https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Florida National hosts Veteran's Day ceremony https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/florida-national-hosts-veterans-day-ceremony <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flag_online.jpg" alt=" Little Isaachar Caruso is shown giving his great-grandfather’s headstone a hug. His grandmother, Rachel, said it was as if he knew where her father’s grave was, because he headed straight for the grave site. He and his family go to visit the grave of veteran Bill Lee regularly. They were there on Memorial Day of this year and were headed back over the Veteran&#039;s Day weekend. On Sunday, the government cemetery staff hosted an event to honor veterans and their families. " title=" Little Isaachar Caruso is shown giving his great-grandfather’s headstone a hug. His grandmother, Rachel, said it was as if he knew where her father’s grave was, because he headed straight for the grave site. He and his family go to visit the grave of veteran Bill Lee regularly. They were there on Memorial Day of this year and were headed back over the Veteran&#039;s Day weekend. On Sunday, the government cemetery staff hosted an event to honor veterans and their families. " align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> Special to the Times</p> Holiday fruitcakes filled with years of tradition https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/holiday-fruitcakes-filled-years-tradition <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20181016_093814.jpg" alt="Alice Williams and Jean Sharpe were busy smoothing down the cake to insure there were no rough edges." title="Alice Williams and Jean Sharpe were busy smoothing down the cake to insure there were no rough edges." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> Hundreds of pounds of fruitcakes - hundreds - nearly 1,700 pounds in all.</p> Critter Chatter - In search of waterfalls https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/critter-chatter-search-waterfalls <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_3.jpg" alt="Linda Graves and Hanana Banana on one of their travels, this time at the Rufus Morgan Trailhead, where they ventured with friends." title="Linda Graves and Hanana Banana on one of their travels, this time at the Rufus Morgan Trailhead, where they ventured with friends." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</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> Florida National to honor veterans and their families https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/florida-national-honor-veterans-and-their-families <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cut4-veterans_0.jpg" alt="Florida National Cemetery planning to honor veterans and families." title="Florida National Cemetery planning to honor veterans and families." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The cemetery will host special events honoring veterans and their families</p>