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Compass Restaurant burns

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire which destroyed the Compass Restaurant, 7885 Myrtle Beach Highway in Gable, on Tuesday night. Sumter Fire Department spokesman Joey Duggan said the initial call came in at about 10:45 …

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Delegate gets encouragment from Rep. Clyburn

A Sumter delegate to the Democratic National Convention said despite a heat wave in Philadelphia, Tuesday was a good day at the convention. "It was reflecting, energizing; it was a good day as a whole," said Barbara Bowman by telephone Wednesday …

Trump to Russia: release emails

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate about hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in …
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Flat-screen TVs, lawn mower among stolen items

STOLEN PROPERTY A 50-inch flat-screen TV valued at $800; a 32-inch flat- screen TV valued at $300; miscellaneous jewelry valued at $6,000; a blue HP laptop valued at $600; a silver Apple iPad valued at $300; two sets of Beats headphones valued at …
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DERALD P. SOHNEMANN

Derald Phillip "Butch" Sohnemann, 59, husband of Debra Bryant Sohnemann, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Medical University of South Carolina. Born on Dec. 29, 1956, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Walter John Sohnemann and Carolyn …

DEBORAH R. HOSTETLER

Deborah Richburg Hostetler, 59, wife of William Steve Hostetler, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Preston and Ruth Rogers Richburg. Mrs. Hostetler was a member of Pinewood …
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Champs, champs, champs

Even though it was trailing Camden Post 17 6-2 entering the sixth inning of its American Legion baseball state tournament championship round game, there was no panic from Florence …
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Conventions have been like night and day

PHILADELPHIA - If political conventions tell us anything beyond the predictable, the one held last week in Cleveland and the other going on this week in Philadelphia pose contrasts so stark that one wonders if the two groups hail from the same …
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Lacey adores people, would be your lifelong friend

Lacey, a young small terrier mix, is available for adoption at Sumter Animal Control. Lacey is a lover ... she adores people and attention. When you take her for a walk, she looks at you as though you are the most important person in the world. A …