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Today's News

  • Bushnell set for chili fundraiser

    As soon as you see the brightly colored booths, you know you’re in for a treat.
    Early next month, Bushnell Park, right in the heart of the city, becomes a culinary delight as chefs man their pots in hopes of stirring up the tastiest chili on the block.
    The 5th annual Spice it up for Hospice chili cook off is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, at the park in front of Bushnell City Hall.
    With booths competing for prizes for the best chili booth display, participants will be decked out and ready to serve up some tasty samples to event patrons.

  • Human remains found in Homosassa

    By Buster Thompson

    Sheriff’s officials reported Tuesday morning that bones found in a wooded area of Homosassa are human remains.

  • LSSC president plans to retire

    During the Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) District Board of Trustee meeting Jan. 20, Dr. Charles Mojock, LSSC president, announced his intention to retire effective December 31, 2015.

  • Remembering Mike Rosa

    Just about everyone you talk to says it. Mike Rosa had a deep sense of community and a giving nature.
    And after nearly three decades of marriage, it’s his wife Rhonda who has the most to say, honoring her late husband, just days after he lost his battle with cancer. Rosa died Saturday, Jan. 24, just less than a year after being diagnosed.
    Recalling their youth, Mrs. Rosa said they met one night while out with friends and had “never been separated since that day.” They were married for 26 years.

  • Chamber plans awards dinner

    The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Business and Industry Awards at the Savannah Nights Annual Dinner and Awards Gala on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Savannah Center in The
    Villages.
    This gala marks the 92nd year of the annual event where the chamber honors local leaders and outstanding businesses and installs its 2015 directors and officers.
    Winners were chosen from nominations received from business and community members across the county.
    Bill Keen will be honored as Sumter County’s Business Man of the Year.

  • Craft Show Planned - vendors needed

    Crafts on the Corner

    Crafters! The City of Bushnell will be hosting its first craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21, downtown in the plaza park.
    City staff and Ed Slate are seeking vendors with a creative touch, interested in setting up to market in the park.

    For Information, contact Ed Slate at - 352-303-2528
    or Kellie Mason at Bushnell City Hall - 352-793-2591.
    For the application, email kmason@cityofbushnellfl.com

  • Providing santuary for the homeless

    Off a quiet side road north of Bushnell, large oaks shelter a small cluster of older manufactured homes – dwellings sheltering children, women, men and
    families.
    That’s not an uncommon site for Sumter County. But, this is The Refuge and it’s much more than just a cluster of dwellings.
    It’s a unique, rural homeless shelter, putting a roof and walls around those who might otherwise be forced to sleep in cars, tents or exposed to the elements.

  • Texas world champ gets start in Oxford

    Inside the arena, before the dust could settle and as they pulled the last rope on their fourth steer in just over 24 seconds, John Coltharp, “was pointing to the sky. I knew we won it, I just felt relief. I started crying - it was very emotional,” said Phillip Shurden.

  • COMING UP! CHILI COOK OFF

    5TH ANNUAL “SPICE IT UP FOR HOSPICE” CHILI COOK OFF
    Come join the fun for the 5th Annual “Spice it up for Hospice” Chili cook off!
    Set for Feb. 7, in the downtown Bushnell Park. Tasting hours will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Awards and a chance drawing will follow.
    All proceeds from the event will benefit Cornerstone’s Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville and helps to fund patient care.

  • Emergency Management seeking amateur radio operators

    Sumter County Emergency Management will host a volunteer recruitment meeting for its Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) on Thursday, February 5, 2015. The meeting will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Sumter County Emergency Operations Center (Sheriff’s Office), 1010 N. Main Street, Bushnell.