Today's News

  • Time to order apples and pecans



    4-H  Apple and Pecan  Sale


  • Environmental spill, house fire and collision keep firefighters busyPhotos from the fireee


  • Train show and swap meet planned


  • Future of Coleman Library in question

    The future of Coleman’s public library was thrown into doubt after city council members tabled consideration of a joint consolidation of services agreement that includes transferring operations of the city library to the county.

    Without the agreement, the county has vowed to cut funding and remove computers and other equipment currently used inside the library that are necessary to keep the library operational.

    The county is set to cut funding and haul its computers and other equipment away on Friday, Nov. 5, unless an agreement is reached.

  • South Sumter rushes to 28-22 win

    There is reason for rejoicing in Bushnell.

    The South Sumter High football team downed Lakeland Kathleen 28-22 Friday, Oct. 15 for the first Raider victory of 2010 and it came at Raider’s Field.

    The victory ended a six-game losing streak and left the Raiders at 1-6 overall. They are 0-1 in Class 2A-District 4.

    “We are pretty happy,” said South Sumter High head football coach Inman Sherman. “I think our players were extremely happy. It took us seven weeks to get there. I think our players are really pleased with themselves.’

  • Sheriff's Report - Sept. 30, 2010

    Tuesday, Sept. 21

    David Lawrence Kolesar, 48, Lady Lake, was arrested for possession of marijuana and driving while license is suspended. Bond was not set.

    Jefferey Alan Smith, 28, Center Hill, was arrested for out-of-county warrant. Bond was not set.

    Lonie Eugene Atkinson, 57, Webster, was arrested for domestic battery. Bond was not set.

    Wednesday, Sept. 22

    Bruce William Smith, 66, The Villages, was arrested for domestic battery. Bond was not set.

  • City, county agreements not so easy

    City of Bushnell officials must be relieved, now on to City of Coleman officials. Last week, the County Commission put an end to a substantial stumbling block between Bushnell and the county over maintenance costs for a portion of County Road 475.

    In order to approve an inter-local agreement between both government agencies, one or the other of the governing bodies had to accept responsibility for the road maintenance fees for the portion of County Road 475 that runs between County Road 470 and State Road 48.

  • Sherriff's Report - Nov. 4, 2010

    Tuesday, Oct. 26

    Christopher Keith Davis, 34, Wildwood, was arrested for driving while license suspended and violation of probation. No bond was set.

    Lorenzo Gallegos Gonzales, 45, Wildwood, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. No bond was set.

    Tamara Danetta Nelson, 35, Wildwood, was arrested for contempt of court. Bond was set at $120.

    Susan Heppard, 48, Bushnell, was arrested on a Pasco County warrant. Bond was set at $2,013.

    Stephanie Ann Cook, 41, Oxford, was arrested for larceny. Bond was set at $250.

  • National Cemetery to honor Veterans Day

    The Florida National Cemetery will have its annual Veterans Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Joint Veterans Committee (JVC), on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

    The guest speaker will be Lt. General Robert F. Milligan (Ret.), interim executive director, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Milligan directs a state agency responsible for assisting Florida’s more than 1.6 million veterans, their families and survivors in improving their health and economic well-being through quality benefit information, advocacy, education, and long-term health services.


    Her eyes gleaming, Raquel Williams surveyed the scene at the wooded 75- by-140-foot lot on Rosewood Street near County Road 476A in Bushnell.

    A canopy of leaves from two giant oaks, limbs swaying in a gentle breeze, pierced by thousands of morning sunrays projected a dancing patchwork of sunlight against dark, freshly scraped soil.

    “I’ve never owned a home, much less a new home,” said Williams, who lives with her four children in a “run down” old rental house in Royal.