Today's News

  • Economy or not, Linden still draws a crowd

    They might have been off by about 100 dinners, but “The crowd was excellent – the weather was very good to us,” said Terry Gideons of the annual Linden Cemetery Picnic.

    “Considering the economy and the weather forecast, we had a very good day. We sold 1,041 plates,” he said of the Saturday, June 26 event.

    They also sold 45 pies and cakes – the highest bid paid at $625 for one cake.

  • Police report: July 23, 2009

    Tuesday, July 14

    Omar Aleman, 31, Center Hill, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond was set.

    Cindy Campbell, 39, Sumterville, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond was set.

    Wednesday, July 15

    Guadalupe Garza-Coronado, 47, Center Hill, was arrested for DUI with property damage and refusal to submit to a chemical/physical test. No bond was set.

  • Shooting suspect sought

    Police are looking for two suspects and a person of interest in a shooting that took place Sunday night at Cherry Lake Park in the Sumter County part of Lady Lake. Read this week's Sumter County Times for more information.


  • Letter to the Editor - Aug. 6, 2009

    Unnecessary wars

    In reference to a recent interesting article in the Times by Mr. Knute F. Dobkins, Sr., this observer is also saddened by the 4,321 killed and thousands more wounded or maimed for life!

  • Police report: July 30, 2009

    Tuesday, July 21

    James Brown, 45, Oxford, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond was set.

    Willie McCoy, 30, Bushnell, was arrested for sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver, and dangerous drugs keep shop/vehicle. Bond was set at $10,500.

    Jeremy Rushing, 29, Bushnell, was arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to sell and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Bond was set at $30,500.

    Wednesday, July 22

  • Structure Fire

    A major blaze last week destroyed a two-story home in Lake Panasoffkee. To view a video clip of the fire, click here. To read the entire story, see it in the Aug. 13 edition of the Sumter County Times....

  • Celebrating 100 years

    Lake Panasoffkee resident Florence Loftin celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday, Aug. 1, with family and friends. The slide show below depicts images from the event. Read the entire story in the Aug. 6 edition of the Sumter County Times in print.





  • Calendar of Events - Aug. 6, 2009

    FRIDAY, AUG. 7

    Mixer Dance

    The dance will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, at 1582 C.R. 459. Live music. All singles and couples welcomed. Sponsored by Sumter Singles. Discount for groups of any kind (six or more people). Call 424-1688.


    Volleyball camp planned

    Ladies, it’s time to hone your volleyball skills at the South Sumter Volleyball Camp, be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the day will focus on fundamental skills and conditioning to give players a real feel for the game.

  • Teen Driver Challenge

    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office hosted a Teen Driver Challenge on Saturday, July 18.  For videos from the day, see below.

    To read the entire story, see the July 23rd edition of the Sumter County Times in print.


    Saturday morning interview with Sumter sheriff's Lt. Bobby Caruthers...

  • Calendar: July 30, 2009


    Hunting Heritage