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Bobby Richardson is turning 80

Celebrating our N.Y. Yankees legend

Bobby Richardson should know better than to trust a story about a used-car salesman. But he fell for the story that long-time friend Ron Wilkes created to convince Bobby and his wife, Betsy, to appear and speak at a "used-car association meeting" …

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Lizard Man seen in Lee County

Residents of the Bishopville and Camden areas are bringing their pet iguanas in at night after a pair of local residents reported having close encounters with the Lizard Man this past weekend. Many may have thought the famous denizen of the swamp …
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Man jailed for allegedly hitting child

Sumter County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after he allegedly hit a child. Marcus Rush, 32, of 40 Murphy St., was arrested and charged Monday with cruelty to children in connection to an incident that occurred last month. In a release …

2 arrested in strong arm robbery

Kevin Douglas Shrader, 31, of 2894 September Drive, and Quentin Antoine Wright, 31, of 12 Copeland St., were both arrested Friday for their alleged involvement in a strong-arm robbery that took place at 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of a …
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ROBIN GRUBB

MANNING - Robin Elizabeth Thomas Grubb, 48, wife of Harry "Victor" Grubb Jr., died on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at her home. Born on Aug. 2, 1966, in Athens, Georgia, she was a daughter of Gerald Emory Thomas Sr. and Ella Mae Elkins Thomas. She was …

SUSIE MAE H. PEARSON

Susie Mae Hodge Pearson, 67, died on Friday, July 31, 2015, at her residence, 3095 Old Manning Road, Sumter. She was born on June 6, 1948, in Sumter County, a daughter of Carrie Lee Burgess Hodge and the late John Hodge Jr. She was a graduate of …
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Batting around twice

AIKEN - Following each of its first two games in the Junior Dixie Boys World Series, Sumter head coach Scott Spittle said his team was capable of more offense. It needed to produce plenty of …
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The barbarity of our nation

WASHINGTON - Executives of Planned Parenthood's federally subsidized meat markets - your tax dollars at work - lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop the pretense of conducting a complex moral calculus about the organs they harvest …