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58-year-old Summerfield man killed in accident on Florida Turnpike | Villages-News.com
The man, who has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, at 8:30 a.m. had pulled over to the side of the road when his 2010 Ford Escape began to overheat at Mile Marker 256 in Orange County, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Wildwood woman nabbed at Dollar General store with backpack full of items | Villages-News.com
The manager told the deputy that Patricia Paige Dunn, 51, walked into the store, located at 16630 S U.S. 301 in Summerfield, shortly after 8 a.m. and “loaded approximately 15 items” valued at $30.15 into her backpack. Dunn then walked past the cash registers and left the store, a sheriff’s office re
Third-grader slams Ocala teacher with chair during attack | Villages-News.com
The Marion Oaks Elementary School teacher told the school’s resource officer that the 9-year-old started hitting her a short time later. She also told the resource officer, who is a Marion County sheriff’s deputy, that the student “continued to strike her and at one point picked up a student chair a
Calendar of events for Oct. 20 and beyond
Family Community Week: Altar & Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Purple Sage Cafe, 20359 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon. Call 489-5954. 10% of meal benefits "Clothe the Children" when flyer presented (can be obtained at church office).
Oxford man arrested with drug paraphernalia after K-9 alerts on vehicle on U.S. 301 | Villages-News.com
Dalton Shayne Rickett, 26, had been at the wheel of a blue Saturn Vue utility vehicle at about 1 a.m. when he was pulled over for having an expired registration. A K-9 unit was summoned to the scene and the dog alerted on the vehicle, indicating the likely presence of drugs, according to an arrest r
The Villages in Florida. Wildly popular community is Florida’s friendliest retirement destination
Tree-lined streets, golf cart cruising, balmy nights at outdoor concerts and neighbors mingling in three town squares. Oh, and did we forget to mention an average winter temperature of 77 degrees? If this sounds like a dream, it’s not. It’s the reality for the 125,000 residents who make up one of t
Villages Daily Sun ordered by judge to turn over terminated employee’s personnel file | Villages-News.com
Last year, attorney Mark Conan met with Villages Daily Sun Associate Publisher James Sprung, but was refused the opportunity to review documentation in Mimm’s case.
Band cancels dates at town squares after Villages-News.com article on pay disparity | Villages-News.com
To the editor of Villages-News.com – I was surprised that you wouldpublish an article listing the pay rate of all of the entertainersin The Villages, and have since learned that the writer of this article had an axe to grind with The Villages, and apparently this was his ammo. Being an entertainer w
New gas station opens its pumps at Trailwinds Village in Wildwood | Villages-News.com
Circle K, which opened this past week, is the first gas station at the new plaza and the fourth on the popular County Road 466A, which runs through Fruitland Park and into Wildwood.
Trinity Catholic High School locked down while Ocala police chase suspected bank robber | Villages-News.com
Officers arrived at the Chase Bank, located at 2525 SW 42nd St., at 2:13 p.m. and following a brief foot pursuit, 54-year-old Paul Douglas VanKooten was arrested and taken into custody.
Calendar of events for Oct. 19 and beyond
Belleview Busy Bees: Quilting group, 9 a.m., Memorial Baptist Church, 3693 SE 95th St., Ocala.. Call 873-3639.
Violent choking attack lands Belleview man behind bars | Villages-News.com
When the deputy arrived at the residence, located on SE 110th Street, 29-year-old Timothy Michael Lee admitted he “lost his temper” while arguing with a woman at the home. When asked what happened then, Lee told the deputy he would have to speak with the woman, a sheriff’s office report states.
Dunnellon man accused of killing wife's ex-husband
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Eric Matthews, 47, was upset that his wife had invited her ex-husband, Gerald Bryant, 50, over to their home to visit their biological children on Wednesday. Matthews then came home and allegedly began a physical alteration with the ex-husband.
Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County celebrates cat milestone at Villages PetSmart | Villages-News.com
“It’s a privilege to have our beautiful cats and kittens showcased at PetSmart, where they can socialize with each other, as well as their interested adopters,” said Joseph Sprague, HS/SPCA executive director. “The opportunity to be a PetSmart Adoption Partner and feature our animals simply saves mo
82-year-old woman reports son apparently helped himself to her checkbook | Villages-News.com
The woman, who lives in theOak Grove Subdivision, contacted Lady Lake police on Oct. 11 to report that she found that $214 had been taken out of her bank account. The woman told police her son wrote a check out to himself, according to an incident report from the Lady Lake Police Department.
Ocala man involved in crash that leaves pedestrian dead | Villages-News.com
Michael Skeeters, 54, of Sorrento, was killed in the incident, which happened shortly before 2 a.m. near Long Acres in Lake County. He was standing on the north shoulder of SR 46 and then attempted to cross the roadway in front of a westbound 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Josue Torres Soto, of Oca
Early morning walk at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages | Villages-News.com
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Recruitment event targets volunteers for auxiliary at Villages Regional Hospital | Villages-News.com
A volunteer recruitment event will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second floor atrium of the hospital’s Advanced Surgery Center lobby. Enter through the Advanced Surgery Center door, just off of Clemente Court.
Villager complains political flag pitting neighbors against neighbors | Villages-News.com
However, CDDs in The Villages do have regulation over flagpoles, which can be a maximum of 22-feet tall. She noted that 95 flagpoles have been approved by the Architectural Review Committee this year in The Villages.
Calendar of events for Oct. 18 and beyond
• Marion County Development Review: 8:30 a.m., Office of County Engineer, 412 SE 25th Ave., Ocala. Visit 671-8686.