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Battle of the Badges blood drive back for 4th year

The fourth annual Battle of the Badges Donor Week is underway as local first responders and community members stop by the American Red Cross Donation Center in Sumter to donate blood. Sumter Fire Department Battalion Chief Joey Duggan said the …

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40 blighted properties torn down

It has been a great year in terms of removing vacant and blighted properties, George McGregor, director of Sumter Planning Department, informed Sumter City Council during Tuesday's meeting. A total of 40 vacant and dilapidated properties have …
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Man faces attempted murder charges

Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested 28-year-old Jonathan Kolb, of 4837 Borden Road, Rembert, on Friday night after responding to reports of a domestic dispute. Kolb, who faces two counts of attempted murder, was taken into custody at the …

Sumter man arrested on burglary charge

Sammy K. Bryant Jr., 49, 2945 Highview St., was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree burglary. The warrant alleges Bryant entered into a home in the 4100 block of Bush Branch Road on Aug. 17 without consent and threatened a woman with a …
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LAWRENCE COARD

Lawrence Coard, 71, husband of Jessie Lee Coard, died on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born on March 6, 1944, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Willeane Coard. The family will receive friends …

VERLIN WINGATE

Verlin Deloris Richburg Wingate, 83, widow of Benjamin Wingate, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at the home of her daughter. Services will be announced by Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad …
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Can Tigers be tamed?

The 2014 football season was not an easy one for the Clemson Tigers. They had a quarterback controversy to start the season and then had to deal with the injury situation surrounding Deshaun Watson when he became the starter. Yet when all was …
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Can the GOP deal with Iran?

Ten weeks before the first U.S.-Soviet summit ever held in Moscow, in May 1972, North Vietnam, with Soviet-supplied armor and artillery, crossed the DMZ in an all-out offensive to overrun the South. President Nixon responded with air and naval …