Today's News

  • Wildwood’s Marrero, Hunt qualify for sectional

    Angelia Marrero and Shaniqua Hunt are one step closer to lifting at the Florida State Girls Weightlifting Meet.

    The two Wildwood High girls both qualified for the upcoming sectional meet Jan. 30 at Daytona Beach Spruce Creek High School. If they can further qualify, they can compete in the state tournament Feb. 13 at New Port Richey River Ridge High School. They competed in the sub sectional Friday, Jan. 15 at Clermont East Ridge High School.

  • Lake Sumter Community College Foundation installs 2010 officers and board members


  • Hike Florida Trails


  • Home destroyed, ammunition explodes

    Firefighters braved flying ammunition last Friday, as they worked to save a Webster home on County Road 755, according to Fire Marshall Brad Burris.

    The doublewide mobile home was destroyed Friday morning and at least one firefighter reportedly had two bullets penetrate the back of his jacket, just missing his body.

    The ammunition was inside the home and ammunition explosions were “sporadic” with firefighters “ducking and dodging,” Burris said.

  • Police: Man fires shotgun at wife

    A Webster man allegedly fired a shotgun at his wife as she attempted to leave their residence during a domestic dispute last Friday.

    Robert Ford, 62, hit the front fender on the driver’s side of the woman’s pickup truck with a load of birdshot, according to a police report.

    The sheriff’s office report concluded the woman was backing out of the driveway when Ford fired at her.

    The woman claims, in the report, that Ford was extremely intoxicated and the two were arguing when she decided to leave before the altercation escalated.

  • Doing new business, the old way

    It’s a cold winter morning. Your pre-owned car lot has five unsold pickup trucks and cash flow is tight. You open the office and flip a switch but only cold air and smoke erupt from a nearby air vent. The smell of hot circuit breakers wafts through the room.

    Who should you call?

    Sue Cameron would suggest contacting Florida Barter Banque (FBB).

  • South Sumter girls nip Hernando

    South Sumter High’s girls basketball team took a commanding 10-0 lead in the first quarter and it looked like the Raiders were headed for a running clock and a blowout Friday night at the South Sumter High gym.

    Hernando High, however, had other ideas.

    The visiting Leopards (6-5) forced the Raiders into a messy 33 turnovers and outscored the hostesses 23-14 in the final quarter as South Sumter (6-6) just barely eked out a 58-55 victory.

  • Calendar: Jan. 14, 2010


    Low-cost pet

    vaccination clinic

    The Florida International Teaching Zoo’s veterinary staff is sponsoring a low-cost pet vaccination clinic on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Bushnell Auto Parts at 516 North Main next to Big Orange Tire.

    All vaccinations are administered by our licensed veterinarian. Documentation will be provided.

    The cost of vaccinations are: Dog/cat rabies $6; Dog/puppy parvo-distemper combos $14; Cat/kitten Distemper3 Way $14; Bordatella/Kennel Cough $15.

  • Police report: Jan. 14, 2010

    Tuesday, Jan. 5

    Melissa Nichole Lee, 27, Center Hill, was arrested for unarmed burglary of unoccupied building, criminal mischief resulting in damage, $200 or less. Bond was set at $500.

    Timothy A. Wheatly, 48, Webster, was arrested for two counts of larceny, petit. Bond was set at $1,000.

    Wednesday, Jan. 6

    Gabriel Felton McNeal, 41, Bushnell, was arrested for out-of-county warrant. Bond was set at $320.

    Gregory Atkins, 26, Wildwood, was arrested for writ of bodily attachment. Bond was set at $1070.

  • Webster fills season with spirit

    Christmas is in the air in Webster …  and on the streets.

    From their decades-old tradition of oversize Christmas cards to their annual lighted-night parade, the season starts early in the community.

    Things begin as the city staff puts up the oversized wooden greeting cards, wishing passersby holiday greetings.

    The wooden cards line County Road 471, from the front of Webster Elementary School north.