Today's News

  • Firefighters battle tractor trailer blaze


    All northern battalion units of Sumter County Fire and EMS worked a fire that involved a tractor trailer at the TA Truck Stop in Wildwood, last Saturday, according to a report filed by Battalion Chief Justin Thalgott.

  • Sumter Fire and EMS assists in saving horse
  • Church calendar

    Wahoo Church
    Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. We will be talking about “Setting Priorities for the New Year” on Sunday, Dec. 28. A new series begins Jan. 4: “Who are you? Who, who, who who?” And Jan. 21 - 25 – Special things are going to happen! Stay tuned! No dress code! No pressure! Tattoos welcome! Traditional Sunday services at 8a.m. and contemporary services at 10:45 a.m. The church is in Bushnell at 4517 C.R.319, just off C.R. 48 in the big Wahoo curve. For information call 352-793-6015 or go to www.wahoochurch.org .

  • Police report

    Tuesday, Dec. 16
    Thomas Franklin Dinkins Jr., 25, Webster, arrested for possession of drugs, possession of weapons, altering identification on weapon.
    Clyde Elbert Lovett, 52, Bushnell, arrested for resisting an officer and battery on officer.
    Tammy Lynn Wright, 41, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for possession of drug equipment.
    Wednesday, Dec. 17
    Jalen Shareef Gooden, 19, Wildwood, arrested for damage of property.
    Sean Choi Kim, 20, Wildwood, arrested for out-of-county warrant.

  • Take care when heating this winter

    The Florida Department of Health urges Floridians to take precautions to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning as there have been several recent incidents leading to multiple deaths and hospitalizations in Florida.

  • Touring the Baker House

    The historical Baker House, in Wildwood, was dressed for Christmas recently, as coordinators hosted their annual holiday tour series.
    This year’s event was held over two different weekends, starting Saturday, Dec. 13 – two days each weekend.
    Guests were able to vote on their “Favorite Decorated Room” and live entertainment was on the agenda, as well. Each of the rooms was decorated for Christmas, by a different business or organization. Even the barn was dressed for Christmas.

  • FHP launches driving campaign

    During this holiday season, the Florida Highway Patrol joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
    Thecampaign runs through January 1, 2015.
    In 2013, nearly 20 percent of all fatal crashes in Florida were alcohol related. During last year’s campaign, 421 impaired drivers were removed from the roads, preventing them from hurting themselves or others.

  • Wreaths across America

     The 9th Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony was held at the Florida National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 13. This year’s laying of the wreaths event had an attendance of over 5,000 participants.
    Before the remembrance ceremony started, Naomi McLain and David Kreiton, played patriotic music on the bagpipes.
    Master of Ceremonies and president of the U.S. Military Veterans Motorcycle Club, Randy (Flankder) Lewer,  welcomed the crowd with opening remarks followed by the setting of the POW/MIA table by his fellow club members.

  • Church calendar

    Christmas Sing-a-long Celebration
    First Baptist Church of Sumterville announces that on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. the church will be filled with the voices of many, all singing the joyful , happy and praise-filled songs celebrating the real reason for the season, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Each and every one of you is cordially invited to share in this joyous celebration, at First Baptist Church Sumterville, 827 County Road 535, Sumterville.
    Christmas story

  • Consider going green this wrapping season

    An Environmentally-Friendly
    Guide to Gifting
    By Jason Mahon
    Florida Department of Environmental Protection

    Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be stressful and costly, not to mention the effect all those plastic toys and electronics have on the environment. This year, try something different by going green for the holidays. Use these green gifting tips and ideas to find exactly what you need this holiday season.