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Central Florida Wire | April 30, 2017

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Villages Resident in Critical Condition After Collision with School Bus

April 21, 2017 |

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Bushnell, Fla. – A Villages resident is in critical condition after colliding with a school bus in Bushnell Friday afternoon.

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The collision caused deputies and firefighters to close down a section of US … Read More

Portion of US 301 Closed After Accident with School Bus and Motorcycle

April 21, 2017 | 1

BUSHNELL – A portion of US 301 was closed Friday afternoon while deputies and firefighters worked to clear the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a motorcycle according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred near … Read More

Easter Fly-In Fundraiser for Humane Society

March 27, 2017 |

Sumter County – Private aircraft from all over Florida will grace the skies in a celebration of Spring on April 15 at 9 a.m. The event, a joint collaboration between the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County and local pilots, will … Read More

Book Swap Part of Earth Day and 35th Anniversary Celebration at the HS/SPCA of Sumter

March 16, 2017 |

Lake Panasofkee – Sumter County’s Humane Society/SPCA will be hosting a special dual celebratory event April 22 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m at their shelter in Lake Panasofkee. This event marks the organization’s 35th year proudly serving Sumter County’s … Read More

Fun and Festivities are Afoot at the Sumter County Fair

March 6, 2017 |

BUSHNELL –The Ferris wheel is up, the food is cooked, the games are ready, and the residents are flocking from all over Sumter County to join in on the fun and games at the Sumter County Fairgrounds until March 11th.

Kids … Read More

Human Remains of Body Found Near Coleman Identified

March 5, 2017 |

COLEMAN – Deputies have identified the remains of a body found off of CR 514 just outside of the Coleman city limits in Sumter County according to officials.

Sumter County deputies responded to the area on CR 514 near Coleman Friday … Read More

Villages Resident Drives Car Into Pond on Hillsborough Trail in The Villages

March 4, 2017 |

THE VILLAGES –  A Villages resident was pulled from a pond early Saturday morning after she ran a stop sign causing her vehicle to run off of the road and land in the middle of a small pond according to … Read More

Deputies Discover Human Remains on CR 514 Near Coleman

March 3, 2017 |

COLEMAN – Sumter County Deputies discovered human remains of who they believe belonged to a white male in his early to mid-twenties in a ditch off of CR 514 just outside of the Coleman city limits on Friday afternoon according to … Read More

Mass Shooting Plot at Villages Charter Middle School Foiled

January 27, 2017 |

THE VILLAGES-   Two students that attend the Villages Charter Middle School were arrested on Thursday after officials learned of their plot of a mass shooting at the school.

On Tuesday, school officials and the resource officer were notified about a … Read More

FHP: Roads Closed Due to Railroad Construction, Expect Detours

January 24, 2017 |

BELLEVIEW – Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol announced that some roads will be closed beginning Tuesday, January 24th through Thursday, January 26th due to railroad work.

According to a release, CSX workers will be working on railroad crossings located on … Read More