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Penny projects managed in house

In light of the legal battle between South Carolina Department of Revenue and Richland County regarding the issuance of penny sales tax funds, Sumter County Administrator Gary Mixon explained Sumter's process for managing penny projects and …

Thinking about voting absentee?

Sumter County Voter Registration Office, 141 N. Main St., will be open from 9 a.m. to noon today to allow voters to cast absentee ballots for Tuesday's Primary Election Runoff. For more information, call (803) 436-2310.
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Sumter man charged with assaulting a minor

A Sumter man has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year old in Pinewood on Wednesday. David Stukes, 32, of 5580 U.S. 15 North, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, second degree. A Sumter County sheriff's …
Obituaries More

JOE NATHAN PRESTON SR.

MANNING - Joe Nathan Preston Sr. died on Monday, June 20, 2016. He was a son of the late Ernest W. and Catherine Daney Preston. Funeral services for Mr. Preston will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Cypress Fork AME Church, 5954 N. Brewington …

ETHELEA B. WATSON

MANNING - Ethelea Brunson Watson died on Monday, June 20, 2016. She was a daughter of the late Mood and Groover Harrison Brunson. Funeral services for Mrs. Watson will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Goodwill Freewill Baptist Church, 1329 …
Sports More

Palmetto pummeling

Pitt County, N.C., Post 39 hit the ball hard on Friday in the Palmetto Invitational American Legion baseball tournament against Sumter at Riley …
Opinion More

Hillaryism strikes

"I believe in an America always moving toward the future." -Hillary Clinton, June 21 This was not the most important line in Clinton's Ohio economic policy speech, only the most amazing. Surely there cannot be a more vacuous, meaningless piece …
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Volkswagen to pay near $10.2B in settlement

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen will spend about $10.2 billion to settle an emissions cheating scandal in the U.S. that has turned into one of the largest cases of corporate deception in the nation's history. Two people briefed on settlement talks said …
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General: Army's training of men, women held up as example

FORT JACKSON (AP) - Fort Jackson has become a guide for other military organizations trying to expand training for women now able to enter additional combat-related jobs, the post's departing commander said. "We've been a model to other services …
Pets for adoption

Trixter is friendly, affectionate

Trixter, a neutered and housebroken 4-year-old creme and white American short hair, is available for adoption at the Sumter SPCA. He is great with other cats and children. Trixter loves to play with cat toys and is a friendly, gentle and …