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Wilson Hall duo named semifinalists

Wilson Hall seniors Kirsten Fisher and Matthew Tavarez share many things in common. They're friends and high achievers in the classroom, both love to learn and discover new things, both train together and run on the school's cross country and track …
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Woman charged with possession of stolen goods

CHARGES Katelynn A. Thigpen, 19, of 3860 Artesian Drive, was arrested on Sept. 8 and charged with receiving stolen goods for allegedly possessing a chainsaw, three air compressors, a 3-ton floor jack, assorted rods and reels, a Black & Decker …
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STEPHANIE M. FINK

Stephanie Megan Fink, age 33, died on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of Shirley Ann Delos Santos Fink and the late Donald Robert Fink. Stephanie was a hometown girl who graduated from Sumter High School in 2002 and …

THOMAS GATHERS JR.

Thomas Gathers Jr. entered into enteral rest on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Born on Nov. 21, 1934, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Thomas Gathers Sr. and Mary Louise McCaskle Gathers. Mr. Gathers was …
Sports More

Homecoming challenge

Homecoming for Crestwood High School is Friday, and that normally means a team will schedule a lesser-esteemed opponent, perhaps from a lower classification, to serve as the feast for the enjoyment of the alumni. Crestwood, however, wound up …
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Of thee they sing with feeling

I've been riding around the country on a bus for six weeks, doing a dog-and-pony show that, among many other things, included me walking into the crowd and humming a note and the audience singing, a cappella, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of …
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Owen is a laid-back boy in need of a home

Owen is a laid-back guy looking for his best friend. This wonderful pup has a calm personality, walks well on a leash, and gets along nicely with other dogs. If you would like to meet Owen, please call our adoption coordinator at (803) 774-3232 or …