Sumter County Newswire

Sumter County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Sumter County, FL.

Results 1 - 20 of 205 in Sumter County, FL

  1. Violent inmate at it again, attacks detention officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Daily Commercial

    ... ons that have included battery on a detention officer in Pasco County, two counts of battery on a paramedic in Sumter County and the same charge in Jackson County.

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  2. Man charged for bilking elderly over ac system installationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Daily Commercial

    ... arrested this week after he reportedly bilked at least two elderly residents of The Villages. According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office on Friday, Romanenko contracted with two customers in February and May to install new air-conditioning ... 1 comment

  3. Prosecutor: Man didn't have to shoot gatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 20 | The Daily Commercial

    Deeming that an 8-foot-10 alligator in a pasture did not pose an imminent threat to his horses, prosecutors said they were left with the decision to charge a Sumter County man in the shooting of the reptile.

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  4. Officials say they lack a revenue source for road repairs, projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 20 | The Daily Commercial

    As the Minneola Interchange and the Wekiva Parkway become fully functional in the coming years, Lake County officials acknowledge they do not have a funding source to widen some of the connecting roads to accommodate the growing traffic.

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  5. Man charged in shooting of alligatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | The Daily Commercial

    Wildlife officials were called to a property in Sumter County in June after a man said he shot an alligator he found spooking his horses.

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  6. Man says he was arrested for shooting...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A 58-year-old man was attacked by an 8- to 9-foot alligator in Bushnell on Tuesday, according to the Sumter County sheriff. Blanton shot a 9ft gator with his pistol after he saw it aggressively going after his miniature horses.

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  7. About 140 students sent packing from The Villages Charter SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | The Daily Commercial

    ... for Lake County schools next year. Debbie Moffitt, senior director of curriculum and instructional programs at Sumter County Schools, said she was aware the charter school was sending out notes to parents about recertifying their status. Jessica ...

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  8. Sumter prostitution sting results in multiple arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | The Daily Commercial

    Six women were arrested on prostitution charges last week at a Wildwood motel after receiving a response to their online ads only to have deputies show up instead, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

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  9. Commissioner Adam Putnam to Attend Consumer Protection FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | Capital Soup

    ... rida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, other participantsinclude: The Villages District Office, Sumter County Extension Office, Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Sumter County Veteran Services, and more.

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  10. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Host...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | Capital Soup

    ... Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, other participants include: The Villages District Office, Sumter County Extension Office, Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Sumter County Veteran Services, and more. As the state's clearinghouse for ...

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  11. Sumter County offering human scent kitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 4 | The Daily Commercial

    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office has started offering human scent kits that can be used to help the agency's bloodhounds track people who are lost.

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  12. Traffic pattern change scheduled on SR 48 between I-75 and Lowery StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 3 | Capital Soup

    ... to construct the median and improve safety as part of the I-75 widening project from the Hernando County/Sumter County line and County Road 470. All work will be contained within the inside travel lanes in both directions along the median. This ...

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  13. School officials weigh adding to debt for new schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... has not been looked at in years, and it is a major hub of Fruitland Park and draws kids all the way to the Sumter County line." "What are the costs of pushing these projects out to 2024?" he said. "At some point the cost of portables and maintenance ...

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  14. Democrat asks Villages to stop playing Hillary movieRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    A top Democratic official in Sumter County has asked The Villages to stop playing a movie that he says portrays his party's presidential nominee in a negative light and will incite violence against party members. 42 comments

  15. Sumter sheriff starts donation drive for school suppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... the Sheriff's Office. As an added attraction, the sheriff's office brought out its SWAT armored vehicle and Sumter County Fire & EMS brought out one of its shiny red firetrucks for children to play in. Aiden Hudson, 4, could be seen peeping out of ...

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  16. United Way taps local pastor as its new CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... CEO, aligns with United Way's emphasis on early childhood education. United Way hopes to debut a program in Sumter County in the fall that will train childcare workers to be certified early-learning teachers to help prepare daycare students for ...

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  17. Florida deputies name new K9 puppy 'Dallas'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2016 | ABC Action News

    SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - The Sumter County Sheriff's Office has named the most recent addition to their K9 corps 'Dallas' as a gesture of solidarity with those affected by the recent tragedy in the heart of Texas.

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  18. Man tells Wildwood police he's glad Dallas officers were killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    ... Michael Lloyd of Oxford was charged with resisting arrest and possession of marijuana. He remained in the Sumter County Jail late Tuesday afternoon in lieu of $2,000 bail. According to an arrest report, an officer pulled over Lloyd about 5:30 a.m. ... 1 comment

  19. Church garden fosters community togethernessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Peggy Reineking,center, founder of the North Sumter County Community Garden at The United Church of Christ at The Villages, poses with Don Ellis, left, a church member, and Lea Wood, who maintains two plots at the garden. Peggy Reineking,center, founder of the North Sumter County Community Garden at The United Church of Christ at The Villages, poses with Don Ellis, left, a church member, and Lea Wood, who maintains two plots at the garden.

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  20. Sumter man turns to T-shirts after severe drug addictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2016 | The Daily Commercial

    When Homer Hurst, 38, of Lake Panasoffkee, realized he needed to turn his life around, he had already lost his job, family and friends because of a severe drug addiction.

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