Today's News

  • Spring football erupts at South Sumter High

    Spring is here and once again it’s time to start thinking about football with young players blocking, tackling and sweating off some pounds.

    South Sumter High School’s Spring Football is already underway with practices at the Raiders’ practice facility.

    The heat will be on as players are trying to learn the sport and trying to earn starting assignments.

    There are 60 athletes trying for positions, hoping to impress the coaches.

    They practice 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Letters to the editor: May 6, 2010

    Booth at Sumter

    County Fair 2010

  • Offensive line shines as South Sumter hammers Leesburg

    Before the Spring Classic Friday night, South Sumter High head football coach Inman Sherman was concerned about the Raider offensive line.

    After the game, let’s just say he won’t be losing sleep over that unit.

    The offensive line pushed and shoved Leesburg as South Sumter took the classic 40-20 at the Raiders field.

    The Raiders were able to run for 343 yards on 54 carries and Leesburg had just 185 yards.

  • Calendar: May 6, 2010



    ‘Viva Las Vegas’

    The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce has set its "Viva Las Vegas" Casino Night at 7 p.m., with a social at 6:30 p.m., at Wildwood Country Resort, 5604 Heritage Blvd., Wildwood.

    The evening will include casino entertainment, a live auction, silent auction, entertainment, hors d’oeuvers and adult beverages.

  • Home School Book Sale




    Home school curriculum sale



    Have home school curriculum that you'd like to sell?

    Or do you need home school materials for teaching?

    The Sumter County Home School Fellowship has scheduled a book sale for Saturday, June 19 in Lake Panasoffkee. The sale is slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Currently there are an estimated dozen people expected to have materials available, but coordinator Jessica Sawyer said they have space for 45 people.

  • Calendar of events: May 20, 2010


    Republican club

    The Sumter County Republican Club will meet at the Sumter County Fairgrounds, 7620 C.R. 471, Beville’s Corner, room 1A at 7:30 p.m. Summer and fall activities will be discussed. For more information, call 793-3895.

    FRIDAY, MAY 21

    Youth hold

    chicken dinner

  • Pensacola to Key West


    Local resident Benny Collins said he's working to be obedient with the hope that his home church will benefit and be able to build a new sanctuary.

    Collins is walking 817 miles from Pensacola to Key West.

    To view his progress, click the link above and search under the dropdown menu "Contact Us" on the event Web site.

  • Letter to the editor: May 13, 2010


    A true disaster

  • police report: May 20, 2010

    Tuesday, May 11

    Lance Daniel Nelson, 24, Wildwood, was arrested for trespassing, resisting a law enforcement officer and gambling. Bond was set at $1,250.

    Lisa Marie Taylor, 26, Webster, was arrested for violation of probation. Bond was not set.

    Peggy Ann George, 56, Bushnell, was arrested for larceny and violation of probation. Bond was not set.

    Wednesday, May 12

    Nathan Michael Hearns, 19, Oxford, was arrested for two counts failure to appear. Bond was not set.

  • Raiders host 'Fools for Fundraising'

    South Sumter High School has several teams signed up for the Sumter Relay for Life.

    In an effort to raise money for the Relay, which in turn goes to the American Cancer Society, they held a "Fools for Fundraising" day on campus, Thursday, April 1.

    Some images from the event are seen below in the video clips below. For a slide show, return to the homepage of this Web site and scroll halfway down to the series of slide shows.

    For additional photos, see next week's edition of the Sumter County Times - April 15, in print.