http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Reward offered in murder case http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/reward-offered-murder-case <p> The U.S. Marshals Service along with the Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information directly leading to the arrest of Larry Darnell Peavy.</p> <p> &nbsp;Peavy, 35, is wanted by police for the Nov. 5 sexual assault of one teenage girl and homicidal violence that led to the death of another teenage girl.</p> <p> Peavy reportedly was with the girls in Tavares and then drove them to a Bushnell residence where he was renting a room.</p> Students honor veterans http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/students-honor-veterans <p> Students waving American flags, cheering and clapping, on Friday lined the sidewalks of Bushnell Elementary School as about 40 U.S. military Veterans, accompanied by their young relatives, were celebrated with a parade around the school campus in recognition of Veterans&rsquo; Day.</p> Suspects sought in two murders http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/suspects-sought-two-murders <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/peavy.jpg" alt="Larry Darnell Peavy" title="Larry Darnell Peavy" align="left" hspace="6" width="70" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Within hours of each other, the bodies of two murder victims were discovered this weekend in Sumter County.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Although authorities don&#39;t believe the murders were related, both bodies were found on Sunday - Aleaya Maria Jackson, 16, of Tavares and Joel Aaron Curry, 29, from Leesburg, according to the Sumter County Sheriff&#39;s Office.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Coleman discusses new I-75 interchange http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/coleman-discusses-new-i-75-interchange <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fdot_meetin_1097.jpg" alt="In an informal, open -house-style meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2, a few dozen local residents, property owners and local officials gathered to see and hear what was now on FDOT’s agenda for the rapidly changing but historically quite rural area." title="In an informal, open -house-style meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2, a few dozen local residents, property owners and local officials gathered to see and hear what was now on FDOT’s agenda for the rapidly changing but historically quite rural area." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> There&rsquo;s likely to be more extensive road work in the Coleman area&rsquo;s future with state officials last week kicking-off a study for a new Interstate-75 interchange west of Coleman.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> In an informal, open -house-style meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2, a few dozen local residents, property owners and local officials gathered to see and hear what was now on FDOT&rsquo;s agenda for the rapidly changing but historically quite rural area.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Wildcats head to playoffs http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/wildcats-head-playoffs <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wildwood_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> The Wildwood Wildcats just keep on going. The Wildcats walked onto their home field last Friday, Nov. 3, with an undefeated season. The Bell High School Bulldogs sought to end that streak, but Wildwood hung onto their zero loss season record with their third shut out game of the year.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> This is the first time in over thirty years that Wildwood has finished the regular season completely undefeated.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Dade Park prepares for weekend of celebration http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/dade-park-prepares-weekend-celebration <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tomas.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Musicians, story-tellers, writers and others this weekend will converge on Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in an event celebrating Florida heritage and lore.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Four honored for volunteer work http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/four-honored-volunteer-work <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/w.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> During a recent Florida Cabinet meeting, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Donna Burdett, Bill Filipsic, Curt Harman and Gene Kelley with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida&rsquo;s official statewide volunteer recognition.</p> Trooper of the Year named http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/trooper-year-named <img src="http://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trooper.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> In a recent Florida Cabinet meeting, Corporal Julio F. Torres was named the 2017 Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year. The Trooper of the Year is awarded to a deserving member of the Florida Highway Patrol for their core values of courtesy, service and protection ensuring the safety and welfare of millions of Florida citizens and visitors.</p>