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Local estate on 'American Pickers' up for auction

Rob Dinkins has been an antique dealer and an auctioneer for years, but four upcoming auctions are personal. On the first Saturday of each month, beginning Aug. 5, he'll be auctioning the estate of his mother and stepfather, Nancy and T.J. …

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Church News: July 20, 2017

Agape Outreach Ministries, 100 E. Red Bay Road, announces: * Saturday - Pastor's Aide brunch at 11 a.m. Minister Stacey McConico will speak. Love gift of $5 for visitors. * Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 2-4 - Prophetic encounter at 7:30 nightly. …
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McCloud-Thomas

Kathryn Brooke McCloud and Dr. James Douglas Thomas were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church of Sumter. The bride, originally from Sumter, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn McCloud and the …
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Wife with memory issues relies on husband for help

DEAR ABBY - When my wife was 17 (she's now 54), she was in a car accident. She and her three friends were high and drunk. She suffered two skull fractures, which have affected her memory. She thinks it's my job to remind her of things and becomes …
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Bakers celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby G. Baker of Sumter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2017, with a vow renewal ceremony at the Salvation Army Church. A reception was given in their honor by their three children and their spouses: Jan Baker …
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Coffee House features Detroit gospel giants

The third annual Coffee House Music Revue will feature two groups from Detroit who continue the legacies of their families, considered by many to be the city's First Families of Gospel Music. The Winans and the Clark Sisters are sibling gospel …
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Coker-Windham

Mr. and Mrs. Parrish W. Coker of Alcolu announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Lynn Coker of Alcolu, to Michael Lee Windham of Manning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale S. Windham of Manning. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and …
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Farmers asked to grow more cotton; heat wave poses danger

75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Feb. 6 - 12 Nearly 14,000 tin cans were brought in by city schoolchildren in their collection this week, Superintendent William Henry Shaw announced. Top collection was at the elementary school where 4,929 cans were turned …
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Miller School touched many lives

During the first half of the 20th century, the old Miller School and its teachers helped create pleasant memories and encouraged creativity in a time when school was a place of magic and learning. In 1902, the small, one-room Winn School was …