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WHAT WILL WORK?

Having a skilled workforce for now and the future is a challenge for many communities across the country, according to about every business/industrial official or economist that you would want to speak with. The workforce issue has been raised …

College has numerous funding opportunities for older adult students

Central Carolina Technical College's links with local school districts, including Sumter School District, to offer free tuition to high school graduates have become popular and well established, but not everybody knows about what opportunities exist …
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Shaw airman found dead in off-base residence

A Shaw Air Force Base airman assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing was found dead in his off-base residence about 5:10 p.m. on Sunday, according to a news release from Shaw Air Force Base. The name of …
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ROBERT E. TUTEN

Robert Earl Tuten, 74, husband of Elaine McHargue Tuten, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Palmetto Health Richland. Born Feb. 6, 1943, in Greenville, he was a son …

LILLIE MAE E. MCDOWELL

TURBEVILLE — Lillie Mae Evans McDowell, 72, wife of George McDowell, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was a daughter of the late William Evans and Sally Pearson Evans. Funeral services for …
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Close, but no cigar

After being no-hit for four innings and trailing 4-0 to a team that had won its first four games in the Palmetto Invitational Tournament by a combined 40-3 score, the Sumter P-15’s put …
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Summer reading should never be boring

I haven't thought much about those summer reading lists since my own kids finished school, but they're sure thinking about them down in Baldwin County, Alabama. According to a story in The (Fairhope, Ala.) Courier by Managing Editor Cliff …
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Chinese alarmed by miniature crossbow craze

BEIJING (AP) - Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China - and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials. Several cities including Shenzhen and Qingdao have …
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South Carolina's last Confederate flag remains in a box

COLUMBIA - Nearly two years after it last flew, South Carolina's final Confederate flag remains in the same place it was taken immediately after it was removed from the flagpole in front of the Statehouse: a small, flat white acid-free box behind …
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Sophie is a lazy girl with a sweet personality

Sophie is a spayed, housebroken 5-year-old chocolate point and white Siamese. She is great with other cats. Sophie loves to be petted and scratched and also likes to lounge around and be lazy! She has a sweet personality. Sophie would prefer …