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'Moving forward in hope'

Blondelle C. Gadsden, a lifelong member and trustee of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, offered a message of hope and forgiveness as the featured speaker at the Sumter Chapter Parents of Murdered Children's A Day of Remembrance event on …

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Mims celebrated

Former Sumter County Sheriff Tommy Mims was celebrated with a room at the sheriff's office and a day named in his honor in recognition of his leadership of the agency and in the community during a retirement ceremony at the sheriff's office on …
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Two Lee County men arrested after undercover investigation

Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested two men Sunday on charges of selling illegal drugs and alcohol without a license after a months-long undercover investigation. Sheriff Danny Simon said officers executed multiple search warrants at 281 Rouse …
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ERIC WAYNE JOHNSON

CHAPIN - Eric Wayne Johnson, 48, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Chapin Baptist Church with a private burial following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 …

ALFREDA C. MICHAEL

COLUMBIA - Alfreda Conyers Michael, 41, wife of Willie Michael, died on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Providence Health Northeast, Columbia. She was born on Sept. 1, 1975, in Manning, a daughter of Deacon Alphonso and Julia Singletary Conyers. She …
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Fast start, great finish

Wilson Hall scores quickly in each half to beat Thomas Sumter 42-7 Wilson Hall struck quickly for two touchdowns to open both halves Friday at Spencer Field as the Barons romped to a 42-7 victory over Sumer County SCISA rival Thomas Sumter …
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Will the riots in Charlotte help elect Donald Trump?

Watching the depressing news of rioting in my beautiful home state of North Carolina, I'm beginning to think that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are secretly conspiring to get Donald Trump elected president. For it would be hard to imagine a …
Pets for adoption

Xander would be a great addition to any family

Xander, a neutered and housebroken 5-month-old Manx, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is super with other cats. Xander is friendly and affectionate. He loves people and cat toys. Xander would make a great new addition to any family. …