Top stories

Banking on Tuomey to save lives

Blood, and blood components, have many different uses in modern medicine. Keeping a supply of blood products on hand is crucial for a hospital such as Palmetto Health Tuomey. Depending on the need, medical practitioners may need plasma, blood …

Local news More

Shiloh water delivery debated

Concerns about providing clean water to residents while maintaining reserve funds drove Sumter County Public Utilities Committee's meeting on Tuesday evening as the group discussed how to pay for two Shiloh water line extensions with limited …
Crime reports More

Man charged with domestic violence

CHARGES Willie Dean, 43, of 424 Sanders Drive, was arrested on Aug. 18 and charged with second-degree domestic violence after he allegedly backed his wife into a corner and hit her in the face with a closed fist while their two children were …
Obituaries More

JOSEPH W. MARLOWE

Joseph Wendel Marlowe, formerly of Conway, husband of Sandy Marlowe, died on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Jamestown Baptist Church with the family receiving …

MARIE PACK WILSON

FLORENCE - On Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, Marie Pack Wilson, widow of Grady Wilson Sr., exchanged her rugged cross for her precious crown at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born on Feb. 28, 1939, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Tom and …
Sports More

Big opening night

Adam Jarecki said his young Wilson Hall squad was “chomping at the bit” this week in practice. “They’re ready to play,” he said. “It’s time to …
Opinion More

College campus lunacy in dorms and classes

As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all. Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls …
Nation/World More

Lions, tigers and poodles? Dogs are a big draw at Pyongyang zoo

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Lions, tigers and poodles? North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's latest gift to the residents of Pyongyang, the renovated central zoo, is pulling in thousands of visitors a day with a slew of attractions ranging from …
State More

Feds: Church shooting suspect entrenched in his beliefs

COLUMBIA (AP) - A white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston "self-radicalized" in the months before the attack and grew more entrenched in his beliefs in white supremacy, according to court papers prosecutors …
Pets for adoption

Spuds deserves a home, loving family

At 42 pounds, Spuds is a small to medium sized boy who is about 2 years old. A likable boy, Spuds needs a home. Please consider this deserving boy as a forever pet. We do not know what Spuds' life was like before he came to Animal Control, but we do …