https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 'Dirt therapy' aims for at-risk kids https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/dirt-therapy-aims-risk-kids <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/filter_biker.jpg" alt="Local nonprofit Filter Youth Development, a program that uses Honda minibikes to change the lives of at-risk kids and their families, graduated 11 kids from its most recent 18-week session. Pictured is Sarah Holder, who at 18, was recently named Filter track safety supervisor - she is a former Filter graduated and has stayed as a volunteer. " title="Local nonprofit Filter Youth Development, a program that uses Honda minibikes to change the lives of at-risk kids and their families, graduated 11 kids from its most recent 18-week session. Pictured is Sarah Holder, who at 18, was recently named Filter track safety supervisor - she is a former Filter graduated and has stayed as a volunteer. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Webster to pick new mayor in special election https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/webster-pick-new-mayor-special-election <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/webert_voter.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><p> Next month, Webster voters will have an opportunity to pick a new mayor and decide on some possible changes to how the city council fills vacant elected positions and whether or not they will eliminate term limits.</p> South Sumter student starts summer with tour of Europe https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/south-sumter-student-starts-summer-tour-europe <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/karrah_christensen_-_2a.jpg" alt="Karrah Chistensen’s musical experience and training have taken her around the country, into Canada and now on to Europe for Florida Music Ambassador concerts in Great Britain, Paris and at Normandy for observances of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. " title="Karrah Chistensen’s musical experience and training have taken her around the country, into Canada and now on to Europe for Florida Music Ambassador concerts in Great Britain, Paris and at Normandy for observances of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;School&rsquo;s out, summer&rsquo;s here and many local students are heading to the beach, family vacations and to jobs. But, South Sumter High School Raider Band musician Karrah Christensen, kicked off her summer with a ten-day tour of European sights and band performances.</p> SAMPLE THE SUMTER COUNTY TIMES E-EDITION https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/sample-sumter-county-times-e-edition <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sample_cover_promo.jpg" alt="See what a Sumter County Times E-Edition is all about - click the link below to bring up an entire issue! " title="See what a Sumter County Times E-Edition is all about - click the link below to bring up an entire issue! " align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><p> CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE SAMPLE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUMTER COUNTY TIMES E-EDITION ...</p> <p> Access the E-edition issues, from your internet - subscribe to the e-edition from anywhere and get it for the same price as an -in-county print subscription!</p> <p> Not only do you get the current issue of the Times, your subscription will allow you to access back issues too!</p> <p> $35.95 a year.</p> Human remains identified, stepson arrested https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/human-remains-identified-stepson-arrested <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/farrar_benito.jpg" alt="Benito Farrar" title="Benito Farrar" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;This week, investigators received confirmation that the dismembered human remains found behind a Bushnell home in July, are those of Claudio Carvajal-Hernandez. His step-son has been arrested in the murder.</p> <p> According to the Sumter County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, family members reported Carvajal-Hernandez missing on June 21. His body was found a month later when investigators served a search warrant on his Belt Avenue residence.</p> MISSING 1 - posted July 25, 2018 https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/missing-1-posted-july-25-2018 <p> &nbsp;</p> MISSING 2 - posted August 2018 https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/missing-2-posted-august-2018 <p> &nbsp;Sumter sheriff&#39;s investigators have a dive team in the waters of two small ponds along Noble Avenue and West Street in Bushnell, searching for evidence in the disappearance of Claudio Carvajal-Hernandez.</p> <p> Detectives are still waiting to determine whether or not human remains found behind a Bushnell home are the remains of the man who has been missing since Saturday, June 21, according to Sumter County sheriff&#39;s Lt. Jon Galvin.</p> <p> Recent information led them to conduct a search of the ponds.</p> Webster gathers for Fall Fest-A-Palooza https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/webster-gathers-fall-fest-palooza <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/webster_fest_7012_0.jpg" alt="Naranjo brothers Gabriel, six, the commando on the left, and Adrian, ten, as Moses, keep watch over the Biblical Ark created by their family for “Trunk or Treat.”" title="Naranjo brothers Gabriel, six, the commando on the left, and Adrian, ten, as Moses, keep watch over the Biblical Ark created by their family for “Trunk or Treat.”" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;On Wednesday, Oct. 31, kids in the Webster area, got a big blast of fall fun while closing out the month of October in style -it was all part of the Fall Fest-A-Palooza in Sam Harris Park.</p>