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Today's News

  • Saturday Morning Market

    Wildwood Grower's Market open Saturday

    The weekly grower's market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 100 N. Main Street in Wildwood each Saturday.

    Local residents offer fruits and vegetables fresh off the farm.

  • LSCC to Host Gala Auction

      The LSCC Foundation, Inc.

  • Saturday Morning Market

    Wildwood Grower's Market open Saturday

    The weekly grower's market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 100 N. Main Street in Wildwood each Saturday.

    Local residents offer fruits and vegetables fresh off the farm.

  • Commission rift over mines UPDATE: Just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, Jack Lamonz Colbert, 23, turned himself in to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. A warrant was issued for Colbert in the shooting death of 30-year-old Casey Darrell Gra

    Discord developed between county commissioners last week during a discussion about potential new mining operations in the county.

    Existing county code only allows new mining operations to be considered for approval if they are adjacent to existing mines. But Commission Chairman Doug Gilpin believes that such land-use restrictions potentially manipulate the market against the county’s economic interests.

  • Growers' Market to continue indefinitely

    A bright morning and balmy temperatures last Saturday helped lure people to the Growers’ Market in Wildwood.

    During the last Wildwood City Commission meeting, commissioners agreed to “extend the Growers’ Market to be a 52-week affair,” according to Rich Sopko, market manager.

    “We are looking for new entertainment and car and bike clubs,” Sopko said.

    Unusually cold weather and some rainy Saturdays suppressed the crowds and vendor participation through the winter months, according to UF County Extension Director Susan Kelly.

  • Cumbie pitches Wildwood past Mt. Dora 4-1

    Ashley Cumbie had one of those nights to remember.

    The Wildwood High senior pitcher tossed a five-hitter, striking out eight and walking three. She hit one batter and gave up one run on a solo home run by Mount Dora High’s Jordan Westgate in the sixth inning.

    Behind Cumbie’s hurling, Wildwood (5-6 overall and 4-4 in Class 3A-District 6) downed Mount Dora in a district contest Thursday, March 18 at the Wildwood High field.

  • Free freshwater fishing Easter weekend

     

  • Breeden is right on mining issue

    Sumter residents need to make sure they attend the April 13 County Commission meeting when commissioners will once again consider a controversial mining issue.

    Last week, the board delayed making a decision on a request from Commission Chairman Doug Gilpin that would allow new mining operations to be considered for land not adjacent to existing mining operations as currently required by county ordinance.

    Gilpin was a member of the state Strategic Aggregate Task Force, a group that is suggesting the land code changes on a statewide basis.

  • Melon Patch to elect board members

    The annual meeting and election of the Melon Patch Theater 2010-2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS is slated for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11 at the theater. Any qualified member should attend and cast their vote for the new board.  Any member of "The Melon Patch" may apply to serve.  Applications are available at the office and must be returned to the office 30 days prior to the annual meeting.  Call the theater for more information at 352-787-3013 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

  • Police report: April 1, 2010

    Tuesday, March 23

    Justin Rhodes, 26, Bushnell, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Bond was set at $1,500.

    Gloria Troyer, 50, Wildwood, was arrested on warrant. Bond was not set.

    Angela Mechelle Russell, 32, Center Hill, was arrested for domestic battery and violation of probation. Bond was not set.

    Eddie Lamar Wells, 45, Center Hill, was arrested for domestic battery. Bond was not set.

    Wednesday, March 24

    Mark Wilson Kutch, 47, Lady Lake, was arrested for failure to appear. Bond was not set.