Today's News

  • Parvo closes animal shelter

    The Sumter County animal shelter has been temporarily closed after two recently adopted puppies tested positive for a contagious virus.
    Sumter County Animal Services, on County Road 529, in Lake Panasoffkee, will remain closed until Monday, Aug. 4, as county employees clean and disinfect the facility after the puppies tested positive for canine parvovirus, commonly called parvo.
    The dog kennels were initially closed on Thursday, July 24.
    Both infected puppies are of mixed breeds and came in to the facility at the same time, about two weeks ago.

  • Men sought in Webster shooting spree


  • Women arrested in shooting case

    Two Sumter County women were arrested last week in connection with a two-day shooting spree in Webster that resulted in two men being shot and hospitalized, one man arrested and police authorities seeking to arrest three other individuals.
    Both Tracy Lynn Hutcheson, 30, Center Hill, and Summer Renee Owens, 20, Webster, were arrested last Thursday, July 24, and charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
    Both women were placed in the Sumter County Detention Center with bond set at $20,000 each.
    Hutcheson was released from jail on bond the following day.  

  • August at Dade Park

    August events


    Saturday, Aug. 9 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Dade offers a palm weaving workshop to learn how to weave palms in multiple ways, from stars to boondoggles. The class costs  $5 per person - under 18 years, free.


    Sunday, Aug. 10 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • LSCC alumni needed

    The Lake-Sumter State College Alumni Association needs your help in making the alumni network even stronger. The association is looking for those who have completed a course or graduated from LSSC. If you or someone you know attended LSSC and would like to receive information about programs, special events or volunteer opportunities, please email your contact information to the alumni office at Morrisc@lssc.edu.

  • The Sun's Supersized Atmosphere - Spacen Place Kids

    By Alex H. Kasprak

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Like Earth, the sun has an atmosphere with layers in it. The outermost layer is called the corona and it’s awild mess of activity. Scientists have long known about the corona. It is home to some spectacular shows—giant eruptions called Coronal Mass Ejections, loops, prominences and massive magnetic storms.

  • Lake Sumter golf tournament planned

    Get out your golf clubs and tee off to support the LSSC student athletes. The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. and Athletic Department will be hosting its 16th Annual Golf Classic at Arlington Ridge Golf Course on Friday, September 19, 2014. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $125 per golfer and includes a fun-filled day of golf, a custom golf shirt, goodie bag, plenty to drink and lunch catered by Oakwood Smokehouse.

  • Suspects must be found in pizza delivery shooting

    There is always hope that crimes will be solved and that the perpetrators of wrong and evil deeds will be apprehended and brought to justice.
    Hopefully, that will be the case for  the armed robbers who reportedly shot a pizza delivery man in the face last week, dragged him from his vehicle to take money from his pants pockest and then ran off into darkness with two pizzas and a bottle of soda.

  • Police report

    Tuesday, July 15
    Daniel Dunn Sr., 28, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for driving while license suspended and probation violation.
    Vernell Isiah Mason, 23, Bushnell, arrested for probation violation
    Lindsay Marie Miller, 21, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for probation violation.

    Wednesday, July 16
    Danny Wayne Teer, 46, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for aggravated assault with deadly weapon and crimes against person.
    Normesha Quantae Williams, 23, Wildwood, arrested for failure to appear.

    Thursday, July 17

  • Trails receive funding

    Gov. Rick Scott earlier this week announced 11 new projects that will be funded this year to help advance the Coast to Coast Connector, which will provide a safe and continuous multi-use trail from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic. The Department of Transportation will invest $15.9 million to complete 11 phases of separate trail segments in nine counties including Sumter County.
    This new funding is in addition to the more than $26 million that has already been invested by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the Connector project over the next five years.