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Rocking out during a visit to Sumter

While visiting from Camden, left to right, Noah, Josh and Nicholas Canepa found a Sumter Rock at Swan Lake-Iris Gardens on Saturday.

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In the black - just not as much

The finance leaders of Sumter School District still project the district will wrap up fiscal year 2017 - after all accruals - in the black, but just not as black as they thought before. Financial consultant Scott Allan and new district Chief …
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Pinewood man arrested after fleeing from safety checkpoint

CHARGES Dezmond A. Mitchell, 26, of 3458 Bomar Trail, Pinewood, was arrested on Saturday and charged with possession of a weapon; possession of a controlled substance; driving under the influence, first offense; failure to stop for a blue light; …
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Barbara Ann Vandenbush Pettenger, age 71, beloved wife of 50 years to John Foster Pettenger Jr., died on Monday, July 24, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, she was a daughter of the late Clarence John Vandenbush and …


EFFINGHAM - Anne Warren Humphries, 77, widow of Donnie Joe Humphries, died on Monday, July 24, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House, Florence. Arrangements will be announced by Carolina Funeral Home, Scranton.
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Way to rebound

NEW YORK — After giving up six runs in one inning in his last start, Jordan Montgomery took a no-hitter into the sixth inning on Tuesday against Cincinnati. The left-handed rookie pitcher …
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Small-town papers have crucial role

HILLSBORO, Ohio - I don't read many of the online comments following my op-eds because I'm an old-fashioned journalist who prefers signed letters to the editor or even phone calls or emails. But friends and family told me that my last Washington …
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Luna loves people, is playful, attentive

Luna is a lovely young girl who needs a special home. We believe she is either hearing impaired or deaf. Despite that, she is loving, playful and attentive. Luna does not know she is different than any other dog, she just knows that she loves people …