Today's News

  • Florida Park Service budget reduction


  • Calendar of events: April 2, 2009


    Pet vaccination clinic

    The Florida International Teaching Zoo will be holding a low cost pet vaccination clinic at Bushnell Library 402 Florida Street from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Prices range from $6 to $15. Rabies $6; Distemper/parvo $14; Kennel cough/Bordatella $15; Cat distemper $14; The teaching zoo is a 501-C-3 Not for Profit Organization.

    Please call 352-867-7788 for information


    Latin Dance Night

  • Letters to the editor: April 9, 2009

    Lions Club needs

    used eyeglasses

    New Vision for Independence is partnering with the Mount Dora Lions Club in collecting used glasses.

    Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

    In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life.

  • Raymond slams but Wildcats lose

    Shawn Raymond earned himself a memory Thursday, April 2.

    The rest of the Wildwood High baseball team may wish to forget that night, though.

    Raymond, a senior center fielder, managed to take fastball high and outside and blast it over the left field fence. It was an opposite field shot for the left-handed hitter. He hit it off relief pitcher Ryan Wood.

    His blast scored Jake Phillips, Ronald Garcia and Logan Mails during the fifth inning.

  • Letters to the editor: March 12, 2009

    New branch of F.R.A.

    To all past, present and future members of the F.R.A. Do you want to see a Branch of the F.R.A. in the Tri County (Lake, Marion and Sumter) area? Call me and we can try.

    FRA membership is open to all active or retired members of the Navy, Marines or Coast Guard. If you are interested in starting a branch please call Fred Worthington, COP USN (retired) at 259-1803 (ftwmaw@Embarqmail.com).

    Fleet Reserve Association

    Thanks to

    those who helped

  • Donate Blood

    Blood Donations Needed!


  • Police report: March 12, 2009

    Tuesday, March 3

    Devin Lee, 19, Webster, was arrested for battery and violation of probation. No bond was set.

    Cory Cox, 19, Webster, was arrested for battery. Bond was set at $500.

    Glendale Williams, 25, Wildwood, was arrested for failure to register change of address, interference with child custody, and driving while license suspended. Bond was set at $7,500.

    David Wallace, 48, Bushnell, was arrested for writ of bodily attachment. Bond was set at $250.

  • Woman killed in wreck south of Bushnell

    An early morning collision claimed the life of a Texas woman Monday.

    The woman died when the 2001 Ford minivan she was driving collided with a tractor trailer truck about 4:51 a.m., a few miles south of Bushnell on U.S. 301, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. As of press time, her identity had not been released.

    The woman was traveling east on County Road 673 and came to a stop at the stop sign near the U.S. 301 intersection, according to the report. Without continuing to yield to oncoming traffic, she began to turn left heading northbound on U.S. 301.

  • Computers and Art at the Library




    Free basic computer classes and teen art classes are on the agenda in Webster.

    Computer training includes “Using the internet, Microsoft Word, E-mail, and more!”

  • Sumter County Pageants

    Miss Sumter County Ashley Ellis, Miss Teen Sumter County Brianne Munz and Junior Miss Sumter County Emily Mooneyham were selected to represent Sumter County for 2009 last week. The ladies were titled on Saturday, Feb. 21.

    Below are some videos from their talent. For three slideshows, find the slide shows (middle, front page of the Web site) For complete results and additional pictures, see the Feb. 26 edition of the Sumter County Times on newstands.