Today's News

  • Police report: April 1, 2010

    Tuesday, March 23

    Justin Rhodes, 26, Bushnell, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Bond was set at $1,500.

    Gloria Troyer, 50, Wildwood, was arrested on warrant. Bond was not set.

    Angela Mechelle Russell, 32, Center Hill, was arrested for domestic battery and violation of probation. Bond was not set.

    Eddie Lamar Wells, 45, Center Hill, was arrested for domestic battery. Bond was not set.

    Wednesday, March 24

    Mark Wilson Kutch, 47, Lady Lake, was arrested for failure to appear. Bond was not set.

  • Letters to the editor: April 1, 2010

    It’s annual Easter

    and church time

    Why did Jesus die and why was he raised from the dead?

    Well, it was not for the purpose to give Easter Sunday churchgoers an excuse to say, ‘I went to church Easter Sunday and I really did stand out with my new Easter hat and the new dress. Gee, I looked better than anyone there, yes, and that $250 suit and $50 shoes, wow, no one there was dressed as good as I was.’

  • Bazaar planned for Saturday



    Bargains galore at Saturday Bazaar


  • SECO Annual Meeting Slated

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  • Calendar: March 25, 2010


    Historical Society meets

    The Sumter County Historical Society will have its March monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Our guest speaker will be William Porter, of Porter’s Jewelers in Bushnell. Everyone is welcome.

    For information, call Carolyn Shaw at 793-3962 or Donna McGuire at 603-2041.

    Program schedules

    The Lake Sumter Computer Society announces programs at Lecture Hall 1, Lake-Sumter Community College, Leesburg Campus.

  • Police reports: March 25, 2010

    Tuesday, March 16 

    Nicholas George Horwath, 24, Webster, was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Bond was set at $1,000.

    Kriston Wharton, 20, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested for making a false report. Bond was set at $500.

    Robin Duke, 38, Bushnell, was arrested for withholding support. Bond was set at $570.

    Thursday, March 18

    Tracy V. Mitchell, 37, Wildwood, was arrested for withholding support. Bond was set at $1,590.

  • Downtown Chili photos

     To view photos and video from the event, see the three slide shows below.

     Photos by Brenda Locklear


  • Solomon leads Wildwood to 15-0 win

    The Wildwood High softball team is acting like a child that was just given a new toy.

    The Wildcats (4-5) discovered that they can score lots of runs the previous week when they came back to beat South Sumter High 15-11 in a district contest in Bushnell.

    Monday, March 8, the Wildcats proved they can run, hit and score. This is like a makeover of a team that struggled offensively early in the season.

    If they can keep this up, the Wildcats may be the best 4-5 team around and a possible monster in their district.

  • Manhunt continues UPDATE: The Florida Highway Patrol and Sumter County Sheriff’s Office issued a release searching for a person of interest ee for new information and photosee.

    Nearly 24 hours after a man reportedly shot at Florida Highway Patrol officer, a massive manhunt continues in a densely wooded area of central Sumter County.

    The pursuit has been through tall pines, thick palmetto and swampy terrain, near and through the Ventura Ranch off State Road 44, just east of County Road 470.

  • Calendar of events: March 11, 2010


    Wearin’ O’ the

    Green dance