HS/SPCA of Sumter In Need of Cat and Kitten Food Donations

July 22, 2017

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. – The Humane Society/SPCA is urgently requesting support from its community with donations of dry cat and kitten food and canned food for the increasing number of rescued cat and kittens in addition to supporting their “Kibbles” pet food assistance program. This program currently helps feed approximately 175 felines of eligible low-income families throughout Sumter County. Financial contributions can also easily be made by check or securely at hsspca.org….

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Sumter County Woman Wanted For Child Abuse

July 19, 2017

Sumter County, Fla- 40-year-old Chantina Albright-Weatherspoo is wanted for reward of count one child neglect causing great harm and count two aggravated child abuse. Albright-Weatherspoo resides in Wildwood, Florida. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Albright-Weathersppo, contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (352) 793-2621 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS. Any information, no matter how little can help the investigation.

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Villages Resident in Critical Condition After Collision with School Bus

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April 21, 2017

Bushnell, Fla. – A Villages resident is in critical condition after colliding with a school bus in Bushnell Friday afternoon. The collision caused deputies and firefighters to close down a section of US Highway 301 near County Road 532 while officials worked to quickly clear the scene. According to a Florida Highway Patrol Report, The 78-year-old Villager, who has not yet been identified pending next of kin notification, was traveling northbound on US 301…

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

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April 21, 2017

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 the intersection of US 301 and County Road 532 near Tema Cemetary. Officials stated that US 301 was closed from County Raod 532  through County Road 542. According to Michelle…

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Sumter Deputies Arrest Suspects in String of Burglaries

April 10, 2017

BUSHNELL – Sumter County deputies have arrested two suspects who they say are responsible for a string of burglaries that occurred between April 4th and April 5th according to a press release. Deputies responded to a home near Hunt Avenue in Bushnell at approximately 5:25 am on April 5th in reference to a car that had been burglarized. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who stated that someone had broken…

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Sumter Humane Society 35th Anniversary and Earth Day Event

March 30, 2017

Lake Panasoffkee The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County will be hosting an Earth Day event in conjunction with their 35th Anniversary Celebration on April 22. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m and lasts until 2 p.m. Guests are invited to learn about the Human Society/SPCA’s goal to construct Central Florida’s first green animal shelter while enjoying many activities and meeting adoptable pets. Events include a yard sale,…

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Mission Oaks Hosting Dual Pet Supply Drive and Adoption Day

Sumter County Humane Society
March 26, 2017

OXFORD – A pet supply and adoption drive will be held Wednesday, April 5, at the Mission Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Oxford on Highway 301. The drive begins at 10 a.m and is scheduled to last until 1 p.m. Pet owners will be able to speak with presenters at the event about various topics, from the needs of their pets to concerns over their four-legged friend’s welfare during…

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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 animals in need. They will also be celebrating Earth Day with “green” activities at the same event. “Green” activities will include meeting local wildlife rehabilitation specialists and animals, free educational…

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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 and adults walked around with cotton candy, turkey legs, and elephant ears as they ran from game to game or ride to ride during the opening of the Sumter County Fair…

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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 afternoon after receiving a call from a passerby about possible remains found in a ditch on the side of the road. When deputies arrived, they found the remains that appeared…

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