Today's News

  • News of Record posted February 2, 2017

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  • Sumter's Keanu Neal in Super Bowl

    Super Bowl LI is set for Feb. 5 in Houston between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

    Are you ready for some football?

    Even if you’ve never watched the Super Bowl before, this is the one to watch. This is the one where 21-year-old Sumter County native Keanu Neal will have a chance to throw some “physicality” around the field as the Atlanta Falcons go head to head with the New England Patriots for the Super Bowl championship.

  • A good move by the School Board

    For decades, The Sumter County School Board has always meet at its headquarters in Bushnell.

    The meetings may have moved to different locations in the area, but they were always held in Bushnell.

    Well, things are about to change.

    Last month, the board unanimously approved a revision to the 2017 meeting schedule that shifts some of those meetings to the Wildwood area.

    That’s a good change. 

  • Police report

    Tuesday, Jan. 24

    Ryan Scott Carlton, 31, Wildwood, arrested for interfering with custody of a minor and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.

    Jeremy Michael Horn, 38, Bushnell, arrested for possession of drugs and possession or use of drug equipment.

    Kyle Lee Edward Mitchell, 20, Bushnell, arrested for probation violation.


    Wednesday, Jan. 25

  • Teens arrested in alleged mass shooting plot
  • Police report

    Tuesday, Jan. 17

    Shedrick Jerome Howard, 39, Wildwood, arrested for battery.

    Erik Sean Jouvert, 37, The Villages, arrested for larceny.

    Kenneth Darren Raulerson, 41, Bushnell, arrested for vehicle theft, resisting an officer, possession of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment.

    Jan Carlos Sanchez-Gonzalez, 25,Wildwood, arrested for possession or use of drug equipment.


    Wednesday, Jan. 18

    Jason Bernard Allen, 33, Bushnell, arrested for battery.

  • You can help fill the van

    Sumter County Walmart stores are set to host a “Fill your Heart by Filling the Van”  events for rescued pets in February.

    Shoppers will be able to show their love of their own pets and help local animals in need by donating to help fill a wish list for shelter animal needs. Sumter County Humane Society/SPCA volunteers will provide the list on the event dates at the Bushnell and Villages Walmart stores, where shoppers can purchase and donated the items during the same trip.

  • Calling all chili chefs

    The Seventh Annual Spice it up for Cornerstone Hospice Chili Cook-off is set Saturday March 4 at a new location. This year, the event will be held at the Wildwood Community Center and the Sons of Sumter Jeep Club is on a mission to defend its title at as cook-off champ.

    The fundraiser benefits Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care and the change in venue will allow for more teams. The center is located at  6500 Powell Road in Wildwood.

  • Here's the church, here's the steeple

    Amid cheers and clapping on Saturday, Jan 21, the Sumterville chapel received its steeple as part of its on-going construction.   

    The chapel will house the Sumterville congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with members in Sumterville, Bushnell, Leesburg, The Villages and surrounding areas.

  • Finding out what it's worth

    Folks around Sumter County have apparenty got some interesting items stashed away in their homes and on Saturday, they brought some of them out to let the experts have a look.

    Dozens of residents showed up last weekend with their antiques, heirloom jewelry, art work and a few simply unusual odds and ends for the Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway’s Antique Appraisal Fair held in the Lake Miona Recreation Center in The Villages.