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Today's News

  • Police report

    Tuesday, April 22

    Everline Carter, 48, Wildwood, arrested for battery.

    Taylor Nix Howard, 18, Webster, arrested for dealing in stolen property.

    Donald Wayne Leonard, 33, Sumterville, arrested for battery.

    Frederick Walter Olson, 51, Webster, arrested for fraud and driving while license suspended.

    Wednesday, April 23

    Gerald R. Belanger, 71, The Villages arrested for false imprisonment and battery.

    Christopher Lee Bryant, 18, Webster, arrested for obstructing justice, battery and larceny.

  • Tantalizing trucks

    If you were out last weekend and happened to see an unusually bright glow in the skies near Wildwood, there was no cause for alarm - it was just the sunlight reflecting off the massive amount of chrome and polished metal at the 75 Chrome Shop’s 16th Annual Truck Show.
    The three-day event just west of the Interstate 75/State Road 44 interchange drew 60 entries from across the country. Truckers brought the big rigs in from as far away as California, Montana, Wisconsin and Canada.

  • Church calendar

    Wahoo Baptist

  • Calendar

    THURSDAY, MAY 1

    National Day of Prayer

    The Sumter Ministerial Association and First Baptist Church of Bushnell will host the event at the Bushnell gazebo across from the Sumter County Courthouse at noon. Many pastors and government representatives will be praying for the country, state, county and cities. Pizza and drinks will be available while supplies last. The event will end by 1 p.m. For more information contact Billy Ray at 793-4612.

    FRIDAY, MAY 2

    Singles/Couples Dance

  • Get ready for My Fair Lady

    Broadway? Who needs Broadway, when there’s Raider drama?

    An A-list? Who needs an A-list when there’s star power in downtown Bushnell?

    Like no one before them, Tristan Collop, Breanna Demaree and a cast of local talent will bring life to Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle and all the other characters written in ‘My Fair Lady.’ The action will play out this weekend in South Sumter High School’s presentation of the play.

  • Mesiemore leads Raiders to 2-1 playoff win over Starke

    The South Sumter High girls softball team beat Starke High 2-1 Wednesday in Starke and will advance to another game.

    They were to play Gainesville P.K Yonge High Tuesday at South Sumter. This is for the Class 4A Regional semifinal. The winner will advance to the region finals against Montverde or Cocoa Beach on Friday.

    Results were not available at press time.

    This is the best the team has done. South Sumter is 16-8 and in the Sweet 16.

  • Raiders Avant just misses the medal at lifting meet

    South Sumter High’s Valentine Avant just missed picking up a medal Friday at the FHSAA Class 1A Boys Weightlifting Finals Meet at the Kissimmee Civic Center.

    The junior had a 370-pound total in the 119-pound weight class. He finished seventh. Fivay High’s Josh Ortiz had a 375-pound total and walked away with a sixth place medal.

    Avant had a 200-pound bench press and a 170-pound clean and jerk.

    “I’m okay with it,” Avant said. “I could have done better.”

  • Are you prepared for hurricane season?

    When it comes to preparing for hurricane season we can never be over prepared.
     Individuals need to make sure all hurricane supplies are current and not outdated.  
    Make sure you have a family plan in place and do not wait until it is too late to start planning.  
    Follow the guidelines in this article to see if you and your family are prepared for hurricane season.
    Hurricane season is almost here and it is time to update your hurricane plans!

  • Teen takes national honor

    “Yes ma’am,” that was the way Wildwood teen Christian Keen responded when asked questions during a recent interview. You know immediately he’s one of those young men who grew up being taught to show respect for his elders. A few more minutes into the conversation and you can tell that he has commitment and a willingness to work for what he wants – even when he’s missing all the fun.

  • Get ready to Relay

    It’s time – relayers grab your camping gear, guests – bring your lawn chairs.
    Doesn’t matter if you’ve joined a team or never even heard of the Relay for Life, this is the weekend for you to take part. Whether you just want to come out and watch the entertainment or support your favorite team, grab your lawn chair and go this Friday, May 2, at 6 p.m.  The fun lasts all night, through Saturday morning.
    For teams, set up actually starts at 3 p.m.