https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Authorities investigating homicide in Oxford https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/authorities-investigating-homicide-oxford <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fp-homicide_villages_jenneta_floyd.jpg" alt="Jennetta Floyd" title="Jennetta Floyd" align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Commissioners take first step to approve 25% tax hike https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/commissioners-take-first-step-approve-25-tax-hike <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tax_increase_courthouse_art_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Family rolling dough, frying chicken for the crowds https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/family-rolling-dough-frying-chicken-crowds <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dough_j_8762.jpg" alt="Two weeks ago, there was a line around the building at Dough J’s in Webster. They were rolling in the dough ... or rather, rolling lots of dough - selling out of food on the very first day they opened their restaurant and doubling their supply order the first week." title="Two weeks ago, there was a line around the building at Dough J’s in Webster. They were rolling in the dough ... or rather, rolling lots of dough - selling out of food on the very first day they opened their restaurant and doubling their supply order the first week." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Bushnell man arrested in shooting https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/bushnell-man-arrested-shooting <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/shooting_arrest_-_adrian_jaron_nedd.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Steele authors book about Royal community https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/steele-authors-book-about-royal-community <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/beverly_steele_8685.jpg" alt="Royal native and resident Beverly Steele recently authored and published a book that provides a history of her rural community coupled with stories from her family and the community. She’s shown in front of one of the aging tobacco barns that were common to the farming community" title="Royal native and resident Beverly Steele recently authored and published a book that provides a history of her rural community coupled with stories from her family and the community. She’s shown in front of one of the aging tobacco barns that were common to the farming community" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Local priest keeping promise to never forget Ground Zero https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/local-priest-keeping-promise-never-forget-ground-zero <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/recla_1.jpg" alt="Father Larry Recla shown in front of the cross at Ground Zero, during the time he was serving in the Temporary Morgue at the site." title="Father Larry Recla shown in front of the cross at Ground Zero, during the time he was serving in the Temporary Morgue at the site." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> On Sept. 11, 2001, Father Larry Recla was serving in a parish in Astoria Queens, New York.<br /> When the first plane crashed into one of the two Twin Towers in New York City, he wondered how it could have happened. By the time the second plane crashed, he knew it for what it was - a terrorist attack.<br /> He first checked to see if anyone in the parish had been directly impacted. While none had, it wasn&rsquo;t until October that he felt they were settled enough that he could volunteer some of his time at Ground Zero.<br /> Fund a monument, help build the Freedom Memorial Plaza https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/fund-monument-help-build-freedom-memorial-plaza <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5_1.jpg" alt="Members of the Patriot Guard served at the event, welcomng guests as they entered. " title="Members of the Patriot Guard served at the event, welcomng guests as they entered. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <br /> A $10 million collection of monuments is in the planning for Florida National Cemetery - thanks to a group of local veterans and their supporters.<br /> It also may also be thanks to you, as the group opens the opportunities to donate, serve and maybe even design, to the public.<br /> Avis Washington, 86 and on the go https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/avis-washington-86-and-go <p> &nbsp;</p>