http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Escaped inmates apprehended http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/escaped-inmates-apprehended <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/luttrell_jordan_booking_photo.jpg" alt="Jordan Luttrell" title="Jordan Luttrell" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> A Kentucky woman and two escaped inmates from a Kentucky jail were apprehended in Lake Panasoffkee early last Thursday by a sheriff&rsquo;s deputy.<br /> The trio was arrested during early morning hours on Nov. 13 following a complaint of a suspicious vehicle parked on County Road 428 in Lake Panasoffkee and&nbsp; suspicious persons in the area, according to a sheriff&rsquo;s office report.<br /> Raiders take another win http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/raiders-take-another-win <p> There are some challenges with being selected as number one in Class 5A football in the state of Florida.<br /> It seems there is always a target on the back and there are plenty of doubters. But the South Sumter Raiders are glowing again this football season and last Friday night added even more sparkle.<br /> The South Sumter High football team is now 11-0 and still number one in the polls.<br /> Last Friday, the Raiders just beat Citra North Marion 16-12 in the Class 5A regional quarterfinal at Raiders Field.<br /> Getting behind humor http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/getting-behind-humor <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1grady.jpg" alt="Professional motivational speaker, humorist and avid Gators fan Patrick Grady decided to fight his prostate cancer the same way he approaches everything — with humor. Since being diagnosed in 2013, he has shared his story with other men, using over the top humor. “If you can get people to laugh, they’ll listen,” he says. " title="Professional motivational speaker, humorist and avid Gators fan Patrick Grady decided to fight his prostate cancer the same way he approaches everything — with humor. Since being diagnosed in 2013, he has shared his story with other men, using over the top humor. “If you can get people to laugh, they’ll listen,” he says. " align="left" hspace="6" width="139" height="85" /><p> Cancer is no laughing matter, but that doesn&rsquo;t stop Patrick Grady from attacking his with his trademark humor.<br /> Grady, 52, a professional motivational speaker and humorist, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013.<br /> November is also Movember, with an emphasis on men&rsquo;s health, including prostate cancer. Grady, who lives in Bushnell, isn&rsquo;t shy about sharing his story with other men with the hope that they will get over their fear of the exam.<br /> Suspect charged with shooting at crowd http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/suspect-charged-shooting-crowd <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1ancrum_jr_wilbert_booking_photo.jpg" alt="Wilbert Ancrum Jr." title="Wilbert Ancrum Jr." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> Police are still trying to determine why a suspected shooter fired gunshots into a crowd of people that had gathered near Oxford&rsquo;s County Road 222 near N.E. 9th Street late last month.<br /> The incident resulted in the arrest last week of Wilbert Ancrum Jr., 25, of Wildwood.<br /> Ancrum was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and violation of probation.<br /> He was placed in the Sumter County Detention Center with bond set at $14,000.<br /> Veterans honored http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/veterans-honored <p> The Florida National Cemetery Joint Veterans Committee (JVC) sponsored the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Florida National Cemetery on Tuesday, Nov. 11,&nbsp; at 11 a.m. &nbsp;<br /> Brigadier General Timothy I. Sullivan, US Army (Ret) was the guest speaker for the event.<br /> Steve Jerve of WFLA TV News Channel 8 (Tampa) acted as the master of ceremonies. &nbsp;<br /> Honoring veterans http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/honoring-veterans-0 <p> Be prepared because this weekend is the Fourth Annual Beef and Boogie Festival sponsored by the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce.<br /> Enjoy all day fun for the whole family with games, contests, and live music from two entertainment stages at the Sumter County Fairgrounds, north of Webster.<br /> Kids will enjoy performances, a watermelon contest, bounce house fun, a Touch-A-Truck event, and plenty of other activities and amusements.<br /> Almost time for Beef and Boogie Festival http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/almost-time-beef-and-boogie-festival <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/missbb.jpg" alt="Winners of the Beef and Boogie pageants will be on hand to welcome visitors to the event this Saturday." title="Winners of the Beef and Boogie pageants will be on hand to welcome visitors to the event this Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="109" height="85" /><p> Be prepared because this weekend is the Fourth Annual Beef and Boogie Festival sponsored by the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce.<br /> Enjoy all day fun for the whole family with games, contests, and live music from two entertainment stages at the Sumter County Fairgrounds, north of Webster.<br /> Kids will enjoy performances, a watermelon contest, bounce house fun, a Touch-A-Truck event, and plenty of other activities and amusements.<br /> Big names performing at folk festival http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/big-names-performing-folk-festival <p> Last year, guests walked a trail of history, meeting up with a Spanish explorer, Seminoles and a pioneer woman settled on her front porch. They chatted with a U.S. military soldier from 1838 and learned Florida history as Florida folk music served as background music.<br /> The Frank Thomas Folk Heritage and Music Festival, with performers from around the state, is slated for Saturday, Nov. 15, at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park.<br />