Today's News

  • Church calendar

    Center Hill homecoming
    First Baptist Church of Center Hill will have homecoming on Aug. 17,
    service starts at 10:45 a.m. - at approx. 12:30 p.m. we will gather in the fellowship hall for a covered dish lunch - fried chicken and beverages will be furnished - please bring dishes to complete the meal - vegetables, casseroles, salads, desserts, etc. everyone is invited - bring someone with you. For more information please call 352-793-2119 - church or 352-461-6089 - pastor’s cell.

    Wahoo Baptist

  • Taste of Sumter deserves lots of local support

    There’s an event just around the corner that deserves participation by both businesses and individuals Next month, the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual “A taste of Simply Sumter.”
    It’s an interesting event that provides patrons with the opportunity to try samplings of signature dishes from many local restaurants and peruse unique and interesting items from local boutiques and shops.

  • Police report

    Tuesday, July 29
    Robert James Jackson Jr., 46, Bushnell, arrested for battery.
    Mia Taraje Simmons, 23, Wildwood, arrested for probation violation.
    Crystal Deshannonlinda Thornton, 30, Webster, arrested for failure to appear.
    Terrance Kwamaine Williams, 19, Wildwood, arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment.
    Wednesday, July 30
    Meredith Kayley Gregory, 22, Oxford, arrested for battery.
    John Lamark Johnson, 26, Wildwood, arrested for dealing in stolen property.

  • Bushnell: Landfill odor seems to be diminishing

    The odor problems in the Lake Panasoffkee area that some residents blamed on a local landfill have apparently been somewhat subdued.
    A bout a half dozen residents of Lake Panasoffkee and Sumterville on Monday told the Bushnell City Council that they can still smell the landfill at times, but the odors are not nearly as bad they were preceding  the council meeting last month.
    And, from their accounts, the odor problems are more transient.

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  • General Sumter worth $10,000 to lucky angler

    He’s Ba..aa…ck and worth $10,000

    By Brenda Locklear

  • Church calendar

    USDA giveaway
    On Wednesday, Aug.6, from 9 a.m. to noon, there will be a USDA food giveaway at The Church of the Fishermen. USDA giveaways are on the first Wednesday of the month. A limited number packages are available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome. The Church of the Fishermen is at 589 N. C.R. 470 in Lake Panasoffkee. Please call 352-793-3438 for more information.
    Coleman Assembly
    of God

  • Tax savings starts Aug. 1

    With Sumter County schools starting early this year, the upcoming tax-free holiday comes at a convenient time.
     The 2014 sales tax-free holiday begins this coming Friday,  Aug. 1.
    Parents and students can save money on  back to school shopping with the sales tax-free holiday from Aug. 1 through Aug. 3. Sumter County schools start up on Thursday, Aug. 7.

  • Police report

    Tuesday, July 22
    Jeremiah Jacob Begin, 36, Bushnell, arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell.
    Malika Altmease Daniels, 23, Bushnell, arrested for probation violation.
    Gary Brenton Lee, 48, The Villages, arrested for driving while license suspended.
    John Joseph Reese, 52, Wildwood, arrested for battery.
    Wednesday, July 23
    Myra Lorine Blue, 63, Wildwood, arrested for sale and possession of cocaine.
    Edward Anthony Fuchs, 19, Wildwood, arrested on out-of-county warrant.

  • Parvo closes animal shelter

    The Sumter County animal shelter has been temporarily closed after two recently adopted puppies tested positive for a contagious virus.
    Sumter County Animal Services, on County Road 529, in Lake Panasoffkee, will remain closed until Monday, Aug. 4, as county employees clean and disinfect the facility after the puppies tested positive for canine parvovirus, commonly called parvo.
    The dog kennels were initially closed on Thursday, July 24.
    Both infected puppies are of mixed breeds and came in to the facility at the same time, about two weeks ago.