http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en State Champs http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/state-champs <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ww_ladycats_statebound_2017_team.jpg" alt="The Wildwood Ladycats are Florida&#039;s new state champs in basketball! The Lady Cats at Wildwood Middle High School took South Walton 58-48 in Wednesday night&#039;s championship game, earning the players the state championship title. " title="The Wildwood Ladycats are Florida&#039;s new state champs in basketball! The Lady Cats at Wildwood Middle High School took South Walton 58-48 in Wednesday night&#039;s championship game, earning the players the state championship title. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The Wildwood Ladycats are Florida&#39;s new state champs in basketball! The Lady Cats at Wildwood Middle High School took South Walton 58-48 in Wednesday night&#39;s championship game, earning the players the state championship title. Watch for the boys team at state next week.</p> New plans for Center Hill meat packing plant http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/new-plans-center-hill-meat-packing-plant <div id="cke_pastebin"> Almost a year after it closed and left 214 workers without jobs, prospects for a defunct Center Hill meat packing business appear to be improving with the recent sale of the facility.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Music in the park http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/music-park <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/march_show.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /> Murder suspect arrested http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/murder-suspect-arrested <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/seward_william_ii_-mug_2.jpg" alt="William Seward II" title="William Seward II" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> A man wanted in the early February shooting death of a Center Hill man surrendered to law enforcement personnel last week in Bushnell.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> William Fitzgerald Seward II on Thursday, Feb. 16, turned himself in to the Sumter County Detention Center on active Sumter County warrants. &nbsp;He is suspected in the Feb. 6 shooting of Tarence Lee Jackson, 34, and is charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Sumter County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office (SCSO).</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> County fair opens in March http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/county-fair-opens-march <div id="cke_pastebin"> That sometimes exciting, sometimes frantic season is almost upon us &ndash; it&rsquo;s time for the 2017 Sumter County Fair.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> This year&rsquo;s theme is From Wagon Wheels to Ferris Wheels for one of the county&rsquo;s favorite traditional events. The fair is scheduled to open Friday, March 3, and will continue its run through Saturday, March 11. That&rsquo;s nine days of contests, livestock shows, pageants, thrilling midway rides and entertainment for all age groups.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Suspect sought in murder case http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/suspect-sought-murder-case-0 <p> A murder warrant was issued early this week for the arrest of Terrance Kwamaine Williams, 21, of Wildwood.</p> <p> Deputies were dispatched to 9200 block of County Road 231, in Wildwood, at approximately 11:18 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, regarding a deceased woman lying on the side of the road, according to a sheriff&rsquo;s office report. The victim, who was identified as 35-year-old Barbara Lynn Grubb, suffered upper body trauma, the report states.</p> <p> &nbsp;Detectives worked through the night, they were able to identify Williams as the suspect in this case.</p> Student charged, threat to school http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/student-charged-threat-school <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jacques_kyvion_hill_-mug.jpg" alt="Jacquez Hill" title="Jacquez Hill" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Racially-charged threats written on a Wildwood school restroom wall led to the arrest last week of a Sumter County teenager.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Wildwood Police Department (WPD) investigators on Feb. 7 arrested Jacquez Kyvion Hill, Lady Lake, an 18-year-old Wildwood Middle High School student, in connection with two incidents that occurred Jan. 30 and 31 at the school, according to a WPD arrest report.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Pursuit ends with arrest near Hernando http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/pursuit-ends-arrest-near-hernando-0 <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0207171513a_0.jpg" alt="Citrus County sheriff’s officials discuss details at the scene of a crash on State Road 200 north of Hernando. The driver had led officers on a chase through Sumter and Marion counties before the crash. An infant in the back seat was unharmed " title="Citrus County sheriff’s officials discuss details at the scene of a crash on State Road 200 north of Hernando. The driver had led officers on a chase through Sumter and Marion counties before the crash. An infant in the back seat was unharmed " align="left" hspace="6" width="156" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 11pt;">It started with a traffic stop on Interstate 75.</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial;">Ninety minutes later it ended on State Road 200 near Hernando.</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>