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Today's News

  • Move over, slow down campaign on

    In 2013, there were over 130 traffic crashes in Florida that involved motorists who violated the Move Over law. Of those crashes, 81 resulted in injuries and 2 in fatalities. This month, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding motorists of the state’s Move Over law.
    The Move Over law was enacted in 2002 to help protect law enforcement officers, emergency workers, and tow truck drivers when they are performing their duties along the roadside. In July 2014, the Move Over law was expanded to include sanitation and utility vehicles.

  • Police report

    Wednesday, Jan. 14
    Kelsey Raue Banta, 24, The Villages, arrested for larceny.
    Christopher Kent Fox Jr., 25, Widlwood, arrested for driving with suspended license.
    Madilyn Shea Garrens, 29, Wildwood, arrested for probation violation, manufacture of amphetamine, possession of drug equipment and fraud.
    Brian Keith Hudson, 39, Center Hill, arrested for driving with suspended license.
    Bryon Adam Ware, 23, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for contempt of court.

    Thursday, Jan. 15

  • Police report

    Wednesday, Jan. 14
    Kelsey Raue Banta, 24, The Villages, arrested for larceny.
    Christopher Kent Fox Jr., 25, Widlwood, arrested for driving with suspended license.
    Madilyn Shea Garrens, 29, Wildwood, arrested for probation violation, manufacture of amphetamine, possession of drug equipment and fraud.
    Brian Keith Hudson, 39, Center Hill, arrested for driving with suspended license.
    Bryon Adam Ware, 23, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for contempt of court.

    Thursday, Jan. 15

  • Conversion should be good for the animals

    The deal is done. Starting the beginning of February, the county will no longer be involved in the pet adoption business - at least not directly.
    Instead, the Sumter County government has channeled its pet adoption responsibilities to the Humane Society of Sumter County.
    While the county has received some stinging criticism about its decision and some harsh comments about its pet adoption operations, this move is very likely to be beneficial to not only the county and the Humane Society but most importantly to unwanted and discarded pets in need of good homes.

  • Police report

    Wednesday, Jan. 7
    Chantina Cheree Albright-Weathers, 36, Wildwood, arrested for child neglect.
    Ryan William Kindel, 39, Sumterville, arrested for withholding support.
    Brian E. Sweeney, 52, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for false imprisonment and sexual assault.
    Thursday, Jan. 8
    Jarold Nathen Dalton Jr., 28, Wildwood, arrested for vehicle theft.
    Desmer Lamont Miller, 30, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for driving while license suspended.
    Amy Jennifer Roberts, 42, Webster, arrested for fraud.
    Friday, Jan. 9
    Crystal Diane Gray, 36, Bushnell, arrested for larceny.

  • Rice appointed to U.S. farm committee

    Seven members of the Florida Farm Bureau have been selected to serve on the American Farm Bureau Issue Advisory Committees. Committee members, including one member from Sumter County, consist of Farm Bureau members across the country with knowledge and direct involvement in issues of importance to U.S. farmers and ranchers.
    In Sumter County, Kelly Rice has been selected for the budget and economy committee.
    Each of the Issue Advisory Committees averages 12 members who serve up to two-year terms.

  • Ministry multiplies, overflows into community

    “Give, and it shall be given unto you,” with good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over – Luke 6:38.
    If you don’t believe it – if you need a witness to the scripture, simply look at Helping Hands Outreach Ministry and how their finances looked after providing a family in need with a new home.

  • Pet adoption policy changes
  • Public Records - Warranty and Marriage Licenses

    To view the documents published this week on the website, click the links below...

  • FWC offers fishing resolutions for 2015

    Try these easy-to-keep New Year’s fishing resolutions