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Woodworking is in his blood

CAMDEN - If you step into Boykin Furniture Co., at 924 Broad St. in downtown Camden, it's like taking a step back in time. There you will find 18th century-style craftsman Joe Mazurek building handmade furniture from scratch for customers. "We …

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10 vying for U.S. Congress

The Primary Election for the U.S. House South Carolina District 5 is Tuesday. Three Democrats and seven Republicans are seeking the seat vacated when former Rep. Mick Mulvaney became Budget Director for President Trump's …

State District 70 seat up for grabs

Nine people are active candidates for the South Carolina House of Representatives District 70, a seat that became vacant when Rep. Joe Neal of Hopkins passed away Jan. 14. Eight Democrats will be on the ballot in Tuesday's Primary Election, with …
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Man charged with choking victim

CHARGES Christopher Thompson, 35, of 38B Somerset Drive, was arrested on April 15 and charged with burglary and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature for allegedly choking the victim twice after entering her residence without consent …
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SAM P. DUKES JR.

MANNING - Sam Peter Dukes Jr. 66, died Monday, April 24, 2017, at his residence, 2023 Joseph Lemon and Dingle Road, Manning. He was born June 12, 1950, in Jordan Community of Manning, a son of the late Sam Peter Dukes Sr. and Azalea McKinney …

JOYCE ANN JENKINS WILLIAMS

Joyce Ann Jenkins Williams, 68, widow of Donald Williams, died Friday, April 28, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born June 10, 1948, in Duplin County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Willie Jenkins and the late Myrtie Horne …
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Second season begins

The Sumter High School baseball team will be trying to advance in the 5A state playoffs on Monday while Wilson Hall, Laurence Manning Academy and Robert E. Lee Academy will be opening their series in their respective SCISA state playoffs. On …
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School district must act now

What do we want OUR Sumter School District to be? Do we want it to remain ranked 65th out of 81 public school districts in the State of South Carolina? Do we want our children to have world-class opportunities in technical and STEM-related jobs that …
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UN condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council threatened new sanctions against North Korea Thursday in a strongly worded condemnation of its latest missile launch after the U.S. agreed to a Russian request to include a call for "dialogue" with …
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Meth labs found in Mountain Dew bottles

YORK (AP) - Authorities say four people have been charged after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a pound of methamphetamine, drug-making materials and portable meth labs in Mountain Dew bottles. The Rock Hill Herald reports officers with …
Pets for adoption

Crown is energetic, playful, happy

Crown is a housebroken 10-week-old calico female American short hair. She is great with other cats and kittens. Crown is an energetic, happy, playful and friendly kitten who adores being held and given lots of love and kisses. She would make …

Judith is playful, affectionate, loves attention

Judith is a 3-month-old female chow / lab mix. She is great with other dogs and children. She loves all kinds of attention. Judith is a playful, affectionate and active girl who would be great for a family. The Sumter SPCA is located at …