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Maestro, please!

Two of Sumter public schools’ most talented and accomplished choral teachers /conductors have joined to host a daylong music camp on Monday, July 31, and they’ve engaged

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Mother charged in baby’s death

The charges against the mother of a 1-year-old who reportedly died Wednesday from being left in a hot vehicle were upgraded Thursday evening.
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Man charged for allegedly hitting wife with fist

CHARGES Jerrod D. Pack, 29, of Matthews Drive was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree domestic violence for allegedly striking his wife in the mouth with a fist while she was holding their 1-month-old baby at their shared …
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Dewayne Johnson, 37, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia. Born on Jan. 5, 1980, in Sumter County, he was a son of Alexander Johnson and Julite Mack. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, …


Dorothy Ballard Hopkins, 73, wife of Ernest Hopkins Sr., departed this life on Tuesday, July 18, 2917, in New York. She was born on Oct. 16, 1943, in Sumter, a daughter of the late Matthew Sr. and Addie Canty Ballard. The family will receive …
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Strength in arms

As the Sumter P-15's prepare for the start of the American Legion baseball state tournament on Saturday, head coach Steve Campbell and …
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What to do for little Charlie Gard in London

WASHINGTON - One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma than the case of little Charlie Gard. He is a beautiful 11-month-old boy with an incurable genetic disease. It depletes his cells' energy-producing structures (the mitochondria), thereby …
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World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

WASHINGTON - Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash, according to a new cradle-to-grave global study. Plastics don't break down like …
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Trina is a spry, "fluffy" girl

Trina is a spayed and housebroken 8-year-old red Chihuahua mix. She is great with older children, other dogs and even cats. Trina is a spry girl who is playful, active, affectionate, sweet and friendly. She can sit and stay on command and …