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Massive fire burns 400,000-square-foot warehouse in Sumter

Firefighters are battling a massive warehouse fire in Sumter that has been raging since 4 a.m.   It’s way too early to tell what started the blaze that has destroyed a …

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Sumter public school schedules will change on some days

Sumter School District is making some changes to school scheduling starting next week with the goal of improving student achievement. After previously designated teacher professional development days were replaced with three weather makeup days …
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Sumter man arrested in connection to shooting into vehicle

Bond was denied for a 25-year-old Sumter man who allegedly threatened a close family member with a firearm and fired shots into the family member's vehicle in December. Shaquille Marique Leneau, of Jessamine Trail, is accused of assaulting a …
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BARBARA A. ADAMS

Barbara Ann Nelson Adams, 54, wife of John Kennedy Adams, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Continue Care Hospital at Palmetto Baptist, Columbia. Funeral services for Mrs. Adams will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clarendon School District One …

MICHAEL PRESCOTT

Michael Prescott, aka DJ Roller Coaster, was born on Oct. 26, 1961, in New York, New York, to the late Susan Prescott Lee. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Brunson, and grandparents, James and Hallie Prescott. He departed this life …
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On and off the field

The Sumter Touchdown Club Presented by FTC held its season-ending banquet on Thursday at Central Carolina Technical College. The club used the platform to honor local high school football players for their achievements on the field and in the …
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There's a tough road ahead for Trump in year 2

As we reach, gingerly, the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as president, none of the disasters feared by critics has come to pass. The economy has turned at least mildly upward rather than plummet to depression. The executive branch has …
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JJ would make a perfect little buddy

JJ, a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix, is great with other dogs and children but needs a home without cats. JJ is an active, affectionate and friendly boy who needs supervision while outside. He would make the perfect little buddy. The Sumter SPCA …