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Sumter turkey grower is a bird lover of a different breed

Lee Newman loves his turkeys. Born and raised in Sumter County, Newman originally started out as a row crop farmer 36 years ago, right out of high school, on the family farm in the Concord community of the county. In 2000, he decided to expand …

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Federal judge grants stay in Sumter man's execution

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for a man on South Carolina's death row, a day after officials said they couldn't secure the drugs needed for lethal …
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Two men steal trailer, equipment from Boykin Heating and Air

Sumter Police Department officials are asking the public for help in identifying two men who were seen on video surveillance before allegedly stealing a white 6-by-10-foot cargo trailer and other …
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WILMA LOU E. TOWERY

LATTIMORE, N.C. - Wilma Lou Eaker Towery, age 87, died on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Hospice Wendover. Born on Sept. 11, 1930, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Cecil Lattimore Eaker and Bessie Susanna Proctor Eaker. Wilma was an …

BRENDA L. WILLIAMS

A homegoing service for Brenda L."Brent" Williams will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Congruity Presbyterian Church (USA), 3750 Congruity Road, Gable, with the Rev. Alonzo Washington, supply pastor, and the Rev. Emanuel Davis, eulogist, …
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Much is on table for Tigers with win

While the South Carolina football team has some tremendous opportunities awaiting it with a victory over Clemson on Saturday in Columbia, none of them compare to what a victory means for the Tigers. A triumph over USC would keep Clemson in line …

Gamecocks have tremendous opportunity against Clemson

It took all season, but the South Carolina Gamecocks football team is finally ranked - No. 24 in the College Football Playoff. Of course, a 23-13 loss to Kentucky early in the season can hinder one's entrance into such polls. However, USC is here …
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Diversity obsession

A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is found at our institutions of higher learning. Rather than have a knee-jerk response for …
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Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among U.S. girls, study says

CHICAGO - Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found. It's unclear why, but some mental health experts think cyberbullying, …
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Diocese will petition U.S. Supreme Court

CHARLESTON (AP) - South Carolina parishes that left The Episcopal Church want the nation's highest court to reverse a state court ruling. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the conservative Diocese of South Carolina on Tuesday said it would …
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Penny is sweet, loving to everyone

Penny is sweet and loving to everyone she meets. She gets along well with other dogs but needs a home without cats. She walks nicely on leash. Penny is a medium-sized girl, who weighs 48 pounds. She is in kennel 24. t Sumter Animal …