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Dragon Sisters captain puts community effort atop her priority list

“I just ask the ladies for three things,” says dragon boat captain and coach Sandra Skopaz. “To be good teammates. To be good competitors....

Santa pays emotional visit to single mom of four who lost everything in house...

Santa Claus paid a very timely and emotional visit to a Leesburg family in desperate need of help Monday night. And when all was...

Pair arrested on drug charges after traffic stop at service station in Wildwood

A driver and his passenger were arrested after a traffic stop at a service station on Main Street in Wildwood. Anthony Richard Wooden, 39, of...

NASCAR driver with ties to late Villager achieves huge milestone

December has proven to be quite a month for a NASCAR driver with ties to The Villages. Corey LaJoie, whose late grandfather, Ernie Battee, was...

Mom and four kids thankful to be alive after fire rips through Leesburg home

Single mom Alisha Hill stood outside her burned-out house in Leesburg on Sunday afternoon, just two days before Christmas, wondering what would happen to...

Shoplifting suspect with drugs arrested at Belk at La Plaza Grande in The Villages

A shoplifting suspect with drugs was arrested at Belk at La Plaza Grande in The Villages. William David Pintado, 40, of Leesburg on Thursday afternoon...

Beaming young faces tell heartwarming story of Leesburg police bike giveaway

The huge smiles on the faces of close to 100 children told the special story Thursday night at the Leesburg Resource Center. https://youtu.be/PvRCcInSg54 That’s because Santa...

Sidewalk trail named in honor of driving force behind Leesburg’s Veterans Memorial Park

Leesburg commissioners voted Monday night to honor the Korean War veteran who was the driving force behind the creation of Veterans Memorial Park. At the...

Caregiver arrested in theft of pain pills from elderly woman in Wildwood

A caregiver has been arrested in the theft of pain pills from an elderly woman in Wildwood. A detective arrested 61-year-old Debra Ann Krug, of...

Nearly 400 students earn December degrees from Lake-Sumter State College

Nearly 400 students earned a degree or certificate from Lake-Sumter State College on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the 59th Commencement Ceremony. “I am proud of...