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Today's News

  • Hog Hunts

     

    District to hold another series of hog hunts, permits will be available online

    Southwest Florida Water Management District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District land this fall and winter to help reduce the wild hog population.

  • Fun-Dango planned

                                                                       Community-wide Fall Fun-Dango<

  • County jail receives funding for expansion

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) recently awarded Sumter County a Recovery Act Edward Memorial Justice Grant in the amount of $302,920.

    The money is to be used to partially fund 17 civilian positions created by the Sumter County Detention Center expansion project.

    The award was announced at the Oct. 27 County Commission meeting.

    According to FDLE funding assistance documents, the grant was necessary due to inmate population increases that resulted in the recent expansion of the jail.

  • Steve Miller Band in Orlando

     

     

     

     

  • Dixie County nips Wildwood 55-40

    The Wildwood High football team had nothing to hang its head over Friday night.

    The Sumter County team faced a Class A ranked team in Dixie County and lost 55-40 to Dixie County in Cross City.

    “We come away from that game feeling like we won it,” said Wildwood head coach Dude Thompson. “We are on the road. We are at Dixie County. They have 22 seniors. I can’t see anyone being better than them. They are tough. We are starting a bunch of freshmen and sophomores.

    “It was a one touchdown game until they scored a late touchdown.”

  • Police report: Oct. 22, 2009

    Tuesday, Oct. 13

    Benjamine Darron McGregor, 41, Bushnell, was arrested on a Lake County warrant for writ of bodily attachment. Bondwas set at $1,160.

    Steven Mcdonough, 52, Wildwood, was arrested for criminal mischief and battery. Bond was set at $1,000.

    Joseph D. Cooper, 20, Wildwood, was arrested on Lake County warrant for driving without a license and resisting arrest without violence. Bond was not set.

    Wednesday, Oct. 14

    Jason Jeremy Collier, 30, Wildwood, was arrested for burglary and grand theft. Bond was set at $10,000.

  • Mine owner dies in plane crash

    The president of Mazak Properties near Webster died Monday afternoon along with three other men when the airplane they were aboard crashed near the small town of Benavides, Texas.

    Paul Mazak II, of Webster,  was piloting the private aircraft when it went down in a thicket of mesquite trees on a ranch northwest of town. For more information, see this week's print edition of the Sumter County Times.

  • Public Record

      

    Marriage Licenses

  • Florida Fish Busters’ Bulletin

     

  • Cemetery will stay

    The County Commission reversed itself on the Panasoffkee Cemetery relocation before a packed room Tuesday night made up mostly of relocation opponents and media.

    Still more people stood out in the hall and listened to the action through speakers, as there was not adequate space inside the board room to accommodate those in attendance.

    Commissioners brought the issue to a vote within minutes of bringing the meeting to order and voted unanimously in favor of not relocating the Panasoffkee Cemetery. There was no dissent and no debate.