Local News

  • Scenic Heritage Byway Ribbon Cutting
  • Making health care choices

    Are you still confused or unsure about the federal requirement to sign up for health insurance coverage if you aren’t currently covered?
    Langley Health Services in Sumterville has scheduled a special event to help clarify the issue and launch you on the path to making an informed decision.

  • Murder victim identified

    Exactly nine months since her decomposed body was discovered, sheriff’s investigators Wednesday morning announced the identity of the unidentified woman whose body was discovered in Wildwood woods on April 22, 2013.
    They also identified the man suspected of her murder.

  • Paddle Party at the Outlet Park in Panasoffkee
  • Enter your Creation

    Time for blue ribbon dreams


    While it’s still months away, it’s definitely time to plan and create – a time to dream of… ribbons – red, white and blue.

    Did you find a new recipe that the family looks forward to at each gathering? Are you proud that smooth design on a woodworking project, or do you love to take photos?

    If you have a hobby or a family skill that’s been passed down, you might want to think about entering at least one of your projects in the annual Family Living Expo in March.


    2014 Sumter County Fair ADULT Department

    Adult Superintendent:  Brenda Locklear; Sumter County Times
    Youth Superintendent:  Kalan Agers; 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent I



    2014 Sumter County FairYOUTHDepartment

    Youth Superintendent:  Kalan Agers; 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent I

    Adult Superintendent:  Brenda Locklear; Sumter County Times


  • A very welcome home

    Larissa Hitchcox missed her Nana and Papa – after all, she was across the world in Germany, while they were back in Webster.
    She had missed some school, as the family was transferred from Texas to Germany for her daddy’s military career and with everything going on, she didn’t have much interest in her new home.
    “She didn’t want to do anything in Germany,” said Larissa’s mom, Alecia.

  • Sumter deputy praised as hero

    Sumter sheriff’s Cpl. Alan Hamilton is being hailed as a hero and Good Samaritan this week after helping to subdue a retired police officer accused of shooting and killing a man in Pasco County on Monday afternoon at the Cobb Theater in Wesley Chapel.
     “Cpl. Alan Hamilton, who was off duty at the time, did not hesitate. He went into the hot zone and subdued the subject,” said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. “He was a hero.”

  • Dade battle relived

    Bluish smoke from cannon and musket fire filtered through the pine trees and palmettos of the Dade Battlefield Historic Site in Bushnell on Saturday and Sunday as U.S. troops and Seminole warriors battled it out during the annual reenactment of one of Sumter County’s most historic events.