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A 34-year-old-Manning man is dead after the 1994 Dodge Dakota pickup he was driving east on S.C. 261, near Boyd Road, was reportedly struck from behind by a 1999 Hyundai driven by Tammy Brown, also …

Home (plate) is where the heart is

"Congratulations, and let's play ball," was the cry out of left field as the marriage ceremony uniting Eric Childers and Briget Pike concluded Saturday morning on softball field No. 1 at Dillon Park during the Sumter First Church of God Palmetto …

5,000 books read equals purple hair, dressing like a chicken

The Rafting Creek Elementary School Lions got revved up for reading before ending the second week of school in Sumter School District. With the help of faculty and staff, reading coach Teresa McCray organized a reading rally for the students. After …

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Better security, more space planned for admin building

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of stories examining $75 million worth of new construction needs in Sumter County, as identified in the proposal for a renewed penny sales tax. Sumter County voters will be asked to approve the tax in November, …
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$9,000 in Volkswagen automobile parts reported stolen

CHARGES: Michael JC Davis, 33, of 3097 Starks Ferry Road, was arrested and charged with shoplifting, public disorderly conduct and third-degree assault and battery about 2:41 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect reportedly tried to leave a business in the …
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CHARLINE WRIGHT

Charline McKelvie Wright, 70, was born on April 16, 1944, in Sumter County, a daughter of the late Eartha Lee Haynes. She departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be …

SHIRLEY MORGAN

DALZELL - Shirley Jean Violet Drury Morgan, 69, wife of William S. Morgan, died on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at her home. Born in Braintree, England, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Ruby Bradbrook Drury. Survivors include her husband …
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Tamed between the hedges

ATHENS, Ga. - Todd Gurley ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns, returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score, and No. 12 Georgia gained some early style points in the national race with a 45-21 victory over No. 16 Clemson on Saturday …
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Once-dormant virus has reinfected the Gamecock Nation

Most University of South Carolina football fans are still reeling from the Thursday night massacre of the Gamecocks at the hands of Texas A&M. They are having trouble adjusting to having seen in disbelief the Cocks giving up 52 points to the Aggies. …
Pets for adoption

Rebel likes to be held

Rebel, an 8-week-old tricolored male lab / hound mix, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is sweet, loving, playful, affectionate and active. He is great with other dogs, puppies and …

Pearl, Tigger and Hijinx

Pearl, Tigger and Hijinx are just three of the many kittens currently available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. They are affectionate, active, playful, cuddly and friendly. The SPCA has tabbies, …