Today's News

  • Public Records - Warranty and Marriage Licenses

    To view the documents published this week on the website, click the links below...

  • FWC offers fishing resolutions for 2015

    Try these easy-to-keep New Year’s fishing resolutions

  • Earth's Impenetrable Shield

    By Alex H. Kasprak

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Sure, the sun is great. It’s nice to not live in a frozen wasteland, after all. But the sun is pretty terrifying, too. It sends a dangerous stream of fast-moving electrons, protons, and other even smaller particles, called photons, toward Earth.

  • FWC names new law enforcement director

    This week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) welcomed a new law enforcement director, Col. Curtis Brown.

  • Calendar of events

    Chili cook-off
    Got a great chili recipe? Please come join the fun for the 5th Annual “Spice it up for Hospice” Chili Cook Off! This fun and family oriented event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the downtown Bushnell Park. This is an annual fund raiser to benefit the Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville. For more information, contact Susan Bennett at Cornerstone Hospice, (888-728-6234) office, or call Susan Noell, Advisory Board member, eve-nings at 352-793-2835, or request entry forms by emailing to snoell@embarqmail.com
    FRIDAY, JAN. 9

  • Church calendar

    Ivan Parker in concert
    Oxford Assembly of God invites the community to come enjoy the musical ministry of Ivan Parker, gifted singer and recording artist, on Friday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. Parker has received the Singing News fan award “Favorite Southern Gospel Male Soloist” consistently for the last five years, in addition to numerous other fan awards since 1987.

  • Consider volunteering your time on the lake

    If you’re thinking of launching the new year off by volunteering some of your time, the following opportunity may fit the bill.
    Florida LAKEWATCH is looking for volunteers in Sumter County who are ready to roll up their sleeves, get their elbows wet, and make a valuable contribution to the future of Florida lakes.
    If you have a boat (almost any kind) and a couple of hours a month you may be a candidate for the Florida LAKEWATCH volunteer lake monitoring program.
    Florida LAKEWATCH Regional Coordinator for Sumter County, Dan Willis, describes how the program works.

  • Events set in memory of King

    As in past years, Sumter County is offered a selection of activities that honor, recognize and pay tribute to the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Lake-Sumter State College, the Sumter County School District and Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc., are collaborating to host the third annual Student Literary Contest Sumter County Awards Ceremony. Set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday Jan. 13, the event will be held at the Sumter County Professional Center - 200 Cleveland Ave. in Wildwood.

  • 'Living History' planned for first weekend in January
  • Man dies in Lake Panasoffkee crash

    A Wesley Chapel man was killed early Tuesday morning, in a car crash in Lake Panasoffkee, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The crash occurred at 3:40 a.m.