Today's News

  • Wildcats go on third quarter scoring spree

    The Wildwood High girls basketball team went on a 10-1 scoring spree in the third quarter en route to a 41-33 non-district win over Lecanto Thursday at the Wildcat gym.

    Wildwood is now 16-5 on the season and preparing to host the Class A-District 8 tournament in another week. Lecanto fell to 4-17.

    Briana Rushing, a 5-10 freshman, scored four points in the quarter and 14 for the game. She also added seven rebounds and a blocked shot.

  • Making health care choices

    Are you still confused or unsure about the federal requirement to sign up for health insurance coverage if you aren’t currently covered?
    Langley Health Services in Sumterville has scheduled a special event to help clarify the issue and launch you on the path to making an informed decision.

  • Murder victim identified

    Exactly nine months since her decomposed body was discovered, sheriff’s investigators Wednesday morning announced the identity of the unidentified woman whose body was discovered in Wildwood woods on April 22, 2013.
    They also identified the man suspected of her murder.

  • Out and About

    AGRItunity 2014
    AGRItunity 2014 Conference and Tradeshow hosted by the UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension will be from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information call 793-2728.
    Scenic byway ribbon cutting

  • Church calendar

    Indoor yard sale
    The United Methodist Women of Oxford United Methodist Church will hold an indoor yard sale on Saturday Feb. 1. The sale will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Proceeds will go towards local and worldwide mission projects. The church is on C.R. 466 just west of highway 301 in Oxford.
    Wahoo Bow Club

  • SECO warns of winter scams

    SECO officials are warning all electric customers to be wary of a variety of consumer scams being run in Central Florida this winter.
    SECO Director of Corporate Communications Barry Bowman said, “Right now there are a number of scams being foisted upon the public by unscrupulous individuals whose sole purpose is to separate people from their hard-earned money. These scammers like to prey on our older population, in particular, which makes their actions even more reprehensible.”

  • Police report

    Friday, Jan. 17
    Kathrien A. Bunner, 24, Sumterville, arrested for cruelty toward child.
    Nicholas Jack Fifer, 24, Sumterville, arrested on out-of-county warrant.
    Chevy Ray Luman, 19, Bushnell, arrested for shoplifting.
    David S. Newland, 48, Bushnell, arrested for operating vehicle without license.
    Justin Andrew Stephens, 24, Bushnell, arrested for cruelty toward child.
    Sunday, Jan. 19
    Christopher Brown, 25, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for battery.

  • Moonlight Hike

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  • American Cancer Society Chili Event

    American Cancer Society Relay For Life sets Chili Cook Off


    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sumter County will be having a Chili Cook Off competition between teams on Jan. 21at 6 p.m. at the Coleman Community Building at 1204N. Church St., Coleman, (across from the Coleman Post Office).   For a small donation you can vote for your favorite chili!

  • Paddle Party at the Outlet Park in Panasoffkee