Today's News

  • Brewing with a passion for coffee

    Coffee has to be pretty close to the top of the list of every day comforts for Webster entrepreneur D. J. Hamilton. She doesn’t just like coffee, she’s passionate about it.

    And last week, she became fully engulfed in that coffee passion with the opening on Friday of Hamilton’s Coffee, in Webster.

  • Hamilton pursuing dreams

     “Cancer gives you guts,” according to Webster coffee shop owner D.J. Hamilton.
    Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, Hamilton has spent years working in internet technology, but in the past months she’s changed her career.
    “I have dreamed about doing this and I tell you what - cancer gives you guts.
    So I have the guts to do what I want to do, that’s reconnect with my community and I’m excited about it.”

  • $250,000 set for Sumter parks

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced that it will invest more than $5.4 million in 110 recreational development projects in local communities around the state, including five projects in Sumter County, through its Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP).

    The competitive grant program provides state funds to develop lands for public outdoor recreational use, such as building or renovating sports facilities or playgrounds. Cities in Sumter scheduled to receive funding are Bushnell, Coleman and Wildwood.  

  • Spooktakular Fun
  • Several children injured in Bushnell accident

    Several children and their mother were injured Monday morning when the mini-van they were traveling in reportedly ran through a red light at a Bushnell intersection and collided with a rock truck.
    Ebony McMullen, 32, Center Hill, was traveling westbound on Seminole Avenue, about 7:20 a.m. when the Ford Freestar she was driving went through a red light at the intersection of U.S. 301 and was struck by a southbound rock truck, according to sheriff’s investigators.

  • Celebrating Native American Culture

    The tribes gathered in Bushnell last week.  From distant areas of the country, Florida and Sumter County, they joined at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park to bring their Native American culture to life.
    The Fifth Annual Native American Holiday Powwow, which ran Friday through Sunday, was organized and sponsored by the Pan-O-Kee Native American Tribe, Inc., of Central Florida, a local organization.

  • Bad train a' comin'

    At first, the words weren’t clear and Lake Panasoffkee resident and Suntrust customer, Barbara Word, thought the bank was being robbed.
    She had just come into the Bushnell bank to speak with a financial advisor and was in the lobby when a man came in saying something.
    “It was unintelligible. Now, we were on our feet and I thought the place was being robbed. I grabbed my purse, Bob (the bank representative), said ‘we have to leave’.”.
    It was then that she finally understood the words the man in the lobby was saying.

  • Bushnell Movie Night
  • Bushnell Motorsports Park opens

    Bushnell Motorsports Park officially opens their rental go-karts to the public on Saturday, Sept. 26.
    Located right past Sonny’s on S.R. 48, Bushnell Motorsports Park has a 2/3 mile asphalt track that features a bridge and underpass as well as a banked turn, making it one of the only competitive go-kart tracks in the nation with those unique features.  
    The rental karts will reach speeds up to 50 mph.
    The rental karts will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m – 9 p.m. and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m.-10 p.m.  

  • Reward: Horse slasher information

    Gale Kidd and Gwedolyn Sears want to know who attacked their horses. And they’re willing to pay $1,000 to find out.
    The couple is offering a reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person – or persons – who on Sept. 5, maliciously slashed their two beautiful show horses in an apparent early morning attack at their farm northeast of Bushnell.