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Today's News

  • Granger Leggett -Captain's Take

    To view a clip on South Sumter Raiders' Granger Leggett, click the video at the bottom of the page ...

  • Webster Picnic

     

    By Martin Steele

    Staff Writer

     

    Webster area residents Saturday continued one of the area's oldest traditions with the Webster Cemetery Picnic. This year was special to picnic organizers – it marked the 65th anniversary of the community fund-raising event.

     

    In an all-volunteer production by the Webster Cemetery Association with many dozens of hands involved in the event helping to provide money for upkeep on three local cemeteries – Garden of Memories, Mt. Zion and Stewart Chapel.

  • SCREA takes a trip to Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

     The Sumter County Retired Educators Association held its monthly meeting on Oct. 12 at the Dade Battlefield in Bushnell. President Renée Carter called the meeting to order and guests were welcomed by Membership Chairman Evelyn Hill, announcing that we now have 87 members. 

  • Grace Notes - Grace for the Broken

    By Nancy Kennedy

     

    When I was about 2 years old, I bopped my baby brother with a wooden hammer and once put a wad of gum in my sister’s hair.
    I was part of a group of kids who called a girl in our neighborhood “fungus face,” and in eighth grade I spread vicious rumors about a girl who I thought stole my boyfriend.

    Once I shoplifted a bottle of Compound W wart remover and a Yardley Lip Slicker lipstick from Thrifty Drug Store. 

  • Bushnell fest is Saturday

     “Aaarrrrg!” Get ready for some good times and excitement Saturday, Oct. 21, with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” – themed Bushnell Fall Festival.

    This year’s pirate theme is sure to even get the local “landlubbers” enthused. The annual festival starts off with the traditional parade down Main Street with themed parade entries competing for a first-place prize of a $125 gift card. Suncoast Credit Union is sponsoring the float decoration contest and the festival booth decoration contest this year.

  • In the still of the night

    For some years now, a small group of men have been gathering on a single Friday night in Webster after the sun goes down. They’re a determined bunch that knows what’s got to be done and they’re going to do it.

    It’s this small cadre of volunteers – along with other small groups working the same Friday and night, as well as the next day – that helped to make sure the food they serve at the annual Webster Cemetery Picnic is going to be something special.

  • Zack Harris - Raider captain

    To view Zack's clip, click the video at the bottom of the page.

  • Tyree Bryant - Wildwood Captain

    To view the clip from Tyree, click on the video at the bottom of the page.

  • Gov. Scott issues updates on state action to assist Puerto Rico

     

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Governor Rick Scott provided an update on resources being deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and response efforts following Hurricane Maria.

    See below for more information on what the State of Florida is doing to support Puerto Rico:

     

    MILITARY SUPPORT

  • Sheriff warns of FEMA scam

    The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is warning county residents to beware of criminals and scammers possibly posing as FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) representatives.

    The SCSO recently investigated what appears to be a FEMA scam. 

    About mid-afternoon on Oct. 2, two Hispanic men reportedly arrived at a woman’s residence and implied they were FEMA representatives sent to her home to survey damage following Hurricane Irma.