Wildwood commissioners approve $38 million budget 

A rendering of what the new logo would look like on Wilwood's water tower.

Wildwood commissioners Monday night approved a $38-million budget and annexed 2,041 acres as part of the Villages of Southern Oaks development. The budget, effective Oct. 1, will tax property owners at the rolled-back rate of $4.02 per $1,000 assessed valuation, down from this year’s rate of $4.10. The rolled-back rate is the amount needed to collect the same […]

Teenagers arrested after pooling their money to make purchase of marijuana

Pair arrested

Two teenagers were arrested after pooling their money to make a purchase of marijuana. The pair had been traveling in a vehicle at 1:35 a.m. Saturday on State Road 35 in Oxford when a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy noticed their vehicle had an inoperable taglight. The driver was identified as 18-year-old Charles Lynwood McCullough IV […]

Residents encouraged to honor veterans on Flightless Honor Flight

Veterans embarked on a Flightless Honor Flight on Tuesday at Fort McCoy.

Local residents will have the opportunity to honor 22 veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam participating in a Flightless Honor Flight Saturday, Sept. 30 The traditional Welcome Home Celebration at the American Legion Post on Rolling Acres Roas will begin at 2:30 p.m.  Entertainment for the homecoming crowd will begin at 1 p.m. and will include the Village Cheerleaders, Village Twirlers, […]

Semi overturns, spills lumber onto Florida Turnpike in Lake County


A semi overturned Friday, spilling lumber onto the Florida Turnpike in Lake County. Selwyn Corrica, 58, of Ocala, was at the wheel of the northbound semi which traveled onto the left shoulder at 5:30 p.m. at Mile Marker 276, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Corrica overcorrected and the semi overturned, […]