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TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

Are you READY?

During its last few minutes on land, the shadow of the moon will dash across South Carolina and the "Great American Eclipse" will be gone forever. Being a bit of an astronomy nerd, I have long looked forward to Monday's eclipse. Years ago, …

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Fido doesn't need glasses

By now, you've probably stocked up on the proper solar eclipse glasses, event T-shirts and hats and have mapped out a plan for your family to safely take in the once-in-a-lifetime experience Monday afternoon. Wait. What about Mr. Wiggles? Does he …
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Tires stolen; police seek help in identifying truck

Sumter Police Officers are working to identify a pickup truck that was seen after an undetermined number of tires were stolen from a local car dealership. The theft was discovered at about noon …
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MITCHELL C. COTTINGHAM

MANNING - Mitchell Carodine Cottingham, 99, widower of Virginia Lee DuBose Cottingham, died on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at Covenant Place in Sumter. Born on Sept. 16, 1917, in Kingstree, he was a son of the late Mitchell Carodine Cottingham Sr. …

BOBBIE JO REAVES

ALCOLU - Bobbie Jo Carter Reaves, 78, wife of Lee Edmondson Reaves Sr., died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born June 17, 1939, in Pamplico, she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah Hill Carter and the late Tyra …
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Extra special Knight

DALZELL – As with most opening week games, Crestwood High School head football coach Roosevelt Nelson saw a lot of things he liked and a lot of things he didn’t like in Friday’s …
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God and The Great Eclipse

Editor's note: This column was written before the eclipse and shared on Clay Smith's blog. After months of hype, the eclipse is finally here. Parties have been planned, schools are out, glasses are purchased, and we've been warned: "Don't look …
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Sweets is an affectionate couch potato

Sweets is a spayed and housebroken 3-year-old beagle mix. She is great around children and cats but prefers a home without other dogs. Sweets is a friendly, active and affectionate girl, but can also be a lazy couch potato. The Sumter SPCA …