Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sumter school rank high in state

    Sumter County elementary and middle schools achieved high academic ratings according to state rankings recently released by the Florida Department of Education (DOE).

  • Victim home after pizza delivery shooting

    Jack Sickman, 46, of Lake Panasoffkee, returned home last Thursday night with a bullet hole in his cheek and damaged teeth and dental work after being shot in the face earlier that same day while he was making a pizza delivery in Royal.
    The Lake Panasoffkee man will be undergoing surgery at a later date because of the shooting but for the time being, Sickman says he feels lucky to be alive.

  • Church calendar

    Rutland registering for VBS
    Mark the time and date: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 26 – that’s when the First Baptist Church of Rutland is holding registration for their Vacation Bible School program.
    The Bible school will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m., July 30 through Aug. 1. The summer fun will be for children ages three years through sixth grade and will include games and refreshments.
    The church is located at 6674 County Rd. 249. For more information, email redada66@yahoo.com or call 352-697-3781.
    Wahoo Baptist

  • Out and About

    Visit the jaguar
    The Florida International Teaching Zoo (FITZ), an accredited world recognized leader in captive conservation of the endangered black jaguar announces the arrival of Indigo –the black jaguar. Indigo was born at the Montgomery, Ala., Zoo last fall and is the genesis of Fitz, next generation of black jaguar reproduction.
    “Inca, our last black jaguar went to heaven about a year ago, “ said Zoo Director and Veterinarian Mark Wilson. “And we all still miss her deeply.

  • Police: Lake Panasoffkee man shot, robbed

    Police: local man shot, robbed

     A Lake Panasoffkee man was robbed and shot in the face Thursday morning in Royal, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Police: local man shot, robbed

     A Lake Panasoffkee man was robbed and shot in the face Thursday morning in Royal, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

    It was just after midnight when authorities responded to a shooting/robbery call. When they arrived at C.R. 462 and C.R. 235, they found a 46-year-old man on the ground on the driver’s side of a white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. The truck had a Domino’s pizza sign attached to it and the driver’s door was open, with the victim lying on his stomach, according to the sheriff’s report.

  • Out and About

    Kickin’ it in
    the Courtyard

  • Church calendar

    Wahoo Baptist