Today's News

  • 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.

  • Thousands already collected for election races

  • Bok Tower Schedule of Events


    The following is a schedule of events for Bok Tower through May, 2010




    Bok in Bloom! Florida Natives Plant Celebration — May 1-31

    Check out a variety Florida native plants on display throughout the Gardens and for sale in the plant shop.


  • Charity ball planned

    Top Hat Charity Ball to benefit Salvation Army

    This year’s annual “Top Hat Charity Ball” will be held on Sunday, May 9, at the Lake Reception Center in Mt. Dora, Florida.  

  • Accused child molester gets 30 years

    Jose “Freddie” Coronado, 39, former Center Hill council member and previous youth pastor at the Church of God of the First Born in Center Hill, pled “no contest” to four charges of lewd and lascivious battery of a child and three charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child during a May 20 hearing, according to court records.

    Coronado was suspended without pay from Center Hill Council and arrested at the county Supervisor of Elections Office where he worked on the afternoon of June 2, 2009, according to an archived Times article.