his registration or proof of insurance. A passenger, 32-year-old Randall Kyle Cox of Sorrento, was asked to step out of the vehicle, and when he did, a syringe fell from his lap, according to an arrest report

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 18:59:23

Business In Ocala Catches Fire

"It definitely could have got bad if they didn't get here soon enough. it could have definitely spread to the other buildings, which was one of my biggest concerns, a bunch of people losing their businesses," said Tim Raines, a witness from the business next door.

WCJB - 2018-08-15 00:09:00

Ocala women, 22 and 28, die in crash on I-75

MARION COUNTY, Fla.- An Ocala woman died in a crash on Interstate 75 on Monday, following a four-vehicle crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


Orange County boy turned away from school over dreadlocks

An Orange County man said his 6-year-old son was told he couldn't go to school because his hair is too long and dreadlocks are not allowed.It happened at A Book's Christian Academy in Apopka.AdvertisementSchool officials said their policy is for all boys hair to be tapered cut, off the collar and ea

WESH - 2018-08-14 19:49:00

Deputies looking for missing and endangered Ocala girl

Marion County Sheriff's Office has issued a missing/endangered alert for 12-year-old Alexus Serrano.Seranno was last seen on Monday at a home located in the 11000 block of Southwest 58th Circle in Ocala at around 4:30 p.m., according to the news release.She walked away from the home in an unknown di