Bob Evans Hosts “Dine To Make a Difference” for the HS/SPCA

July 31, 2017

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. – The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is pairing with the original Bob Evans restaurant for “Dine to Make a Difference” Tuesday, August 15th. The event is intended to raise funds for the HS/SPCA’s public assistance programs, such as their free meals for hungry pets fund. Donations will also be used to help pay for veterinary care and sheltering needs for animals in need. The “Dine to Make…

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Trio Arrested in Sumter County Traffic Stop

June 14, 2017

LADY LAKE, Fla. –  Deputies arrested a trio Tuesday morning while traveling on Buena Vista Boulevard at approximately 9:02 am according to arrest reports. Sumter County Sheriff’s spokeswoman, Michelle Keszey stated in a press release that the deputy was patrolling the area near the intersection of Buena Vista Boulevard and Talley Ridge Drive when he spotted the suspects in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck. According to the deputy, the…

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Villages Rehab Earns 2017 Bronze National Quality Award

June 14, 2017

Lady Lake, FL – Villages Rehab & Nursing Center has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is one of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the leading association for long-term…

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Villages Resident in Critical Condition After Collision with School Bus

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April 21, 2017

Bushnell, Fla. – A Villages resident is in critical condition after colliding with a school bus in Bushnell Friday afternoon. The collision caused deputies and firefighters to close down a section of US Highway 301 near County Road 532 while officials worked to quickly clear the scene. According to a Florida Highway Patrol Report, The 78-year-old Villager, who has not yet been identified pending next of kin notification, was traveling northbound on US 301…

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Villages Resident Drives Car Into Pond on Hillsborough Trail in The Villages

March 4, 2017

THE VILLAGES –  A Villages resident was pulled from a pond early Saturday morning after she ran a stop sign causing her vehicle to run off of the road and land in the middle of a small pond according to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports. The incident happened just before 2:00 am Saturday morning at the intersection of Charlotte Court and Hillsborough Trail according to troopers. 60-year-old Giovanna Fiorino told…

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Mass Shooting Plot at Villages Charter Middle School Foiled

Villages Charter Middle School
January 27, 2017

THE VILLAGES-   Two students that attend the Villages Charter Middle School were arrested on Thursday after officials learned of their plot of a mass shooting at the school. On Tuesday, school officials and the resource officer were notified about a rumor that was circulating through the student body which stated that there was going to be a mass shooting planned by a student at the school and was expected to happen…

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Sumter County Deputies Save Puppies From House Fire

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December 28, 2016

THE VILLAGES – Two chihuahua puppies were saved from a house fire on Christmas Eve according to a Sumter County press release. Deputies and firefighters responded to a home on Ansley Path in The Villages on Christmas Eve at approximately 2:00 pm in response to a house fire, the release stated. The homeowners were not at home at the time of the fire but were contacted by responders and arrived at the…

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Shooter Identified in VA Clinic Shooting

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December 13, 2016

THE VILLAGES  – The shooter responsible for the incident that took place early Tuesday morning has been identified as 60-year-old veteran Stephen Cometa according to a source. Cometa entered the VA Clinic located on Mulberry Lane in The Villages just after 9:00 am Tuesday armed with an AR-15 rifle. According to the source, Cometa entered the office and aimed the rifle at an unnamed person working at the Clinic. A single…

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Active Shooter Incident at The Villages VA Clinic

December 13, 2016

THE VILLAGES – Marion County Deputies along with SWAT and FBI were called out to the VA Clinic in The Villages located at 8700 SE 165th Mulberry Lane early Tuesday morning in response to an active shooter incident. According to one witness, a patient allegedly walked into the clinic early Tuesday morning with a gun with the intent on killing his doctor. A single shot was fired according to the witness, however, the…

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Sumter County Fire Department Offers Free Beer in Exchange for Toys

December 12, 2016

THE VILLAGES – The Sumter County Fire Department along with Beef O’Brady’s in The Villages are offering free beer, drinks, or chips in exchange for a new toy in hopes of collecting toys for their annual toy drive. Bring an unwrapped new toy to the restaurant located at 3539 Wedgewood Lane in The Villages and get a ticket valid for your choice of a free draft beer, freestyle drink, or chips…

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