http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Start date proposed for pipeline http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/start-date-proposed-pipeline <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sabal_trail_-1.jpg" alt="The “Gum Slough alternative” for Sabal Trail Transmission’s proposed natural gas pipeline corridor through Sumter County is shown running diagonally across the northern half of the county and then along the county line to Lake County. " title="The “Gum Slough alternative” for Sabal Trail Transmission’s proposed natural gas pipeline corridor through Sumter County is shown running diagonally across the northern half of the county and then along the county line to Lake County. " align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> Developers of the proposed Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline are expecting federal certification for the project late this year or early next year and getting started on construction by May or June of 2016.<br /> Based on plans developed by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, the project will result in the installation of a 36-inch, underground pipeline through more than 36 miles of Sumter County. May 1, 2017, is the target date for the pipeline to be in service.<br /> Preparation set for school days http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/preparation-set-school-days <p> The Sumter School District welcomes students on Monday, Aug. 10, for the beginning of a new school year.<br /> But before the first day of school rolls around. Here&rsquo;s some information to help guide parents, guardians and students through the beginning of the new school year.<br /> Parents and students are invited to attend orientation, as scheduled below, to locate classrooms, meet teachers, secure transportation, and receive supply lists and dress code information.<br /> Wildwood police dog evaluated after biting girl http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/wildwood-police-dog-evaluated-after-biting-girl <p> A specialist is evaluating Wildwood Police Department&rsquo;s (WPD) sole K-9 officer in the wake of a Fruitland Park incident that resulted in a bite injury to the neck of a seven-year-old girl on July 19.<br /> While the child recovers from her injuries, the police dog &ldquo;Doki&rdquo; is kenneled and suspended from service, according to Lt. Gerard Olbek, law enforcement operations commander for WPD.<br /> Luau planned at Lake Panasoffkee Elementary http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/luau-planned-lake-panasoffkee-elementary <p> Waterslides, hotdogs, face painting, cakewalks and hula hoop contests - all in the name of supporting the local families that attend Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School.&nbsp; The <em>7<sup>th</sup> Annual Back to School Luau</em> will once again provide needed school supplies to students of Lake Panasoffkee Elementary on <strong>Saturday, Aug.8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.</strong></p> PAGES to be at Luau http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/pages-be-luau <div> <p> Lake Panasoffkee Elementary students are invited by <strong><em>PAGES</em></strong>, the Panasoffkee Advocacy Group for Enrichment and Service, to stop by their table with an adult for free school supplies during the Back-to-School Luau to be held Saturday, Aug. 8 at the school. The event is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in helping provide school supplies for children may send donations to P.O. Box 4, Lake Panasoffkee, 33538. <strong><em><br /> </em></strong></p> Wildcats: No varsity team http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/wildcats-no-varsity-team-0 <p> The Wildwood Wildcats are heading into the new school year minus the varsity football program and it&rsquo;s drawing some strong opposition from former players.<br /> Webster selects police chief http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/webster-selects-police-chief <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/webster_chief.jpg" alt="Piper Greenwood, 3, lends a helping hand at last week’s Webster City Commission meeting by holding the bible as her grandfather, Stephen G. Greenwood III, takes the oath of office as the city’s new police chief. Mayor Kelly Williams, right, is shown administering the oath. " title="Piper Greenwood, 3, lends a helping hand at last week’s Webster City Commission meeting by holding the bible as her grandfather, Stephen G. Greenwood III, takes the oath of office as the city’s new police chief. Mayor Kelly Williams, right, is shown administering the oath. " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Webster city officials have selected a veteran New Jersey police chief to head their police department.<br /> Stephen G. Greenwood III ceremoniously took the oath of office last Thursday during the Webster City Commission meeting. But, he has already been on the job about a month, after getting a vote of approval from the commission in June.<br /> Sumter man arrested for sex with girl http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/sumter-man-arrested-sex-girl <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_harold_gainey.jpg" alt="Harold Gainey" title="Harold Gainey" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> A Sumter County sheriff&rsquo;s detective&rsquo;s investigation into a Webster man&rsquo;s suspected sexual activity with an under-age girl has led to an arrest last week of Harold Erick Gainey, 49.<br /> Gainey was booked into the Sumter County Detention Center last Tuesday with bond set at $20,000. He is charged with four counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.<br />