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Obama's last day

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Obama, this is finally the end. The president spent his last full day Thursday at the White House before becoming an ex-president. The …

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Committee will propose stipend alternative

A school board member who voted against a Sumter School District financial plan says the district's finance committee will propose an alternative stipend payment plan to the board Monday at the board's regularly scheduled meeting. After …
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Man charged with third degree domestic violence

CHARGES Sentron W. Scott, 19, of 1914 W. Oakland Ave., was arrested on Friday and charged with third degree domestic violence for allegedly spitting in the victim's face, punching her on the left side of her face and slapping the right side of …
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WILLIAM H. SORY

SALISBURY, North Carolina - William "Bill" Hodges Sory passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Bill was born on June 8, 1922, in Atlanta, to the late Eugene Gilbert Sory and Aline Reynolds Sory. After high school graduation, Bill attended …

JAMES KENDRICK

A memorial service for James Kendrick, husband of Darnella Mcknight Kendrick, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at High Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 6750 Meetinghouse Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Donald Amis officiating. Mr. Kendrick …
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USC women blow past Mississippi 65-46

COLUMBIA - Mississippi coach Matt Insell took a bit of comfort in his team's latest loss to No. 5 South Carolina - that he'll never have to face senior powerhouse Alaina Coates again. Coates had 15 points and 15 rebounds - her 54th career …
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Obama's revealing, shocking final acts

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama did not go out quietly. His unquiet final acts were, in part, overshadowed by a successor who refused to come in quietly and, in part, by Obama's own endless, sentimental farewell tour. But there was nothing nostalgic or …
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Jax is affectionate, loves to play

Jax is a male 6-month-old shar-pei / lab mix. He is affectionate and friendly and lives for attention. Jax would make an excellent addition to any home with children as he loves to play and be active. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. …