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Shaw Family Housing volunteers give back to Sumter community

GPS instructions for finding Habitat Drive, which winds through Fuller Gardens, a neighborhood of 46 homes built by Sumter Habitat For Humanity, direct visitors to a pitted gravel emergency exit beyond …

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CFO will review small purchases

Sumter School District's new chief financial officer will make it a standard procedure in his job to randomly look at small purchases in all district programs to ensure expenditures are reasonable and allowable for programs' use. District CFO …
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Woman charged with possession of stolen goods

CHARGES Katelynn A. Thigpen, 19, of 3860 Artesian Drive, was arrested on Sept. 8 and charged with receiving stolen goods for allegedly possessing a chainsaw, three air compressors, a 3-ton floor jack, assorted rods and reels, a Black & Decker …
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CECIL W. LAUNIUS

Cecil Weldon Launius, 82, husband of 34 years to Margaret Barkley Launius, died on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at his home. Born in Holly Springs, Arkansas, he was a son of the late Nollie …

BETTY JEAN S. BETHEL

Funeral services for Betty Jean Smith Bethel will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Bethel AME Church, 1605 S. Kings Highway, 261 South, Wedgefield, with the Rev. Larry Clark as pastor and Pastor Marie Sanders as eulogist. The public may view from …
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Still running strong

DALZELL — Wilson Hall head coach Adam Jarecki liked the way his team began Friday's matchup with Thomas Sumter Academy — and he also …
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Worldwide leader in ... hypocrisy

Let's get crazy and play pretend. Let's imagine that a white ESPN male anchor, during the presidency of Barack Obama, put out a series of tweets calling Mr. Obama a racist and said he was ignorant and offensive. What do we suppose would happen to …
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Cassie will wag her tail endlessly for attention

Cassie is a 4-month-old female hound mix. She is a sweet and gentle girl, who loves people and will wag her tail endlessly for attention. Cassie is great with other dogs. She is playful and friendly. Cassie will make a great addition to any …