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Observe International Firefighters' Day

International Firefighters' Day started after five Australian volunteer firefighters died while trying to control a large wild fire in Victoria, Australia, in 1998. Now, Firefighters around the world are recognized every year on May 4 to show …

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Sumter native attends dinner at White House, meets president

Sumter native Stephanie Michelle Johnson, a third-grade teacher at H.B. Rhame Elementary School in Richland County School District 1, did something on Tuesday night that most people won't get the opportunity to do in their lifetime. She had dinner …

City approves resurfacing project

Sumter City Council approved a $734,220 contract with Palmetto Corporation of Conway to resurface more than 15 state streets during its meeting on Tuesday. Assistant City Manager of Public Services Al Harris said it may take a year before the …
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Sheriff's office deputies no longer seeking truck

Sumter County Sheriff's Office is no longer searching for a red truck that was previously reported to have been involved in an alleged sexual assault on Tindal Road on April 26.
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GLORIA CARTER

Gloria Lee Zehner Smith Carter, 76, formerly of White Haven, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, after a long illness at her home in Sumter, with her loving husband and family members at her side. She was born on July 22, …

ANTHONY GLASSCHO

Anthony Glasscho, 59, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland hospital, Columbia. Born on Oct. 1, 1956, in Williamsburg County, he was a son of Louise Burgess Glasscho and the late Wilbur Glasscho. He grew up in …
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Just missed it

Late Chiefs goal in stoppage time and another in OT denies Crestwood its first playoff victory It had already been a momentous season for the Crestwood High School boys soccer team entering Tuesday’s first-round 3A state playoff matchup with …
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Anti-Trump protesters do his bidding

Donald Trump is lucky in his enemies. Every time leftist protesters disrupt one of his events or stage a riot outside, he benefits. They aren't on the Trump payroll, but they might as well be. The protests are catnip to cable TV - as if Trump …
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Trump repeats unfounded claim Cruz's dad has ties to accused Kennedy killer

NEW YORK (AP) - Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed unsubstantiated claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz's father has links to President John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. In a telephone interview broadcast by Fox News on …
Pets for adoption

Noodle has never known the security of a home

Little Noodle has never known the comfort and security of a home, yet she warms up to affection very quickly. She looks at you attentively as if to say "Tell me what to do to make you happy." If you can provide a loving environment for this smart …

Lock is cuddly, loves to play

Lock, a housebroken 8-week-old black and white male American short hair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is gentle, affectionate and cuddly. Lock enjoys being held and loves to play with other kittens and cat toys. He would make a …