Today's News

  • Two rescued
  • Cinderellas in the making

    Ever dream of flitting through Cinderella’s closet, letting your fingers run along the rainbow of satins and wrapping yourself in tulle and gemstones? Not the closet she had when she was sweeping cinders for her stepmother, but the closet that must certainly be hers since her fairy godmother arrived and the prince has made her his bride!
    How many of us have imagined being greeted at the door like a real princess, having a crown gently placed upon our lovely blonde waves … er, our jet black locks … um, or our fiery, flaming curls …

  • Carrying the torch

    Clad in bright blue and yellow T-shirts, dozens of Sumter County law enforcement officers and others from Sumter County trekked their way south through the county last Wednesday to participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida.
    Wearing T-shirts sporting the Special Olympics logo, runners and bicyclers travelled from the Coleman Federal Complex in Sumterville, south along U.S. 301 to the SCARC headquarters on W. McCollum Avenue, in Bushnell. SCARC provides care, education and training for developmentally disabled residents.

  • Relay set, proclamation made

    Due to the two Relay for Life fundraising events in the battle against cancer held in April and May, the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners declared them “Sumter County American Cancer Society Relay for Life Months.”

    This year's Sumter Relay for Life is this Friday night, at the Sumter County Fairgrounds. Read the story and gather information on the event in Thursday, April 30 edition of the Sumter County Times.

  • Outta the Woods - Discover the Wild Side

    Discover the wild side of the woods


  • Bushnell Elementary School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll

    Bushnell Elementary School 3rd grading period honor roll students 2014-15




  • Police report

    Tuesday, April 14
    David Thomas Crespo Jr., 20, Bushnell, arrested on three out-of-county warrants.
    Delmar John Hearns, 46, Wildwood, arrested two counts of DUI and driving with suspended or revoked license.
    Steven James Howell, 23, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for failure to appear.
    Traveil Lenard Weaver, 24, Wildwood, arrested for violation of probation, driving while license suspended, selling imitation drugs.
    Friday, April 17

  • Celebrating local innovation

    The Sumter County Chamber continues its effort to celebrate Sumter County’s thriving and prominent industries with the inaugural Innovate Sumter Awards Dinner slated for June 26 at the Eisenhower Center in The Villages.
    “We have introduced several industry specific events this year, but we are most excited to present the Innovate Sumter Awards,” said Sumter County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Samantha Merritt. “This event not only celebrates local industry, it celebrates the innovators that are driving them forward.”

  • South Sumter boys win district

    It was well worth a second trip for the South Sumter High boys track and field team.
    Monday, April 20, the South Sumter High boys won the Class 2A-District 7 Track and Field Meet with 117.5 points. Nature Coast High was second until one of their athletes was found competing in five events. Pasco High ended up in second place.
    The South Sumter girls were fourth with 76 points. The Nature Coast girls won with 137 points.
    The meet was scheduled for Thursday but lightning and rain forced it to be postponed after a number of events and finished Monday night.

  • Cleaning up in Webster

    “A.J. Bryant came up and said I want to do something to help. How can I help?” said Webster Mayor Kelly Williams.
    Before the mayor could get back with Bryant about what he could do for a city project, he was ready to do a clean-up in the community.
    “I actually went to a few of our city council meetings and it seemed liked there was a need,” said Bryant, explaining that there seemed to be community divisions.