Today's News

  • Holiday wreath event to honor veterans

    Florida National Cemetery on Dec. 16 will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation’s veterans.  

    The U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club is hosting the event to honor veterans of each branch of the military, the merchant marines, as well as prisoners of war and those still missing in action (POW/MIA).

  • Wildwood prepares for expansion

    The City of Wildwood may be making a move to the south – and it might be coming closer than you think.

  • How safe is your child's car seat

     A free care seat safety inspection is available Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast  office at 617 S. U.S. Hwy. 301, Sumterville. The inspection only takes minutes, and it might save a child from harm.

    To schedule an appointment for the free service, call 352-563-9939 ext. 235. The Child Passenger Safety Program also provides low-cost car seats to income-eligible families.

  • Bringing out the classics

    The cool cars and trucks rolled into town Saturday for the sixth annual Classic Car Show and Fund Raiser at Howie’s Family Restaurant in Bushnell’s Jumper Plaza.

    Visitors sat back and enjoyed a “postcard perfect” afternoon and the entertainment of several singers and musicians who put their efforts into the annual event help to raise money for the Sumter County Youth Center.

  • Reward for Peavy increases

    The reward offered for information leading to the arrest of Larry Darnell Peavy doubled last week with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) contributing an additional $5,000 to the original $5,000 provided by the U.S. Marshal’s Service along with the FCRFTF (Florida/Carribean Regional Fugitive Task Force).

    That makes a total of $10,000 that is offered for help in apprehending the Bushnell resident. 

  • Police report

    Tuesday, Nov. 21

    James Lewis Hall, 48, Wildwood, arrested for battery.

    Alexander Patri Moffitt, 25, Wildwood, arrested for larceny.

    Cynthia Lou Thomas, 66, The Villages, arrested for larceny.

    Wednesday, Nov. 22

    Jennifer Lynne Behm, 37, Coleman, arrested for driving while license suspended.

    Alycia Mae Kline, 28, Webster, arrested for possession of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment.

  • Drawn to downtown Bushnell

    It’s beginning to look like the type of park you’d expect to find in a larger, more metropolitan city.

    Piece by piece, bit by bit, the City of Bushnell is transforming its downtown park at Bushnell Plaza into an interesting and artistic area.

    In recent weeks, city personnel have been busy installing new sculptures in the park to help pique visual interest.

    The sculptures and new works of art are coming from a variety of sources. 

  • Police report

    Tuesday, Nov. 14

    Breanna Renae Clubine, 25, Wildwood, arrested for possession of drugs and possession or use of drug equipment.

    Cory Nicholas Cox, 28, Webster, arrested for battery, aggravated battery and kidnapping, false imprisonment.

    Reverdieu Degelus, 55, Wildwood, arrested on out-of-county warrant and lewd and lascivious behavior.

    Michael Dwayne Grubb, 33, Bushnell, arrested for shoplifting.

  • Man arrested in murder case

    Marion County Sheriff’s detectives on Friday, Nov. 17 arrested a Summerfield man in connection with the July shooting death of an Oxford man.

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Major Crimes investigators arrested Jeffery Jack Rewis, 49, and charged him with the murder of William Lolley II, 30, according to a MCSO announcement. Lolley was shot at Rewis’ residence on SE 80th Avenue, on July 31. Lolley later passed away from his injuries at a local hospital.

  • Animal advocates seek no-kill policy

    County officials are not doing enough to save Sumter County’s pets, according to a network of local residents who for several weeks have lobbied the county commission to establish a “no kill” policy for the Animal Services facility in Lake Panasoffkee. And, they plan to go back to the board on Tuesday, Nov. 28 to continue their efforts.