Today's News

  • Rugged Round Up on the way

    Tell your ranch buddies and your farmin’ friends, tell the fitness lovers and the workout buffs – if they think they’re rugged enough to make it to the top, there’s a challenge coming that’s designed to show just what they’ve got. There’ll be hay bale dragging, post balancing, fence hopping and tractor tire tossing – all part of the Rugged Round-Up – an event designed to show off their talents, no matter how they get their workout.

  • Outta the Woods

    Huntin’ season is here!


  • Sixth subject arrested in connection with Webster shootings

    A sixth person was arrested on Wednesday morning, in connectino with the Webster shootings that took palce in July, according to a Sumter County Sheriff's Office report.

    Lyndon Ford was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. in Vero Beach, through a joint effort by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Vero Beach Police Department and Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

  • Crash on S.R. 52 Wednesday afternoon
  • Melon Patch show and auditions
  • Out and About


    Arts Guild

  • South Sumter beats Crystal River

    After it was all over, South Sumter High head football coach Inman Sherman was most grateful his team was able to play.
    He could have been grateful that his team stayed unbeaten.
    South Sumter, 2-0, ranked number one in Class 5A, beat the Pirates 42-6 Saturday in a game that was postponed from Friday night due to a muddy field.
    South Sumter back J.T. Taylor had 10 carries for 148 yards. He scored on a 63-yard run and a 65-yard punt return.

  • Church calendar

    St. Lawrence
    The St. Lawrence Catholic Church Altar Society is having a flea market and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the church grounds. Entrance to the sale is on Belt Avenue, not far from the Bushnell Community Building. Spaces are available for a $5 donation. Call Jean Petty, 793-7773, to make reservations.

    Mt. Olive Church

  • Police report

    Tuesday, Sept. 2
    Raymond Donnell Jackson, 44, Wildwood, arrested for probation violation.
    Cornelius Patrick Lewis, 23, Wildwood, arrested for failure to register as convicted felon.
    Gail M. Teer, 53, Lake Panasoffkee , arrested for battery.
    Wednesday, Sept. 3
    Christopher Thomas Hunt, 37, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for battery.
    Thursday, Sept. 4
    Jeremiah Jacob Begin, 36, Bushnell, arrested for driving while license suspended.
    Carl Leon Croney, 39, Webster, arrested for trespassing.

  • Local business, college form training partnership

    A fuel tank manufacturer moving to the Bushnell area will be getting some specialized training from Lake-Sumter State College for the company's employees to use in production of above-ground fuel storage tanks at a new facility near Bushnell.
    MEMCO Envirosafe owner Michael Evans and LSCC President Charles Mojock were joined last Wednesday by other college representatives, Sumter County officials and Envirosafe personnel for the ceremonial signing of the agreement for the college to provide the training.