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Senate approves road funding

The South Carolina Senate has finally debated and passed legislation which will provide a continuing source of funding for maintaining the state's roads and bridges. Late Wednesday evening, the Senate passed its version of legislation already …

Family intends to continue with lawsuit

The family of Waltki C. Williams intends to move forward with its wrongful death lawsuit against city of Sumter and Sumter Police Department even after Third Circuit Solicitor Ernest A. Finney III announced he will not charge the three officers who …
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Man charged with choking victim

CHARGES Christopher Thompson, 35, of 38B Somerset Drive, was arrested on April 15 and charged with burglary and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature for allegedly choking the victim twice after entering her residence without consent …
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SHIRLEY MCCRAY

MANNING - Shirley McCray, 53, wife of Jimmy McCray, died on Friday, April 21, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon, Manning. She was born on June 10, 1963, in Pinewood, a daughter of the late Steady Edward Gordon and Margaret Felder …

CONNIE SINK

Connie Frances Truesdale Sink, 54, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born in Sumter, she was reared by James and Natt Truesdale. Survivors include two children, Kevin DeWitt Sr. (Sara) of Sumter and Stacy Sink …
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Clutch when it counts

The ball got away from Sumter High School sophomore left fielder Tucker Chapman in the first inning of Thursday's 5A state playoff game against Summerville. The error allowed a runner to get to second base - eventually scoring the game's first …
Opinion More

Populism on pause

WASHINGTON - Yesterday's conventional wisdom: A wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions - the European Union, the Western alliance, even liberal democracy itself. Today's conventional wisdom …
AP NATION & WORLD

UN condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council threatened new sanctions against North Korea Thursday in a strongly worded condemnation of its latest missile launch after the U.S. agreed to a Russian request to include a call for "dialogue" with …
AP STATE NEWS

Georgia hospital opposes burn unit in South Carolina

CHARLESTON (AP) - Plans to reopen a burn unit at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston are being opposed by doctors at a Georgia hospital. Doctors at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, say they don't …
Pets for adoption

Crown is energetic, playful, happy

Crown is a housebroken 10-week-old calico female American short hair. She is great with other cats and kittens. Crown is an energetic, happy, playful and friendly kitten who adores being held and given lots of love and kisses. She would make …

Judith is playful, affectionate, loves attention

Judith is a 3-month-old female chow / lab mix. She is great with other dogs and children. She loves all kinds of attention. Judith is a playful, affectionate and active girl who would be great for a family. The Sumter SPCA is located at …