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Editor’s note: This the first of three articles provided to the Triangle News Leader that will include a comprehensive guide to Florida’s 2022 Constitutional Amendments as written by Dominic M. Calabro, president and CEO, Florida TaxWatch; Bob Nave, senior vice president of research, Florida…

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Curtis Shaw was honored this year for his dedication in working through the Sumter Prep Academy Training and Trades Program and signing a letter of intent or a full-time job with Better Life Academy in Sumterville. Sumter Prep staff hosted a recognition and letter of intent ceremony for Shaw…

Master Gardener Volunteer trainees will complete a comprehensive horticultural training program. Training includes topics such as basic botany, soils fertilizer and composting, vegetable production, ornamental and turf diseases and insects, best management practices for lawns and landscapes,…

First state officer from Sumter in over 50 years

Do you want to learn more about God’s Word? Do you feel called to ministry? Florida Bible Institute is tailor made for you, whether you are preparing for ministerial credentials or studying for personal enrichment.

Shloe Kerness brings a wealth of experience with her to Wildwood Middle High School. It’s her first year in Sumter County, but she has experience at the elementary and high school levels, in adult education and she taught English at two South Korea schools and Kerness teaches the EPIC teachi…

Central Florida youth participate in CareerSource Central Florida’s (CSCF) annual Summer Youth Program. The program provides young adults in high school (ages 15-19) with exposure to college experiences, multiple career pathways in high-growth industries, specialized career training and prof…

Master Gardener Volunteer trainees will complete a comprehensive horticultural training program. Training includes topics such as basic botany, soils fertilizer and composting, vegetable production, ornamental and turf diseases and insects, best management practices for lawns and landscapes,…

A Medal of Honor recipient’s belongings finally made it back to his family. James R. “Red” Hendrix was awarded the Medal of Honor because of his heroic efforts on Dec. 26, 1944 - when he saved the lives of Allied soldiers through his selfless acts and bravery, during the Battle of the Bulge …

The town’s second school, it was built circa 1902-03 to replace a year old school at the same site that burned in 1901, on Cleveland Street. This historic photo is courtesy of Florida Memory and was taken in 1905. The Sumter Sun Times publishes a photo from Sumter County history each week. T…

Attorney General Ashley Moody today launched the Summer Scam Series. The series, focusing on consumer protection, outlines common scams seen during the summer months. Attorney General Moody is kicking off the series with a Consumer Alert about vacation rental scams.

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Editor’s note: The Sumter Sun Times is publishing a series on Teacher of the Year nominees over the summer months. Each of the teachers spotlighted were Teacher of the Year by their school and went on to compete at county level. This is week seven in the series and the final week, with the f…

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Invest in your future and enroll at Lake Technical College this fall. Earn your certification and become employed in one of Florida’s hottest jobs. You can learn from the experts while gaining real-world, hands-on experience in high demand industries. Programs at Lake Tech are designed to be…

Laptops, backpacks, pencils and pens ready, it’s time to head back to the classroom in Sumter. The 2022-2023 begins in less than two weeks for students, as they head back to class on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

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Editor’s note: The Sumter Sun Times is publishing a series on Teacher of the Year nominees over the summer months. Each of the teachers spotlighted were Teacher of the Year by their school and went on to compete at county level. This is week six in the series, with the focus on Autumn Squire.

Joey Cilenti, Bushnell, graduated from the United States Military Academy at Westpoint on May 21, 2022.  He is currently at Ft. Benning in Georgia, attending his last leadership training. He will then attend Ranger and Air Borne school.  Once he completes his training in April 2023, he will …

Jonah Cilenti, Bushnell, is going into his senior year at University of Tampa.  He is in the ROTC and will graduate as a second lieutenant.  This summer he spent five weeks at Ft. Knox, Ky. and he is presently at Ft. Bragg, S.C. for the next three weeks. From July 30 until mid-August, he wil…

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Editor’s note: The Sumter Sun Times is publishing a series on Teacher of the Year nominees over the summer months. Each of the teachers spotlighted were Teacher of the Year by their school and went on to compete at county level. This is week five in the series, with the focus on Paige Rotarius.

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Editor’s note: The Sumter Sun Times is publishing a series on Teacher of the Year nominees over the summer months. Each of the teachers spotlighted were Teacher of the Year by their school and went on to compete at county level. This is week five in the series, with the focus on Robert Piwowar.

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