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The color of summer

A bee collects pollen from a sunflower at Dorr Farms in Gable recently. According to its Facebook page, the farm is run by Maynard and Marie Dorr and their children Kristen and Tyler. The farm sells berries, fresh produce and raw honey.

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‘Play ball!’ made possible by Eaton Corp employees

Eaton Corporation employees came to the aid of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club last week by donating a large supply of badly needed sports and playground equipment. The club has been plagued in …
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Man charged with violating restraining order

CHARGES Charlton E. Fullard, 33, of 21 Highland Ave., was arrested on Friday and charged with violating a restraining order after officers reportedly found him sitting outside a residence where the victim was staying at about 10:30 a.m. that …
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MARILYN D. HOLLADAY

MANNING - Marilyn Driggers Holladay, 70, wife of Ben Sawyer Holladay, died on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Born on May 22, 1947, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late John Horace Driggers and Jessie …

BARBARA LEE N. SMITH

Barbara Lee "Hart" Nunnery Smith, 75, died on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the home of her sister. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Hazel Lee Nunnery and Mary Camilla James Nunnery Burke. Mrs. Smith attended Green Acres Assembly of God …
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Champions again

MANNING - The coronation is complete. Sumter Post 15 claimed yet another American Legion baseball League III regular-season crown on Tuesday, run-ruling Manning-Santee 14-2 in seven innings at Monarch Field behind a combined 4-hitter from Rylan …
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What South Carolina can teach the nation about industrial recruitment

The S.C. Technical College System's readySC program is heralded across the nation as the premier economic development training program. Established in 1961, it was the first of its kind - an economic-development incentive for industry looking to …
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Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in late-stage study

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Merck & Co. said Tuesday that a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge, late-stage study. The positive result was a welcome surprise because three …
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Sheriff pulls over speeding biker himself

COLUMBIA (AP) - If you speed in Kershaw County, you just might get pulled over by the sheriff himself. Blue lights on and siren blaring, Sheriff Jim Matthews chased down a motorcycle that whizzed past his unmarked car at more than 100 mph on …
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Pearl deserves a chance at a long life full of love

Pearl needs a special person in her life. We do not know what Pearl has gone through in her young life. This small / medium very young adult dog was found running loose. She is frightened and confused being in a loud shelter environment. Volunteers …