Today's News

  • Wildwood uses turnovers, beats Hilliard 16-7

    Turnovers were magical for Wildwood High’s football team last Friday night.

    The Wildcats were able to force Hilliard High into six turnovers and beat their opponent 16-7 in a district game in Hilliard.

    Wildwood is now 4-1 overall and 2-0 in district play.

    Wildcat quarterback Sean Hensley scored on a 15-yard run and kicked a 38-yard field goal to give Wildwood all the scoring they needed.

    Wildwood running back Demetrius Brown ran for a five-yard touchdown.

    The defensive play was really crucial for the visitors.

  • County refuses to permit animal shelter

    The County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a special use permit to the Humane Society of Inverness (HSI) whose operations permit was also recently withdrawn by Citrus County where the organization moved from earlier this year.

    As early as May, founder Margret Nolan began moving her HSI animal rescue shelter from Citrus County to a 17-acre parcel off County Road 48 west of Bushnell. The shelter recently became embroiled in a Sumter County zoning controversy that threatened to shut it down.

  • Fest Fun in Bushnell

    Perfect weather and plenty of fun drew the crowds on Saturday at Bushnell’s annual Fall Festival.

    “Beautiful” said event coordinator Joann Pitts of the 2010 event and weather.

    Ironically, months after the festival was actually scrapped and removed from the city’s agenda and budget, the 2010 festival ended up drawing one of the largest crowds.

    Pitts said the crowd was even larger than last year and she’s heard nothing but positive comments from people and vendors.

  • Fall Festival 2010

    Photos above by Larry Clifton and Bob Reichman. Photos in slide show by Brenda Locklear 




  • U.S. Air Force to honor Central Florida Hometown Heroes


  • Time to order apples and pecans



    4-H  Apple and Pecan  Sale


  • Environmental spill, house fire and collision keep firefighters busyPhotos from the fireee


  • Train show and swap meet planned


  • Future of Coleman Library in question

    The future of Coleman’s public library was thrown into doubt after city council members tabled consideration of a joint consolidation of services agreement that includes transferring operations of the city library to the county.

    Without the agreement, the county has vowed to cut funding and remove computers and other equipment currently used inside the library that are necessary to keep the library operational.

    The county is set to cut funding and haul its computers and other equipment away on Friday, Nov. 5, unless an agreement is reached.

  • South Sumter rushes to 28-22 win

    There is reason for rejoicing in Bushnell.

    The South Sumter High football team downed Lakeland Kathleen 28-22 Friday, Oct. 15 for the first Raider victory of 2010 and it came at Raider’s Field.

    The victory ended a six-game losing streak and left the Raiders at 1-6 overall. They are 0-1 in Class 2A-District 4.

    “We are pretty happy,” said South Sumter High head football coach Inman Sherman. “I think our players were extremely happy. It took us seven weeks to get there. I think our players are really pleased with themselves.’