Today's News

  • Spooktakular Fun
  • October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

         Be a part of the celebration and visit to our local Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County this month and meet the friendly adorable dogs waiting to be adopted.   Visit their website at www.hsspca.org to view their pictures and learn a little about each one.

  • Police report

    Tuesday, Sept. 29

    William Michael Bohrer, 45, Bushnell, arrested for property damage.

    Matthew Legrand Branson, 41, Wildwood, arrested for driving while license suspended.

    Cherie Jean Davis, 29, Wildwood, arrested for aggravated assault and battery.

    Elisa Shay Johnson, 34, Bushnell, arrested for battery.

    Gina Michelle Ouellette, 23, Oxford, arrested out-of-county warrant.

    Michael Anthony Picciano, 54, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for probation violation.

    Wednesday, Sept. 30

  • Hamilton pursuing dreams

     “Cancer gives you guts,” according to Webster coffee shop owner D.J. Hamilton.
    Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, Hamilton has spent years working in internet technology, but in the past months she’s changed her career.
    “I have dreamed about doing this and I tell you what - cancer gives you guts.
    So I have the guts to do what I want to do, that’s reconnect with my community and I’m excited about it.”

  • Brewing with a passion for coffee

    Coffee has to be pretty close to the top of the list of every day comforts for Webster entrepreneur D. J. Hamilton. She doesn’t just like coffee, she’s passionate about it.

    And last week, she became fully engulfed in that coffee passion with the opening on Friday of Hamilton’s Coffee, in Webster.

  • $250,000 set for Sumter parks

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced that it will invest more than $5.4 million in 110 recreational development projects in local communities around the state, including five projects in Sumter County, through its Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP).

    The competitive grant program provides state funds to develop lands for public outdoor recreational use, such as building or renovating sports facilities or playgrounds. Cities in Sumter scheduled to receive funding are Bushnell, Coleman and Wildwood.  

  • Out and About

    Book sale
    Annual mega book sale (Friends of the Citrus County Library System) will be Friday, Oct. 9, through Tuesday, Oct. 13. For information call 746-1334 or 527-8405.
    Smoking cessation/diabetes classes
    Langley Health Services, in Sumterville, offers free smoking cessation and diabetes classes that are held here on selective days. The participants do not have to be a patient of Langley’s. For more information on the smoking cessation program contact Pam at 569-2971 and for diabetes contact Julie at 569-2980.
    Get a pet

  • Police report

    Tuesday, Sept. 22
    Christopher Michael Matthews, 24, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for driving with suspended or revoked license.
    Kenneth Darren Raulerson, 40, Bushnell, arrested for failure to appear, resisting and officer, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession or use of drug equipment.
    Wednesday, Sept. 23
    James Wesley Horton, 49, Wildwood, arrested for DUI.
    Brittany Lynne Lewis, 22, Wildwood, arrested for possession of drugs and possession or use of drug equipment.

  • Celebrating Native American Culture

    The tribes gathered in Bushnell last week.  From distant areas of the country, Florida and Sumter County, they joined at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park to bring their Native American culture to life.
    The Fifth Annual Native American Holiday Powwow, which ran Friday through Sunday, was organized and sponsored by the Pan-O-Kee Native American Tribe, Inc., of Central Florida, a local organization.

  • Several children injured in Bushnell accident

    Several children and their mother were injured Monday morning when the mini-van they were traveling in reportedly ran through a red light at a Bushnell intersection and collided with a rock truck.
    Ebony McMullen, 32, Center Hill, was traveling westbound on Seminole Avenue, about 7:20 a.m. when the Ford Freestar she was driving went through a red light at the intersection of U.S. 301 and was struck by a southbound rock truck, according to sheriff’s investigators.