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Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Aug. 16 three proposals for the 2023 Legislative Session that will help support and grow Florida’s teaching workforce and leverage the talents of Florida’s retired Veterans and first responders. The proposals include a recruitment initiative targeted to bring reti…

Oct. 23-29 is Florida Forests Week and is being promoted through a partnership with the Florida Forest Service and the Florida Forestry Association.  The week is about remembering the environmental and economic benefits forests provide – including improving the standard of living and the hea…

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The City of Wildwood has a new project rolling with their Wildwood Street Sweepers – a group of local residents and community members who are volunteering to help with cleaning up litter along the streets.

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There are a lot of stories to tell about Jamie Adams. He spent decades in law enforcement, between his time as a wildlife officer and sheriff of Sumter County. He was in the 82nd Airborne, served as a writer for various publications, including the Times, the Citrus County Chronicle and Woods…

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Aug. 16 three proposals for the 2023 Legislative Session that will help support and grow Florida’s teaching workforce and leverage the talents of Florida’s retired Veterans and first responders.

Elder Options  invites public to meeting

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Sumter County entered into an agreement with the firm, Convey911, which provides a real-time language translation system for more than 125 different languages for our 911, 311, 988 and Mobile Integrated Health Services.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Bret Jones, Timothy Morris, and Marlene O’Toole and the reappointment of David Hidalgo and Ivy Parks to the Lake-Sumter State College District Board of Trustees.  

Preliminary construction activities began on Monday, Aug. 15 for C.R. 229. Lane closures will be utilized with flagging operation during the daytime hours. Please use caution to protect yourselves and our construction workers. Heavy machinery will be working near the travel way. The anticipa…

Now’s the time to adopt a cat. There are plenty of cats at Sumter County Animal Services that would love to get that purrfect home. Sweet cats such as Tinkerbell, Tumble, Momma and Whiskers are looking for good homes.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Continuing the Summer Scams Series, Attorney General Ashley Moody is issuing a Consumer Alert for students looking for a job to watch out for employment scams. With so many job opportunities being posted online, it is easier than ever for a scammer to steal victims’ persona…

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WILDWOOD -- Wildwood City Manager Jason McHugh has announced a pay increase for police officers, effective Oct. 1, 2022, approved last week by the city commission at its regular meeting.

The primary election is slated for Aug. 23, 2022. Early voting for the primary election begins Saturday, Aug. 13. In an effort to help voters get to know their candidates, the Times is publishing Meet the Candidates sections for the next two weeks - Aug. 4 and Aug. 11, 2022.

Commissioner Craig Estep received the Advanced County Commissioner Level I (ACC I) designation from the Institute for County Government (ICG). The award was presented at a ceremony held on June 30 at the at the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference and Educational Exhibitio…

After a five-hour meeting, in a 3-2 vote, Webster City Council voted down a request to change their comprehensive plan, regarding a parcel of property that is nearly 278 acres.

The City of Webster is about to experience some growth – anywhere from 165 new homes to a possible 1,800-plus, if the process continues for two new developments. One, a 41-acre parcel, is already approved and in the works, slated for 165 homes, with approval for up to 328 homes. The other, n…

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Now that hurricane season has officially begun it’s time to make sure all the preparations are made. Last year, hurricane season ended above average for the sixth consecutive year, with 2021 being the third most active season on record.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a phone scam involving calls from a subject claiming to be an SCSO deputy (sometimes automated), who tell victims they have active warrants for their arrest.

The warmer and wetter weather brings on the mosquito season, which means Sumter County Mosquito Control is monitoring mosquito activity and larvaciding and adulticide spray activities have increased and will remain at a higher rate through October/November.

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