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FULLY INVOLVED: Duggan retires from PD to focus on fire services

If you've been around Sumter long, you've met Joey Duggan. The 45-year-old has played Santa Claus for various functions and participated in Sumter's Dancing with the Stars. He's been involved in area schools and downtown events such as 4th …

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Man gets 60 years in attempted murders

Trevaughn Ziontae Jackson, 20, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of two counts of attempted murder in the 2013 shooting of a 20-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman. Third Judicial District Circuit Judge …
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$9,000 in Volkswagen automobile parts reported stolen

CHARGES: Michael JC Davis, 33, of 3097 Starks Ferry Road, was arrested and charged with shoplifting, public disorderly conduct and third-degree assault and battery about 2:41 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect reportedly tried to leave a business in the …
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HELEN PROPST

Helen Hope Edwards Propst, wife of Dr. Charles R. "Pap" Propst, died on Aug. 28, 2014, at her home. The daughter of the late Dr. Warren Stevens Edwards and Inez Norton Edwards, Helen was born in Eclectic, Alabama, moved to Montgomery, and later …

SUSAN W. SMITH

Susan Ward Smith, age 68, beloved wife of Conly Furman Smith Jr., died on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.
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Double bonus

Sumter High School football fans had two occasions for celebration on Friday. The 6-game losing streak to county rival Crestwood High School is over, and it came in the form of new Gamecock head coach John Jones' home debut. Sumter used a …
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Instead of marching, help police get thugs off street

I was pulling for David A. LePage in his Aug. 26 letter until he said, "I believe ..." He surprisingly agreed with Mr. Baten about black-on-black crime, how marching wasn't going to solve anything …
Pets for adoption

Rebel likes to be held

Rebel, an 8-week-old tricolored male lab / hound mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is sweet, loving, playful, affectionate and active. He is great with other dogs, puppies and …

Pearl, Tigger and Hijinx

Pearl, Tigger and Hijinx are just three of the many kittens currently available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. They are affectionate, active, playful, cuddly and friendly. The SPCA has tabbies, …