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SUMTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HOLDS TRAINING SESSION

16 officers, 13 agencies, 1 MRAP

The garage door slid open, and a 27-ton armored truck emerged from its bay with the foreboding poise of a steam locomotive. The 54,000-pound transporter, a hulking military-styled tactical vehicle known as the MRAP Caiman, eased into a hazy …

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2 locals win in different categories at national dog show

Two dogs trained by Sumter County residents took The Westminster Kennel Club's 139th Annual Dog Show by storm, winning the Best of Breed categories at the event held Feb. 16-17 in New York City. Pocotaligo's Nama "Karoo" won in the Best of Breed …
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Sumter man charged with second count of domestic violence

CHARGES William Feaster, 52, of 401 Rogers Ave., was arrested Wednesday and charged with his second offense of criminal domestic violence and unlawful neglect of child or helpless person following reports he pulled a woman from a vehicle on …

Weekend arson fire destroys home; no injuries

No one was hurt when a fire raged through a residence in South Sumter this weekend, which fire officials determined was caused by arson. The fire sparked about 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 553 S. Main St., causing upward of $100,000 in structural …
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SHIRLEE ANN BILLS

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Shirlee Ann Bills, of Overland Park, passed away on Feb. 24, 2015. Shirlee was a retired Catholic schools elementary teacher; completed the South Carolina Master Teacher program; and was honored as the South Carolina …

CATHERINE RAY SCOTT

Memorial services for the late Mrs. Catherine "Ray" Scott, 80, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Historic Liberty Hill A.M.E. Church, Summerton, with the Rev. Robert China, pastor. Born in Clarendon County on Jan. 13, 1935, she was a daughter …
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History in the making

FLORENCE - Sumter County will have a representative in the SCHSL 3A girls basketball state championship game next Saturday, but it will be from the other side of the county. A year after Crestwood High School won the lower state title to advance …
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Even old Walter Cronkite didn't see it coming

On April 15, 1988, I was there as CBS News legend Walter Cronkite and James “Scotty” Reston of The New York Times discussed the state of journalism at the American Society of Newspaper Editors …