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Sumter P-15's take the field for 2016 Legion season

Sumter P-15’s catcher Reese Hankins puts on his gear while N.Y. Yankees legend Bobby Richardson, a Sumter native, signs a baseball for a fan during the first game of the 2016 American Legion season against Dalzell-Shaw Post 168 Jets on Tuesday night at Riley Park.

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Taste at the Gardens opens Iris Festival on Thursday

Opening ceremonies for the 76th Sumter Iris Festival begin shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday at the Heath Pavilion in Swan Lake-Iris Gardens. The brief program includes the ribbon cutting to make the opening official followed by the crowning of King and …

County council approves balanced budget

Sumter County Council approved second reading of the county's proposed balanced 2017 budget of $49.45 million along with a 2.6 millage increase during its regular meeting on Tuesday. Council approved second reading with a majority vote; five to …
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Rembert man charged with sexual assault of disabled woman

A Rembert man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 55-year-old disabled woman numerous times during a two-year period.According to a Sumter County Sheriff's Office news release, Justin Leon Jacobs, 28, who lives on Borden Road, was …
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LAURA M. NELSON

REMBERT - Laura McCray Nelson, 66, of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Born in Camden, she was a daughter of the late Edward Joe and Alma Carroll McCray. A Celebration of Life and homegoing services will be held …

JAMES HILTON

MANNING - James Hilton, 63, husband of Deloris Anderson Hilton, died on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence. He was born on May 29, 1952, in Clarendon County, a son of the late Joe Hilton and Louise …
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Stronger by the inning

Offense erupts late as P-15’s shake off early rust to beat Jets 12-2 With the high school playoffs running late, Tuesday was the first time the Sumter P-15’s had truly seen live pitching. “We didn’t get our team totally together until …
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You are what you say you are

Last year, I declared myself a springbok trapped in a human body. A springbok is a highly agile individual who is among the "least concern" species and resides in the southeastern part of the African continent. With such a declaration, some people …
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Pepe is a lively, well-behaved fellow

Meet Pepe, an approximately 7-year-old Chihuahua mix. He is a lively and well-behaved fellow. At 10 pounds, he is a little guy who would make someone a wonderful pet. Do you have a spot on your lap for Pepe? He is waiting to meet you in kennel 21 at …