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Today's News

  • Escaped inmates apprehended

    A Kentucky woman and two escaped inmates from a Kentucky jail were apprehended in Lake Panasoffkee early last Thursday by a sheriff’s deputy.
    The trio was arrested during early morning hours on Nov. 13 following a complaint of a suspicious vehicle parked on County Road 428 in Lake Panasoffkee and  suspicious persons in the area, according to a sheriff’s office report.

  • Raiders take another win

    There are some challenges with being selected as number one in Class 5A football in the state of Florida.
    It seems there is always a target on the back and there are plenty of doubters. But the South Sumter Raiders are glowing again this football season and last Friday night added even more sparkle.
    The South Sumter High football team is now 11-0 and still number one in the polls.
    Last Friday, the Raiders just beat Citra North Marion 16-12 in the Class 5A regional quarterfinal at Raiders Field.

  • Getting behind humor

    Cancer is no laughing matter, but that doesn’t stop Patrick Grady from attacking his with his trademark humor.
    Grady, 52, a professional motivational speaker and humorist, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013.
    November is also Movember, with an emphasis on men’s health, including prostate cancer. Grady, who lives in Bushnell, isn’t shy about sharing his story with other men with the hope that they will get over their fear of the exam.

  • Suspect charged with shooting at crowd

    Police are still trying to determine why a suspected shooter fired gunshots into a crowd of people that had gathered near Oxford’s County Road 222 near N.E. 9th Street late last month.
    The incident resulted in the arrest last week of Wilbert Ancrum Jr., 25, of Wildwood.
    Ancrum was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and violation of probation.
    He was placed in the Sumter County Detention Center with bond set at $14,000.

  • Veterans honored

    The Florida National Cemetery Joint Veterans Committee (JVC) sponsored the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Florida National Cemetery on Tuesday, Nov. 11,  at 11 a.m.  
    Brigadier General Timothy I. Sullivan, US Army (Ret) was the guest speaker for the event.
    Steve Jerve of WFLA TV News Channel 8 (Tampa) acted as the master of ceremonies.  

  • Honoring veterans

    Be prepared because this weekend is the Fourth Annual Beef and Boogie Festival sponsored by the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce.
    Enjoy all day fun for the whole family with games, contests, and live music from two entertainment stages at the Sumter County Fairgrounds, north of Webster.
    Kids will enjoy performances, a watermelon contest, bounce house fun, a Touch-A-Truck event, and plenty of other activities and amusements.

  • Almost time for Beef and Boogie Festival

    Be prepared because this weekend is the Fourth Annual Beef and Boogie Festival sponsored by the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce.
    Enjoy all day fun for the whole family with games, contests, and live music from two entertainment stages at the Sumter County Fairgrounds, north of Webster.
    Kids will enjoy performances, a watermelon contest, bounce house fun, a Touch-A-Truck event, and plenty of other activities and amusements.

  • Big names performing at folk festival

    Last year, guests walked a trail of history, meeting up with a Spanish explorer, Seminoles and a pioneer woman settled on her front porch. They chatted with a U.S. military soldier from 1838 and learned Florida history as Florida folk music served as background music.
    The Frank Thomas Folk Heritage and Music Festival, with performers from around the state, is slated for Saturday, Nov. 15, at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park.

  • Webster Elementary School Students of the Month

    Webster Elementary School

    Students of the month

    October

  • Police: Man shot brother in head

    A Webster man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he attempted to murder his brother.
    Mark Caines, 54, of Webster, was arrested for attempted premeditated murder.
    Caines is being held in the Sumter County Detention Center without bond.
    The incident was reported about 3:11 p.m. on Oct. 28 when the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office dispatch operations center received a call from someone saying that a man had been shot in the head, according to a sheriff’s office report.