Today's News

  • Church calendar

     Church celebrates remodel
    The First Baptist Church of Lake Panasoffkee will host a grand re-opening of their sanctuary on Sunday, Feb. 22.
    A special service will be held at 10:50 a.m., with a dinner on the grounds to follow.
    The sanctuary has undergone a complete remodel and the public is invited to come and join the celebration. For more information, call the church at 352-793-5510.
    Oxford Assembly of God Annual Yard Sale and Bake Sale

  • Take precautions against measles

    The Florida Department of Health is working with other state and federal officials to monitor individuals who may have been exposed to measles cases across the state. In the past two weeks, four cases of measles have been identified and reported among travelers with unknown or no measles vaccinations who visited Florida. Two cases involved international travelers.

  • Church calendar

    Inspirational Speaker
    Oxford Assembly of God invites the community to benefit from the ministry of Dr. James O. Davis, Sunday, Feb. 15, in all three services (8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 6:30 p.m.) and Monday – Wednesday, Feb. 16-18 at 7 .m.
    Davis is co-founder of The Billion Soul Network. Davis is also founder of Cutting Edge International, to provide experi-enced, specific coaching to pastors.

  • Supporters thanked
  • Chamber inducts new officers

    The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business and Industry Awards at the Savannah Center in The Villages on Saturday, Jan. 30.
    This year’s event, dubbed Savannah Nights, marked the 92nd year of the annual event where the chamber honors local leaders and outstanding businesses and installs their 2015 Directors and Officers.

  • Boy, 2, dies in ATV crash; details sought

    State troopers are seeking information about an ATV crash in northern   Sumter County about 6:42 p.m. on Sunday that claimed the life of a two-year-old Wildwood boy.
    Jakhyrian Graham died at Shands Hospital later that evening after an ATV struck him and another person who were near the roadway of County Road 235 where ATVs where racing, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
    Also injured in the crash was Johnny L. Williams, 56, of Leesburg. He was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center in serious condition, according to the report.

  • LSCC grad film to be released in theaters nationwide

    LSSC Alumnus Film Hits Theaters Nationwide
    The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. and the Alumni Association would like to recognize 1990 LSSC graduate Richard Swartwelder, aka Rik for his feature film opening in theaters nationwide.

  • LSCC Foundation awards scholarships

    The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Committee received over 529 applications and awarded scholarships totaling $208,542 to students attending LSSC for the Spring semester. These students are pursuing degrees in a variety of programs, including Nursing, Criminology, Public Relations, Business Administration, Education, Pre-Engineering, Law and Computer Technology.

  • Outta' the Woods - Deer huntin’ goes through March 1 in Zone D!

    As I type this, I just arrived back in the Sunshine State after taking a great cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel with my family, my parents and my sister’s family. While the temperatures were certainly warm in the Caribbean, the cooler air here at home immediately reminded me that hunting season is still going strong.

  • VITA offers tax filing assistance

    United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties (UWLS) will begin tax preparation on Feb. 3 at the Goodwill Job Centers in Leesburg and Clermont. The VITA program helps low-to-moderate income households prepare and file their taxes for free. Appointments can be made by calling 2-1-1 or (877) 431-3668. Online appointments can be made by going to the UWLS website, www.uwls.org.