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Checking for a good fit

The child of a Clarendon School District 2 instructional coach was surprised with the news that he will receive his first prosthetic hand during a visit to Central Carolina Technical College's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center on …

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Cardiologist addresses heart health

McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute hosted its first Healthy Red Heart Luncheon in support of American Heart Association's National "Go Red for Women Day" at Hamptons on Friday. Physicians Marketing Manager at McLeod Health Shaw Thompson said the …

U.S. added just 151K jobs in January

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consider looking past January's so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday's government report on U.S. hiring was a downer - 151,000 added jobs, well below the pace of the previous few months. Yet once you take a fuller view, …
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3 in Sumter arrested for assaults

Nicole Rogers, 25, of 78 Nash St., was arrested Wednesday and charged with accessory before the fact to a felony for allegedly providing transportation for two men involved in an assault. According to a news release from Sumter County …
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REBECCA J. BELLE

Rebecca Junious Belle, 58, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at her residence. Born in Clarendon County, on Feb. 2, 1958, she was a daughter of Alex "Sonny" Junious and the late Alice Green Gaymon. She was the widow of Charles …

MARY LEE COKER

Mary Lee Thigpen Coker, 77, beloved wife of the late Sherrill Clyde Coker, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at her home. Born in Clarendon County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. William Hugh Thigpen and Bertha Corbett Thigpen. Mrs. Coker …
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Worth the effort

Morant, Jennings lead Knights’ comeback win over Gators; CHS girls mover closer to region crown After surviving an initial burst by Lakewood High School on Friday, the Crestwood varsity boys basketball team found itself down just three points …
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Abusing the term 'establishment'

The reigning idiocy of the political season is the incessant tossing around of "establishment," an epithet now descending into meaninglessness. Its most recent abuse is by Donald Trump supporters rationalizing his Iowa defeat with the following …