• Bushnell lights up in support of cancer research

     The Sumter County Relay for Life and the City of Bushnell will host a special Valetine’s Luminaria event, downtown Bushnell.

  • Sumter celebrates

    When it came to celebrating the birth of a nation, there was more than enough fun planned for tousands of people in Sumter County last week.

  • USDA investing $103 for disaster recovery efforts



  • USDA invests $5.8 million in grants and loans


  • Clerk of Court locations and new phone numbers

    The Sumter County Clerk of the Circuit Court will continue to serve the public at the Judicial Complex in Bushnell at 215 East McCollum Avenue and the North Sumter Annex in the Villages at 8033 East County Road 466. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and we are open during the lunch hour.

  • Webster gets new digs

    Webster has moved into its new City Hall, which is actually renovated offices consisting of three main buildings with separate entrances at 155 E. Central Ave.
    City Clerk Sarah Snider said she is pleased with the move because there is much more room overall with additional offices including a separate office for Mayor Stephen Croft.
    City employees have moved in, and City Hall is functioning smoother because of the added space, according to Snider.

  • Wildwood plans east-west crossing

    The City of Wildwood plans to install a pedestrian signal that would allow pedestrians to more safely cross U.S. 301 at the intersection of Rutland Street in downtown Wildwood, according to a letter from City Manager Robert Smith addressed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
    The signal would provide safe passage for pedestrians between the historic downtown and residential district on the west, and government, health, commercial, educational and residential facilities on the east side of U.S. 301.

  • Bushnell imposes hiring freeze

    In an effort to cut expenses and increase revenue, the city of Bushnell has enacted a hiring freeze and is considering other cost-saving measures; the city is also considering implementing some additional fees to help offset expenses.
    Bushnell’s City Council imposed the hiring freeze on new employees to create savings that would be used to enhance the city’s general and wastewater utility fund reserves.
    Mayor Bill Spaude requested the hiring freeze during an April 12 workshop and city council members approved it Monday, May 2.

  • Webster's blooming all over

    Have you noticed anything new around the Post Office, City Hall or the Police Station?
    Webster is starting to bloom all over. There is a planning group busily at work for some future projects around town. They have been meeting at the Webster City Hall on some Thursday evenings at 5 p.m.

  • Bushnell's water permit renewed

    The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board Tuesday renewed and modified a water use permit for the City of Bushnell.
    The modified permit increases the permitted quantities for the city. The previous annual average permitted quantity was 550,000 gallons of water per day. The new permitted quantity is 1.37 million gallons per day.