Election 2020 coverage
District of Columbia National Guard stand outside the Capitol, Wednesday night, Jan. 6, 2021, after a day of rioting protesters. It's been a stunning day as a number of lawmakers and then the mob of protesters tried to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

"We could have encircled this date" — Sumter educators, state leaders react to Capitol attack by Trump supporters

Susan Hilton, who taught many at Sumter High School, said the five freedoms listed in the First Amendment of the Constitution grant American citizens the principles of democracy, but she said there …
Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. It's been a stunning day as a number of lawmakers and then the mob of protesters tried to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Founder of site Trumparoo among dead at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' confirmation of Joe Biden as winner of the presidential election (all times local):8:35 a.m.President Donald Trump's former acting White House chief of …
Trump supporters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Latest: Graham voices rejection of election commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3 p.m.Protesters backing President Donald Trump have breached the U.S. Capitol, …
Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Biden denounces protesters' violence at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3 p.m.Protesters backing President Donald Trump have breached the U.S. Capitol, …
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, thousands of people gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. One person was shot during the violence and died.

US Capitol breached as Trump supporters clash with police

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol locked down Wednesday after protesters breached barricades amid violent clashes between President Donald Trump's supporters and Capitol police. Both chambers of …
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., talks with Deanna Miller Berry in Denmark on Feb. 10. Booker has traveled to small towns in South Carolina and New Hampshire and told voters that he hears some of the same concerns from them that he hears in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey.

2020 Democratic candidates aim to bring messages into rural America

DENMARK - Deanna Miller Berry doesn't often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. "What is your plan to fix …
Obituaries
JOHNNY LEE KINLAW JR. Johnny Lee Kinlaw Jr., age 56, departed this life on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Sumter. He was born on July 7, 1964, in Manning, to the late Rosa Lee China and Johnny Lee Kinlaw Sr. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by …
MARY T. DOUGLAS Mary T. Douglas, 77, was born on June 24, 1943, in Bishopville, a daughter of the late Walter Boone Sr. and Essie Louise Dix. She departed this life on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. She leaves to cherish her …
IDELLA GRAHAM SEABROOK SUMMERVILLE - Idella Graham Seabrook, 80, widow of Samuel Mark Seabrook, died on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at her residence, 200 White Church Lane, Summerville. She was born on Sept. 17, 1940, in New Zion, a daughter of the late Heyward and Marie …