Today's News

  • Local business, college form training partnership

    A fuel tank manufacturer moving to the Bushnell area will be getting some specialized training from Lake-Sumter State College for the company's employees to use in production of above-ground fuel storage tanks at a new facility near Bushnell.
    MEMCO Envirosafe owner Michael Evans and LSCC President Charles Mojock were joined last Wednesday by other college representatives, Sumter County officials and Envirosafe personnel for the ceremonial signing of the agreement for the college to provide the training.

  • Sixth subject arrested in connection with Webster shootings

    A sixth person was arrested on Wednesday morning, in connectino with the Webster shootings that took palce in July, according to a Sumter County Sheriff's Office report.

    Lyndon Ford was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. in Vero Beach, through a joint effort by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Vero Beach Police Department and Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

  • Rugged Round Up on the way

    Tell your ranch buddies and your farmin’ friends, tell the fitness lovers and the workout buffs – if they think they’re rugged enough to make it to the top, there’s a challenge coming that’s designed to show just what they’ve got. There’ll be hay bale dragging, post balancing, fence hopping and tractor tire tossing – all part of the Rugged Round-Up – an event designed to show off their talents, no matter how they get their workout.

  • Drug sweep may lead to help

    Just as the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office concluded a three-month drug investigation throughout the county last month that culminated in the arrest of dozens of local suspects on drug-related charges, the Health Department was gearing up to celebrate the month of September as Recovery Month.
    The recent drug bust and the substantial amount of suspects arrested drives home the Health Department’s attempt to honor Recovery Month by providing assistance to those who may need it.

  • Judge race continues to Nov.

    One local candidate from the recent primary election will be back in November to challenge an opponent in the general election.
    While Bushnell lawyer Mary Hatcher, 53, of Wildwood, claimed the majority of the votes in her race for a six-year term as Circuit Judge Group 3, she did not obtain a high enough percentage to defeat all the candidates in the race. A candidate must obtain 51 percent of the vote to win election.

  • Big ideas, little land

    You’ll never believe what you can do on just a half an acre of Florida land – hundreds of species of plants and dozens of animals and insects.
    If you don’t believe it, drop by the demonstration garden at the Sumter County Extension Office – located on the west side of the West Central Florida Agricultural Education Center at Beville’s Corner.
    The garden is about half an acre of land, filled with native species – from trees, birds and pollinators to vegetables and herbs.

  • Friends, food and 'Vettes set for Wildwood Friday night

    "Friends, Food & ‘Vettes” food truck night is planned for Friday, Sept. 17 in the Wildwood City Hall Courtyard.  The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    This month, the “The Old Friends Band” will be playing songs from the 1970’s through the late 1980’s, country and easy listening.

    Restaurant row will be up and running along Wonders Street.

  • Outta the Woods

    Huntin’ season is here!


  • Crash on S.R. 52 Wednesday afternoon
  • Melon Patch show and auditions