Today's News

  • Vera, McMullen compete at state

    Daniel Vera and Greg McMullen didn’t take home any medals Saturday.

    However, the South Sumter High seniors had reason to be proud of their efforts at the Class 1A FHSAA State Weightlifting Meet at River Ridge High School.

    The weightlifting meet is a real pressure cooker where teens have to be poised as well as strong.

    Vera (129) had a personal best 210-pound bench press and a 180-pound clean and jerk for a 390-pound total.

    McMullen (139) had a 235-pound bench press and a 220-pound clean and jerk for a 455 total.

  • Raider Invitational Sports Results


  • Police report: May 21

    Tuesday, May 12

    Jamie Wall, 32, of Webster, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond was set.

    Randall Kruse, 46, Wildwood, was arrested for destroying/tampering with evidence and possession of narcotic equipment. Bond was set at $2,500.

    Wednesday, May 13

    Danase Floyd, 18, Bushnell, was arrested for disorderly conduct. No bond was set.

  • Lake Panasoffkee Super Bowl

    Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School hosted their annual Super Bowl game with the help of the Wildwood Wildcat football team and cheerleaders.

    To view photos from the Thursday, March 26 event, see the slide shows below.

    To order photos, call 352-793-2161 or email blocklear@sctnews.com




  • Wildwood getting serious about spring training

    Some of the Wildwood High football players didn’t take spring football very seriously.

    Wildwood head coach Matthew Dude Thompson noticed that.

    Those players are no longer on the team.

    Yes, players cannot expect to miss practices and suit up for their team.

    Wildwood will host Orlando First Academy May 22 at 7 p.m. in Wildwood and some of last year’s 10-2 team will have more time for other things this spring.

  • Pre-K Field Day

    Pre-K held their annual county field day at Bushnell Elementary School last week.  For photos, see the slide shows below. For additional photos and the story, see the May 14 edition of the Sumter County Times in print, on newstands.

    Interested in buying photos? Click here: PHOTOS

  • Cops: Biggest meth lab bust

    Investigators made three arrests Monday at what they’re referring to as “the biggest meth lab” in the county. For more information, see the complete story in this week's Sumter County Times.

  • Torch passes through Sumter

    On April 29, dozens of law enforcement officers and others took off on bicycles from the Wildwood Police Department and traveled the 16-plus miles through Coleman, Sumterville, and Bushnell for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics.

    Runners joined the group starting from the probation office on U.S. Highway 301 in Bushnell, making their way over about two miles to the Historic Courthouse, Bushnell Elementary School, and finally to their final destination, SCARC, Inc., where clients and staff waited to cheer them on.

  • Controversial sewage request goes to board

    A controversial request by a Zellwood-based septic company to dispose of waste on property near Center Hill is once again set to go before the county Zoning and Adjustment Board.

    The special use permit application for Shelley’s Septic Tank is scheduled to go before the board Monday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. in room 142 of the county government building at 910 N. Main St., Bushnell. 

  • Countywide Teen Youth Event

    Comedy, hoops, volleyball, skateboard.

    Looking for some fun this May?

    Then check out the "Keith Deltano Serious Comedy" event at  Kenny Dixon Sports Complex.