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The City of Wildwood earned special recognition recently, for their Downtown Master Plan. The City received a Diamond Award from the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC).

Sumter County’s Michael Bumpus was named as one of Lake Technical College’s January Student of the Month. Bumpus is training as a CNC Machining Specialist. Bumpus is second from left - holding the A letter.

Dear Rusty:  Last month I tried to contact Social Security who never picked up a phone on their end. The same with the IRS. When I finally got through, they said I had to join ID.me before they could help me. That took me over a week, and many applications and rejects, to get through. The la…

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Spending time in the district and being active the community is one of my priorities. I have community relations representatives who serve as my extra set of eyes and ears. Representing four counties and fulfilling my voting and committee responsibilities in D.C. often prevents me from being…

Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School is celebrating their third through fifth graders who earned straight A’s for the second quarter, with the Straight “A” Café. A total of 38 students worked hard and earned an amazing Super Bowl Lunch party with chicken wings, nachos, chips, popcorn, drinks a…

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on health care has made it more important than ever for nursing schools to educate the next generation of front-line providers. Now, thanks to an effort by Florida lawmakers to combat the nursing shortage, the University of Florida College of Nursing plans to b…

On Dec. 16, 2022, Jontae Solomon Haywood was reported as a missing juvenile. That evening, Haywood’s body was found near C.R. 557 in Bushnell, deceased due to a gunshot wound. Investigators were able to determine the people responsible for Haywood’s death were negligently handling a firearm,…