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Today's News

  • Solar initiative ribbon cutting held

    SECO Energy leaders and members of the Board of Trustees attended
    Seminole Electric’s ribbon-cutting event unveiling its Cooperative Solar Project on Monday, Dec. 12.

  • Governor's press release annoucnes 200,000 new jobs at Florida seaports since 2012

    Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s seaports have created 200,000 new jobs across the state since 2012, according to a new report from the Florida Ports Council. Florida’s 15 seaports are also responsible for $117.6 billion in economic activity, supporting nearly 900,000 jobs, $40 billion in personal income and $4.3 billion in state and local tax revenue.

  • Bushnell, Wildwood put the community in small town

    There’s a value in small towns that works out to be a treasure for there residents. Actually, there are several, but this particular treasure is right there on Main Street ( U.S. 301) or Bushnell Plaza and Noble.

    “Downtown” can really be more like a spot on the street where everybody gathers to visit with their neighbors.

    It can be a place to share your latest big news.

  • Police report

     Tuesday, Dec. 6

    Derrick Devon Brown, 33, Wildwood, arrested on out-of-county warrant.

    Tristan Ray Vaughn, 18, Oxford, arrested for possession of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment.

    Wednesday, Dec. 7

    Lisa Shenella Brown, 41, Sumterville, arrested on two out-of-county warrants.

  • Santa hits Bushnell a bit early

    Bushnell’s downtown park was tingling with Christmas excitement Saturday evening as hundreds anxiously awaited the arrival of the couple of the day – Santa and Mrs. Claus.

    The excitement grew as Sumter Fire and EMS’s big ladder truck arrived to deliver the esteemed pair complete with a full accompaniment of lights and sirens mixed with dozens of kids chanting, “Santa, Santa, Santa.”

  • Deputies receive special honor
  • Tennessee murder suspect arrested

    What started out as an arrest for driving with a suspended license turned into much more serious charges last week when the suspect was additionally charged in connection with the Dec. 2 murder of a Tennessee man.

    Jeremy Lee Fleming, 27, Murfreesboro, Tenn., was charged Friday, Dec. 9, with homicide based on an arrest warrant issued from Bedford County, Tenn.

  • Great value in working together

    During the holiday season, most of us spend time with family, celebrate traditions and reflect. 

    One of my family traditions is going to look at all the delightful Christmas lights in our community. Recently, we were visiting New York City. 

    Along our travels we got to see Rockefeller Center, known for their ice rink and home of New York City’s famous Christmas tree. Growing up in New York, it is a tradition to watch the lighting of the beautifully adorned tree.  

  • Wildwood celebrates the season

    Wildwood was celebrating Christmas last weekend, topping it off with the traditional holiday parade along streets lined with camera and cell-phone wielding parade watchers.

    It was a “fabulous time,” said Cindi Lukowicz, the parade coordinator for what has become an annual event sponsored by the Wildwood Area Historical Association.

  • Educational program expands in Sumter

    The new Practical Nursing (LPN) program offered by Lake Technical College (Lake Tech) at Lake-Sumter State College’s Sumter Center in Sumterville took another step forward this week as the first group of students began classes and completed a review from the program’s Accreditation Visiting Team.