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Today's News

  • Panasoffkee couple arrested for child neglect

    On January 15, 2018, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at the 3200 block of C.R. 418, Lake Panasoffkee. The complainant, a UPS delivery man, advised a child approximately two years old was unattended in the yard. The child was wearing only a dress, with no shoes or socks, in approximately 53-degree weather.

  • Police report

    Tuesday, Jan. 9

    Becky Lee Cantwell, 36, Wildwood, arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment.

    James William Edwards, 37, Wildwood, arrested for burglary an possession of burglary tools.

    Zachary Allen Haines, 22, Wildwood, arrested for contempt of court.

    Kelly Daniel Herring, 38, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for trespassing and resisting an officer.

  • Murder suspect nabbed

    Bushnell murder suspect Larry Darnell Peavy was arrested last Friday afternoon by Sumter County sheriff's detectives in a Leesburg Walmart parking lot.

  • Murder at the historic Baker House - just for fun

    If you know more than you should about Col. Mustard in the library, with the candlestick or Miss. Scarlet in the conservatory with the gun, there's an event coming up this month that might just for you ... a Clue! Live murder mystery on a well known estate in Wildwood. - is an interactive Clue game where you'll be able to sleuth your way to answers in a mystery game at the popular Baker House, in Wildwood.

  • In focus: Mildred Milligan

    Mildred Milligan gets up every Wednesday through Friday and heads to the Hope Center in Bushnell to serve others - sometimes, even when she's sick and always for free.

    As a matter of fact, there are times when it actually costs Ms. Mildred to go to work.

    It costs her in the paper to print documents for the people she's helping.

    It costs her in the Internet service that her clients use to search for their information.

  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott State of the State Address for 2018

     Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

  • Outta the Woods

    FWC uses prescribed fire as best management tool for maintaining wildlife habitat

    By Tony Young

  • In Focus: Arthur Hayes

    Arthur Hayes – even as a youth – was always a good listener.

    That’s one of the reasons for his ardent fascination with much of Sumter County history. When the old folks used to talk and tell the tales of years back, he somewhat committed them to memory.

  • South Sumter students honored

    On Saturday, December 2, the South Sumter Navy National Defense Cadet Corps (NNDCC) orienteering teams entered new territory by competing for the first time in a major drill competition against 23 NJROTC schools and they brought home first place, among receiving other honors.

    Click the link to see the page.

  • Reliving the historic battle

    Back in December, 1835, 108 men of the U.S. Infantry marched through the flat pine lands near Bushnell on their way to Ft. King in what is now Ocala. 

    Almost none of them left those woods alive after encountering a large force of Seminole warriors who did not want the soldiers in their land.

    U.S. soldier and Seminole warrior reenactors last weekend brought out their muskets, cannons and rifles for a replay of the dramatic event some 182 years ago that set off the Second Seminole War.