State troopers are seeking information about an ATV crash in northern Sumter County about 6:42 p.m. on Sunday that claimed the life of a two-year-old Wildwood boy.
Jakhyrian Graham died at Shands Hospital later that evening after an ATV struck him and another person who were near the roadway of County Road 235 where ATVs where racing, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
Also injured in the crash was Johnny L. Williams, 56, of Leesburg. He was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center in serious condition, according to the report.
Oxford Assembly of God invites the community to benefit from the ministry of Dr. James O. Davis, Sunday, Feb. 15, in all three services (8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 6:30 p.m.) and Monday – Wednesday, Feb. 16-18 at 7 .m.
Davis is co-founder of The Billion Soul Network. Davis is also founder of Cutting Edge International, to provide experi-enced, specific coaching to pastors.
The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business and Industry Awards at the Savannah Center in The Villages on Saturday, Jan. 30.
This year’s event, dubbed Savannah Nights, marked the 92nd year of the annual event where the chamber honors local leaders and outstanding businesses and installs their 2015 Directors and Officers.
Accompanied by family members and friends, 11 new recruits last Friday joined the ranks as Sumter County sheriff’s deputies.
The new deputies, the largest amount to be hired at one time, were presented to the crowd of more than 100 people during a pinning ceremony at the sheriff’s office in Bushnell.
One by one, the new deputies received their badges as family members or friends pinned the badges to their uniforms.
The recently begun Interstate 75 widening project in Bushnell is now approaching the bridge demolition/bridge construction portion of the schedule.
In the last week of February and tentatively on Sunday, Feb. 22, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and contractor The Middlesex Corporation plan to demolish the southbound interstate bridge over S.R. 48.
Shortly thereafter, construction on the new bridge will begin.
The contractor’s timeline is two-to-three nights for the demolition and nine months for new bridge construction.
Webster city officials recently kicked-off a project to help map out a plan for expanding the city's economy.
The task involves community and business leaders with state assistance and adds Webster to a small group of communities in the state's Competitive Florida Partnership program.
More than fifty members of the community met with five Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) staff members to discuss the project. FDEO is the agency funding the project through a $40,000 technical assistance grant.
SECO Energy customers (its members) rated the organization an 89 in overall customer satisfaction for 2014 according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The ACSI queries customers about their view of an ideal utility, meeting expectations, likelihood of choosing SECO if given a choice and overall satisfaction.
Church celebrates remodel
The First Baptist Church of Lake Panasoffkee will host a grand re-opening of their sanctuary on Sunday, Feb. 22.
A special service will be held at 10:50 a.m., with a dinner on the grounds to follow.
The sanctuary has undergone a complete remodel and the public is invited to come and join the celebration. For more information, call the church at 352-793-5510.
Oxford Assembly of God Annual Yard Sale and Bake Sale