http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Heavy rains cause damage in Hillsborough County http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/heavy-rains-cause-damage-hillsborough-county <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb589c.jpg" alt="Flooding has caused erosion in Central Florida in recent days. These images are from erosion damage at Linebaugh and Waters in Hillsborough County. Repairs were under way Monday morning. Sumter County some issues with trees during the weekend rains. " title="Flooding has caused erosion in Central Florida in recent days. These images are from erosion damage at Linebaugh and Waters in Hillsborough County. Repairs were under way Monday morning. Sumter County some issues with trees during the weekend rains. " align="left" hspace="6" width="105" height="85" /><p> <strong><em>Heavy rains are the cause of flooding and erosion in Central Florida. The image attached shows the southbound, outside lane of S.R.589, between Linebaugh and Waters Avenue in Hillsborough County. The road is closed while crews work to repair erosion damage.</em></strong></p> <p> <strong><em>In Sumter, County Administrator Bradley Arnold said they did have to deal with a couple of tree issues over the weekend</em></strong>, but he&#39;s not aware of any flooding issues at this time and they are continuing to monitor the situation as long as it continues to rain.</p> Pasco crash on I-75 http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/pasco-crash-i-75 <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/276mm3.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="150" height="85" /><p> Plans for gas pipeline reviewed http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/plans-gas-pipeline-reviewed <p> The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FREC) is currently reviewing comments and concerns expressed by the public and other sources about a proposed multi-billion dollar,&nbsp; 650-mile natural gas pipeline project that would cut through Sumter County in its projected route from Alabama to Orlando.<br /> The Sabal Trail Project is currently under review by the FREC, the lead federal agency for conducting the environmental review of the project. The agency is currently planning to prepare an environmental impact statement about the proposed project.<br /> Baby safely recovered during drug bust http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/baby-safely-recovered-during-drug-bust <p> When law enforcement officers arrested three adults on drug charges last week, they also found a one-year-old child inside the suspects&rsquo; vehicle.<br /> The suspects were arrested about 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Wendy&rsquo;s restaurant on County Road 48 in Bushnell, according to a sheriff&rsquo;s office report.<br /> The arrests were made by the Sumter County Sheriff&rsquo;s Special Investigation Squad during an undercover drug operation that resulted in the three arrests.<br /> Oxford Fall Festival http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/oxford-fall-festival <div> <font face="Comic Sans MS">The Pine Level Cemetery Association will host its annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Patrons can dine in,&nbsp; or take out the barbecue pork or chicken dinner. The meal includes baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and tea for a $7.50 donation. There will be a cakewalk, cake auction, silent auction, haunted hayrides, giant slide, rock wall, dunk tank and lots of midway style games for all ages. For more information or advanced dinner tickets, call 461-4600 or 307-9559.</font></div> <div> Mosquito Control http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/mosquito-control <p> Local business, college form training partnership http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/local-business-college-form-training-partnership <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/martin_005.jpg" alt="Photos by Martin Steele MEMCO Envirosafe owner Michael Evans last Wednesday displayed one of his companies 15,000-gallon above-ground fuel storage systems at the company&#039;s new factory building on County Road 48, east of Bushnell. Evans is moving the company operation from Clermont to the new location later this year. " title="Photos by Martin Steele MEMCO Envirosafe owner Michael Evans last Wednesday displayed one of his companies 15,000-gallon above-ground fuel storage systems at the company&#039;s new factory building on County Road 48, east of Bushnell. Evans is moving the company operation from Clermont to the new location later this year. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> A fuel tank manufacturer moving to the Bushnell area will be getting some specialized training from Lake-Sumter State College for the company&#39;s employees to use in production of above-ground fuel storage tanks at a new facility near Bushnell.<br /> MEMCO Envirosafe owner Michael Evans and LSCC President Charles Mojock were joined last Wednesday by other college representatives, Sumter County officials and Envirosafe personnel for the ceremonial signing of the agreement for the college to provide the training.<br /> Sixth subject arrested in connection with Webster shootings http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/sixth-subject-arrested-connection-webster-shootings <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ford_lyndon_antwan.jpg" alt="Lyndon Ford was arrested in Vero Beach on Wednesday morning." title="Lyndon Ford was arrested in Vero Beach on Wednesday morning." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> <strong>A sixth person was arrested on Wednesday morning, in connectino with the Webster shootings that took palce in July, according to a Sumter County Sheriff&#39;s Office report.</strong></p> <p> <strong>Lyndon Ford was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. in Vero Beach, through a joint effort by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Vero Beach Police Department and Sumter County Sheriff&#39;s Office. </strong></p>