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Base honors those held, still missing in conflicts

The Air Force Sergeants Association at Shaw Air Force Base hosted its annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day, which was first started in 1984. The recognition involved events that spanned from Thursday afternoon into Friday as …

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Jobless rate rises in all 46 counties

Unemployment numbers were up across all 46 counties last month, according to a report released Friday morning by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. Despite the national jobless rate's drop to 6.1 percent, as was announced …
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Woman finds stolen car in back yard

CHARGES Mikah Green, 18, of Manning, was arrested Wednesday and charged with receiving stolen goods after reportedly selling more than $2,000 worth of a victim's stolen jewelry July 28 at a Sumter shop in the fourth block of East Wesmark …

Suspect wanted by sheriff's office

Sumter County deputies are hunting down a Lynchburg man who faces several drug allegations. According to a statement from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Jesse Dean Smith, 55, of 2385 Trinity Road, is …
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JAMES A. CAMPBELL

DALZELL - James A. Campbell, 83, widower of Artisia Howell Campbell, with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at his home. Born in Cartersville, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John S. Campbell. …

LULA MAE PACE

Lula Mae Keels Holliday Pace, 77, widow of Richard Holliday and Curtis Uyless Pace, died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia. She was born on Oct. 22, 1936, in Summerton, a daughter of the late Johnny and Malvenia …
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Rocked hard

Sumter High School was out of sync, out of sorts and out of answers on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium. The offense that had clicked all season didn’t score a single point – and short drives, short fields and inopportune penalties also hurt the Gamecocks.
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The jihadists' logic and its consequence

WASHINGTON - What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) - sure to inflame …
Pets for adoption

Xena adores attention

Xena, a 5-month-old tan and white spayed female hound mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is affectionate, active, playful, sweet and friendly. Xena loves to play with other dogs …

Fatty needs a home

Fatty, a 3-year-old gray tabby and white spayed female American shorthair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. She is housebroken, sweet, friendly, active, gentle and affectionate. Fatty is …