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'Our hearts were in disbelief' - Federal judge's stay of execution not only obstacle in Stone's case

The Dec. 1 execution of Bobby Wayne Stone, 52, who was sentenced to death for killing a Sumter County sergeant in 1996, has been delayed in response to a court order from his attorneys, but the order was not the only thing keeping what would be the …

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Public input wanted for Manning Avenue, North Main project

The major overhaul of Manning Avenue and North Main Street is progressing though preliminary stages, Planning Director George McGregor told Sumter City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday. McGregor said aerial and environmental surveys have taken …
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Two men steal trailer, equipment from Boykin Heating and Air

Sumter Police Department officials are asking the public for help in identifying two men who were seen on video surveillance before allegedly stealing a white 6-by-10-foot cargo trailer and other …
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WILMA LOU E. TOWERY

LATTIMORE, N.C. - Wilma Lou Eaker Towery, age 87, died on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Hospice Wendover. Born on Sept. 11, 1930, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Cecil Lattimore Eaker and Bessie Susanna Proctor Eaker. Wilma was an …

BRENDA L. WILLIAMS

A homegoing service for Brenda L."Brent" Williams will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Congruity Presbyterian Church (USA), 3750 Congruity Road, Gable, with the Rev. Alonzo Washington, supply pastor, and the Rev. Emanuel Davis, eulogist, …
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Much is on table for Tigers with win

While the South Carolina football team has some tremendous opportunities awaiting it with a victory over Clemson on Saturday in Columbia, none of them compare to what a victory means for the Tigers. A triumph over USC would keep Clemson in line …

Gamecocks have tremendous opportunity against Clemson

It took all season, but the South Carolina Gamecocks football team is finally ranked - No. 24 in the College Football Playoff. Of course, a 23-13 loss to Kentucky early in the season can hinder one's entrance into such polls. However, USC is here …
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A nod, and a nodding off, to a year of American hilarity

WASHINGTON - Tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey, is unjustly blamed for what mere gluttony does, making Americans comatose every fourth Thursday in November. But before nodding off, give thanks for another year of American hilarity, including: A …
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Ginger is fun-loving, loves to chase cat toys

Ginger is a housebroken 8-month-old American short hair. She gets along great with other cats, children and even dogs. She is friendly, active and fun-loving. She loves to chase cat toys. Ginger would make a wonderful addition to any family …