Today's News

  • Pana Vista hosts Pan Fish Challenge

    For the official rules, click the attachment link.

  • Now that it's hurricane season

    Well, that didn’t take long. A few days into hurricane season and along comes Tropical Storm Colin. But along with hurricane season comes a special hotline that consumers may want to know about.

    Attorney General Pam Bondi this week activated Florida’s price gouging hotline for consumers in multiple Florida counties. 

    The opening of the hotline came as Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 34 counties in preparation for the impact of Tropical Storm Colin. 

  • Police report


    Tuesday, May 31

    Patreina Senita Allen, 33, Bushnell, arrested for resisting an officer.

    Kandes Marie Gjertsen, 32, Bushnell, arrested for driving with suspended license.

    Amber Nicole Rhoden, 29, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for aggravated assault with a weapon and burglary.

    Scott David Wolfe, 55, The Villages, arrested for simple assault, aggravated assault with a weapon and battery.

    Wednesday, June 1

    Charlie Beth Havens, 18, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for failure to appear.

  • Dealing with a dangerous curve

    It’s sometimes a bit of an intimidating curve. Sometimes it can be down-right hazardous.

    If you drive much on west County Road 48 between Bushnell and the Withlacoochee River, you likely know it well – the “Wahoo Curve.” It’s a somewhat sharp 90-degree curve, about 4.25 miles west of Interstate 75.

  • Girl recovering from dog attack


    Many kids start out the summer school break with family vacations or trips to the beach, but not Logan Daniels.  The eleven-year-old Coleman resident was instead being rushed to the emergency room at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville for treatment of a vicious dog attack.

  • News of Record

    For the latest news of record - warranty deeds, marriage license information and final judgements posted to this site, click the links below.

  • Outta the Woods

    Summer’s the best time to take hunter safety course


  • Caruthers will be missed

    Does it really go back that far? For more than 30 years, on and off, I’ve dealt with Bobby Caruthers as the sheriff’s department liaison between their law enforcement department and our newspaper.

  • Police report

    Wednesday, May 25

    Wilfred Colon, 53, Wildwood, arrested for possession of marijuana and drug equipment.

    Valentino Lamont McMullen, 38, Center Hill, arrested for probation violation and larceny.

    Kyle Lee Edward Mitchell, 20, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for larceny, burglary and fraud.

    Destiny Monae Poyser, 19, Wildwood, arrested for larceny.

  • Plans reviewed for tractor supply store

    Bushnell city officials are expecting a slight bump in commercial growth for the city with a recent application to build a Tractor Supply store.

    Developers Hix Snedeker Companies of Daphne, Alabama, on May 16 filed the building permit application and plans for the project with the city. A 3.8-acre site on the south side of State Road 48 about .6 miles east of Interstate 75 is the listed construction site. South Sumter Investments LLC, Bushnell, was listed as the property owners on the county’s website.