The Second Amendment

By Tony Powell

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” — Proposed Virginia Constitution, 1776.

“The Second Amendment is really about state militias being strong enough to resist any attempt by the Federal government to destroy us. Reading the debates and legal wranglings from the time of the Constitution’s drafting makes this very clear.

Last month (March 2018) we talked about ‘The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution’ which says.”A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Seems simple enough, but, apparently, there are as many opinions as to its meaning as there are people who have read it. (And, of course plenty who have never read it, but they have an opinion anyway. [Read more…]


By Lady Lake Chief McKinstry

Next time you are in a car driving through a residential neighborhood, try this experiment: glance at your speedometer when you’re in the middle of a block.  You will probably find it is pretty easy to reach or top 25 mph.

To someone on foot or in a golf cart, navigating narrow streets and unprotected intersections, it feels like you’re driving too fast.  And they’re probably not wrong.  As you cruise up to 25 mph (on streets outside a school zone), try to imagine that a golf cart swerves into your lane, or a ball rolls right in front of you with a kid chasing it.  Or that someone with an armful of groceries opened a car door without looking, or that a pedestrian in dark clothes stepped into a poorly lit intersection.  Would you be able to stop in time?  Maybe, maybe not. It would depend on how soon you saw whatever you were about to hit. [Read more…]

Lady Lake Chamber

Ambassadors and board members don’t need a reason to celebrate they are always happy. Here they are outside the Log Cabin home of the Lady Lake Chamber and posing for a picture and as you can see they are celebrating the fact that they have plenty of ambassador’s, a very capable Board, with the leadership of their president/board and Sue Kelly Executive Director.

Suncoast Skin Solution Ribbon Cutting

The Lady Lake Chamber had a Ribbon Cutting this month at Suncoast Skin Solution Ribbon Cutting. It was well attended by Chamber members, Suncoast Skin Solutions employees and friends. They are located at 8564 Cr 466, Suite 206, The Villages, FL 32162  Sue Kelly executive Director of the Lady Lake Chamber says “Don’t keep your Chamber a Secret”!

Lady Lake Chamber Ribbon Cutting

The Lady Lake Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting this month at Sam’s Club. The Lady Lake Chamber had Board members, Ambassadors, Sam’s Club employees and friends. Sam’s Club is located at Lady Lake, 755 North Hwy 27/441, Lady Lake, FL, 32159

Country Music Hall of Famer Whisperin’ Bill Anderson will be performing at The Savannah Center in The Villages, FLA.

“Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson may be known for his soft vocal style, but his UNPRECEDENTED accolades and awards shout from the rooftops. He has released more than 40 studio albums, seven No. 1 singles and 29 Top 10 singles, and is a six-time Songwriter Of the Year award-winner. As a Grand Ole Opry member for more than 50 years and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame since 2001, Anderson is one of the most decorated songwriters and performers in country music history — and an UNPRECEDENTED one at that, having earned the distinction of having an entry on the Country charts for seven consecutive decades – a record held by no other songwriter in history. [Read more…]


by A.J.(Tony) Powell

“The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution”.

It was pseudo-celebrity, ‘Joe the Plumber’ who once wrote, “Your Dead Kids, don’t Trump my Constitutional Rights!”

The 17 murders at a school in Florida has started another barrage of hysteria in the media.

It’s about a year since a gunman executed 49 people and wounded 53 others in Orlando.

The Columbine shooting at a Colorado high school was back in 1999.

In Northern California a gunman killed four people and injured three children. [Read more…]

Gov. Scott: Lockheed Martin to Expand and Create 500 New Jobs in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott announced Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, will be expanding in Orlando and creating 500 new jobs. The average wage of the 500 new jobs will be $87,064. The company will also invest more than $50 million in their Orlando facility. Lockheed Martin currently employs over 14,000 Floridians at 73 locations.

Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce Lockheed Martin is continuing to invest in Florida by creating 500 new jobs as part of their expansion in Orlando. Lockheed Martin is already a major job creator for our state, and our commitment to cutting taxes and making Florida business-friendly is making it easier for this global business to continue to create thousands of opportunities for Florida families.” [Read more…]

Enjoy Your Golf Cart….Safely and Legally


Now that many of our seasonal residents and guests are back with us, a quick refresher message about golf carts cannot hurt.  This is especially true in light of the fact that serious consequences, including death, are a very real possibility for not following the law.

Just look around our local neighborhoods and you’ll see the boxy, open-air-vehicles morphing into mini cars that are as common as the full size vehicles zipping around.

Some people are even putting a new spin on the rides, customizing them like hot rods, airplanes, and fire engines to cruise on and off the golf course.  But it is important to remember that this fun mode of transportation has legal and safety limitations. [Read more…]

Type O Blood Donors Needed!

LifeSouth is in critical need of type O blood donors. Trauma patients and patients in surgery have sharply increased the usage of type O blood, and supplies have hit a critically low level.

Type O blood can be received by all blood types, so having it available for emergencies is critical. If you are type O, LifeSouth asks you to donate today. If you do not know your blood type, now is a great time to donate and find out. Donating with LifeSouth directly impacts the community and those treated at area hospitals. [Read more…]