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Head custodian becomes a positive role model for boys

Not one child walks by Max Bohn without saying "hello," giving him a high five and asking when he's coming to visit his or her classroom. Bohn, 70, a retired site manager for an industrial equipment supplier, is head custodian at Cherryvale …

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Expert: More wildlife seen late summer

A reported uptick in the number of coyote and bobcat sightings in the Sumter area may just be because of the time of year, according to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Jay Butsilowski. "It doesn't surprise me too …
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Guns, magazines stolen from home on Ginhouse Drive

STOLEN PROPERTY A black 40-inch Samsung TV valued at $400 and $350 in cash were reportedly stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Timmons Street between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday. A Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9mm valued at $400, a …
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JACK D. BROWN

NEW ZION - Jack Deane Brown, 81, beloved husband of 59 years to Doris Oneida Epps Brown, died on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Born on July 8, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of the late …

MARY L. THOMPSON

Mary L. Toomer Thompson transitioned into eternal life on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Sumter. A celebration will be held at noon on Wednesday at First Baptist Missionary Church, Sumter. A wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Palmer …
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Muschamp mum on QB decision

COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is in no hurry to reveal who will be the Gamecocks starting quarterback. Muschamp said he will likely wait until right …
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A message for the snowflakes on campuses

Editor's note: Bernard Goldberg, who writes a syndicated column on the internet, had an interesting column recently on free speech. It's worth sharing with our readers, especially those fed up with political correctness when it comes to freedom of …
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Lightning enjoys lots of play time, attention

Lightning, a housebroken and neutered 5-month-old American short hair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is friendly, affectionate, playful and active. Lightning is great with other cats. He enjoys lots of play time and attention. The …