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Done by Halloween

Construction workers and bright orange cones could become an even more familiar sight on Alice Drive as the road-widening project's estimated completion date has been extended until October. S.C. Department of Transportation said in a statement …
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Investigation continues into Tuesday house fire

Sumter Police responded at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday to a house fire in the 100 block of Carolina Avenue. The fire may have been intentionally set, however, detectives are awaiting test results that would indicate whether an accelerant was used to start the …

Hardware store break-in under investigation

Sumter Police Department officers are working to develop leads after a local hardware and sporting goods store was broken into during the holiday weekend.Surveillance cameras captured images of two …
Obituaries More

NORMAN J. SHUMAKER

Norman J. Shumaker, 91, widower of Rosella Landry Shumaker, died on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Services will be announced by Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, (803) 775-9386.

JOSEPH C. WHEELER JR.

Joseph Corneal "Blue" Wheeler Jr. entered eternal rest on Friday, May 29, 2015, at his home. Born on July 7, 1960, in Gable, he was a son of Essie Mae Caesar Rollerson and the late Joseph C. Wheeler Sr. The family is receiving relatives and …
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Clean sweep by P-15's

MANNING - The Sumter P-15's completed a sweep of their first American Legion baseball League III series of the season, beating Manning-Santee Post 68 17-4 in eight innings on Friday at at Monarch …
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Doctors love patient care, not everything else

About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice. "How did you know to get out of medicine in 1978?" he asked with a smile. "I didn't," I replied. "I had no idea what was coming. I …
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Anthrax shipments came from military site

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in …
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Will $300M surplus go to fix roads?

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina's economic advisers officially certified Friday a windfall in tax collections, giving legislators an additional $300 million in discretionary spending. The Board of Economic Advisors voted unanimously to recognize a …